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Super Mario Sunshine

by Nintendo
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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  • The GameCube's first Mario title, developed by creator Shigeru Miyamoto
  • Explore a colourful 3-D world filled with expansive environments
  • Return the island to pristine condition using Mario's new water pump
  • Cheery graphics, real-time lighting effects and stunning reflections
  • Visit Yoshi, Toad and a host of other friends
  • Encounter a collection of enemies bent on foiling Mario's efforts
  • More mobility than ever before--different jumps, bounce off walls, run, slide, climb, and fly
  • For 1 player
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Game Information

  • Platform:   GameCube
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, suitable for all
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B000066JRN
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 13.3 x 1.3 cm ; 82 g
  • Release Date: 4 Oct 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,547 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description Review

Six years. Six long years we've had to wait for a new Mario game and finally it's here. And even considering the ridiculously unfair expectations, Super Mario Sunshine is almost entirely as good as you'd hope and expect.

The premise of the game is that Mario's tropical holiday is ruined when he's stitched up by an evil lookalike for daubing graffiti all over the island. Rather conveniently there's an extremely useful water pump waiting for him to use, which not only washes away the mess but also doubles as a handy jet pack. The jet pack aspect means that whenever you fall off something you have the chance to immediately recover yourself; this built-in safety net means the game can afford to be far more ambitious in its level designs than ever before, with massive levels filled with trampolines, tightropes, water-powered windmills, huge coral reefs and mountains and mountains of platforms.

The whole thing looks amazing, too, with the most realistic water ever seen in a video game and a near infinite draw distance. And that's without evening mentioning the rideable, fruit juice-spewing Yoshis, the extra water nozzles, the super-hardcore platform levels where Shadow Mario nicks your jet pack, or the goop-generating bosses who seem to live to make Princess Peach's laundry a nightmare.

After the sweet but rather short pleasures of Luigi's Mansion and Pikmin, you need have no fear that Mario Sunshine is of a similarly brief nature. There are a total of 120 shines to collect--the same number of stars as in Super Mario 64--and the game world is at least as large and far more interactive. This is without question the best game on the GameCube yet; that may be no more than you'd expect from a Mario game, but it's certainly more than most of us mere mortals deserve. --David Jenkins

Product Description

In his newest adventure, Mario visits a tropical island and is mistaken for a local outlaw. So he straps on a hydro-powered water pump to clean up the mess, clear his name and meet up with old friends. Hose down enemies and meet the locals in this colorful, action-packed adventure set in sprawling 3D worlds with surprises around every corner. Made in USA.

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
By Tom Robinson VINE VOICE
Format:Video Game
You’ll probably want an acceptable reason why I have rated Super Mario Sunshine a 5 star game and here it is. It’s Mario, he’s back and is better than ever…nuff said. Perhaps that wasn’t worthy enough to make this a helpful review, so to those who aren’t familiar with Mario games (may god help you) and need more than the above passage to convince you to buy this, read on.
Mario, Princess Peach and Toad are heading on a plane towards their holiday destination, Isle Delfino. But trouble begins from the moment they land as some form of goo covers the runway. Mario immediately takes on FLUDD (Flash Liquidiser Ultra Dousing Device), a water-squirting backpack courtesy of Professor E. Gadd enterprises (remember the scientist from Luigi’s Mansion?) and begins to clear the mess. To thank Mario though, the island’s citizens throw him into prison, accusing him of causing the foul graffiti.
When he is finally released, his relaxation time is over, as his sentence is to clean the island and trap a fiend impersonating him…and naturally, Peach is kidnapped. The plot is of little importance but it’s intriguing to see this game containing more story than its predecessors, as you actually feel like taking part in an adventure rather than persistently tackling new stages. This is aided by the central hub being a vibrant seaside town instead of a deserted castle (i.e. Super Mario 64), although the tropical theme, while Making SMS feel unified and whole, lacks the abstract inventiveness of Super Mario 64. Still, the move clear of the forest-sand-ice-lava world custom is refreshing and each stage seems to have its own originality of carribean influences.
Speaking of originality, this games primary feature is the FLUDD.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic. 20 Mar 2003
Format:Video Game
I won't go into details about the plot of this game, FLUDD or the occasionally problematic camera because you know all that from other reviews. This is a supremely polished game, no matter what anyone says. OK, there is the occasional texture that looks a bit N64 but does real life, on the whole, look as good as Super Mario Sunshine? No. It's the perfect extension of pure Nintendo escapism- a beautiful holiday island. Sliding flat on your belly down a chalk-white pathway drenched in the water spraying from a nearby fountain in Bianco Hills is the second most fun thing that can be done in the privacy on your bedroom. The first, of course, is pulling a giant squid's tentacles until he dives into a nearby harbour. Mario's movement is more bouncy than ever and he can kick his way up walls! The continuity on this game is excellent- you can see the complicated series of scaffolding in Ricco Harbour from Bianco Hills, for instance. Such is your belief in the immersive environment that you feel throughly disappointed when you hit an invisible wall, such as that in the middle of the sea. It's like the closing scene of The Truman Show- the realisation that there are still boundaries in Mario's world and a world beyond video games. Sorry if I'm getting a bit too philosophical but this game makes you get like that. So what's wrong with the game? Well, the Corona Mountain level is thoroughly short and feels rushed. It's linearity might be deliberate, though, on a par with the old-skool levels where FLUDD is taken away from you. There is too much repetition, like chasing Shadow Mario. And the warp pipes, while handy, mean that Ricco Harbour is easier than it could have been. Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game 31 Dec 2013
Format:Video Game|Verified Purchase
Bought second hand for my daughter as she remembers it from years ago. In great condition and plays perfectly - struggling to get her off the game to do anything else.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game 19 Mar 2013
Format:Video Game|Verified Purchase
My little boys love this game. I had this game as a kid too, and it goes to show that Mario never goes out of fashion.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This should have been a launch title! 20 Dec 2002
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Format:Video Game
Super Mario Sunshine is quite strange, in the fact that Mario has a water pump straped to his back to clean up paint! An imposter Mario is causing havoc on Isle Delfino and it is your job, controlling Mario, to clear up the island and defeat your foe. At first the controls and tasks can be quite tricky but as the games goes along it is very addictive and gets easier. There are many levels and worlds to complete with 120 shines to collect. This prove a tricky task even to the best gamers! The graphics are also very good and things actually look "rounded" rather than pixels and polygons sticking out all over the place! This should have been a launch title!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mario Sunshine (The Console Holiday) 31 Jan 2005
Format:Video Game
Super Mario Sunshine is the Plucky Italian Plumbers, first solo outing on the Gamecube since the awesome Mario64 appeared on the N64.
Never before has a plumber looked so cuddly nor colourful as Mario is on this game.
Mario begins the game on Delfino Island, a popular tourist resort, where he is immediately accused of spraying grafitti on the fair islands buildings.
He is ordered to clean it up or face imprisonment for the crimes that he did not commit.
So with the help of FLUDD (A talking,duck-like, hose) Mario begins his quest to clean the Isle of Delfino and return the Shine Sprites, to win his freedom and clear his name.
GRAPHICS: 5 out of 5 (Bright,colourful and sharp)
GAMEPLAY: 4 out of 5 (Fiendish in places, easy in others)
CONTROLS: 5 out of 5 (Easy to learn,easy to master)
SOUND: 4 out of 5 (Tropical tunes, with familar classics)
BOSSES: 4 out of 5 (Inventive but frustrating at times)
OVERALL: 4 out of 5 (Brilliant game, with a long lifespan, but
older players may not like it)
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4.0 out of 5 stars fab game for kids and adults who love a bit of a gaming night
fab game for kids and adults who love a bit of a gaming night :) I would say yes to this.
Published 8 hours ago by X_Hannah_X
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok
It's kind of hard for beginners. They could of put more easy missions (levels) at the beginnging of the game.
Published 14 months ago by G. A. Le Roux
5.0 out of 5 stars Yaaaaaay
been looking for the game since I found my gamecube back out and my origional copy wasn't working! Playing it all day now!
Published 16 months ago by JelousyAngel
3.0 out of 5 stars good but the camera can be annoying
the game is good but while playing the rotateable camera can sometimes block view which can hinder gameplay the actual games pretty fun but i have found it a bit difficult to... Read more
Published 17 months ago by dan
3.0 out of 5 stars Game
Like this game even though it's really old brought it second hand and it works fine thanks. x x x
Published 18 months ago by xxxMeganxxx
5.0 out of 5 stars very good game?
I recommend this game is very good if you like other mario games. Mario goes to delfino plaza but is wrongly accused of spreading goo but it was actually shadow mario... Read more
Published on 7 Jun 2012 by lukas2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Prompt delivery as promised. According to my 9 yrs son, the game is in excellent condition, in fact this is now his favourite game. Read more
Published on 27 May 2012 by LiLong2012
4.0 out of 5 stars he's like a kid again
when the game arrived in the post, my other half's face lit up like a child at Christmas. He plays the game quite a lot, always finds quirky little things to show me and my kids... Read more
Published on 2 May 2012 by lisamannings
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad but...
I was missing this game in my collection, but after buying it I feel like this game is just that: some (minor) part of your Mario collection. Read more
Published on 25 Feb 2012 by António
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