Rainbow Cruise

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Not to be confused with Rainbow Cruiser.
This article is about the stage in the Super Smash Bros. series. For the Super Mario 64 course, see Rainbow Ride.
Rainbow Cruise
Rainbow Cruise as seen in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Rainbow Cruise is a stage in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate based on the course Rainbow Ride (with which it shares the name in the PAL versions of the former two games), a course in Super Mario 64. The stage begins on a floating ship, which looks very different from the original game. The stage is very small in this area, and it is fairly easy to fall off. Eventually, the ship crashes into some floating platforms, and begin to sink in the air. All players have to jump on the platforms, or else go down with the ship. After that, the stage becomes a side-scroller, where players have to jump and run for their lives, as well attacking the other players at the same time. Eventually, the fighters reach a part of the stage where many pieces of the stage start to fall off, or disappear. There is a pendulum with magic carpets nearby, which disappear over time. Unlike Super Mario 64, these carpets do not follow a rainbow trail. A group of blocks similar to Donut Blocks appear near the end of the stage, which drop down if they are stood on too long. Finally, the end is reached, where players must fall down through the aforementioned platforms, or else lose a life. If there are still some surviving players by the end, they end up landing back on the floating ship for the stage to repeat itself. There is a mountain with houses on it appearing in the background, which was not present in Super Mario 64.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the stage appears as a Melee Stage, under its original Super Mario 64 and PAL name, "Rainbow Ride," in early versions of the game. Later versions of the American release change the name back to Rainbow Cruise. The stage returns again in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate; this time, it is called Rainbow Cruise regardless of region.


  • No 10: All-Star Match 1 (Bowser's fight) (Melee)
  • No 13: Yoshi's Egg (Melee)
  • No 11: Yoshi's Rainbow (Brawl)
  • Co-op No 5: The Yoshi Team of 50 (Brawl)

Songs in My Music[edit]

Name Source Credits
Rainbow Cruise (Melee) Super Smash Bros. Melee Original
Princess Peach's Castle (Melee) Super Smash Bros. Melee Original


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レインボークルーズ
Reinbō Kurūzu
Rainbow Cruise; this is the Japanese name of the Rainbow Ride level of Super Mario 64.

Chinese 彩虹巡航
Cǎihóng xúnháng
Rainbow Cruise

Dutch Regenboogboot
Rainbow boat
French Course Arc-en-ciel
Rainbow Race
German Regenbogen Raserei
Rainbow Madness
Italian Il Cammino Arcobaleno
The Rainbow Road
Korean 레인보우크루즈
Rainbow Cruise

Russian Радужная высь
Raduzhnaya vys'
Rainbow hights

Spanish (NOA) Paseo Arcoíris
Rainbow Excursion
Spanish (NOE) Rainbow Ride


  • Houses can be seen on a cliff in the background, despite the Rainbow Ride stage in Super Mario 64 having only a sky background.