Rainbow Mario

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Not to be confused with Invincible Mario.
Rainbow Mario
Rainbow Mario from Super Mario Galaxy / Super Mario Galaxy 2
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[edit]

Name Image Appears in NTSC-U description PAL description
Rainbow Mario Rainbow Mario trophy from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Wii Super Mario Galaxy
Wii Super Mario Galaxy 2
What would you get if you combined Mario with a bouncing, rainbow-colored star? An amazing, invincible Rainbow Mario, of course! Plus, Mario will glow with twinkling stars and have an energetic song play for the duration. Doesn't that make you want to run out and grab a Rainbow Star right now? What would you do if you found a star that glowed in seven colours? "Grab it quick"? Well, that would be the smart thing to do, because it'd probably be a Rainbow Star! It turns everyone's favourite moustachioed man into a...well, a rainbow-coloured mouastachioed man. Not only does he become invincible, but he looks fab!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レインボーマリオ
Reinbō Mario
Rainbow Mario
Chinese 彩虹马力欧 (Simplified)
彩虹瑪利歐 (Traditional)
Cǎihóng Mǎlìōu
Rainbow Mario
Dutch Regenboog-Mario Rainbow Mario
French Mario/Luigi arc-en-ciel Rainbow Mario/Luigi
German Regenbogen-Mario Rainbow Mario
Italian Mario Iride -
Korean 레인보우마리오/루이지
Reinbou Mario/Ruiji
Transliteration of the international name
Portuguese Mario Arco-Íris Rainbow Mario
Russian Марио-радуга
Rainbow Mario
Spanish Mario/Luigi Arco Iris Rainbow Mario/Luigi

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