The Rainbow Cup in Mario Tennis and Mario Power Tennis is the first of the Star Tournaments, which is unlocked by completing the normal tournaments and unlocking the star rank for the character to participate. Its difficulty is comparable to Mushroom Cup and Flower Cup, although players and opponents hit stronger due to the star rank. In Mario Tennis, the Rainbow Cup takes place in the Hard Court. In Mario Power Tennis, the tournament takes place in the Peach Dome Hard Court, similar to the previous game. The first two matches have 3 sets and 2 games, while the last match has 5 sets. Aesthetically, it takes place during the day and progresses to sunset in the last match. When players clear the Rainbow Cup, the Moonlight Cup is unlocked.
The Rainbow Cup has made an additional appearance as a trophy and a set of tracks in Mario Kart Arcade GP and Mario Kart Arcade GP 2. It is unlocked only when players complete the previous five cups in the games. The challenge for the cup is a race against Robo Mario. Completing this cup allows the player to use a character-exclusive item, such as the Star for Mario and Luigi.
List of Mario Kart courses
|Game||Course 1||Course 2|
|Mario Kart Arcade GP / Mario Kart Arcade GP 2||
Names in other languages
|French||Coupe Arc-En-Ciel||Rainbow Cup|
|Italian||Trofeo Arcobaleno||Rainbow Cup|
|Spanish||Copa Arco Iris||Rainbow Cup|
|Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64)|
|Playable characters||Default||Mario • Luigi • Princess Peach • Princess Daisy • Toad • Wario • Waluigi • Bowser • Donkey Kong • Yoshi • Birdo • Baby Mario • Koopa Paratroopa • Boo|
|Unlockable||Shy Guy • Donkey Kong Jr. • Alex • Nina • Harry • Kate|
|Non-playable characters||Lakitu • Koopa Troopa • Bob-omb • Bob-omb Buddy • Piranha Plant|
|Courts||Open Court • Hard Court • Clay Court • Grass Court • Composition Court • Mario Bros. Court • Baby Mario & Yoshi Court • Wario & Waluigi Court • Donkey Kong Court • Mario & Luigi Court • Birdo & Yoshi Court • Super Mario Court • Peach Court • Yoshi Court • Wario Court • Waluigi Court • Bowser Court • Piranha Court|
|Cups||Mushroom Cup • Flower Cup • Star Cup • Rainbow Cup • Moonlight Cup • Planet Cup|