Rainbow Road (stage)

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A stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS based on Rainbow Road from Mario Kart 7.
Rainbow Road

Rainbow Road is a stage that only appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. The stage is based on the Rainbow Road course from Mario Kart 7.

Screenshot of a black Shy Guy driving between Fox McCloud and Wii Fit Trainer in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
A Shy Guy driving past

The stage is a cruise-type stage similar to Mute City from Super Smash Bros. Melee and Port Town Aero Dive from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and the match primarily takes place on a flat platform that hovers around the course. Like in the aforementioned stages, the platform will occasionally stop on the track itself. During those times, an on-screen warning may appear indicating that karts driven by Shy Guys will pass by (similar to F-Zero machines), being able to damage any fighters they hit. Additionally, falling onto the track itself while the platform is moving damages the fighter. Shy Guys do not appear in multiplayer mode.

Locations where the flat platform can stop include the second gap on the course, the rainbow Mushroom Platform, a platform near the Saturn-like planet, the holey section of the course, and the end of the spinning tunnel.

While the course layout is similar to the original, there are some minor differences. Dash Panels are not present (with the exception of the speed pads right after the start of section 3), the Bouncy Mushroom is an ordinary platform, the holey section doesn't move, and a separate platform was added outside of the main track near the Saturn-like planet (as mentioned above).

The Final Destination variant of the stage has players battling on a non-moving platform over the final gliding section of the course.


Name Source Credits
Rainbow Road Medley Mario Kart 7 / Mario Kart DS / Mario Kart: Super Circuit Arrangement Supervisor: Ryo Watanabe
Composition: Nintendo
Arrangement: BANDAI NAMCO Studios, Inc.
Rainbow Road (Mario Kart 7) Mario Kart 7 Original


Name Image American English Description British English Description
Rainbow Road Trophy of Rainbow Road in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS This beautiful seven-color course is the finale of the Special Cup in Mario Kart 7. Set high above in space, drivers navigate the rings of Saturn and cross craters on the moon. Shy Guys are racing on this course as the fighters compete on and around it, and they have no problem hitting you with their karts. The Special Cup's final course in Mario Kart 7. This space track takes you through Saturn's rings and the craters on the moon. While fighting on the Rainbow Road stage, you'll fly around and sometimes even descend onto the track itself. Watch out! Shy Guys are having a proper race down there, and they don't brake for anyone!


"Sometimes Shy Guys drive by in karts. There is plenty of warning before the Shy Guy cruise by."

"The floor of the tunnel rotates; don't get caught standing in one spot, or you'll be sent flying off the screen!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レインボーロード
Reinbō Rōdo
Rainbow Road
Dutch Regenboogbaan Rainbow Track
French Route Arc-en-ciel Rainbow Road
German Regenbogen-Boulevard Rainbow Boulevard
Italian Pista Arcobaleno Rainbow Road
Korean 무지개 로드
Mujigae Rodeu
Rainbow Road
Portuguese Estrada Arco-Íris Rainbow Road
Russian Трасса Радуга
Trassa Raduga
Rainbow Track
Spanish Senda Arco Iris Rainbow Trail