Top Ten Rainbow Roads In Mario Kart Games

Rainbow Road is a mighty track that appears in every Mario Kart game. Which one is the best? You decide. Vote now!

The Top Ten

1 3DS Rainbow Road

I'm making up a Mario Kart game in which there are actually TWELVE cups. I can't make up any new tracks, but I'm coming up with Retro tracks. In the game I'm making up, the default cup is the Shell Cup. There are five retro cups, and the DS Rainbow road is the final race of the fifth cup. But there's a sixth retro cup which is unlocked if you win the other five retro cups on ALL ccs (50, 100, 150, 200). I'm planning for the final race of THAT cup to be this MASTERPIECE that is a Rainbow Road. Is that a reward worth getting? For me, it is.

In term of beauty and music, rainbow road on Wii U (not the N64 or SNES remake) is the best, but the 3ds rainbow road is my favorite rainbow road and my second favorite MK tracks of all time simply because it's the ultimate adventure in space! Seriously, I can't tell everything there is on this track since all the laps are different! Honorable mention to N64 rainbow road remake on the wii U for transforming one of my least favorite tracks of all time into one of the best.

Absolutely gorgeous. Just drive an entire lap (3 sections) and you'll immediately understand what I'm getting to over here. The soundtrack man - beyond words. It brought back the MK64 chorus? NOSTALGIA EXPLOSION! This is the only Rainbow Road soundtrack in a Mario Kart to have FAN-MADE lyric video! It's that great! I just want this in FHD, or heck even 4K! Better than the best! Pretty sure no other Rainbow Road has got the guts to top this. I love it!

It has a beautiful score, great track and screams high quality! This is and probably always will be my favourite Rainbow Road- I especially love the changes on each round, riding from planet to planet, and how the soundtrack morphs to suitable fit everything. It is long lasting, epic, and it feels like a real journey, from start to finish.

2 Wii Rainbow Road

Amazing. The music has a Galaxy tone to it, and it is probably the best track in the game. I hope Mario kart 8 will improve upon Mario kart Wii. My only complaint about the Wii version is that they picke dthe wrong retro tracks. Still though, their rainbo road is amazing and the best in the series. I ahven't oplayed seven yet.

Easily the best soundtrack. Burning through the Stratosphere and karting on a rainbow whilst under the influence of acid? Can't top that.

Hard, yet beautiful and celestial in both the track and its soundtrack. All the elements for rainbow road packed into one.

Really crazy and entertaining. Looks cool and soundtrack is just perfect. I really hope this returns in future.

3 GCN Rainbow Road

This one is the best rainbow road because it delivers what a rainbow road should be. An intense, hard,unforgettable finale that awards players for their grown skills throughout the game. As well for its soundtrack that makes you sweat and pray that a blue shell doesn't steal your first place victory after a long and hard all cup tour session with your friends or the hardest CPUS. It's the best in my opinion because of all the feelings that you get from completing the game. The newer installments don't bring the raw tension older games provided due to how easy they become and how different the rainbow roads has become. I love rainbow road for the difficulty and atmosphere not the easy space station.

How dare this be higher than the SNES Rainbow Road, the N64 Rainbow Road and the GBA Rainbow Road. I mean, this Rainbow Road sucks!

A really fun and challenging one, especially with the spiral. It's also cool how it connects with Mushroom City.

The best of the all in my opinion - epic music and highly difficult makes it always interesting

4 N64 Rainbow Road

This is lame on N64. You can't fall off(unless you try to pull off that shortcut), it's not that colorful, and it's way too long. The MK8 remake is good, though, as they got rid of some of the guardrails, made it more colorful, and added more(though still not much) in the background. Only complaint with the remake is how short it is, which is ironic, considering the original was the longest track ever.

This is, in my opinion, the worst rainbow road track in the whole mario kart series. The backround is just black, nothing else. It is REALLY long and boring. Also, it isn't hard at all since there is fence around the whole course. Nothing special about it. But I have to say that the music is really good. The remake of mario kart 8 is amazing and it made this track 10x better!

I love the music though. And if they do bring it back to Mario Kart 8, chances Are they will remove most of the railings and make the track narrower for a harder challenge. (hopefully)

The best ever Rainbow Road...yet. Going downhill, and going loops around a view of the city below is awesome! Plus the music is awesome too.

5 DS Rainbow Road

This one is so nostalgic to me. The speed-ups make driving through this rainbow roller coaster way more exciting and the rainbow loop is the most fun part. The music and visuals are also stunning and give the feeling of driving through a colorful magical place way up in space.

The only thing I like about this is how challenging it is and it's alll about your driving skills. Thare are even loops but if you slip at the middle of the loop, it's no joke. You fall straight down. I can't believe this wasn't in Mario Kart 8 because you go upside down for the first time. Oh well, maybe next time. If Mario Kart 9 starts making, I will include DS rainbow road and put it as the final race of the Lightning cup and redesign it greatly because the ds version was a little bland.

My favourite just because of how fun and colourful it is. It also had anti gravity before MK8 which makes this course so memorable. Also the music is really catchy, even if that is to be expected for every Rainbow Road.

The music is awesome, the layout is awesome, the graphics are beautiful, and the speed boosts allow fast and intense action.

6 Wii U Rainbow Road

Looks fun and quite difficult from what I have gathered from some game footage, plus it is certainly a unique idea with a space station E.T.C. Visuals are very decent and the music sounds amazing. Even the remade n64- which yes is a huge improvement over the very long and boring original- still is quite mediocre in track design compared to this one, despite what some seem to think.

It's really hard but not too hard like the Wii version. It's breathtaking and has awesome music. The track design is amazing and the best so far. The space station idea is new and creative. As the games go up, the Mario Kart Rainbow Roads get generally better, and each one has something new to share. This one is no exception!

The track design plus the music are simply beautiful. Love the way Nintendo made the change and the risk to do it. As for the space station: Well, you saw all those brands in the new Mario kart? Like MKTV, REXA, Bowser Oil, Mushroom Piston Engines and so on. Maybe they put it so the brands get shown to the world and to be available for the racers even if they're in outer space.

Why is this called Rainbow Road agian? You are not driving on rainbows, you're driving on metal colored in the rainbows colors! And also, space station, the only reason it isn't last is because it has awesomne soundtrack.

7 SNES Rainbow Road

Ngl but this one is my favorite rainbow road. I wish the newer ones could be like the older versions of rainbow road.. *cough* just mario kart 8, I mean*

This rainbow road is the most challenging and it has the best music. I don't get why people hate it so much!

This is unquestionably the best Rainbow Road ever tying with N64 Rainbow Road & GBA Rainbow Road!

The GBA remake for this track sucked because they got rid of the Thwomps!

8 GBA Rainbow Road

I've raced on this Rainbow Road a million times, that's how fun it is. It is EXTREMELY challenging, there is almost no walls, and the track is lined with jump pads that make you fly off the track (or perform amazing shortcuts). During a huge stretch, multiple Stras from the sky fall down onto the track, creating chaos, and thunderclouds that shock you also lurk around the corners, both having the same effect as their items, respectively.

Mario Kart Super Circuit didn't get much publicity, but this track is amazing compared to all the others. Can't wait to see the retro!

Are you kidding me?! This track is not a joke! It is the hardest Rainbow Road in any Mario Kart game! Those Boost Pads give me that out-of-control feeling and I end up falling off!

The amount of Speed Boosters, and his secrets make this the Best Rainbow Road ever.

Awful, just awful...

9 N64 Rainbow Road (Wii U version)
10 SNES Rainbow Road (Wii U version)

The Contenders

11 Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Rainbow Road

Doesn't exist, yet its still higher than the fzero one

12 F-Zero X Rainbow Road

U… this is F-zero not Mario kart

13 SNES Rainbow Road (3DS version)
14 Mario Kart Arcade GP Rainbow Road
15 7 Rainbow Road

Best one in my opinion.

16 Mario Kart 7 Rainbow Road

See "3DS Rainbow Road"

17 8 Rainbow Road

So disapointing considering kart 7's rainbow road

No kidding. I'm not a fan of a few Rainbow Road's but 7's was amazing. They should have brought 7's as a retro in 8

18 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Rainbow Road

See "Wii U Rainbow Road"

19 Mario Kart 10 Rainbow Road

It’s awful
It had toads singing an annoying tune that sounds like Barney I love you on pogo sticks

20 Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 Rainbow Road
21 Mario Kart 9 Rainbow Road

Becuase it looks cool

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