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

This is the best Rainbow Road because of it's music and you can race on Saturn's rings and the surface of the Moon.

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.

This rainbow road easily, EASILY could beat any of the other rainbow roads out there. It's nice and long and its got a lot of features! - DrewtheGamer98

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.

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2 Wii Rainbow Road

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

It has more steroids than armstrong and his bike team

This is track is absolutely beautiful, and has the best music out of all of them


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3 GCN Rainbow Road

Best Music in all of Mario Kart

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

Super Unique compared to the others

The rainbow road on the 3ds was good, but this rainbow road is MUCH BETTER! IT HAS THE BEST SOUNDTRACK IN THE WHOLE SERIES!

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4 N64 Rainbow Road

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)

Well, this track is really bland, but in Mario Kart 8 it looks gorgeous.

This beats all by a landslide. If you dare say you hate the music... then you basically hate Mario Kart.

The defining Rainbow Road

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5 Wii U Rainbow Road

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!

Who the Hell decided to put a space station on rainbow road? And then make it a series of figure 8 circuits?

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.

This is the worst Rainbow road in any mario kart game! Mostly because I fall off the course every 5 seconds! put this off! - ShaunFan04

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6 SNES Rainbow Road

This track has the best music in the sharpest that provides a big challenge to erase as soon as rainbow road is definitely one of the best Mario kart tracks of all time if you ever raised here you will know this is worth all the love that this track yet and all the haters can go jump off a bridge or should I say jump off of mushroom Hill Way nevermind go jump off Yoshi Valley yeah maybe you should go

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

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

Why sin't this number 1? It's the best mario kart track in my opinion

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7 DS Rainbow Road

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.

Such awesome music for a Mario Kart track.

The only thing I like about this track is the loop.

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.

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8 GBA Rainbow Road

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!

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!

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

Awful, just awful... - Arilio

9 Bowser's Castle Bowser's Castle

What the hell?

Slowly backs away


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The Contenders

11 F-Zero X Rainbow Road
12 Mario Kart Arcade GP Rainbow Road
13 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 - CheesyNachos

14 Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 Rainbow Road
15 7 Rainbow Road
16 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Rainbow Road
17 Figure 8 Circuit
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