Dry Bowser with Standard Kart L
|Ally||Koopa Troop, Bowser Jr.|
|Debut Appearance||New Super Mario Bros.|
|Latest Appearance||Mario Tennis Open|
Dry Bowser is a character that was first introduced to the Mario Series in World 8 of New Super Mario Bros., as the resurrected skeleton of Bowser. He was accidentally created when he was defeated in the first castle of the game when he was dropped into a pit of lava. This would leave Bowser Jr. in command of the Koopa Troop until he return.
He would later make an appearance as an unlockable driver for Mario Kart Wii, as a large-sized character. He would also appear in the Mario & Sonic games and have a howl that can be heard in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games when they face him in Ice Hockey.
 Super Mario series
 New Super Mario Bros.
Bowser becomes Dry Bowser in New Super Mario Bros. after he falls into the lava and burns up. When Mario faces him in World 8, he has to dodge his fireballs and him throwing his bones until he makes a high jump that allows Mario to run under him and hit the Skull Switch. This will destroy the bridge and throw him into a deep put until he hits the ground and his body falls apart. Shell Mario can defeated him by performing the Shell Dash three times on him and Mega Mario can defeat him with one stomp. Fireballs from Fire Mario do not harm him.
In the last battle of the game, the bones of Dry Bowser are thrown into a cauldron and will turn him back into his original form but larger.
 Super Mario 3D Land
Dry Bowser would be the boss for the castle levels in the Special World of Super Mario 3D Land. He uses the same tactics as the False Bowser but with differences. His fireballs are blue fireballs and he can hit Mario with his tail. Once Mario hits the switch, the bridge will be destroyed and he will be sent into the lava and defeated.
 Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart Wii would be the first playable appearance of Dry Bowser. He is a large-sized driver and has a terrifying roar in the game. He can be unlocked after beating all of the Wii cups in 150cc after getting a star rank in each of them.
 Available Vehicles
 Mario & Sonic series
 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Dry Bowser would be the last rival character in the Festival Mode for the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. He would also be the last one in Adventure Tour for the DS version. The player will meet him in a Ice Hockey event with a team of Dry Bones. Dry Bowser would act as the goalkeeper of his team and when defeated, he chases his team as he believes it's their fault for losing. A Dry Bowser costume can be purchased for the Mii in the store. For Adventure Tour, he would work with Bowser and Eggman in kidnapping the Snow Spirits and act as the boss for Super Sonic Downhill and in Curling Bowling.
 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
 Mario Tennis Open
Dry Bowser would be an unlockable character in Mario Tennis Open. He could be unlocked after the player has completed the third difficulty in Ink Showdown. He is a Defense type player. Players can also purchase tennis gear of Dry Bowser for their Mii character. They can buy a tennis racket for 1,200 coins, a uniform for 950 coins,wristbands for 400 coins, and shoes for 600 coins. Players can also unlock a costume after they have won 100 victory medals or beat 100 people online.