Corona Mountain

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Corona Mountain
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Greater Location Isle Delfino
Inhabitants Bowser, Bowser Jr., Lava Cheep Cheeps
First Appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest Appearance Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (2017)
The Corona Mountain crater.

Corona Mountain is the eighth and final level in Super Mario Sunshine. Corona Mountain is a volcano on Isle Delfino, located directly behind Delfino Plaza. As Isle Delfino is shaped like a dolphin, Corona Mountain is placed where the dolphin's blowhole would be. The entrance to the volcano is located behind the Shine Gate, over a couple of ledges and behind a hot spring. To enter Corona Mountain, the player has to have had completed each of the other levels' seventh episode, which are the Shadow Mario episodes. Upon doing so, the gate blocking the entrance to the volcano will break and Delfino Plaza will become flooded. Simply entering and leaving Corona Mountain will return Delfino Plaza to normal.

History[edit]

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

Mario riding in a mud boat inside Corona Mountain.

The interior of Corona Mountain is a large pool of lava with several scattered platforms. Several of the platforms appear to be part of a broken walkway that used to lead to the back of the volcano. The first half of the volcano has large, square platforms Mario has to jump between. The platforms contain either spikes that move in and out of the platform or fire that Mario has to spray with F.L.U.D.D. to dowse. Several Lava Cheep Cheeps will also be jumping out of the lava in the first half of the stage. In the center of the stage, there is a sprinkler players can use to refill F.L.U.D.D. and a crate with a 1-Up Mushroom in it.

The second half of the stage has many spires coming out of the lava and the player needs to use a boat to move through them to the platform in the back. To propel the boat, players have to spray water in the opposite direction of where they want the boat to move, though the propulsion also takes into account where Mario is standing on the boat. If the boat crashes into something, it will sink and Mario could fall into the lava. In the center of the spires is a sprinkler that will refill F.L.U.D.D. if Mario travels underneath it.

At the end of Corona Mountain is a large, circular platform with a Rocket Nozzle power-up. Using the Rocket Nozzle, Mario can shoot up to the clouds above, some of which are moving. At the end of the clouds is a red cloud that will send Mario to the final boss fight when he shoots through it.

Episodes[edit]

The unused banner for Corona Mountain.

This location contains only the following episode. Despite this, there is an unused banner for this episode, meaning it was intended to have an episode selection.

Image Episode Name Summary
SMS Corona Mountain Tub Battle.png Episode:
Father and Son Shine!
This episode's objective is to defeat Bowser and Bowser Jr. at the top of the mountain.

Blue Coin Locations[edit]

Ten Blue Coins are found within Corona Mountain. One is found on the stone platform in the first half of the stage and the other nine are found above the lava in the second half.

Mario Sports Mix[edit]

Corona Mountain, named Fire Mountain, in Mario Sports Mix.

In Mario Sports Mix, the Smash Skate arena Fire Mountain is based on Corona Mountain, and is called "Corona Mountain" in the Japanese releases.

Minecraft[edit]

Corona Mountain appears in the premade world for the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack in Minecraft.

Official description[edit]

Isle Delfino Guide Book information for Corona Mountain.

The hot spring at the foot of Isle Delfino's mountain is relaxing, but the lava caves, which open on the plaza, are forbidden for public safety.

Name[edit]

"Corona" means "crown" in Italian, Spanish and Latin, and can also refer to the superhot plasma atmosphere that surrounds the sun. Because the rest of the locations of Isle Delfino have Italian names, the lava-filled volcano's allusion to the sun's heat may have merely been an afterthought or coincidence when "corona" was chosen for the mountain that crowned the "head" of the dolphin-shaped island.

Music[edit]

Audio.svg Corona Mountain - Corona Mountain theme (full version). The whole song is a racey drum rhythm, with ambient crashes and wind, plus an organ.
Corona Mountain Super Mario Sunshine.oga
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コロナマウンテン
Korona maunten
Corona Mountain
Spanish Montaña de Fuoco Fuoco Mountain (Fuoco is fire in Italian)
French Mont Corona Mount Corona
German Collina Korona Collina Corona; Italian for Corona Hill
Italian Vulcano Corona Corona (Crown) Volcano

Trivia[edit]

  • The entrance to the mountain was once covered in grass in pre-release versions of the Plaza.
  • This is the only place that can be seen from everywhere in Isle Delfino.
  • There is an unused episode select screen banner for Corona Mountain, suggesting that it was originally going to feature more than one episode.
  • Though the player cannot see a sky in this course, it actually recycles the same sky dome for some secret courses. This also goes for the Blooper surfing course in Episode 2 of Ricco Harbor.