Super Mario 3D All-Stars: How to find all 120 Stars in Super Mario 64

Course 15: Rainbow Ride

Super Mario 64: Rainbow magic carpet

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From the Tick Tock Clock room, head to your left and you'll see a window above with light coming through it. Jump inside and you'll find a hole in the ground surrounded by brick. Jump into the hole to start the Rainbow Ride course.

Star 1: Cruiser Crossing the Rainbow

Head to the flying carpet and let it take you for a ride. Jump over or duck under any dangers that get in your way. When you reach the point where there's a magic carpet on either side of you, jump on the one to the left. Continue to dodge and jump as it takes you further up.

You'll eventually make it to an airship. Jump on board and head towards the front of the boat. A Star is waiting here for you.

Star 2: The Big House in the Sky

After landing in the level, long jump to the large pole and climb up to the platform above. Jump across the spinning platforms and make your way onto the magic carpet. Dodge and jump around obstacles that get in your way as it takes you upward.

When you get to the point where two carpets are on either side of you, jump on the right one. Continue dodging and jumping. It will eventually take you to the top of a floating house. Jump on the roof and collect the Star.

Star 3: Coins Amassed in a Maze

Upon landing in the level, long jump to the nearby pole and head up. Make your way across the spinning platforms to the structure on your left. Wall jump around this area and you'll collect all eight Red Coins. The Star will appear at the bottom of the structure when you've collected them all.

Star 4: Swingin' in the Breeze

Long jump to the pole and then slide down. Make your way along the various platforms to your left being careful not to fall. Watch out, some of these platforms will pivot or fall if you spend too much time on them.

Ride the yellow platform that moves back and forth then head up the wooden ramp. You'll reach the Star if you jump along the platforms to the left.

Star 5: Tricky Triangles!

Once more long jump to the long pole and slide down. Get up to where the yellow platform floats back and forth, but this time continue straight instead of going up the wooden ramp.

Jump along the various platforms and dodge the flames until you reach the Purple ! Button. Hit this switch to make the pyramids turn over. Quickly hop along these overturned platforms until you reach the floating island above. The Star will be waiting for you there.

Star 6: Somewhere over the Rainbow

Head to the place where you found all of the Red Coins, only this time, go as far as you can to the left. You'll know you're in the right place when you see a Blue Coin Button. Wall jump up on top of the maze and then head right.

You'll meet a pink Bob-omb who will open the cannon for you. Head right and take the elevator down. Now head right along the spinning platforms and then take the flying carpet for a ride.

Duck and jump around obstacles along the way. When you get to the area where there are two carpets on either side of you, jump on the left one. Ride it all the way to the airship. Head to the back of the ship and fall down the hole. Aim the cannon through the center of the rainbow ring in the sky in such a way that Mario will grab hold of the pole on the floating island in the distance.

Fall down the pole and either dodge around or defeat the Chuckya. Hit the Yellow ! Block to get the Star.

Star 7: 100 Coin Power Star

Here's how to collect 100 Coins at Rainbow Ride.

  • There are five Coins next to the long pole near where you land in the level.
  • Grabbing all Red Coins will add 16 Coins to your total.
  • Throw the two Bob-ombs near the Red Coin maze at each other to earn two Coins.
  • Head to the Red Coin maze and go as far as you can to the left. You'll find a Blue Coin Button. Upon ground-pounding it, six Blue Coins will appear. You'll need to quickly wall jump up the maze from directly where you currently are to get all of them. If you get them all, this will add 30 Coins to your total.
  • There are five Coins just above the wooden ramp with steps on it, near the Swingin' in the Breeze Star.
  • The spinning platform near where you jump on the carpet has eight Coins.
  • Ride the carpet up the rainbow and collect Coins along the way.
  • When you have a carpet on either side of you, jump on the right carpet and head into the floating house. Collect the five Coins on the table.
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