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The Delfino Airstrip is a seaside location where tourists first come to when visiting Isle Delfino by plane. It is a simple landing strip built on small islets in the waters near Delfino Plaza. Travelers can reach the mainland via small boats.
Super Mario Sunshine
Delfino Airstrip Dilemma
The plane Mario, Princess Peach, Toadsworth, and the Toads were flying in comes to a screeching halt once it arrives at the airstrip. Leaving the plane, the characters find goop in the shape of Mario's face. Toadsworth will tell Mario to find some assistance as Peach notices Shadow Mario nearby. Finding F.L.U.D.D. on the opposite end of the airstrip, the player has to defeat the Polluted Piranha in the center by spraying it when its mouth is open. Spraying it three times will defeat it, revealing the Shine Sprite and returning the airstrip to normal. Afterwards, Mario will be taken to a trial, with the Piantas blaming Mario for vandalizing their island.
This is the only Shine Sprite in the game that cannot be recollected.
Red Coins of the Airstrip
After opening up Corona Mountain and paying a Pianta in Delfino Plaza ten coins to return to the airstrip, the player can do a Red Coin challenge. By Ground Pounding a Red Coin Switch and using the Turbo Nozzle, the player has to collect the eight Red Coins both on and around the airstrip. Collecting them all within the time limit will reward the player with the Shine Sprite.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Delfino Airstrip only makes a small cameo in Super Smash Bros. Brawl in the background of the Delfino Plaza stage. The airstrip's model seems to be largely simplified from its appearance in Super Mario Sunshine, in that it simply looks like a floating block in the ocean.
Nozzle Boxes appear during Mario's second visit. The Rocket Nozzle does not appear anywhere on the airstrip, although if desired, the player is able to take any nozzle from Delfino Plaza to the Airstrip, allowing them to use the Rocket Nozzle there.
A simple airstrip built on small islets in the waters near Delfino Plaza. Access to the mainland is via small boats.
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