Rainbow Ship

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On the deck of the course
Icon from the menu

Rainbow Ship is a special court in the game Mario Hoops 3-on-3. It is the fourth and final court in the Rainbow Tourney, and unlike the other "fourth courts", it is actually played on during the Tourney. The opponents on the Rainbow Ship during the Rainbow Tourney are always the same: Ninja, Black Mage, and White Mage.

The Rainbow Ship court is set on a giant, floating ship high above the clouds. Chocobos (Final Fantasy creatures) adorn the backboards of the hoops and the ship in all just looks very ornate. All of this is just for show, however, as it is a very standard court. This ship debuted in the first Final Fantasy, and it is one of the only three Final Fantasy-based courts in Mario Hoops 3-on-3 (the others being Malboro Garden and Glare Desert). The stage's cloudy background might be a reference to the opening cinematic to the DS remake of Final Fantasy III, which starts with an airship sailing through a sea of clouds.

There is a similar Mario Sports Mix court called Star Ship.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レインボーシップ
Reinbō Shippu
Rainbow Ship