SNES Rainbow Road Shortcuts and How to Raise Your Score | Mario Kart Tour

This page will show you the shortcuts and how to raise your score at SNES Rainbow Road, a course in Mario Kart Tour. If you would like to know how to obtain this level's Grand Stars and see which drivers work best on this map, please read on.

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How to Obtain All Grand Stars

Mario Cup (London Tour)
1 Star 1300
2 Stars 2900
3 Stars 4000
4 Stars 5100
5 Stars 6600
Peach Cup (Tokyo Tour)
1 Star 1400
2 Stars 1900
3 Stars 2400
4 Stars 3300
5 Stars 4200
Toad Cup (London Tour)
1 Star 1200
2 Stars 2300
3 Stars 3000
4 Stars 3800
5 Stars 6200
Toad Cup (Valentine's Tour)
1 Star 1300
2 Stars 2900
3 Stars 4000
4 Stars 5100
5 Stars 6700
Rosalina Cup (Tokyo Tour)
1 Star 1600
2 Stars 1800
3 Stars 2000
4 Stars 2300
5 Stars 2600
Shy Guy Cup (Halloween Tour)
1 Star 1600
2 Stars 2000
3 Stars 2400
4 Stars 3200
5 Stars 3900
Daisy Cup (Valentine's Tour)
1 Star 1300
2 Stars 2600
3 Stars 3400
4 Stars 4400
5 Stars 6500

Raising Your Score at SNES Rainbow Road

Position Points and Gimmicks are the Most Important

In order to obtain the most points possible, you should aim for a high position and use items to knock your opponents out of the lead.

Tips for Raising Your Score

Rocket Start

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Always start with a Rocket Start. You can get the highest bonus score possible if done correctly. It will also help you take an early lead in the race.

Drifting

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SNES Rainbow Road has a wide racing track. Take that opportunity to perform Mini or Super Mini-Turbo Boost to speed up and maximize your score.

Waving road

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The waving road caused by the Star Thwomps will let you perform a jump boost. So make sure to go either on the left or right side of the road when the Star Thwomps hit the rainbow tiles.

Obstacles

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Star Thwomps are the only obstacle in this course. Avoid bumping and getting crashed by them or you will slow down and might be in a bad position.

Ramps

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There are a few ramps available in this course. Access them to perform jump boosts to gain more points. Just be careful when accessing this ramp located in the center before the 2 Star Twomps. There is a big gap in the road for which you might fall.

Recommended Combinations (Customizations)

The best combinations of drivers, karts, and gliders are in the table below. They can give you the highest combo bonus and the highest possible score in this course.

Best Combinations
Metal MarioMetal Mario Kabuki DasherKabuki Dasher Gold GliderGold Glider
Metal MarioMetal Mario CheermellowCheermellow Gold GliderGold Glider
RosalinaRosalina Cloud 9Cloud 9 Oilpaper UmbrellaOilpaper Umbrella

The good combinations of drivers, karts, and gliders are in the table below. They can give you a high score in this course.

Good Combinations
Peach (Kimono)Peach (Kimono) Gold BlooperGold Blooper Rainy BalloonsRainy Balloons
Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween) Gold BlooperGold Blooper Rainy BalloonsRainy Balloons
Shy GuyShy Guy Gold BlooperGold Blooper Waluigi WingWaluigi Wing
LemmyLemmy DaytripperDaytripper Piranha Plant ParafoilPiranha Plant Parafoil
LudwigLudwig BullBull's-Eye Banzai ParachuteParachute

Note: You can shuffle these drivers, karts, or gliders if you do not have the others yet. For example, you can select Rosalina, Gold Blooper, and Parachute as your driver, kart, and glider combination.

Recommended Drivers, Karts, and Gliders for SNES Rainbow Road

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Metal MarioMetal Mario RosalinaRosalina
Pauline (Party Time)Pauline (Party Time) Ice MarioIce Mario
2 Item Slots
Shy GuyShy Guy Peach (Kimono)Peach (Kimono)
LemmyLemmy LudwigLudwig
Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween) Pink Shy GuyPink Shy Guy

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Kabuki DasherKabuki Dasher Cloud 9Cloud 9
CheermellowCheermellow Red B DasherRed B Dasher
Bonus Points x1.5
Gold BlooperGold Blooper DaytripperDaytripper
BullBull's-Eye Banzai Gold TrainGold Train

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Gold GliderGold Glider Oilpaper UmbrellaOilpaper Umbrella
New YearNew Year's Kite
Combo Bonus x2
ParachuteParachute Piranha Plant ParafoilPiranha Plant Parafoil
Waluigi WingWaluigi Wing Rainy BalloonsRainy Balloons
Crimson CraneCrimson Crane

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