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.

It's more than a Rainbow Road. It's a space road. You can drive on the moon, go through stars to make you go faster, and Saturn's rings. It is just amazing. - Gametoon

Amazing music, beautiful track

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.

2 Wii Rainbow Road

Best music in the entire series!

Best designed and hardest

The hardest, most beautiful, and also really referential. This is my #1 or #2. - Gametoon

Hard and requires skill which is great

3 GCN Rainbow Road

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

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

Best Music in all of Mario Kart

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

4 N64 Rainbow Road

I love the music!

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. - Gametoon

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.

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?

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

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.

6 DS Rainbow Road

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

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.

7 SNES Rainbow Road

THIS IS THE BEST

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!

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 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" - POWERStarz2004

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 - CheesyNachos

18 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Rainbow Road

See "Wii U Rainbow Road" - POWERStarz2004

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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