Rainbow Ride is the fifteenth and final level in the Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS games, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. It is a labyrinth of platforms and rainbows that are all part of an elaborate transport system. There is a large flying ship and a house that is in the sky. The stage is the last major area in the video game, and thus is very challenging. Unlike many of the courses in the game, Rainbow Ride is not access by jumping through a painting, but rather the player can enter the stage by entering a small hole in the same room as Tick Tock Clock.
In Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl, Rainbow Ride appears as a stage known as Rainbow Cruise (in European copies, however, it is still known as Rainbow Ride). The stage starts out on an airship, similar to the one found in the game, though will eventually drop, requiring the players to jump on a variety of different platforms on a scrolling stage until they return to another ship, thus starting the entire ordeal over again. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the stage is remade and in America it is known as Rainbow Ride rather than Rainbow Cruise.