Delfino Emergency Broadcast System
The Delfino Emergency Broadcast System, acronymized as D.E.B.S., is Isle Delfino's instant news and warning system. It provides the island's inhabitants with notifications about various happenings around the island, including current events and recent disasters. While it usually provides the player with helpful hints, these hints are often very subtle; for instance, the goop covering the Grand Pianta Statue at the beginning of the game is hinted at with an alert saying that "...several people have gone missing near the Grand Pianta statue...", referring to the fact that many of the Piantas and Nokis in Bianco Square have been buried under the goop.
The Delfino Emergency Broadcast System is first seen in Super Mario Sunshine, where it appears exclusively in Delfino Plaza as scrolling white text on a translucent black background on the bottom of the screen, following a four-note chime. It also appears in Mario Power Tennis during the Tic-Tac-Glow minigame as one of the game's generic advice messages, labeled as "D.E.B.S." (in a different font than the one used in Super Mario Sunshine). In both appearances, it works similar to a news ticket.
D.E.B.S. ALERT messages in Super Mario Sunshine
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