- Not to be confused with Invincible Mario.
|Applies to||Mario, Luigi|
|Item needed||Rainbow Star|
|Power(s) given||Invincibility, super speed, break objects|
|First appearance||Super Mario Galaxy (2007)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)|
Rainbow Mario is a form of Mario that appears in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Mario can reach this form by obtaining a Rainbow Star. It makes Mario invincible, much like the Super Star, but the effects of the Rainbow Star are more extensive and longer-lasting than those of a Super Star, and Mario can break through certain objects. However, he earns Star Bits by defeating enemies instead of extra lives, and he cannot combine this power-up with any other power-up; if Mario touches one while invincible, the other item will be kicked off-screen. As Rainbow Mario runs, he changes colors (but in Super Mario Galaxy 2, Mario and Luigi maintain a red color), and leaves a rainbow-colored afterimage trail behind him. The music as well as Mario himself increases in speed while in use, making Mario harder to control until it runs out. Rainbow Mario's theme is a re-orchestration of the Super Star theme, with the same melody heard from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Super Mario 64. Rainbow Mario's theme in Super Mario Galaxy 2 is slightly changed from its predecessor.
The artwork for Rainbow Mario is similar to Invincible Mario's artwork; Mario's poses in both artworks are identical, though he faces a different direction in each artwork.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy
Artwork from Super Mario Galaxy
Model of Rainbow Luigi from Super Mario Galaxy
Rainbow Mario pursuing a Gold Chomp in Gusty Garden Galaxy.
Rainbow Mario about to defeat several Octoguys in Deep Dark Galaxy.
Rainbow Mario defeating Goombas
Mario obtaining the Rainbow Star for the first time in Sky Station Galaxy.
Rainbow Mario about to defeat several Spinys in Yoshi Star Galaxy.
Rainbow Mario defeating several Octoombas in Shiverburn Galaxy
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (Battle Card)
Names in other languages
|French||Mario/Luigi arc-en-ciel||Rainbow Mario/Luigi|
|Transliteration of the international name|
|Portuguese||Mario Arco-Íris||Rainbow Mario|
|Spanish||Mario/Luigi Arco Iris||Rainbow Mario/Luigi|