Blooper Racer

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Blooper Racer
Rendered model of the pink Blooper Racer in Super Mario Sunshine.
Model of the Purple Blooper from Super Mario Sunshine.
First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Variant of Blooper

The three Blooper Racers

Blooper Racers[1] are a variety of Blooper that appear only in Ricco Harbor in 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. Every episode that Blooper Racers appear in is timed. They come in three colors, each affecting their abilities:

  • Green Blooper[2][3][4] – This Blooper is slow but easy to control.
  • Yellow Blooper[3] – This Blooper has average speed and control.
  • Purple Blooper[2][3] (or Pink)[4] – This Blooper is fast but hard to control.

In Episode 2 of Ricco Harbor, Mario must complete an obstacle course in 45 seconds or less while riding on the Blooper Racer of his choice. In Episode 6, Mario must ride on a Blooper to get Red Coins scattered over the water in two minutes or less. It is possible, albeit very difficult, to complete the episode without a Blooper Racer.[5] In Episode 10, Mario must repeat Episode 2 but with only 40 seconds to complete it rather than 45. Bumping into an obstacle at top speed or running out of time in Episode 6 costs Mario a life.

Mario can dismount a Blooper Racer by running into a Swim Ring Pianta, or by landing on the Rocket Nozzle box or the umbrella near the Blooper Racers.[6]

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Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Sunshine root/data/scene/ricco1.szs/scene/mapobj/surfgeso.bmd Surfgeso Surf Bloop

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イカサーフィン[7]
Ika Sāfin
Squid Surfin'
French Calamar surfeur[8] Surfer squid
Italian Calamako da corsa Racing Blooper


  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. ^ H the Second. November 1, 2020. Super Mario Sunshine Ricco Harbor Episode 6 | No blooper racer. YouTube. Retrieved April 6, 2021.
  6. ^ Gaming Reinvented. September 21, 2020. How to Stop Blooper Surfing in Super Mario Sunshine (Glitch). Youtube. Retrieved May 2, 2023.
  7. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Sunshine section, page 105.
  8. ^ Super Mario Encyclopedia; pag. 105