Mario's Rainbow Castle

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Mario's Rainbow Castle
MP1 MarioRCmap.JPG
Appeared in Mario Party
Difficulty Gold star.png
Availability Default
Description "Use your Star Power to create a beautiful rainbow."
“Take a magical trip to a castle in the clouds. This board consists of a single path that the players must follow to reach the castle. However, when someone reaches the castle, Toad and Bowser switch places.”
Mario Party instruction booklet
“The castle you see from here was once a beautiful castle called Rainbow Castle. But the rainbow disappeared, and even the name Rainbow Castle has been forgotten. With your own hands, you must reveal the shining Rainbow Castle once more!”
Koopa Troopa, Mario Party

Mario's Rainbow Castle is Mario's board in Mario Party. It is heavily based off of Tower of the Wing Cap and Wing Mario Over the Rainbow from Super Mario 64, as well as the Wing Cap in general. Players need to collect Stars to restore the great rainbow of the castle. The board is a one-way path to the middle of the board (with 2 junctions). Players who make it to the center ride Fwoosh up to the tower, where either Toad or Bowser wait. Toad doles out the Stars as usual, but if players reach Bowser, he awards them with a Ztar at the cost of 40 coins (which will not add to their Star total). After getting either Star, the tower switches, replacing Toad with Bowser and vice versa, and Lakitu takes the player back to start. The Happening Space can be used to force the tower to turn around before a player reaches it.

This is the only board in the game designed in a traditional start-to-finish style board map while the others go all-around before the players meet up with Koopa Troopa.

At the end of the game, the winner's Stars form a large Star that makes a series of rainbows across the board, followed by a rainbow path from Fwoosh's center platform. The winner, as well as the players in 2nd and 3rd place go up the rainbow path to celebrate the victory along with Toad, Koopa, Boo, Fwoosh, and the Star. The player in 4th place attempts to travel up the rainbow too, but slips, falls, and is carried away by Lakitu.


The following table shows how many spaces there are on the board, and how many there are of a certain type.

Type of Space Number of Spaces
BlueSpace MP1.png
Blue Spaces
RedSpace MP1.png
Red Spaces
HappeningSpace MP1.png
Happening Spaces
ChanceSpace MP1.png
! Spaces
Mini-GameSpace MP1.png
Mini-Game Spaces
MushroomSpace MP1.png
Mushroom Spaces
BowserSpace MP1.png
Bowser Spaces
Total of Spaces 53



"On a sea of clouds that spreads across the sky stands a great castle. But somehow, it seems rather sad."

"That middle castle used to be called Rainbow Castle. It was very beautiful."

"But now, there's not a rainbow to be seen. Yes, it is sad. I wonder, can't we go back to the past?"

"What could we do that would turn that castle back into Rainbow Castle?"

"I want to paint a beautiful rainbow over that castle. Don't you?"

"I bet we could paint a new rainbow if we used our Star Power."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオのレインボーキャッスル
Mario no reinbōkyassuru
Mario's Rainbow Castle
French Le château arc-en-ciel de Mario Mario's Rainbow Castle
German Marios Regenbogenburg "Regenbogen" means rainbow and "burg" means castle.