Blooper Racer

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The three Blooper Racers

Blooper Racers[1] are a variety of Blooper that appears only in Ricco Harbor in the game Super Mario Sunshine. In this game, Mario must ride on one through an obstacle course run by a Pianta named the Big Daddy of Blooper-surfing, and in the harbor itself to get Red Coins. They come in three colors, each affecting their abilities:

  • Purple Blooper[2][3] (or Pink[4]) - These Bloopers are fast, but hard to control.
  • Green Blooper[2][3][4] - These Bloopers are slow, but easy to control.
  • Yellow Blooper[3] - These Bloopers have average speed and control.

In Episode 2 of Ricco Harbor, Mario must complete an obstacle course in 45 seconds or less while riding on the Blooper of his choice. Bumping into an obstacle or running out of time costs Mario a life. In Episode 6, Mario must ride on a Blooper to get Red Coins scattered over the water in 2 minutes or less. In Episode 10, Mario must repeat Episode 2, though in 40 seconds instead of 45. Every episode that Blooper Racers appear in is timed.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Surfgeso[5]
(internal)
イカサーフィン[6]
Ika Sāfin
Surf Bloop

Squid Surfin'

Trivia[edit]

  • It is actually possible to complete Episode 6 without the need of a Blooper Racer, though it is very difficult.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 18.
  2. ^ a b Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine BradyGames Official Strategy Guide. Page 46.
  3. ^ a b c Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 18.
  4. ^ a b Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 45.
  5. ^ Super Mario Sunshine, internal filename root/data/scene/ricco1.szs/scene/mapobj/surfgeso.bmd
  6. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Sunshine section, page 105.