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This page will show you the shortcuts and how to raise your score at SNES Rainbow Road R/T, 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.

SNES Rainbow Road R/T: Course Map and Shortcuts

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How to Obtain All Grand Stars

Metal Mario Cup (Winter Tour)
1 Star 2400
2 Stars 5100
3 Stars 6700
4 Stars 9100
5 Stars 11900
Dry Bowser Cup (Mario Bros. Tour)
1 Star 2400
2 Stars 5100
3 Stars 6700
4 Stars 9100
5 Stars 11900
Peachette Cup (Winter Tour)
1 Star 2700
2 Stars 6000
3 Stars 7800
4 Stars 10600
5 Stars 13600
Pauline Cup (Mario Bros. Tour)
1 Star 2700
2 Stars 6000
3 Stars 7800
4 Stars 10600
5 Stars 13600
Koopa Troopa Cup (Trick Tour)
1 Star 2100
2 Stars 3300
3 Stars 4400
4 Stars 5600
5 Stars 10700
Donkey Kong Cup (Exploration Tour)
1 Star 2700
2 Stars 5800
3 Stars 7700
4 Stars 9800
5 Stars 13600

Raising Your Score at SNES Rainbow Road R/T

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.


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You can perform Mini-Turbo Boost as this course has a wide racing track enough to perform one. Mini-Turbo Boost will not only increase your speed but also gain points from it.

Ramps and Star Rings

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The ramps along with the star rings are the main thing in this course. Passing through star rings will gain you points. Access each of them to trigger a combo and maximize your score.


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Star Thwomps are the only obstacle in this course. Avoid them as you might get crushed, causing you to be left behind with other racers.

Using an Item

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Using your items to hit an opponent will gain you points, plus getting an advantage from them in the race. Do not also forget to save at least 1 item to block your opponent's attack from behind.

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
King Boo (LuigiKing Boo (Luigi's Mansion) Bumble VBumble V Le TricoloreLe Tricolore
Pink Gold PeachPink Gold Peach Comet TailComet Tail Luma ParafoilLuma Parafoil
Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween) Jingle BellsJingle Bells StarchuteStarchute
RosalinaRosalina Poltergust 4000Poltergust 4000 Heart BalloonsHeart Balloons

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
PaulinePauline MacharonMacharon Rainbow StarchuteRainbow Starchute
Mario (Santa)Mario (Santa) Platinum TaxiPlatinum Taxi Fare FlierFare Flier
Rosalina (Aurora)Rosalina (Aurora) Snow SkimmerSnow Skimmer Gold SwooperGold Swooper
Peach (Wintertime)Peach (Wintertime) Gold TrainGold Train Sweetheart GliderSweetheart Glider
Baby Peach (Cherub)Baby Peach (Cherub) Cloud 9Cloud 9 Blue Flower GliderBlue Flower Glider

Note: You can shuffle these drivers, karts, or gliders if you do not have the others yet. For example, you can select Baby Rosalina, Cloud 9, and Blue Flower Glider as your driver, kart, and glider combination.

Recommended Drivers, Karts, and Gliders for SNES Rainbow Road R/T

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
RosalinaRosalina Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween)
King Boo (LuigiKing Boo (Luigi's Mansion) Pink Gold PeachPink Gold Peach
Dry Bones (Gold)Dry Bones (Gold) Rosalina (Swimwear)Rosalina (Swimwear)
2 Item Slots
PaulinePauline Baby RosalinaBaby Rosalina
Mario (Santa)Mario (Santa) Peach (Wintertime)Peach (Wintertime)
Baby Peach (Cherub)Baby Peach (Cherub) Rosalina (Aurora)Rosalina (Aurora)
Builder ToadBuilder Toad

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Poltergust 4000Poltergust 4000 Bumble VBumble V
Jingle BellsJingle Bells Comet TailComet Tail
Bright BunnyBright Bunny Gold Cheep ChargerGold Cheep Charger
Gold Clanky KartGold Clanky Kart
Bonus Points x1.5
Cloud 9Cloud 9 MacharonMacharon
Gold TrainGold Train Platinum TaxiPlatinum Taxi
Snow SkimmerSnow Skimmer Karp KartKarp Kart

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Le TricoloreLe Tricolore StarchuteStarchute
Heart BalloonsHeart Balloons Luma ParafoilLuma Parafoil
Manta GliderManta Glider
Combo Bonus x2
Fare FlierFare Flier Gold SwooperGold Swooper
Sweetheart GliderSweetheart Glider Blue Flower GliderBlue Flower Glider
Rainbow StarchuteRainbow Starchute

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4 Anonymous10 months

>>3 correct! XD

3 Anonymous10 months

>>2 they have diff colors. but they'll crush you both haha

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