3DS Rainbow Road

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This article is about the course in Mario Kart 7. For information about the track in other games, see »Rainbow Road«. For SpyKid's April Fools' version, see 3DS Rainbow Road (GCN Waluigi Stadium Edit).
3DS Rainbow Road
Author: BigOto2
Version: v1.0
Release date: 2013-09-15
Editors used: 3ds Max, BrawlBox v0.68d and v0.67b, CTools, Debug KCL Creator (Chadderz), KMP Cloud, SZS Modifier, Various Hex Editors (for post-effects), Wiimms SZS Tools
Download: ge.tt

Overview

3DS Rainbow Road, also known more formally as 3DS Rainbow Road: Solar Edition, was re-made entirely using 3ds Max's modelling tools, and was constructed by simple estimations of distance from the original version. The track features not-to-scale versions of the planets Venus, Earth, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, most of which replace the simple asteroids used in the original version, but some asteroids were kept. The Earth in the background slowly rises during the race, and the skybox was taken from Wii Rainbow Road but was modified to slowly rotate. This track also has textures from Wii Rainbow Road, most notably in the road. The bouncy mushrooms are re-textured into chocolate-chip cookies.

Section 1

Three Star Portals are added at the first turn. The first two ramps are straight rather at an angle like in the original. The wavy part which ends Section 1 is replaced with a large ramp with boost panels on it and another Star Portal is found at the peak of the ramp, but in bluish color.

Section 2

First glider section is replaced by a "cookie" in the middle. After the rings of Saturn, the glider ramp has a short ramp-way added in the middle to make the jump easier. Transition to the Moon: Small ramp-ways were added, but the ramp-ways are very separated from each other, making it challenging to land on one. Chain Chomps return as obstacles, but they are taken from battle stage Chain Chomp Wheel. Volcano balls from Grumble Volcano are added as an obstacle on the moon, but the fire is recolored purple.

Section 3

The moving conveyor belts before the tunnel are replaced with water streams. The track has one element that has never been seen before in a custom track, which is moving terrain for the spinning tunnel. Getting it to work was quite difficult and required perfect placement of the model because moving terrain is hard-coded and pretty much only works as pointing in one direction (unlike water streams). This is the cause of the water streams before the tunnel. The last Star Portal is found at the beginning of the tunnel, but is animated and spinning clockwise, unlike the other Star Portals in the track.

References

The track contains three references to other games and three references to people on the Internet. Between Saturn and the road that follows is a floating island made up of blocks, on which BigOto2, Kurtjmac, and Lorgon111 stand together, referencing to Minecraft (all which the 3 people played). The windows on the rockets at the end of the Section 2 have Kerbal people sitting inside, which is a reference to the game Kerbal Space Program. Near the same location is a "start-gate"-like frame (that is animated like the actual start gate) with the word "SPAAAAAAAAAAACE" on it, which subtly references the ending of Portal 2 and the Internet memes that followed.

When the track is run with the lap count modifier code, races will only last two laps, which equates to approximately four and a half minutes. It is otherwise a full 3-lap track, which is too long for online play.

Media

v1.0 VS Race
Preview

Version History

Version Date of release Information
v1.0 2013-09-15 First release
v1.0.2laps 2013-10-09 Wiimm modified CKPT to create a 2 lap version of v1.0

Bugs

There's a little out of bounds glitch that can be done on the Minecraft styled island.

Out of Bounds Glitch

Trivia

Custom Track Distributions

This track is part of the following Custom Track Distributions:

Names in Other Languages

For Mario Kart tracks featured in games released after Mario Kart Wii, alternate names are used to avoid potential copyright issues for CTGP Revolution.
Original Name translations are based on 3DS Rainbow Road. CTGP-R Name translations are based on Rainbow Road: Solar Edition.

Language Original Name CTGP-R Name
Dutch: 3DS Regenboogbaan Regenboogbaan: Zonne-editie
French: 3DS Route Arc-en-ciel Route Arc-en-ciel: Édition Solair (NTSC)
Route Arc-en-ciel: Edition Solaire (PAL)
German: 3DS Regenbogen-Boulevard Regenbogen-Boulevard: Solar Edition
Italian: 3DS Pista Arcobaleno Pista Arcobaleno: Edizione solare
Japanese: 3DS レインボーロード レインボーロード:ソーラーバージョン
Korean: 3DS 무지개 로드 무지개 로드:태양열 버전
Portuguese: 3DS Estrada Arco-Íris Estrada Arco-Íris: Edição Solar
Russian: 3DS Трасса Радуга Трасса Радуга: Солнечное издание
Spanish: 3DS Senda Arco Iris Senda Arco Iris: Edición Solar
Greek: 3DS Δρόμος Ουράνιου Τόξου Δ. Ουρ. Τ.: Ηλιακή Έκδοση
Polish: 3DS Tęczowa Droga Tęczowa Droga: Słoneczna Edycja
Finnish: 3DS Sateenkaaritie Sateenkaaritie: Aurinkoversio
Swedish: 3DS Regnbågsvägen Regnbågsvägen: Solarversionen
Czech: 3DS Duhová Cesta Duhová Cesta: Sluneční Vydání
Danish: 3DS Regnbuevejen Regnbuevejen: Solarversionen
By the same author: BigOto2