Yes, Rainbow Road Is A Playable Stage In The New Super Smash Bros.

By Ishaan . December 24, 2013 . 3:00pm

In case it wasn’t already clear, yes, Rainbow Road will be a playable stage in the new Super Smash Bros. game. Below is a glimpse of it on 3DS, courtesy of director Masahiro Sakurai on Miiverse:


Says Sakurai: “It can’t be explained in one picture, but it’s going to be a cruise-type stage.”


That’s the version of Rainbow Road that’s in Mario Kart 7. Perhaps the Wii U version of Smash Bros. will feature a different version of the stage.

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  • Strain42

    I’m going about my normal life with anticipation!!! :D (seriously though, this does sound like fun)

  • SlickRoach

    As if falling off RR in Mario Kart was frustrating enough, now you can fall off RR in Smash Bros., Yay!!!

  • Kaetsu

    The Wii U version might get the Mario Kart 8 rendition of Rainbow Road.

  • FreelyWillyNilly

    So like the Mute City and Port Town stages in the previous ones?

    • God

      But with a +infinity% chance of falling! Rejoice!

  • I’d love to see a Waluigi Pinball stage. Every time I play that level I get knocked around like mad. It would probably be chaos in Smash Bros.

  • Kaihedgie

    And now to tickle everyone’s nostalgia:

  • Ben Sylvia


    Was totally expecting the Wii version of the course for the Wii U Smash, more awesome stuff for the only version I’ll be able to play for the forseeable future!!

  • I’m guessing 3DS versio will have the Rainbow Road from Mario Kart 7 and the WIi U version the Mario Kart 8 or Mario Kart Wii’s.

    • Sayanthan Kanathipan

      Thats a good guess

    • Chaos_Knight

      I think the MK8 version is unlikely. I think the Wii U version will have either have the Wii version or the one shown in the Rosalina trailer.

    • I think Rainbow Road’s Wii U counterpart is the Mario Galaxy stage. They’re both space related and both were related to Rosalina in some way. I’d be surprised if we got two Rainbow Roads, but (but!) I’d welcome being wrong on that.

      • Hmm… didn’t thought about that. Two stages based on space could get repetitive :/ Oh well, hopefully they’ll still go for that, would love to play on Rainbow Road in the Wii U.

  • ChiffonCake

    Considering that Rainbow Road is, like SSB, all about getting knocked off, I’m surprised that this didn’t happen sooner.

  • grevlinghore

    So dope! /pukes rainbows

  • Mavalex

    Will this stage also be with racers plummeting to their deaths as well?
    Maybe like how the Mario Kart stage was in brawl, we’ll have a chance to interact with the racers and they will respond by….also making us fall to our deaths

  • Spirit Macardi

    I saw the Luma on the image for this article and my first thought was that Starfy had been announced as a playable character XD;

  • RagingTiger44

    It’s about time we got this stage.

  • Junko Enoshima

    i died just LOOKING at the stage

  • lordroto

    Why do people seem to think there’s a rainbow road confirmed for the Wii version? Last I checked the only space stage was from Mario Galaxy 1/2

    • s07195

      You just reminded me that there’s no Mario Galaxy stage on 3DS orz
      Please don’t tell me Rainbow Road is the replacement, because the Galaxy stage is a lot more unique than just a bunch different stage patterns. T_T

  • NightzeroAX

    I hope there’s a option to use custom soundtracks. I’d be using this:

  • Bunzi If this is in there I call BS.

  • Just Tim

    I sincerely hope this doesn’t get treated like Final Destination. :p

    One more thing: TASTE THE RAINBOW!

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