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Rainbow Route

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Rainbow Route
KatAM S RainbowRoute1.png
The Central Circle in the middle of Rainbow Route.
Level Nr. 1
Room count 51
Goal Game count 3
Connected level(s) Moonlight Mansion
Cabbage Cavern
Mustard Mountain
Carrot Castle
Mid-Bosses Batafire
Box Boxer
Master Hand
Boss None
Theme music

Clip of the "Forest/Nature Area" theme from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

Level progression
First level Moonlight Mansion
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Rainbow Route is a location found in and around the center of the Mirror World, a dimension that lies parallel to Dream Land. It is mostly composed of an overgrown forest path that leads around the land in a circle. While mostly located in a forest, Rainbow Route also features caves, tunnels, and mountain trails. At certain points, the path branches and connects to the many other locations of the Mirror World, making Rainbow Route the main hub from which most other areas are reached. In the center of the Rainbow Route there lies a giant rainbow from which a sanctuary-like building can be accessed. This building, which seems to be located in the sky since it is surrounded by clouds, serves as the resting place of an important mirror. During the Kirby series, Kirby visits this place only in one game, namely Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.

General Description[edit]

Kirby travels through the Rainbow Route while attempting to save the Mirror World from Dark Mind during Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. When he first arrives at the Central Circle after pursuing the foe who split him into four, he witnesses a fight between Meta Knight and his counterpart Dark Meta Knight, the latter being responsible for Kirby's split. Dark Meta Knight then manages to trap Meta Knight inside the mirror and breaks it into eight shards, which he spreads over the whole world.

After that the Rainbow Route serves as the game's hub, connecting to all the areas Kirby needs to explore. Hidden throughout the different areas are several Big Switches which activate Mirror Doors between the areas and the Central Circle. Kirby can use these gateways as shortcuts to travel faster through the Mirror World by jumping from hub to hub. After collecting all eight Mirror Shards, the Dimension Mirror in the center of the world becomes the passage leading to the final boss. After Kirby defeats this foe, Meta Knight leaves his sword behind in front of the mirror, which Kirby can use from then on.

From all nine areas found in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Rainbow Route is the only one that features Mid-Bosses, but no Bosses and therefore no Mirror Shards. It is also one of the two levels to be not named after a certain kind of food, the other one being Moonlight Mansion.

Enemies and Mid-Bosses in Rainbow Route[edit]

Image Name Copy Ability Image Name Copy Ability Image Name Copy Ability Image Name Copy Ability Image Name Copy Ability
KaTAM Bang Bang.png Bang-Bang Missile KaTAM Cookin.png Cookin Cook KatAMHeavyKnight.png Heavy Knight Sword KatAMPrank.png Prank None KatAM Snooter.png Snooter None
KaTAM Batty.png Batty None KatAMCupie.png Cupie Cupid KNiDL Hot Head sprite.png Hot Head Fire KNiDL Rocky sprite.png Rocky Stone KatAMSoarar.png Soarar None
KaTAM Big Waddle Dee Sprite.png Big Waddle Dee None KaTAM Droppy.png Droppy None (default) KNiDL Laser Ball sprite.png Laser Ball Laser KatAMRolyPoly.png Roly-Poly None KNiDL Sparky sprite.png Sparky Spark
KNiDL Blipper sprite.png Blipper None KNiDL Flamer sprite.png Flamer Burning KaTAM Leap.png Leap None KNiDL Scarfy sprite.png Scarfy N/A KNiDL Sword Knight sprite.png Sword Knight Sword
KatAMBlockin.png Blockin N/A KatAMFoley.png Foley Bomb KatAMMetalGuardian.png Metal Guardian Laser KatAMShadowKirby.png Shadow Kirby None KNiDL Twister sprite.png Twister Tornado
KNiDL Bomber sprite.png Bomber Crash KatAMGiantRocky.png Giant Rocky Stone KatAMMirra.png Mirra N/A KatAMShooty.png Shooty None KNiDL Waddle Dee sprite.png Waddle Dee None
KatAMBoxin.png Boxin Fighter KatAMGolemBrown.pngKatAMGolemYellow.png Golem Stone, Wheel KNiDL Noddy sprite.png Noddy Sleep KNiDL Shotzo sprite.png Shotzo N/A KNiDL Waddle Doo sprite.png Waddle Doo Beam
KNiDL Bronto Burt sprite.png Bronto Burt None KNiDL Gordo sprite.png Gordo N/A KNiDL Parasol enemy sprite.png Parasol Parasol KNiDL Sir Kibble sprite.png Sir Kibble Cutter KNiDL Wheelie sprite.png Wheelie Wheel
KatAMChip.png Chip None KatAMHaley.png Haley None
Sprite Name Copy Ability
KatAMBatafire.png Batafire Burning
KatAMBoxBoxer.png Box Boxer Fighter
KatAMMasterHand.png Master Hand Smash


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Rainbow Route is far and away the largest area in the game, consisting of 51 separate rooms. It also bears the Central Circle (appropriately) in the center, which, by the end of the game, links to all the other areas in the world. The area can be described as fairly circuitous, with a single primary path leading from the central zone to the surrounding areas.

Rainbow Route is bordered to the east by Moonlight Mansion, to the south by Cabbage Cavern, to the north-east by Mustard Mountain, and to the west by Carrot Castle. Each border links to these areas by several routes, making access fairly straightforward.

Rainbow Route has three Goal rooms. Completing these rooms takes Kirby and his clones to the Goal Game, then returns them to the Central Circle. There is no Boss Room for this area.

For a full synopsis of what's in each room, click on any room on the map to head to the corresponding page.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レインボールート
Reinbō Rūto
Rainbow Route
French Route Arc-en-ciel Rainbow Route
German Regen-bogenroute Rainbow Route
Italian Sentiero Arcobaleno Rainbow Trail
Spanish Ruta Arco Iris Rainbow Route

Regions in the Mirror World
Rainbow RouteMoonlight MansionCabbage CavernMustard MountainCarrot CastleOlive OceanPeppermint PalaceRadish RuinsCandy ConstellationKatAM M MirrorWorld.png
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