Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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This article is about the Star in Super Mario 64 and its remake. For the secret course in the same games, see Over the Rainbows.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Rainbow Ride Star 6
Location Rainbow Ride
Mission # 6
Game Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow is the sixth mission of Rainbow Ride in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. In Super Mario 64, this is the course's final mission. The objective is to use the cannon to reach a faraway platform. The mission's name is a reference to the song "Over the Rainbow" from MGM's The Wizard of Oz.


Rainbow Ride Bob-omb Buddy
The Bob-omb Buddy
Rainbow Ride Star 1
Part of the rainbow "track" to get to the Rainbow Cruiser
Rainbow Ride Star 1
The player needs to take the route to the Rainbow Cruiser to get into the cannon.

If the player has not already opened the cannon, they will need to talk to the Bob-omb Buddy on top of the large maze, which the player can reach using Mario's Wall Kick at the back of the maze.

At the four spinning platforms, the player needs to take the magic carpet. After passing the obstacles on its path, the player needs to take the next carpet on the left before the one they are on falls. Remaining on that carpet and passing the spinning platform takes the player to the Rainbow Cruiser. On the stern of the ship is the cannon the player needs to jump into. The player needs to line up their shot so they fly through the rainbow ring in the air and grab the pole on the floating platform beyond it. While avoiding the Chuckya, the player has to hit the yellow block to reveal the Power Star.

In the DS remake, it is also possible to fly over to the platform with Balloon Mario using the momentum gained from the wind.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese にじの かなたの しま
Niji no Kanata no Shima
Island Across the Rainbow

Chinese 在彩虹之上的某处[2]
Zài Cǎihóng Zhīshàng de Mǒuchù
Somewhere Above the Rainbows

French L'arc-en-ciel et au-delà (SM64)
Par-delà l'arc-en-ciel (SM64 DS)
The Rainbow and Beyond
Beyond the Rainbow
German Schau dir den Regenbogen an! (SM64)
Irgendwo hinter dem Regenbogen (SM64 DS)
Look at the Rainbow!
Somewhere Behind the Rainbow
Italian Sopra l'arcobaleno (Super Mario 64 DS)
In qualche parte dell'Arcobaleno[1]
Over the rainbow
Somewhere in the Rainbow
Korean 무지개저편에있는섬
Mujigae jeopyeon e inneun seom
Island over the Rainbow

Spanish En algún lugar del arco iris
Somewhere on the Rainbow


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 90
  2. ^ From the score sheetMedia:SM64DS course list in Chinese.png and the star menu of Super Mario 64 DS as localized by iQue.