Ricco Harbor is a trading port in Isle Delfino in the game Super Mario Sunshine. Mario can access Ricco Harbor after he has three Shine Sprites and defeats the Gatekeeper that devoured the Boathouse. Its name "Ricco" is Italian for "rich", so the name translates to "Rich Harbor". Ricco Harbor ("Rich Harbor") can also be a parody play on the name of the Caribbean island Puerto Rico (which, in Spanish, means "Rich Port").
In Mario Power Tennis, Gooper Blooper Court and the minigame Gooper Blooper Volley are set in Ricco Harbor. Ricco Harbor makes a cameo in the background of the Delfino Plaza stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The player starts in a small port area with some storage sheds. One of the Manhole entrances is in this area as is a box with a Turbo Nozzle. During Episodes 2 and 6, there is a pier to the right where the Big Daddy of Blooper-surfing lets Mario use his Blooper Racers. Around the port are two large boats the player can use to reach other areas of the level.
The boat directly ahead of the player's starting position leads to the large port. The boat itself has a fenced off deck that holds a few Swoopin' Stus. The player can take one of two ways to reach the port: By simply jumping of the left side of the ship, the player lands in a lower area with many crates and the large Ricco Tower. By using a Manhole here, the player can reach the upper ledge and into the port. Another way is to use a swinging grate platform off the right of the ship. The grate brings the player to two other platforms with an arrow on them, pointing toward the helipad ahead. During Episode 1 and Episode 2, a large chain-link box maze is available to help the player across the platforms. This is replaced by a large yellow bottle shaped cage from Episode 3 on. After the arrow platforms is another swinging platform that leads to a Chuckster. The distance of the throw depends on the episode number, with later episodes having the Pianta throw Mario farther. To the left of this platform is a submerged submarine, which the player can surface by spraying the wheel above them. Crossing the submarine leads to a rising platform the player can use to reach the port.
The large port has several buildings along the hillside, though Mario cannot enter any of them. During certain episodes, Bloopers can be found sliding across the ground. Near the houses is a large fruit-dispensing machine; by Ground Pounding the large buttons on top, a random fruit drops out. Beyond the fruit machine is a plaza where Gooper Blooper is fought during the first episode or a large market with a Yoshi Egg is found during later episodes. To the right of the plaza is a tall helipad the player can reach by using the Rocket Nozzle found underneath it.
The boat to the right of the player's staring position leads to a large obstacle course-like group of beams and platforms positioned over the level. The only time the player really needs to climb these platforms is during Episode 3: The Caged Shine Sprite. The platforms are made up of chain-link fences the player can climb, which contain panels to flip around using , large cranes that carry the player across gaps, moving platforms, and trampolines.
In Episodes 1-5, there is a layer of black Goop over the water that will damage Mario if he makes contact with it. The goop cannot be cleaned off, but the player can dive underneath it without contacting it. The location of the goop changes each episode and appears in areas near where the Shine in that episode appears. In Episodes 6-8, the goop disappears and Mario can explore the waters of the harbor freely. The black goop appears in the following locations:
Nozzle boxes become available beginning in Episode 3. Ricco Harbor has more nozzle boxes than any other area on Isle Delfino.
The array of ships in Ricco Harbor changes as the episodes go by. The ships range from small motor boats to Handysize ships and a Submarine. The number of ships changes from only three in Episode 1 to over a dozen in Episode 6. However, four ships always are in port:
Isle Delfino's port city is home to boats of all sizes and a thriving tourist trade. The fish market has the freshest seafood for miles around.
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