In the Mario Kart series, Screaming Pillars have appeared in the first version DK Jungle for Mario Kart 7. They try to blow into other players to knock them off course with their screams. If you see a shaking Screaming Pillar, stay as far away as possible from its mouth, or you'll be blown ferociously.
- 3DS DK Jungle in Mario Kart 8 and its port, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, actually have a sub-species of the Screaming Pillar, the Giant Pillar. These more dangerous pillars are larger, have a lower-pitched scream, and cannot be defeated in Donkey Kong Country.