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This page will show you the shortcuts and how to raise your score at 3DS Rainbow Road R, 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.

3DS Rainbow Road R: Course Map and Shortcuts

Course Map

3DS Rainbow Road R Shortcut Map

List of Courses and Shortcuts

How to Obtain All Grand Stars

Pauline Cup (Holiday Tour)
1 Star 1800
2 Stars 3500
3 Stars 4500
4 Stars 6100
5 Stars 9200
Shy Guy Cup (Mario Bros. Tour)
1 Star 1900
2 Stars 3500
3 Stars 4500
4 Stars 6000
5 Stars 9300
Waluigi Cup (Holiday Tour)
1 Star 1900
2 Stars 3500
3 Stars 4400
4 Stars 5900
5 Stars 9400
Luigi Cup (New Year's Tour)
1 Star 2000
2 Stars 3900
3 Stars 5100
4 Stars 6900
5 Stars 9800
Daisy Cup (Mario Bros. Tour)
1 Star 2000
2 Stars 4000
3 Stars 5200
4 Stars 7100
5 Stars 9900
Mario Cup (Flower Tour)
1 Star 1900
2 Stars 3100
3 Stars 4200
4 Stars 5300
5 Stars 9500
Rosalina Cup (Marine Tour)
1 Star 1800
2 Stars 2800
3 Stars 3700
4 Stars 4600
5 Stars 9200

Raising Your Score at 3DS Rainbow Road R

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 will get the highest bonus score when you perform the Rocket Start correctly. Rocket Start will also give you an early lead in the race.


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Rainbow Road R is one of the courses with long curves, tons of dash panels, and a wide race track. Be sure to do an ultra mini-turbo boost to obtain a higher score.

Combo Area

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The first dash panel you can see in the course will be the start of the combo area. Collect coins after going through the dash panels to increase and extend your combo.

Rotating Tunnel

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There is a rotating tunnel in this course and is part of the combo area. Pass through the dash panels to extend the combo and earn more points to your score.

Rainbow Panels

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Rainbow Panels can give you acceleration once you get onto them. Rainbow Panels do not give points or an extended acceleration, unlike the dash panels.

First Gliding Area

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After the rainbow panels, you will glide through the first gliding area. Dash through the star rings to extend your gliding time. Be sure to save at least 1 item that can protect your back to prevent yourself from falling off the course.

Dash Panels

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There are tons of dash panels in this course. Be sure to pass through them to catch up or extend your lead to get the highest placement points after the race.

Second Gliding Area

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You can access the second gliding area right after passing through the dash panels after the first gliding area. Dash through the star rings to extend your gliding time and add more to your score.

Third Gliding Area

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The third gliding area can be accessed after the second gliding area. You can get your combo going up to the next gliding area as long as you drift, do jump boosts, and pass through dash panels.

Fourth Gliding Area

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You can access the fourth gliding area in this course after the area with many ramps (located after the third gliding area). Get a high combo before accessing the fourth gliding area to earn a greater score when gliding.

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
Pauline (Party Time)Pauline (Party Time) Platinum TaxiPlatinum Taxi New YearNew Year's 2020
WaluigiWaluigi Platinum TaxiPlatinum Taxi New YearNew Year's 2020

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

Good Combinations
Peach (Vacation)Peach (Vacation) Double-DeckerDouble-Decker Soaring JackSoaring Jack
BowserBowser Double-DeckerDouble-Decker Soaring JackSoaring Jack
Bowser Jr.Bowser Jr. Koopa ClownKoopa Clown Gift GliderGift Glider
ToadetteToadette Turbo BirdoTurbo Birdo ParachuteParachute

Note: You can shuffle these drivers, karts, or gliders if you do not have the others yet. For example, you can select Waluigi, Turbo Birdo, and New Year's 2020 as your driver, kart, and glider combination.

Recommended Drivers and Karts for 3DS Rainbow Road R

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
WaluigiWaluigi Pauline (Party Time)Pauline (Party Time)
Rosalina (Aurora)Rosalina (Aurora) Dry Bowser (Gold)Dry Bowser (Gold)
2 Item Slots
BowserBowser ToadetteToadette
Bowser Jr.Bowser Jr. Peach (Vacation)Peach (Vacation)

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Ribbon RiderRibbon Rider Platinum TaxiPlatinum Taxi
Blue SevenBlue Seven Snow SkimmerSnow Skimmer
Gold Cheep SnorkelGold Cheep Snorkel
Bonus Points x1.5
Koopa ClownKoopa Clown Double-DeckerDouble-Decker
Turbo BirdoTurbo Birdo Comet TailComet Tail
Rose QueenRose Queen Blue SodaBlue Soda

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
New YearNew Year's 2020 New YearNew Year's Kite
Baby Mario HanafudaBaby Mario Hanafuda Blue Flower GliderBlue Flower Glider
Rainbow StarchuteRainbow Starchute
Combo Bonus x2
ParachuteParachute Soaring JackSoaring Jack
Gift GliderGift Glider Gold SwooperGold Swooper
Cape Mario HanafudaCape Mario Hanafuda Silver BellsSilver Bells

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