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Super Mario Sunshine

スーパーマリオサンシャイン

Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
19 July 2002
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The ultimate 3D Mario experience. Super Mario Sunshine was a staple of my childhood and still to this day, it is the game I judge new 3D Mario titles too. Maybe it was the fact that this was the launch title for an entirely brand new system that was miles away graphically from the previous Mario entry that colored me to this irrational conclusion, but the colors, the atmosphere, the nostalgia. Its funny how something can be ingrained in your memory, ill forever have the smell of onions from my moms cooking, wafting into the living room from the kitchen, in my mind whenever I hear the opening notes and see the wipe transition to Delfino Plaza when booting up the game. Something about those two stimulants, one separate from the other, can bring you back to a moment in time.

Game play wise Mario is just as bouncy and athletic (if not more so) as he was on the N64, but now he is equipped with a versatile hydro cannon/Jet backpack. F.L.U.D.D. will never not be a controversial addition to Mario's historic items, but what the game so painfully demonstrates with the rare sections where you are stripped of him, he is easily missed. Honestly, gimmick or not, it is an interesting and fun twist on what we expect from Mario Items. To counter balance the fact that Mario is both a world class Olympic level athlete equipped with a variable jet pack, Nintendo took the logical step in removing FLUDD from several stages to show off Mario in all his greasy plumber glory. These platforming stages are probably the most annoying thing in the game and I honestly wish they were optional, instead of instrumental, in progressing in the the game. Aside from that annoying fact, this games world is so fun to play in, and even after 20 years it amazes how well the graphics still hold up as well.
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_tumbleweed_ 2022-01-05T04:52:06Z
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Great moveset/visuals. Everything else is pretty poor.
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polyestergiant 2021-09-06T16:23:56Z
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Está longe de ser um jogo mediano ou indiferente. A criatividade do level design, característica da série, está presente aqui. Tem um quê bizarro interessante, e a trilha sonora embala tudo muito bem.

Mas o que tem de pontos positivos, tem de falhas técnicas. Me irritei mais do que me diverti com esse jogo. E que ideia dublar um Mario, hein…?
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Super Mario Sunshine? It's sadly not that good.

I like how this game feels like a true sequel to Super Mario 64 gameplay-wise: a true exploration 3D platformer instead of a linear course, like in Super Mario Galaxy.
However... this doesn't make it good. Or fun. There are Shine Sprites, which work like Stars, and there are also Blue Coins, which... I guess you also need to collect them. However, they're sometimes in plain sight offering no challenge to collect them, sometimes you need to do some ridiculous task like throwing three pineapples to a basket to get them... why do I need to do that? It's not fun. And the FLUDD? Well, sadly it doesn't really help Mario's movements. Example: You can't do the long jump, because you can use your FLUDD to hover. So that's kinda useless, since a long jump is much quicker and more fun to pull off. The story is also weird - not the typical "save Peach" storyline - instead, Mario and Peach are on vacation, and Mario basically needs to clean up the town which was covered in paint by some mysterious doppelgänger. Well, it's something fresh, but honestly, it all boils down to community service in the town. Also, all the levels take place on the same island, which makes them not very different from each other - however, there are certain obstacle course sections which look like some alt-reality, reminiscent of some Mario Galaxy prototype. You lose your FLUDD in them - but that actually makes you feel more mobile... and nowadays, it makes me want to just play Super Mario Galaxy
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Karbulot 2021-07-28T20:48:04Z
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Improves On Mario 64 (Almost)
Super Mario Sunshine almost improves on Super Mario 64 in every way. The camera is so much easier to handle and the game is a lot less unforgiving.

This is probably the most story-driven 3D Mario game. It has a consistent story and even has fully voice-acted cutscenes. Everyone but Mario has an official voice in this game. I've heard people hate on this... I didn't really mind because the gameplay and levels are still very fun.

The story is more packed than Sunshine's predecessor, but it's still simple.

Mario and Princess Peach, along with a few Toads are on a vacation to the tropical island, Delfino Plaza. Upon arrival, They see the town vandalized with goo and slime. Mario is framed by the real culprit who is a Shadow version of himself. His punishment is to clean the island up with his new tool known as F.L.U.U.D. He also must recover the missing Shine Sprites

50 Shine Sprites is the minimum amount you need but there's a total of 120 Shine Sprites.

This is the first 3D Mario game to include Yoshi as a playable companion to Mario and he controls extremely well with the Fruit system.

The main attraction, however, is F.L.U.U.D. The entirety of Mario's controls works really well with it. Shooting water, and hovering is well designed here.

The OST is extremely fitting to the tropical setting and it's a blast to listen to

The game isn't without its issues. The game has extreme difficulty spikes at times. The best example I can think of is the infamous "I'm a Chuckster" level. Speaking of levels, the level design could've been a lot better.

Because Nintendo incorporated F.L.U.U.D. ... The long jump and backflip have been removed which makes certain no F.L.U.U.D. levels more difficult than they had to be

I also dislike how linear it is. Mario has always been best as a nonlinear game. But you have to do each Shine in a specific order in this one which takes away the player freedom Mario is known for.

With that being said, Super Mario Sunshine is an excellent game and is incredibly well designed. Definitely not the best 3D Mario game, But still a great game nonetheless
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I remember playing this game on Gamecube when I was younger, I mostly played PS2 but we also had a Gamecube that was on occasion touched, I mostly played the Resident Evil remaster on it. I remember the catchy theme song to this and to be honest, its actually my first Mario game that I beat. Its a good Mario game and a solid platformer. It feels like a sequel to Super Mario 64 but only you get a jetpack in this and water gun, and I like the World this is set in. But the game does get a little repetitive and drag out at points. And its not quite as good as Super Mario 64 nor is it as good as the Mario Galaxy games on Wii but this still isn't a bad entry and is easily in the top 10 Mario games.
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maplegotchi スーパーマリオサンシャイン 2022-05-23T15:38:39Z
2022-05-23T15:38:39Z
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Lornz スーパーマリオサンシャイン 2022-05-23T05:32:32Z
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guerrilla スーパーマリオサンシャイン 2022-05-21T14:00:22Z
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8000dbcloud スーパーマリオサンシャイン 2022-05-20T20:44:50Z
2022-05-20T20:44:50Z
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ratboygenius スーパーマリオサンシャイン 2022-05-19T05:03:50Z
2022-05-19T05:03:50Z
3.0
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palmfreak スーパーマリオサンシャイン 2022-05-18T19:40:04Z
2022-05-18T19:40:04Z
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mdct77 スーパーマリオサンシャイン 2022-05-18T07:38:59Z
2022-05-18T07:38:59Z
3.5
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Nagual スーパーマリオサンシャイン 2022-05-17T22:41:31Z
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snakechamber スーパーマリオサンシャイン 2022-05-15T19:42:02Z
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luna128 スーパーマリオサンシャイン 2022-05-15T16:54:30Z
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veggiefu スーパーマリオサンシャイン 2022-05-14T21:11:41Z
2022-05-14T21:11:41Z
4.5
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polygonfiction Super Mario Sunshine 2022-05-14T15:09:15Z
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2022-05-14T15:09:15Z
3.5
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  • TheLoneDeranger 2021-08-10 04:46:44.63628+00
    The Camera is the only thing stopping me from A+ing this.
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  • kleptomato 2021-08-21 00:43:51.341847+00
    rly admire just how much stuff u do in this game, plus it controls perfecly and extremely satisfyingly so even just jumping around the hub world is incredibly fun
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  • sinisterMayo 2021-09-27 15:36:39.108164+00
    i used to hate this game but i love it now
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  • AmjadenManjadi 2021-10-15 01:35:33.170749+00
    I love the first 5 hours but it just gets so messy
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  • Minix_Does_Music 2021-10-20 03:33:39.522851+00
    Better than 64 tbh
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    • lno579 2021-11-19 04:19:11.101985+00
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  • tyler_keeble 2021-12-13 14:25:22.494699+00
    Mario's handling in Sunshine is second only to Odyssey.
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  • FlexxReaper 2022-01-02 16:37:04.719928+00
    You either hate or love this, nothing inbetween
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