The Dry Bones are a recurring enemy type from the Super Mario games that debuted in Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) on the NES. They returned in almost all sequels and new Mario games including the many spinoff games. In Mario Party , Mario Kart and some of the Mario Sports games the Dry Bones also became playable characters.

They are skeletal versions of the Koopa Troopa and behave in general very similar, but they are undead and a normal jump won’t defeat them. They stand up after a few seconds again and continue their endless walk. 


Dry Bones from the Super Mario Games: an Overview

Charactername: Dry Bones    Developed /Created by Nintendo
Gameseries: Super Mario / Spinoffs    First seen on: NES 
First Game: Super Mario Bros. 3    Year first seen: 1988 
Last Game: Super Mario Maker (2015)    Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Minor Enemy usually    Weapons or Martial Arts Style:  
Additional Tags: Undead Enemies,     Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to:     See also:  



Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of the Dry Bones from Super Mario

Dry Bones from Mario Party 8 Render Art

Mario Party 8 (2007)

Dry Bones Mario Kart DS Render Art

Mario Kart DS (2005)




Dry Bones in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Dry Bones SM Blacklist   

The Dry Bones enemy was drawn once so far as part of our Mario’s Blacklist in 2014.



Selected Fan Art of the Dry Bones

Dry Bones Fan Art

Plumber Haters: The Dry Bones

by Brendan Corris




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