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Noki Bay
NBay.png
Greater Location Isle Delfino
Inhabitants Nokis, Raccoon, Cheep-Cheeps
First Appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)

“This bay actually contains the tomb of an ancient Noki king! When you spray water on the wall paintings, a path usually opens. It's almost like magic!”
Noki Elder, Super Mario Sunshine

Noki Bay is one of the areas of Isle Delfino, the main setting of Super Mario Sunshine. Noki Bay is located at the north behind the island's "dorsal fin." As the name implies, this area is the home of the Nokis. In order to access Noki Bay, the player has to have collected at least twenty Shine Sprites. Doing so will cause a column of light to appear at the pier of Delfino Plaza, and starring up into it will transport Mario to Noki Bay, similar to the method used when entering the Tower of the Wing Cap in Super Mario 64.

It is the only location on Isle Delfino that does not have an Italian-inspired name. It is also the only main area location in the game not to feature Yoshi.

Layout[edit]

Noki Bay, during the period when the water was polluted.

Noki Bay is comprised of several platforms along the mountain and large pillar-like structures rising out of the water. The pillars have large shells at the top, with one leading to a secret course, and the pillars are connected together by tightropes. Before completing Episode 4, the water in the bay is polluted and will damage Mario if he tries to swim in it. In several of the episodes, there are a number of platforms floating in the water, with some being trampolines.

Directly ahead of where the player starts is a large cliff-side with many platforms leading up it. Mario has to make use of Lifts and Wall Jumps in order to progress upward. During the first episode, many of the platforms are covered by graffiti, and washing away the graffiti on the walls will cause the platforms to reappear. At the top of all the platforms is a hole where a large waterfall is flowing out of. At the bottom of the waterfall is a large cavern where Episodes 4 and 8 take place.

To the left of the players starting point is a coastal area where a large ruin is embedded in the cliff. Placed along the cliff are several markings that will recede into the wall and reveal a path when sprayed. At the base of the cliff and along the coast is a Boat Rental shop run by a Tanooki.

Episodes[edit]

Image Episode Name Summary
NokiBayMonty.png Episode 1:
Uncork the Waterfall
This episode's objective is to defeat the Monty Mole at the top of the cliff.
SMS Noki Bay Episode 2.png Episode 2:
The Boss of Tricky Ruins
This episode's objective is to defeat Gooper Blooper at the top of the ruins.
SMS Noki Bay Episode 3.png Episode 3:
Red Coins in a Bottle
This episode's objective is to collect the Red Coins in a small bottle.
Eely-Mouth's Dentist.PNG Episode 4:
Eely-Mouth's Dentist
This episode's objective is to defeat Eely-Mouth at the bottom of the bay.
SMS Noki Bay Il Piantissimo.png Episode 5:
Il Piantissimo's Surf Swim
This episode's objective is to race against Il Piantissimo.
SMSunshine SecretLevel.png Episode 6:
The Shell's Secret
This episode's objective is to reach a shell at the top of the bay and complete its secret course.
SMS Noki Bay Shadow Mario.png Episode 7:
Hold It, Shadow Mario!
This episode's objective is to defeat Shadow Mario as he runs around Noki Bay.
RedCoinFish.PNG Episode 8:
The Red Coin Fish
This episode's objective is to collect the Red Coins in the underwater cavern.
A Golden Bird.png Episode 9:
A Golden Bird[1]
At the top of the first set of ruins rests a golden bird on the top of a tree. As Mario gets near it,
it will fly away and begin circling the area. The player needs to spray the bird until it drops the Shine Sprite.
Red Coins on the Half Shell.png Episode 10:
Red Coins on the Half Shell
This episode's objective is to collect the Red Coins in the Shell's Secret.

Enemies[edit]

Blue Coin Locations[edit]

# Image Episode(s) Location
1 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 01.png All except Episode 3 Floating above the water near a boat near the starting platform.
2 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 02.png All except Episode 3 Floating above the water to the right of Blue Coin 1. Mario can use F.L.U.D.D. to steer the boat to where he can reach it even when the water is poisonous.
3 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 03.png All except Episode 3 Underneath the waterfall, there is a line of yellow coins leading to a Blue Coin at the bottom.
4 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 04 05.png All except Episode 3 From the area where Mario finds the Yellow Bird for the Shine Sprite in Episode 9, Mario must jump off and aim for an area where 8 squares can be seen on the wall. Spraying the squares reveals two Blue Coins.
5 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 04 05.png All except Episode 3 See Blue Coin 4.
6 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 06.png All except Episode 3 From the area where Blue Coins 4 and 5 are obtained, Mario must jump down to the larger alcove on the right (facing away from the wall) and spray the wall to reveal a hidden area with the Blue Coin.
7 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 07.png All except Episode 3 From Coin 6, Mario must jump down and to the left (facing away from the wall) to an alcove with two symbols, spraying the one on the right to reveal the coin.
8 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 08.png All except Episode 3 From Coin 7, Mario must jump to the down to the ledge and spray the wall to reveal a hidden area with the coin in it.
9 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 09.png All except Episode 3 From Coin 8, Mario must jump down to the alcove with the blank square on the side and spray the wall to make it pull back. He must then jump up the wall until he reaches an alcove with a Blue Coin in it.
10 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin Leads To 10.pngSMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 10.png All except Episode 3 (Rocket Nozzle recommended) At the cliff across from the one where the Yellow Bird is found, he must use the Rocket Nozzle to jump and reach a hole that contains the Blue Coin.
11 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 11.png All except Episode 3 (Rocket Nozzle recommended) To the right (facing towards the cliff) of Coin 10, there is another hole in the cliff. To reach this one, the Rocket Nozzle in combination with a Spin Jump must be used.

Alternatively, Mario can climb to the top of the titular shell from Episode 6: The Shell's Secret, jump toward the enclosure with the Blue Coin, and Rocket Nozzle into the hole.
12 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 12.png All except Episode 3 To the right (facing towards the cliff) of Coin 11, there is Graffiti on the wall.
13 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 13.png All except Episode 3 Above the platform that shoots Mario to the top of the cliff where the Yellow Bird is found, there is another platform. Mario may either use the Rocket Nozzle from the platform below it, or the Hover Nozzle from the top of the cliff to reach it. Spraying the blocks on the wall reveals the Blue Coin.
14 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 14.png All except Episode 3 Mario must drop down the cliff where the Yellow Bird is found to the highest ledge (this ledge is above the one where Blue Coin 13 is found). Spraying the wall reveals an alcove containing the Blue Coin.
15 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 15.png All except Episode 3 There is an alcove containing a Blue Coin in the first wall-maze that Mario uses to climb up to the area where Gooper Blooper in fought in Episode 2.
16 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 16.png All except Episode 3 There is an alcove in the second wall-maze that Mario uses to climb up to the area where Gooper Blooper is fought in Episode 2.
17 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 17.png All except Episode 3 In the room where the Shine Sprite is obtained in Episode 2, Mario must spray the large urns.
18 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 18.png All except Episode 3 See Blue Coin 17.
19 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 19.png All except Episode 3 To the right of the first pulley (where the second lift is), there is a ledge that Mario can hang on and go across. At the end of the ledge to the left, Mario must spray the wall, which opens an indentation containing the Blue Coin.
20 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 20.png All except Episode 3 Continuing along the aforementioned ledge, Mario reaches an alcove at the end of the ledge. He must rest at one of the holes in the middle to avoid falling off. When the end of the ledge is reached, Mario can execute repeated Wall Jumps to reach the Blue Coin at the top.
21 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 21.png All except Episode 3 At the top of a line of Coins above where the Nozzle Box containing the Rocket Nozzle is located.
22 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 22.png All except Episode 3 In a small alcove above where the Nozzle Box containing the Rocket Nozzle is located. After Mario collects this Blue Coin, he will be knocked out of the alcove into the water.
23 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 23.png All except Episode 3 Behind the second pulley, there is another ledge; Mario must follow this to its end and spray the wall to reveal a hole with a Blue Coin inside.
24 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 24.png All except Episode 3 In the alcove below the top of the waterfall cliff where the Nozzle Box containing the Turbo Nozzle is located.
25 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 25.png Episode 6 Mario must spray the ○ Graffiti mark at the bottom of the waterfall cliff.
26 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 26.png Episode 6 Corresponding ○ Graffiti mark near the Raccoon's hut.
27 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 27.png Episodes 4 and 8 On a pillar in the special area below the waterfall.
28 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 28.png Episodes 4 and 8 On a pillar in the special area below the waterfall.
29 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 29.png Episodes 4 and 8 On a pillar in the special area below the waterfall.
30 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 30.png Episodes 4 and 8 On a pillar in the special area below the waterfall.

NOTE: Due to the nature of Episode 3, no Blue Coins can be obtained during that episode.

Nozzle Locations[edit]

Hover Nozzle[edit]

  • Right next to the mudboat shop.

Rocket Nozzle[edit]

  • Mario must climb the southwestern (north being the ocean) wall to find the Nozzle Box at the top. Only available in Episodes 1, 2, and 6.

Turbo Nozzle[edit]

  • There is a hole in the wall that is close to the start of the waterfall where the Nozzle Box can be found. It is only available in Episode 6. In any other episode, it is replaced with a 1-Up Mushroom trapped inside an ice cube.

Official Description[edit]

Isle Delfino Guide Book information for Noki Bay.

Steep cliffs and sea beds are what the Nokis call home. The huge waterfall and three soaring towers resonate with mystic history.

Music[edit]

The theme heard in Noki Bay is performed by a wide variety of different flutes (such as the Western flute and panflute, among others). They are accompanied by harp, xylophones, and various other percussion instruments. It was composed by Shinobu Tanaka.

Audio.svg Noki Bay - Noki Bay theme (full version)
Noki Bay Super Mario Sunshine.oga
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マーレのいりえ
Māre no irie
Noki Bay
Spanish Cala del Sole Sole (Sun in Italian) Bay
French Baie Noki literal translation
German Baia Paradiso Baia Paradiso; Baia means bay and Paradiso is the German name for Noki
Italian Baia dei Noki Nokis' Bay

Trivia[edit]

Noki Bay as shown in the Super Mario Sunshine intro.
  • Noki Bay is the only area in the game that can not be clearly seen from any other location. Additionally, Corona Mountain is the only other location that can be seen from Noki Bay. If a player climbs to the very top of Pianta Village, it is possible to see the cut in the cliff where the bay resides, but the details of the level are not visible.
  • In the Super Mario Sunshine intro, the waterfall, along with a few shell structures of the bay, can be briefly seen in the welcome video.
  • Yoshi does not appear in any of the Noki Bay episodes, presumably due to the large amount of water. Nonetheless, a version of the Noki Bay theme music with Yoshi's bongo drums can be found in the game's coding.
  • Noki Bay has the most bosses in Super Mario Sunshine with a total count of 3 bosses, not including Shadow Mario/Bowser Jr.
  • Noki Bay has the deepest water levels in all the areas of the game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nintendo Power Player's Guide, page 97