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

It's beautiful. The music, the visuals, it's all amazing. From the rings of Saturn to the Moon's craters, the entire track is stunning.


Music is good. Saturn's rings and the Moon you can drive on? Crazy! Very few guard rails for a challenger. But it won't return in MK9. Maybe MK10. Rainbow Road is great.

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.

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2 Wii Rainbow Road

Best one ever.

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.

It's Just Perfection. Sure, I Prefer MKDD's Rainbow Road's Music, But The Layout Will Never Be Topped. Ever. Best Rainbow Road 10/10

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3 GCN Rainbow Road

This my favorite rainbow road also has the best rainbow road music

Score 98 / 100

Best Music in all of Mario Kart

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

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4 N64 Rainbow Road

Still easy in Wii u, hoping for my rainbow road for mario kart 9...

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.

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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!

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. - darthvadern

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.

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6 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 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!

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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 Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Rainbow Road

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

10 F-Zero X Rainbow Road

U… this is F-zero not Mario kart

The Contenders

11 Mario Kart Arcade GP Rainbow Road
12 7 Rainbow Road

Best one in my opinion.

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 8 Deluxe Rainbow Road

See "Wii U Rainbow Road" - POWERStarz2004

15 Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 Rainbow Road
16 Mario Kart 9 Rainbow Road

Becuase it looks cool

17 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

18 Mario Kart 7 Rainbow Road

See "3DS Rainbow Road" - POWERStarz2004

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