Bananas are items in Mario Kart Wii. They are more common when you are in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. They are yellow banana peels, with eyes and a smile. You can toss bananas, throw them behind you or even equip them. Triple Bananas are three bananas. You can use the three bananas once each. You can also equip them. When you equip a Banana, any Green Shell or Red Shell will not flip you when they collide with you. You lose two bananas, if hit with an item. When a character drives over a Banana he/she will spin out. Bananas also appear in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. They are a totally darker color. Bananas also appear in Mario Strikers Charged, however, that banana is a Giant Banana. The Giant Banana was one of the many items that the players could use. When used, the player would drop a Giant Banana behind them, which hits anyone who runs into it. The Giant Banana has a larger range and can hit more than one player. The Giant Banana is perfect to use when being chased. However, unlike the smaller Bananas, the Giant Banana only deploys one Banana, not multiple ones. Bananas also appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as one of the Food items. The Banana decreases 5% Damage. The Banana Peel is a new item introduced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which can be used to trip players/opponents. They can also be thrown. Banana Peels slightly damage the player/opponents when he/she/they trip. It is also Diddy Kong's down special move (he throws a Banana Peel behind him). Two Banana Stickers and a Trophy of the Banana Peel are present in the game too.
Banana Peels also appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns. In this game, they act similar to the Coin in the Mario series. Collecting 100 Bananas gives the Kongs (Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong) an extra life. It is possible to collect every Banana in the game, but the Kongs should be careful. Bananas often point in the direction of secret areas, hidden items, and even the end of the level. Some Bananas appear in Bonus Rooms too. Banana Bunches are present too. Some winged Bananas float around and are worth twenty bananas. Giant, swinging, slippery Bananas appear in the Golden Temple along with other fruit.The Kongs can stand on them. Bananas, or should we say, Banana Peels are present (appear in) in Mario Sports Mix. They can either stop opponents for a short time, or power up the pluck or ball. When used as an item shot, the ball, will make a curved path, and can cause all the opposing players to slip if they touch it.