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

3DS Rainbow Road T: Course Map and Shortcuts

Course Map

3DS Rainbow Road T Shortcut Map

List of Courses and Shortcuts

How to Obtain All Grand Stars

Hammer Bro Cup (Flower Tour)
1 Star 2300
2 Stars 4600
3 Stars 6400
4 Stars 8100
5 Stars 11600
Wendy Cup (Holiday Tour)
1 Star 2100
2 Stars 4300
3 Stars 5500
4 Stars 7400
5 Stars 10500
Birdo Cup (New Year's Tour)
1 Star 2300
2 Stars 5000
3 Stars 6500
4 Stars 8800
5 Stars 11500
Bowser Cup (Marine Tour)
1 Star 2100
2 Stars 3800
3 Stars 5100
4 Stars 6500
5 Stars 10500
Dry Bones Cup (1st Anniversary Tour)
1 Star 2200
2 Stars 4200
3 Stars 5700
4 Stars 7300
5 Stars 11000
Ludwig Cup (Mario Bros. Tour)
1 Star 2200
2 Stars 4700
3 Stars 6000
4 Stars 8200
5 Stars 11000

Raising Your Score at 3DS Rainbow Road 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 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.

T Course

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There will be a lot of ramps, dash panels, and platforms in this course. It is possible to start a combo at the very beginning of the race up to the end. Practice this course until you master it to obtain the highest possible score.


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Drifting can be very helpful in this course. There will be a time to use a drift to get to the next ramp, dash panel, or coin to extend the combo. It is also possible to do an ultra mini-turbo boost so be sure to use it for it gives a higher score compared to mini and super mini-turbo boosts.

Gliding Area

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You can maximize the score you can get in gliding when you use the giant mushrooms to extend your gliding time. We also recommend getting higher combos first before entering the gliding area to get an even higher score.

Giant Mushroom

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You can perform a jump boost and/or extend your glide time when you bounce on the giant mushrooms. Be sure to use them to extend your combo and add points to your score!

Rainbow Panels

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Use the rainbow panels to easily get to the ramps to perform jump boosts. Rainbow panels do not give bonus points or extended acceleration, unlike the dash panels.

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
Pink Gold PeachPink Gold Peach Yellow TaxiYellow Taxi New YearNew Year's 2020
BowserBowser Yellow TaxiYellow Taxi New YearNew Year's 2020
BirdoBirdo Koopa ClownKoopa Clown New YearNew Year's 2020

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
Mario (Santa)Mario (Santa) Jingle BellsJingle Bells Soaring JackSoaring Jack
RoyRoy QuickshawQuickshaw Soaring JackSoaring Jack
LemmyLemmy MacharonMacharon Glitter GliderGlitter Glider
WendyWendy White RoyaleWhite Royale Full FlightFull Flight

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

Recommended Drivers and Karts for 3DS Rainbow Road T

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
PeachettePeachette BowserBowser
LemmyLemmy Pink Gold PeachPink Gold Peach
BirdoBirdo Ice MarioIce Mario
Dry Bowser (Gold)Dry Bowser (Gold) Shy Guy (Gold)Shy Guy (Gold)
2 Item Slots
PeachettePeachette LemmyLemmy
WendyWendy Mario (Santa)Mario (Santa)
Hammer BroHammer Bro Boomerang BroBoomerang Bro
Fire BroFire Bro

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Yellow TaxiYellow Taxi Koopa ClownKoopa Clown
Ice-blue PoltergustIce-blue Poltergust Comet TailComet Tail
Snow SkimmerSnow Skimmer Rose QueenRose Queen
Gold Cheep ChargerGold Cheep Charger Gold Cheep SnorkelGold Cheep Snorkel
Gold Pipe FrameGold Pipe Frame
Bonus Points x1.5
QuickshawQuickshaw White RoyaleWhite Royale
MacharonMacharon Jingle BellsJingle Bells
Snow SkimmerSnow Skimmer Clanky KartClanky Kart
Gold Cheep SnorkelGold Cheep Snorkel Gold Pipe FrameGold Pipe Frame

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Pink Flower GliderPink Flower Glider New YearNew Year's 2020
Baby Mario HanafudaBaby Mario Hanafuda Rainbow StarchuteRainbow Starchute
Pink Gold Paper GliderPink Gold Paper Glider Gold CraneGold Crane
8-Bit Star8-Bit Star
Combo Bonus x2
Full FlightFull Flight Glitter GliderGlitter Glider
Soaring JackSoaring Jack Blue Flower GliderBlue Flower Glider
Safety GliderSafety Glider Gold CraneGold Crane
Cape Mario HanafudaCape Mario Hanafuda

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1 Anonymous10 months

Is this the course on this tour's combo attack challenge?

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