Rainbow Run (level)

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This article is about the level in Super Mario 3D World. For the level in New Super Mario Bros. 2, see World Star-1. For the 1-vs-3 minigame in Mario Party 2, see Rainbow Run (minigame).
Rainbow Run
Rainbow Run in the game Super Mario 3D World
Level code World Star-1
World World Star
Game Super Mario 3D World
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Time limit 400 seconds
Music track Rainbow Run
Music sample
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Rainbow Run, otherwise known as World Star-1, is the first level of World Star in Super Mario 3D World and its Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. The course is unlocked by defeating Meowser in World Bowser and access to the Rocket in World 1 and its own completion unlocks Super Galaxy.

The music is the arrangement of Super Mario Bros.'s Ground Theme that plays in various levels in Super Mario 3D Land (such as in that game's World 2-3). In Super Mario Odyssey, the course's music is reused when Mario is invincible.


Plessie swimming in Rainbow Run of Super Mario 3D World.

This level features many rainbow colored platforms with Skipsqueaks running across them. The player needs to use trapezes to jump across platforms. After reaching the Checkpoint Flag, the players must hop on Plessie. After riding Plessie, there is a Hidden Block containing a Fire Flower. Here the player must light the torches to reveal a Cloud Cannon that shoots them to a bonus room. Here they must light all of the floor tiles. This reveals a hidden 8-bit Link sprite. There is also a Hidden Block containing a Mega Mushroom. At the end of the level, there are several P Switches that reveal some Coins. The last one, however, causes a Coin shower right before the Goal Pole.

Green Stars[edit]

  • Green Star 1: Above the first pair of Brick Blocks is a Warp Pipe that can only be reached via Super Bell. The pipe leads to a room where the player needs to maneuver the balls to the goals, which allows the first Green Star to appear.
  • Green Star 2: After jumping off Plessie, the player must use the Fire Flower to light two torches in order to reveal a hidden Cloud Cannon that leads to an area where the player needs to light up all the Color Panels to reveal an 8-bit image of Link and the second Green Star.
  • Green Star 3: Immediately after the second Green Star, the player needs to activate the Green Ring and collect all eight Green Coins.


Wii U version
Switch version
  • The player needs to stick to the right side during the Plessie section. The stamp is a Checkpoint Flag.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レインボーパーク
Reinbō pāku
Rainbow Park

Chinese 彩虹公園
Cǎihóng Gōngyuán
Rainbow Park

Dutch De legende van de regenboogrollen
The legend of the rainbow rolls
French Parc-en-ciel
Pun with "Parc" and "Arc-en-ciel" meaning Rainbow Park
German Reise durchs Regenbogenland
Journey through rainbow land
Italian Parcobaleno
From parco (park) and arcobaleno (rainbow)
Korean 레인보우 파크
Reinbou Pakeu
Rainbow Park

Portuguese Percurso arco-íris
Rainbow route
Russian Бег по радуге
Beg po raduge
Run on the rainbow

Spanish La ruta del arcoiris
Rainbow's route