Mario's Rainbow Castle

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Mario's Rainbow Castle
MP1 MarioRCmap.JPG
Appeared in Mario Party
Availability Default
Music
Mario Party 1-Marios Rainbow Castle.ogg

“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 game board in Mario Party. The cloudy board looks visually appealing to begin with, but 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.

At the end of the game, the winner's Stars form a large Star that makes a magnificent 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.

Spaces[edit]

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
33
RedSpace MP1.png
Red Spaces
5
HappeningSpace MP1.png
Happening Spaces
5
ChanceSpace MP1.png
Chance Spaces
2
Mini-GameSpace MP1.png
Mini-Game Spaces
4
MushroomSpace MP1.png
Mushroom Spaces
2
BowserSpace MP1.png
Bowser Spaces
2
Total of Spaces 53

Gallery[edit]

Quotes[edit]

"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."

Trivia[edit]

  • This board was most likely inspired by the course in Super Mario 64 named "Tower of the Wing Cap". Mario is also seen wearing a Wing Cap in the map's cast artwork. The ending cutscene where the Power Star creates rainbows and finally a rainbow pathway for the top three players to walk up on is also based on Wing Mario Over the Rainbow.
  • 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.

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.