Dry Dry Desert is the last track of the Mushroom Cup in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and the first track of the Banana Cup in Mario Kart 8. The course is located in an arid desert containing many Egyptian-themed elements like pyramids, obelisks, and large stone statues.
Dry Dry Desert takes place in the middle of an arid desert with an Egyptian-style soundtrack. It is very humid, and the entire track is a dry, sandy road. The darkest sand is considered "out-of-bounds", and if a racer ventures near it, they are re-spawned. It introduces Pokeys as moving obstacles that cause spin-outs when touched. If hit by a powerful item (such as a Starman), they will topple over. Also featured is a prevalent tornado that will move along the track in the opposite direction, sucking up racers and Items in its path.
Near the middle of the track, a huge depression lies in the center of the road. The sand falling down the steep slope sucks any racers that come to close down with it into the center of the pit, where a gigantic Piranha Plant hungrily awaits any victims who are unfortunate enough to get trapped. There is a similar track in Mario Kart Wii called Dry Dry Ruins.
Dry Dry Desert reappears in Mario Kart 8. Many new features have been shown to be in the course, including the pillars from Dry Dry Ruins in Mario Kart Wii. The hill section of the course has been removed, and replaced with an oasis instead. The tornadoes have been removed from the course entirely. The Pokeys no longer wear flowers on their heads, also, the quicksand pit no longer has a Piranha Plant but rather sucks players to a bottomless pit. It is now a playable stage in battle mode (Wii U only).
The Dry Dry Desert battle course has been removed from the Nintendo Switch port.
- At the first section of the track, one can use a Mushroom to bypass all of the turns. ✱ for all games
- In the oasis, the player can stay towards the right and exit the oasis by using a Mushroom to the right of the palm tree closest to the track. ✱ for MK8
- This track and SNES Donut Plains 3 are the only non-DLC retro courses in Mario Kart 8 to not involve air gliding. Coincidentally, both take place in the Banana Cup.
Dry Dry Desert
N64 Toad's Turnpike
Recently reappeared in:
Mario Kart 8
SNES Donut Plains 3
|Nitro cups||Mushroom Cup||Luigi Circuit • Peach Beach • Baby Park • Dry Dry Desert|
|Flower Cup||Mushroom Bridge • Mario Circuit • Daisy Cruiser • Waluigi Stadium|
|Star Cup||Sherbet Land • Mushroom City • Yoshi Circuit • DK Mountain|
|Special Cup||Wario Colosseum • Dino Dino Jungle • Bowser's Castle • Rainbow Road|
|Battle Courses||Cookie Land • Block City • Luigi's Mansion • Nintendo GameCube • Pipe Plaza • Tilt-A-Kart|