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
Comparable
Blooper Racers
The three Blooper Racers

Blooper Racers[1] are a variety of Blooper appearing only in Ricco Harbor in Super Mario Sunshine. Mario can ride on them. Every episode that Blooper Racers appear in is timed. They come in three colors, with each variety having different abilities. Green Bloopers[2][1][3] are slow and have a tight turning radius, but they travel across land faster than other colors. Yellow Bloopers[1] have average speed and an average turning radius. Lastly, Purple Bloopers[2][1] (or Pink Bloopers)[3] are fast and have a wide turning radius. If the Control Stick is held down in any direction, all Blooper Racer colors move at the same high speed, though they keep their unique turning radii,[4] so the Green Blooper is superior over the other Blooper Racer colors. 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.[5] Bumping into an obstacle at top speed causes Mario to lose a life.

In Episode 2 of Ricco Harbor, Mario must complete an obstacle course run by the Big Daddy of Blooper-surfing in 45 seconds or less while riding on the Blooper Racer of his choice. This is repeated in Episode 10, except the time limit is reduced to 40 seconds. In Episode 6, Mario must ride on a Blooper Racer to get Red Coins scattered over the water within two minutes, because otherwise, he loses a life. It is possible yet very difficult to complete the challenge without a Blooper Racer.[6]

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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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton (September 3, 2002). Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 0-7615-3961-1. Page 18.
  2. ^ a b Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh (2002). Super Mario Sunshine Official Strategy Guide. BradyGAMES (American English). ISBN 0-7440-0180-3. Page 96.
  3. ^ a b Loe, Casey (August 12, 2002). Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Versus Books (American English). ISBN 1-931886-09-1. Page 45.
  4. ^ AverageTreyVG (August 25, 2023). Sunshine's Squid Speedrun Safari. YouTube (English). Retrieved October 30, 2023.
  5. ^ Gaming Reinvented (September 21, 2020). How to Stop Blooper Surfing in Super Mario Sunshine (Glitch). YouTube (American English). Retrieved May 2, 2023.
  6. ^ H the Second (November 1, 2020). Super Mario Sunshine Ricco Harbor Episode 6 | No blooper racer. YouTube (English). Retrieved April 6, 2021.
  7. ^ Sakai, Kazuya (Ambit) et al. (October 19, 2015). Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Sunshine section. Shogakukan (Japanese). ISBN 978-4-09-106569-8. Page 105.
  8. ^ July 4, 2018. Super Mario Encyclopedia. Soleil Productions (French). ISBN 2302070046. Page 105.