Super Mario Sunshine

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This article is about the Nintendo GameCube game. For the WarioWare: Smooth Moves microgame based on this game, see Super Mario Sunshine (microgame).
"Mario Sunshine" redirects here. For information about the team in Mario Superstar Baseball named after this game, see Mario Sunshines.
Super Mario Sunshine
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For alternate box art, see the game's gallery.
Developer Nintendo EAD
Publisher Nintendo
Platforms Nintendo GameCube
Release date Original release
Japan July 19, 2002
USA August 26, 2002
Europe October 4, 2002
Australia October 11, 2002
South Korea December 14, 2002
Player's Choice
USA September 25, 2003
Europe October 10, 2003
Genre Platformer, Action-adventure
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
DEJUS:DEJUS L.png - General audience
GRAC:GRAC All.svg - All ages
Mode(s) 1 player
Media
GameCube:
Media CD icon.png Optical disc
Input
GameCube:

Super Mario Sunshine is a Mario action-adventure 3D platformer released for the Nintendo GameCube. It follows Super Mario 64 as the second 3D platformer in the Super Mario series. The game's principal mechanic centers around F.L.U.D.D., a rechargeable water-based tool that can be used to spray enemies and goop, hover or launch through the air, and dash to high speeds. Super Mario Sunshine introduced many recurring characters and bosses to the Mario franchise, including the aforementioned F.L.U.D.D., Toadsworth, Bowser Jr., Petey Piranha, Gooper Blooper, Piantas, Nokis, and Shadow Mario. It is the second game in the Mario franchise to feature extensive voice acting, the first being Hotel Mario, making it the first and, thus far, only 3D Super Mario game with said extensive voice acting. It also features an Italian aesthetic, with many of the locations in the game (including Isle Delfino itself, the game's overarching setting) having Italian names and sometimes referencing Italian culture.

A port of Super Mario Sunshine is bundled in with Super Mario 3D All-Stars for the Nintendo Switch, featuring the original game with upscaled graphics, released on September 18, 2020.

Story

The game starts off in the Toad Express, where Mario, Princess Peach, a few Toads, and Toadsworth are flying out to Isle Delfino for a vacation. While watching a video advertisement showing its numerous attractions, Peach notices a Mario-shaped shadow figure jumping around in the background. Mario and Toadsworth do not notice this, as they dream about the food and having a good time.

Mario faces the Gatekeeper.

They make a rough landing on Delfino Airstrip, as a large amount of strange, moving goop in the shape of Mario's head is blocking the runway and has formed a pit. Mario goes on a brief search for something to assist him and soon finds a unique water pump invented by Professor E. Gadd named F.L.U.D.D., the Flash Liquidizer Ultra Dousing Device. The machine scans Mario and identifies him as its customer. After user instruction, Mario uses F.L.U.D.D. to clean the goop and defeat a Gatekeeper after which the runway returns to its normal condition, and a Shine Sprite appears, which Mario collects.

Mario on trial.

After collecting the Shine Sprite, however, a pair of Pianta Police officers arrest Mario. In court, the prosecution reveals that the island is covered with similar goop, and the graffiti has forced all the Shine Sprites to flee. Eyewitness accounts indicate that Mario is the guilty party, and despite Princess Peach's attempted objection, Mario is found guilty and is ordered not to leave until the entire island is cleaned.

After defeating another Gatekeeper, the Grand Pianta Statue comes out of the ground with the mysterious character resembling Mario on top. This Shadow Mario attempts to kidnap Princess Peach, but Mario foils his plan and he escapes into the Rainbow M he paints on the base of the statue. This allows Mario to access Bianco Hills and recover more Shine Sprites. Later, similar incidents of various landmarks disappearing in goop happen around Delfino Plaza, and cleaning the goop reveals that these places also have portals to different areas of Isle Delfino.

Shadow Mario's real identity, Bowser Jr.

Once Mario recovers ten Shine Sprites, Shadow Mario kidnaps Princess Peach again and flees to Pinna Park. Mario chases Shadow Mario there and takes down his weapon, Mecha-Bowser. Shadow Mario comes out of Mecha-Bowser's head and reveals himself to be Bowser Jr., Bowser's son. He says that Bowser told him Peach is his mother who got kidnapped by a bad guy named Mario. He also reveals the graffiti to be the work of his magic brush, which he claims was given to him by "a strange old man in a white coat". Bowser Jr. then takes Peach to Corona Mountain by flying in Mecha-Bowser's head. Unable to rescue Princess Peach, Mario returns to cleaning up and recovering Shine Sprites. He also finds Yoshi and new Nozzles for F.L.U.D.D. to use, and unlocks more areas of Isle Delfino to explore. In Episode 7 of these areas, Mario must chase down Shadow Mario to obtain a Shine Sprite from him. When these episodes are cleared, Delfino Plaza is suddenly flooded after a surge of water came gushing out of the cave behind the Shine Gate. This flood also wound up destroying the barrier obstructing the cave entrance, allowing Mario access into Corona Mountain. Working his way to the top of the volcano, Mario finds Bowser and Bowser Jr. relaxing in a huge hot tub of sludge with Peach with them. Mario then battles Bowser and Bowser Jr. by using Rocket Nozzle and then ground pounding from high up onto the five platforms protruding from the tub while avoiding Bowser and Bowser Jr.'s attacks. The force of the ground pound on the last platform flips the tub end-over-end and everyone plummets down out of Corona Mountain, while a large Shine Sprite hidden in the pool flies out.

The ending screen for collecting all 120 Shine Sprites

Bowser, Bowser Jr., Mario, and Peach fall from the sky, Mario landed head-first onto an island just west of Delfino Plaza, while Peach is floating down with her umbrella and lands softly on the same island Mario has landed on. However, their reunion is cut short when they see F.L.U.D.D. malfunctioning. After looking at Mario giving its last words, F.L.U.D.D shuts down. The Shine Sprite from the hot tub returns to the Shine Gate as the residents of Isle Delfino apologize to Mario for falsely accusing him. Far away from the island, Bowser and Bowser Jr. (who landed on a raft) watch the celebration from the raft. Bowser Jr. says he knew all along that Peach was not really his mother, but wants to fight Mario again. Bowser praises his son and says that they rest a while. Later on, as Mario and Peach enjoy a sunset at Sirena Beach, they notice the Toads carrying F.L.U.D.D., which is okay and states, "The vacation starts now!" Pictures of their vacation are shown during the credits, showing Mario and his friends enjoying the island and its wonders. After the credits, a picture of Il Piantissimo discovering the Magic Paintbrush in the sands of Gelato Beach is shown, along with "The End" displayed in the lower right hand corner. However, defeating Bowser after collecting all 120 of the Shine Sprites replaces this picture with a group picture of friendly characters in the game posing in Hotel Delfino, with text reading "Have a relaxing vacation!" on the bottom.

Gameplay

Mario and Yoshi earning a Shine Sprite in Pianta Village.

Super Mario Sunshine is a 3D platformer where players control Mario in an open environment in a similar manner to its predecessor, Super Mario 64. As with all 3D platformers, players can adjust the camera to their liking. Due to closer objects obstructing features on the level, when certain characters and items are obscured by minor objects such as walls or trees, their silhouettes are marked by a big '?'. This does not apply to Mario and his F.L.U.D.D., to differentiate him from the features.

Super Mario Sunshine is the first game where Mario extensively uses an accessory to complete his mission. F.L.U.D.D. (Flash Liquidizer Ultra Dousing Device) features spray and hovering capabilities when it is first acquired; other nozzles can be unlocked to extend F.L.U.D.D.'s functionality, such as the "Rocket Nozzle" which propels Mario high into the air, and the "Turbo Nozzle" that lets Mario sprint on land and water, as well as break down wooden doors.

The game contains a number of independent levels which can be reached from Delfino Plaza. Gameplay is based around collecting Shine Sprites by completing various tasks in the levels and over world, very similar to Super Mario 64, but with Shine Sprites instead of Power Stars. However, unlike in Super Mario 64 where the player could usually get most Power Stars no matter which mission was chosen, this game usually lets Mario obtain only the Shine Sprite the player selects from the screen prior to the level.

There are 120 Shine Sprites and 240 blue coins in the game. A Raccoon will exchange a Shine Sprite for ten blue coins in the Boathouse at Delfino Plaza. There are two Shine Sprites at the Airstrip, seventeen in the plaza (including one for collecting 100 coins and one in Corona Mountain), and 11 in each of the seven other areas (eight from main episodes, two hidden, and one for getting 100 coins). There are 30 blue coins in each of the seven areas, making 210, there are 19 in the plaza, one in the Airstrip, and ten in Corona Mountain, making 240 altogether.

At first, each of the seven areas features one task which may be completed to acquire a Shine Sprite. The player is then returned to Delfino Plaza and a new task is unlocked in the area they just played. Each area consists of up to eight of these tasks, as well as two hidden tasks, which may be played again at will once they are completed. Once the player has collected enough Shines in total, a new level is available at Delfino Plaza, either by the acquisition of a new ability or some plot-related event, such as Shadow Mario appearing in the Plaza.

Gameplay proceeds in this fashion until all of Shadow Mario's related missions are completed (the seventh mission of each level), which unlocks Corona Mountain, containing the final boss. As the total number of Shine Sprites available to obtain at any given point is greater than the number of Shine Sprites needed to unlock the next area, players may choose which tasks they want to attempt.

Mario can also ride Yoshis in this game, making Super Mario Sunshine the first 3-D Mario game to incorporate this functionality, being followed by Super Mario Galaxy 2. Yoshis can be used to eat enemies, as well as certain insects and Birds that can produce Gold, Blue, or Red Coins, and even Shine Sprites in a few cases. Yoshis can also eat fruit and squirt the juice of the color of that fruit, just like F.L.U.D.D sprays water. This juice can be used to dissolve certain kinds of pulsating goop acting as obstacles, as well as to briefly transform enemies into platforms for Mario to step on. The color of the Yoshi, as well as the effect of its juice, depends on the type of fruit last eaten. However, Mario cannot take Yoshi with him when he accesses a new area, meaning that Yoshi is only usable in certain areas and certain missions, and if Yoshi runs out of juice or touches deep water he will vanish, requiring Mario to find the egg and hatch it again.

Controls

  • Control Stick: Move
  • Camera stick: Rotate Camera
  • Y Button: Look around
  • A Button: Jump, hold for Flutter Jump (when on Yoshi)
  • X Button: Switch Nozzle, Dismount (when on Yoshi)
  • Z Button: Menu Guide
  • B Button: Dive (in midair), Pick up Fruit, Talk to characters, Open doors, Hang loose (when on a rope), Stick out tongue (when on Yoshi)
  • L Button: Set the camera behind Mario, ground pound (in midair)
  • R Button: Use F.L.U.D.D., Spit Juice (when on Yoshi)
  • A Button (when sliding on a wall): Wall Jump
  • A Button + A Button (jump once touching the ground): Double Jump
  • A Button + A Button + A Button (jump once touching the ground, full speed): Triple Jump
  • R Button then A Button: Backwards Somersault
  • Control Stick then Control Stick (Opposite Direction) + A Button: Side Somersault
  • A Button + R Button: Large range spray
  • Control Stick (rotate) + R Button: Spinning spray
  • Control Stick (rotate) + A Button: Spin Jump
  • Control Stick (rotate) + A Button + R Button: Spinning Spray Jump

Locations

Setting

Isle Delfino (center left) as presented during the opening cutscene. Note it is on a red latitudinal line that is typically indicative of an equator and that it is surrounded by other archipelagoes shaped like animals.

Super Mario Sunshine takes place on Isle Delfino, a tropical archipelago shaped like a dolphin. It is removed from the usual setting of the Mushroom Kingdom. This is similar to Super Mario World, another game set on a distinct, isolated landmass.[1] It is a bustling island that features shops, a fishing industry, a tourist community, and a theme park. The most numerous locals on the island are mountain people called Piantas and sea people called Nokis. During the opening cutscene it is shown that Isle Delfino is surrounded by other archipelagos shaped like animals. Examples include: a crab (southwest), a sea turtle (southeast), a jellyfish (northeast), and a mola (northwest). This cutscene implies Isle Delfino is located along the Earth's equator, but an official atlas released to promote Super Mario Odyssey – a subsequent title directly influenced by Sunshine and its predecessor[2] – places it in the southern hemisphere, northwest of the Mushroom Kingdom.

Isle Delfino's dolphin shape was potentially influenced by the codename for the Nintendo GameCube – "Project Dolphin".[3][1][4] The overall look of the island is inspired by tropical environments, such as those of Hawaii or southeastern Asia.[5] The buildings, architecture, and location names derive from Italy and other coastal European nations. Amalfi has been cited as a particularly likely source of inspiration.[4][6][7] The layout of the towns on Isle Delfino were based on resort communities.[5] Courses are not interconnected and can only be accessed through Delfino Plaza, the game's hub world. However, despite being unreachable, courses can be previewed in all corners of the island. For example, Ricco Harbor is viewable from the starting position of Bianco Hills, and Pinna Park is also visible off near the horizon. This creates the impression of a fully realized, interconnected world. A fixed focal point viewable from all courses is Corona Mountain. It is an active volcano that is homologous to the eye of the dolphin. The volcano is the last course unlocked and is the setting of the final boss fight with Bowser. Having it as a central fixture in all courses serves as foreshadow for the climatic showdown. Isle Delfino was conceived by director Yoshiaki Koizumi, who wanted to craft a setting that was more believable and natural than the world present in Super Mario 64.[5] The design of the individual courses derive from the principles of hakoniwa, or "garden-in-box". The purpose behind hakoniwa is to create intricate, miniature landscapes in a closed space.[8]

Courses

There are at least nine dedicated levels in Super Mario Sunshine: eight courses that are gradually unlocked as the player collects Shine Sprites and one interconnecting hub world. Delfino Airstrip is the setting of the game's prologue and is available to visit via ferry after completing the "Father and Son Shine!" episode. It has two dedicated episodes and is listed as its own course within the game, but it shares the 100 coin bonus Shine with Delfino Plaza. With the exceptions of Corona Mountain and Delfino Airstrip, each course grants the player access to at least one otherworldly subarea called a secret course (see below). If these areas were to also be considered levels, then there as many as twenty-seven levels in the game. The table below provides overviews for the ten courses listed in the game and their corresponding episodes. The descriptions come from the in-game Guide Book.

Courses
Course 01. Bianco Hills
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Episodes Course 02. Ricco Harbor
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Episodes
Bianco Hills Top.png Road to the Big Windmill Down with Petey Piranha! SMS Ricco Harbor Overview.png Gooper Blooper Breaks Out Blooper Surfing Safari
The Hillside Cave Secret Red Coins of Windmill Village The Caged Shine Sprite The Secret of Ricco Tower
Petey Piranha Strikes Back The Secret of the Dirty Lake Gooper Blooper Returns Red Coins on the Water
Shadow Mario on the Loose The Red Coins of the Lake Shadow Mario Revisited Yoshi's Fruit Adventure
Red Coins of the Hillside Cave Red Coins of the Dirty Lake Red Coins in Ricco Tower Blooper-Surfing Sequel
This lush community of villas is located at the foot of Corona Mountain. Its famous windmills spin peacefully in the gentle sea breezes. 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.
Course 03. Gelato Beach
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Episodes Course 04. Pinna Park
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Episodes
SMS Gelato Beach Overview.png Dune Bud Sand Castle Secret Mirror Madness! Tilt, Slam, Bam! SMS Pinna Park Overview.png Mecha-Bowser Appears! The Beach Cannon's Secret
Wiggler Ahoy! Full Steam Ahead! The Sand Bird is Born Red Coins of the Pirate Ships The Wilted Sunflowers
Il Piantissimo's Sand Sprint Red Coins in the Coral Reef The Runaway Ferris Wheel The Yoshi-Go-Round's Secret
It's Shadow Mario! After Him! The Watermelon Festival Shadow Mario in the Park Roller Coaster Balloons
Red Coins in the Sand Castle Sandy Shine Sprite Red Coins in the Cannon Red Coins in the Yoshi-Go-Round
The isle's largest beach sprawls under perfect blue skies. Have a swim, enjoy a famous smoothie, and bask in the glow of the Shine Tower. The park boasts everything from a Roller Coaster to the Clam Cups. The view from the Ferris Wheel is magnificent.
Course 05. Sirena Beach
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Episodes Course 06. Noki Bay
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Episodes
SMS Sirena Beach Overview.png The Manta Storm The Hotel Lobby's Secret SMS Noki Bay Overview.png Uncork the Waterfall The Boss of Tricky Ruins
Mysterious Hotel Delfino The Secret of Casino Delfino Red Coins in a Bottle Eely-Mouth's Dentist
King Boo Down Below Scrubbing Sirena Beach Il Piantissimo's Surf Swim The Shell's Secret
Shadow Mario Checks In Red Coins in the Hotel Hold It, Shadow Mario! The Red Coin Fish
Red Coins in Boo's Big Mouth Red Coin Winnings in the Casino A Golden Bird Red Coins on the Half Shell
The gentle lapping of the sea accompanies spectacular sunsets and romantic dinners beneath starry skies. The four-star Hotel Delfino has it all. Steep cliffs and sea beds are what the Nokis call home. The huge waterfall and three soaring towers resonate with mystic history.
Course 07. Pianta Village
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Episodes Course 08. Corona Mountain
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Episodes
Delfino Village Map.jpg Chain Chomplets Unchained Il Piantissimo's Crazy Climb CoronaCrater SMS.png Father and Son Shine!
The Goopy Inferno Chain Chomp's Bath
Secret of the Village Underside Piantas in Need
Shadow Mario Runs Wild Fluff Festival Coin Hunt
Red Coin Chucksters Soak the Sun
The ancestral home of the Piantas was built in a giant tree as protection against wild beasts. Giant mushrooms thrive beneath the village. 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.
Delfino Plaza
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Episodes Delfino Airstrip
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Episodes
SMS Screenshot Delfino Plaza.jpg Shine Sprite in the Sand Boxing Clever 1 Delfinoairstrip.png Delfino Airstrip Dilemma Red Coins of the Airstrip
Boxing Clever 2 Clean the West Bell
Mario Toss The Gold Bird
Turbo Dash! Lighthouse Roof
Clean the East Bell The Shine Gate Sparkle
Super Slide Pachinko Game
Lily Pad Ride Turbo Track
Red Coin Field
Tourists get off the ferries here, in Isle Delfino's largest city. Attractions include the Shine Gate and Grand Pianta Statue. A simple airstrip built on small islets in the waters near Delfino Plaza. Access to the mainland is via small boats.

Secret courses

Shadow Mario stealing F.L.U.D.D.

Every area in the game has one or two secret levels. These are never part of the regular area and are usually inside an alcove (barred off after defeating the level). These secret levels start with a short cutscene of Mario falling through a white area and Shadow Mario stealing F.L.U.D.D, thus leaving Mario only to rely on his acrobatic skills. These levels can also be revisited, but F.L.U.D.D will be accessible to aid in movement. When revisiting, there is also a red button that, when ground-pounded, makes eight Red Coins appear throughout the level and sets off a timer. The red coins must be collected before the timer runs out or Mario loses a life and has to restart the level. Collecting them results in one of the two hidden Shine Sprites in that area appearing.

These levels feature a cover of "Ground Theme" from Super Mario Bros. in a rhythmic, upbeat, a cappella style accompanied by snapping fingers. Secret levels are staged in an apparently infinite void in which Mario may fall and lose a life. Various platforms and obstacles are found in the level, including the following:

  • Red and blue platforms that flip constantly. Mario alternates between red and blue platforms because all the red platforms flip at the same time, followed by all the blue ones.
  • Long, square-faced wooden blocks with colored knobs that rotate, so Mario must run along them at an angle while avoiding the pegs or risk falling off.
  • Cubes made of glass with white edges that have colored corners that frequently sit at the edge of a platform (or shortly off it). These will carry Mario on the top and move to otherwise-unreachable platforms as they rotate and turn. Mario must walk to the flat edge to keep from falling.
  • Sand blocks that crumble as Mario steps on them (but regenerate shortly). These are often arranged into a long path or a sand castle or pyramid that has to be navigated through that is continually breaking apart.
  • Blocks that disappear and reappear at regular intervals, regardless if Mario steps on one of them.
  • Moving Yoshi Egg patterned blocks in different colors that move in a set path and must be jumped across in order. They move through two archways, one of which stops Mario if he tries to pass through it.
  • Orange blocks with no special characteristic other than moving in every direction. They are arranged in large groups.
  • Some platforms have nails sticking out of them. If Mario ground pounds on them three times they will be completely in the ground and he can get a few coins, a 1-Up Mushroom, or nothing. They are usually on large, stationary platforms.
Inside the Shell, Noki Bay's secret course.

When losing a life on the secret levels, Mario will restart at the starting point of the level as opposed to returning to Delfino Plaza. If the player runs out of lives, however, he returns to the plaza.

There is also a second, rare type of secret levels, included below. In these secret levels, Mario always has access to F.L.U.D.D. These levels always take place in the sky and have a different background music. One appears in Episode 4 of Gelato Beach, one in Episode 3 of Noki Bay. Secret levels of this type are also available in Delfino Plaza.

Characters

Name Description
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Mario
The hero of the Mushroom Kingdom and the game's protagonist. He arrives at Isle Delfino with the intention of going on vacation with Princess Peach. However, a shadowy doppelgänger has been polluting the island and stealing its Shine Sprites. This paints Mario as a trouble-maker and results in his arrest shortly after arriving. Throughout the course of the game, Mario strives to clean the island, restore the Shine Sprites, and clear his name.

Rideable characters

Name Description Locations
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Yoshi
A dinosaur-like creature that can be ridden by Mario. He can be used in certain areas after completing "Event 6: Shadow Mario and the Yoshi Egg". Yoshi can perform some of the same actions as Mario, as well as Flutter Jump and eat enemies with his long tongue. Instead of water, he can spray fruit juice. Different juice has different properties: the type of juice sprayed depends on the last fruit eaten by Yoshi and is also indicated by the color of his skin. Yoshis once lived on Isle Delfino and their likeness is incorporated into rides at Pinna Park. However, they disappeared after Snooza Koopas started to populate the island. Like the enemies in the game, this Yoshi was created by Bowser Jr. and is made out of goop. He will immediately vanish when he enters deep water as a consequence.[9] Delfino Plaza
Bianco Hills
Ricco Harbor[note 1]
Gelato Beach
Pinna Park
Sirena Beach
Pianta Village
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Blooper Racers
Bloopers owned by Big Daddy that Mario can ride during episodes involving Blooper Surfing. Each of the three Blooper Racers have different stats: a green one is slow with good handling; a yellow one with average speed and handling; and a pink one that is fast with poor handling. Colliding with most obstacles will cause Mario to immediately fall off and lose a life. Ricco Harbor[note 2]

Non-playable characters

Name Description Locations
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F.L.U.D.D.
Mario's robotic companion - the Flash Liquidizer Ultra Dousing Device. Many of Mario's new actions come from utilizing F.L.U.D.D., as it enables him to hover and spray water. Progressing through the game unlocks new equippable nozzles that give F.L.U.D.D. different abilities. During "The Goopy Inferno" episode and most secret courses, F.L.U.D.D. is temporarily stolen by Shadow Mario, forcing Mario to navigate the course by himself. Both Shadow Mario's Magic Paintbrush and F.L.U.D.D. were built by a mad scientist at Gadd Science, Inc. All courses
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Princess Peach
The ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom. While on route to Isle Delfino, she is the only one who notices Shadow Mario in the tourist tape that plays on the plane. She attempts to convey what she sees to Mario and Toadsworth, but they are too busy daydreaming about their vacation. After Mario's arrest, her suspicions are verified when Shadow Mario appears and attempts to kidnap her during the "Shadow Mario Chase" event, only to be rescued by Mario. She remains present in Delfino Plaza and will give Mario words of encouragement until the "Princess in Trouble" event, during which Shadow Mario returns and successfully abducts her. She is held prisoner on Corona Mountain for the remainder of the game. Princess Peach is a kind and strong-willed person who cares for Mario very much. She represents him during his trial at the beginning of the game. Delfino Airstrip[note 3]
Delfino Plaza[note 4]
Corona Mountain
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Toadsworth
An elderly Toad who serves as Peach's steward. He travels with the princess and Mario to Isle Delfino, but the situation on the island leaves him flustered and worried for Peach's safety. After her kidnapping, he is left in a state of perpetual panic for the rest of the game. Delfino Airstrip[note 3]
Delfino Plaza
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Toads
A quintet of young Toad attendants. They travel to Isle Delfino as the princess's aides. They are distributed across Delfino Plaza and share pieces of history about the island when prompted until Peach is kidnapped by Shadow Mario. Like Toadsworth, they remain in in a state of panic for the remainder of the game. Delfino Airstrip[note 3]
Delfino Plaza
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Piantas
Cheerful mountain people that wear grass skirts and grow palms from their heads. They are the most numerous inhabitants of Isle Delfino and have built it up as a tourist community. Because of Shadow Mario's mischief, most Piantas are initially rude and dismissive of Mario, but they will gradually warm up to him as he restores the island. Piantas called "chucksters" pride themselves in their ability to throw things great distances and will toss Mario if prompted. The ancestral home of the Piantas is Pianta Village. Delfino Airstrip
Delfino Plaza
Bianco Hills
Ricco Harbor
Gelato Beach
Pinna Park
Sirena Beach
Pianta Village
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Hotel Manager
The manager of Hotel Delfino. Mantas and Boos disturb the hotel grounds and threaten his business. He awards Mario with Shine Sprites for helping restore his hotel. Sirena Beach
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Mayor
The mayor of Pianta Village and the host of the Fluff Festival. He becomes reliant on Mario when the people of Pianta Village are endangered by Shadow Mario. He awards Mario with Shine Sprites for restoring the village and saving his people. During the "Fluff Festival Coin Hunt" episode, a local shares that the mayor secretly stashes money "in" the sun. Spraying water towards the sun awards him with a Shine Sprite. Pianta Village
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Raccoons
Shopkeepers that look like tanuki. One lives in the boathouse on Delfino Plaza with his son, where Mario can trade him ten Blue Coins for one Shine Sprite. Another individual runs a boat rental in Noki Bay. Delfino Plaza
Noki Bay
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Nokis
Timid sea people that look like marine snails. They will retract into their shells when threatened. Nokis can thrive in saltwater but are highly sensitive to pollution. The dirty sea of their ancestral home, Noki Bay, forced most individuals to flee. They will return in large numbers once Mario fully restores the area. Gelato Beach
Pinna Park
Sirena Beach
Noki Bay
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Park Director
The theme park director for Pinna Park. During the "Mecha-Bowser Appears!" episode, he mistakenly believes Mario is his employee and is putting on a grand stage show. He permits the use of his roller coaster to make the show more exciting. The director never becomes the wiser. Pinna Park
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Noki Elder
A scatterbrained Noki who works with Mario to restore Noki Bay. He enables Mario to dive deep underwater by giving him a helmet. Noki Bay
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Sand Bird
A giant, legendary creature made out of sand blocks. Its egg incubates inside the Shine Tower of Gelato Beach, where its survival is initially threatened by a giant Wiggler during the "Mirror Madness! Tilt, Slam, Bam!" episode. It hatches sometime before "The Sand Bird is Born", during which it can be found soaring high in the sky. Gelato Beach[note 5]
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Il Piantissimo
An arrogant man dressed as a Pianta. He will challenge Mario to a footrace when prompted. Beating him awards the player with a Shine Sprite. The Piantas of Pianta Village describe Il Piantissimo as "creepy". Gelato Beach[note 6]
Noki Bay[note 7]
Pianta Village[note 8]
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Sunflowers
Giant flowers that grow on the beach outside Pinna Park. They have gentle and sunny dispositions. Spraying a Sunflower Kid with water causes it to giggle and give Mario a coin. Snooza Koopas cause the Sunflower Kids to wilt by eating their roots during "The Wilted Sunflowers" episode. The mother flower, the Great Sunflower, will give Mario a Shine Sprite for defeating them. Pinna Park
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Butterflies
Winged insects that can be eaten by Yoshi. Different colored butterflies yield different collectibles when eaten: yellow ones produce coins; blue ones produce Blue Coins; and green ones produce 1-Up Mushrooms. They can typically be found in groups around patches of flowers. Delfino Plaza
Bianco Hills
Ricco Harbor
Gelato Beach
Pinna Park
Pianta Village
SMS Artwork Parrots.png
Birds
Small, crested parrots found throughout the island. Spraying them with water will transform them into a collectible that is dependent on the bird's color. Green Birds turn into coins, Blue Birds turn into Blue Coins, Gold Birds turn into Shine Sprites, and Red Birds turn into Red Coins. Delfino Plaza
Bianco Hills
Ricco Harbor
Gelato Beach
Pinna Park
Sirena Beach
Pianta Village


  1. ^ Exclusive to "Yoshi's Fruit Adventure".
  2. ^ Exclusive to "Blooper Surfing Safari" and "Red Coins on the Water".
  3. ^ a b c Will not appear here in episodes following "Delfino Airstrip Dilemma".
  4. ^ Will no longer appear here after "Event 5: Princess in Trouble" occurs.
  5. ^ Will not appear here in episodes following "The Sand Bird is Born".
  6. ^ Exclusive to "Il Piantissimo's Sand Sprint".
  7. ^ Exclusive to "Il Piantissimo's Surf Swim".
  8. ^ Exclusive to "Il Piantissimo's Crazy Climb".


Enemies

A comparision between artwork of the Bob-omb enemy in: Super Smash Bros. (1999; left), Super Mario Sunshine (2002; middle), and Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003; right). Its design in Sunshine is highly divergent despite the game being published within five years of the other two titles.

This game is known for having highly distinctive enemy designs and for not including many traditional enemies from previous titles, such as Goombas or Koopa Troopas. The ones included that did debut in prior games have designs that are very different from their previous and subsequent appearances in the series (see right). The majority of the new enemies introduced are not integrated into subsequent Mario games. According to the Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, the enemies in Super Mario Sunshine were created by Bowser Jr. using the Magic Paintbrush and are made out of goop. This is supposedly why they are so vulnerable to water and why they look so different from other enemies in the series.[9]

Image MK8 Bowser Emblem.png Description MK8 Bowser Emblem.png Locations Possible spoils
SMS - Shadow Mario (shadowless).png

Bowser Jr Artwork Super Mario Sunshine.png
Shadow Mario / Bowser Jr.
The mysterious doppelgänger mistaken for Mario. Dubbed "Shadow Mario", he has been causing mischief on Isle Delfino in order to paint Mario as a troublemaker. He weilds the Magic Paintbrush, a device he stole from Gadd Science, Inc., and uses it to pollute Isle Delfino. His insignia SMS Shadow Mario Signature.png can be found painted on walls and surfaces all over the island. Spraying it away with water rewards the player with a Blue Coin. Shadow Mario steals F.L.U.D.D. from Mario when he first enters a secret course, forcing Mario to traverse it by himself. There is an episode dedicated to chasing Shadow Mario down in every course. He is beaten by spraying him with water. Like Il Piantissimo, Shadow Mario shares the same abilities as Mario himself but will periodically stop to paint streaks of graffiti on the walls of the course. Game progression is often linked to events in Delfino Plaza, where Shadow Mario suddenly appears in the plaza holding an item of interest. Chasing him down unlocks the item for Mario to use.

Shadow Mario attempts to kidnap Princess Peach during the course of the game. It is revealed during "Mecha-Bowser Appears!" that Shadow Mario is a Koopa in disguise - Bowser Jr., the son of Mario's archnemesis. He reveals that he believes Peach is his "mama" and that she is being held against her will by Mario. He then steals her away to Corona Mountain. The only other instance where Bowser Jr. is encountered in his true form is during the final boss fight, during which he pilots a small ship that shoots Bullet Bills at Mario. Although he maintains a strong story presence in the game, there is no dedicated boss-fight against Bowser Jr. in Super Mario Sunshine. Shadow Mario never directly attacks Mario either.
All courses SMS Asset Sprite UI Shine Sprite.png×1
SMS Artwork Yoshi Egg.png×1
SMS Rocket Nozzle Icon.png×1
SMS Turbo Nozzle Icon.png×1

New enemies

Name MK8 Bowser Emblem.png Description MK8 Bowser Emblem.png Locations Possible spoils
SMS Asset Model Blue Electrokoopa.png
Blue Electrokoopa
A variety of Koopa Troopa. They sport electrically-charged shells that will shock Mario on contact. A Blue Electrokoopa will remove its shell and toss it towards Mario as a projectile weapon. It is in this instance that it can be safely jumped on and defeated. Pinna Park
Sirena Beach
SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
Cataquack SMS.png
Cataquack (blue)
Vaguely duck-like creatures that will toss Mario high into the air. Doing so does not deplete his life meter unless he falls on the same patch of ground from which he was launched. They will immediately charge towards Mario after making visual contact. They otherwise will idly patrol the beach or sleep on the ground. Spraying them with water will temporarily leave them dazed and can be jumped on. Jumping on them while over sand will cause them to sink into the ground. Gelato Beach
Sirena Beach
SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
SMS Asset Sprite UI Blue Coin.png×1
SMS Artwork Cataquack (Red).png
Cataquack (red)
Red Cataquacks that always damage Mario when they toss him into the air. Their behavior is otherwise shared with the blue Cataquacks. Mario himself cannot defeat Cataquacks, but they can be eaten by Yoshi. Gelato Beach SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
SMS Artwork Chain Chomplet.png
Chain Chomplet
Young Chain Chomps owned by an orange Pianta. They suffer from a fever that turns their bodies orange and makes them too hot to touch. As they move, they leave trails of burning goop behind them that will burn Mario. He can cool them down with water and grab onto their chains. Pulling back and releasing them will slingshot the Chomplets. They perminantly become tame if launched into a body of water. Pianta Village SMS Asset Sprite UI Shine Sprite.png×1
Sunshine Pink Cheep Model.png
Cheep-Cheep (pink)
A variety of Cheep-Cheep that will bite onto Mario and pull him deeper underwater. Unlike red Cheep-Cheeps, these ones will not leap out of the water. Delfino Airstrip
Gelato Beach
Noki Bay
None
Coocoo.png
Coo Coo
Chicken enemies that drop goop as they fly through the sky. They can be brought low to the ground by shooting them with water and jumped on. Bianco Hills
Pianta Village
SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×5
1up Mushroom SMS.png×1
Giant Stu.png
Dango
A stack of ten Strollin' Stus standing on top of a giant Stu. The stack can be dismantled by spraying it with water. All of the individual Strollin' Stus disappear once the giant one is defeated. Pinna Park SMS Asset Sprite UI Blue Coin.png×1
SMS Artwork Glorpedo.png
Glorpedo
Bouncy globs of goop that are shot from Monty Mole's cannon. They leave trails of goop behind them as they bounce and roll down the slope of Noki Bay. Spraying them with water causes them to expand and eventually burst. Jumping on them causes them to collapse as a puddle of goop. Noki Bay Water Bottles SMS.png×1
GoldBulletBill SMS.png
Golden Bullet Bill
Bullet Bills launched from Monty Mole's cannon. Spraying them with water causes them to explode. Pinna Park SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×8
BlueBulletBill SMS.png
Guided Bullet Bill
Blue Bullet Bills launched from Bowser Jr.'s ship during the final fight with Bowser. They will home-in on Mario. They function similarly to Purple Bullet Bills but lack the flashing red nosecone. They can be jumped on and sprayed with water. Corona Mountain 1up Mushroom SMS.png×1
Water Bottles SMS.png×1
SMS Artwork King Electrokoopa.png
Huge Red Electrokoopa
A giant Electrokoopa sleeping on a metal grate behind Pinna Park's Ferris wheel. Touching its shell directly shocks Mario. It can only be defeated by flipping the grate it sleeps on. Pinna Park SMS Asset Sprite UI Shine Sprite.png×1
JumpingBlooper.png
Jumping Blooper
Small Bloopers that leap from water. Spraying them with water causes their mantles to temporarily flatten and float on the surface of water, allowing them to be used as platforms. Ricco Harbor None
SMS ScuttleBug.jpg
Klamber
Spider-like creatures that cling to walls, ceilings, and chain-links. Spraying them with water can temporarily demobilize them. Ricco Harbor
Pianta Village
SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
SMS Asset Sprite UI Blue Coin.png×1
Sunshine Lava Cheep Model.png
Lava Cheep-Cheep
Cheep-Cheeps that swim in the magma of Corona Mountain. Spraying them with water incapacitates them temporarily. Corona Mountain None
Sunshine Piranhabon Model.png
Piranhabon
Giant Piranha Plant heads that roll down slopes like boulders. They are covered in goop and leave trails of it behind them as they roll. Bianco Hills None
Poink.png
Poink
Floating, balloon-like pig creatures. They will suckle on F.L.U.D.D.'s nozzle when Mario is in close proximity. They can be filled with water and launched from F.L.U.D.D. like rockets. Poinks do not inflict damage on Mario. Bianco Hills
Sirena Beach
None
Sunshine Electro Red Model.png
Red Electrokoopa
A large variety of Electrokoopa that clings to walls, ceilings, and chain-links. Their carapace will shock Mario on contact, but their plastron is vulnerable to damage. Mario can strike them when on the opposite side of a steel grate. If he makes direct contact with one on the same side of the grate, he will be shocked, immediately lose his grip, and fall. Pinna Park
Pianta Village
SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
SMS Sanbo Head Render.png
Sanbo Head
Pokey heads. They hide underground with their flowers exposed above the surface. They will burst to the surface when approached and bounce towards Mario. The flower is the weak point and can be jumped on. Bianco Hills SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1[note 1]
SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×3[note 2]
SMS Seedy Pod.png
Seedy Pod
Singing Sanbo Heads. Approaching them causes them to bury their bodies underground and release a flurry of projectile seeds. Spraying them with water from a distance stuns them temporarily and leaves them vulnerable to attack. Bianco Hills SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
SMS Asset Model Sleepy Boo.png
Sleepy Boo
Big Boos the sleep in the attic of Hotel Delfino. Their bodies obstruct the halls. Yoshi can eat Sleepy Boos and this is the only way to remove them. Sirena Beach SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
SMS Smolderin Stu.png
Smolderin' Stu
Fiery Strollin' Stus. Making direct contact will burn Mario. Spraying them with water extinguishes the flames and allows them to safely be defeated. Pinna Park
Sirena Beach
SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
SMS Asset Model Snooza Koopa.png
Snooza Koopa
Large varieties of Koopa that feed on the sunflower people. They bury their bodies under the sand. Spraying them with water forces them to the surface. A Snooza Koopa will try to crush Mario by throwing themselves into the air and slamming down, carapace-first. Performing a Ground Pound on their plastron defeats them. Their carapaces resemble Yoshi Eggs. The Great Sunflower initially mistakes them for actual Yoshis. Pinna Park SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
SMS Strollin Stu Artwork.png
Strollin' Stu
Stout, waddling creatures that make squeaky noises. They will run towards Mario when they make visual contact. Small varieties appear in a secret course that emerge from little holes in the wall. A large variety appears at the base of a Dango. Bianco Hills
Pinna Park
Sirena Beach
Pianta Village
SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
SMS Artwork Swipin' Stu.png
Swipin' Stu
Large, winged Stus. They will swoop down towards Mario when in close proximity and try to steal his cap. They can be forced to the ground by spraying them with water. Pinna Park SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
Swoopin' Stu SMS red.png
Swoopin' Stu
Gelatinous Stus that materialize directly from bodies of goop. They move very slowly but will fling themselves at Mario when in close proximity. If they miss, they will splatter into goop. They can climb up walls and leave trails of goop behind them. They fall apart if sprayed with water. Delfino Plaza
Bianco Hills
Noki Bay
Pianta Village
SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
Water Bottles SMS.png×1
SMS Artwork Wind Spirit.png
Wind Spirit
Swirls of wind that will home-in on Mario. Though difficult to see due to their translucent bodies, Wind Spirits are always accompanied by the sound of wind gusts before striking. Bianco Hills
Ricco Harbor
Pianta Village
SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
SMS Winged Strollin Stu Artwork.png
Winged Strollin' Stu
Winged Stus that fly horizontally across a set path. They do not directly pursue Mario. Sirena Beach None

Returning enemies

Name MK8 Bowser Emblem.png Description MK8 Bowser Emblem.png Locations Possible spoils
SMS Asset Sprite Bee.png
Bee
Aggressive bees that will attack Mario if he is near their hive. Spraying the hive causes it to break and unleashes a swarm of many bees. They are the smallest enemies in the game and cannot directly be defeated by Mario. Spraying them with Yoshi's juice does not transform them into platforms, but he can eat them. Eating all of the bees in a swarm awards the player with an infrequent collectible. Bianco Hills
Gelato Beach
Pianta Village
SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
SMS Asset Sprite UI Blue Coin.png×1
1up Mushroom SMS.png×1
Sunshine Blooper Model.png
Blooper
White squids that shoot globs of black goop at Mario. Spraying them with water leaves them dazed. Bloopers are only found on dry land. They will disappear in a cloud of smoke if they make contact with bodies of water. Ricco Harbor
Sirena Beach
Noki Bay
SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
Bobomb Sunshine.png
Bob-omb
Walking bombs that look like wind-up toys. They are thrown at Mario by Monty Mole when he gets close to his cannon. They heat up once the key on their head begins to turn and will walk towards Mario. They detonate after three seconds. Spraying them with water will cause them to retract their legs and freeze, allowing them to be picked up. They can still detonate in this form. Pinna Park
Noki Bay
SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
Sunshine Boo Model.png
Boo
Round ghosts with long tongues. They can turn invisible and will disguise themselves as coins. This is the only incarnation of this enemy in the Super Mario series that will not cower when directly faced by the player, can be jumped on to defeat, and can be eaten by Yoshi. Sirena Beach SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
SMS Asset Sprite UI Blue Coin.png×1
Bullet Bill SMS.png
Bullet Bill
Missiles with smiley sharkmouths. The ones fired from Monty Mole's cannon on Pinna Beach have black nosecones and will not home-in on Mario. The ones fired from Bowser Jr.'s boat on Corona Mountain have red nosecones like the purple variants and will lock onto Mario. Pinna Park
Corona Mountain
SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1[note 1]
SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×3[note 3]
Chomplet.png
Chain Chomp
A giant, toothy monster that looks like a ball-and-chain. It suffers from an intense fever that makes it too hot to touch, but spraying it with water cools its body and calms it down. Its chain can be grabbed and dragged by Mario after it is cooled. The Chain Chomp will become completely soothed if dragged into the Pianta Hot Spring and will turn gold. It is owned by an orange Pianta and is potentially the parent of her Chain Chomplets. Pianta Village SMS Asset Sprite UI Shine Sprite.png×1
Cheep Cheep Sunshine Art.png
Cheep-Cheep (red)
Scarlet fish that leap from water. They do not actively pursue Mario. When marooned on land, they will helplessly flail about. This only has the potential to occur during the boss fight with King Boo. Ricco Harbor
Sirena Beach
None
PinkBoo.jpg
Pink Boo
Boos that turn into stationary platforms when sprayed with water. They float in a set path and do not actively pursue Mario. They cannot turn invisible and cannot be defeated. Sirena Beach None
Piranha Plant SMS.png
Piranha Plant
Carnivorous plants born from goop. They shoot globs of goop at Mario. Their bellies expand with water if sprayed and will eventually explode. Bianco Hills SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
Sunshine Pokey Model.png
Pokey
Segmented cactus enemies. Their body is covered with spines and will damage Mario if jumped on, but their head is vulnerable. They hide with only their flower exposed but will burst from the ground if Mario is in close proximity. Unlike Sanbo Heads, Pokeys are stationary: they will instead try to strike Mario with their head by falling forward. Doing so temporarily leaves them vulnerable and allows Mario to jump directly on their head. Bianco Hills
Pianta Village
SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1[note 4]
SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×3[note 5]
SMS Asset Sprite UI Blue Coin.png×1
SMS Asset Model Skeeter.png
Pondskater
Insect enemies that look like water striders. They skim on the surface on the water and make short bursts of movement by contracting their legs. They temporarily freeze in place if sprayed with water. Jumping on their bodies makes Mario bounce to an extreme height. Bianco Hills None
MissileBillSMS.png
Purple Bullet Bill
Bullet Bills that home-in on Mario. They are fired from Monty Mole's cannon on Pinna Beach. They can quickly be distinguished from normal Bullet Bills by their red nosecones. Pinna Park SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1[note 1]
SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×3[note 3]

Traps and obstacles

Name MK8 Bowser Emblem.png Description MK8 Bowser Emblem.png Locations Possible spoils
RoadtotheBigWindmill.png
Goop
A pollutant spread all over Isle Delfino by Shadow Mario. Mario's traction is reduced when he walks through goop and it makes him slip and slide down slopes if it is on an angled surface. Staying in goop for too long damages him. It can trap people and parts of the terrain. Spraying goop with water causes it to dissipate, free people, and restore the natural environment of a given area. Goop can be a variety of colors and is shot as a projectile by numerous enemies. Some enemies, such as Swoopin' Stus and Piranha Plants, directly spawn from goop. It apparently tastes like candy. Delfino Airstrip
Delfino Plaza
Bianco Hills
Ricco Harbor
Noki Bay
Sirena Beach
SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
Water Bottles SMS.png×1
SMS RiccoHarbor BlueCoin 4.png
Inky goop
Black goop that sits on the surface of bodies of water, like oil. It cannot be sprayed away with water and damages Mario on impact. Blooper Racers can safely swim through it. Ricco Harbor Indestructible
The Manta Storm.png
Electric goop
Electrically-charged goop that is spread by Mantas. It functions like regular goop, but it will electrocute Mario if he makes direct contact with it. Sirena Beach SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
Water Bottles SMS.png×1
SMS TheGoopyInferno.png
Burning goop
Fiery, orange goop that burns Mario on contact. It otherwise functions like regular goop. Feverish Chain Chomplets will leave trails of burning goop in their wake. Pianta Village SMS Asset Sprite UI Coin.png×1
Water Bottles SMS.png×1
SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 01.png
Slimy water
Sea water mixed with goop. It cannot be sprayed away and swimming in it causes Mario's health to gradually fall. Noki Bay Indestructible
SMS Corona Mountain Tub Battle.png
Hot water
Gelatinous goop that burns Mario on contact. It cannot be sprayed away. Corona Mountain Indestructible
SMS Yellow Goop.png
Orange Juice Generator
Concentrations of goop that obstruct portals and items of interest. It normally lays still but will involuntarily begin to fluctuate when in close proximity to Mario. It will damage him on contact and cannot be sprayed away by water. It can only be sprayed away by Yoshi's juice. Delfino Plaza
Ricco Harbor
Gelato Beach
Pianta Village
None
Lily Pad and Red Coins.png
Poisoned water
Poison mixed with water. Mario will lose a life if he makes direct contact with it. It causes the rideable lily pads that sit on the water to decay, erode, and ultimately fall apart if Mario stands on them for too long. Delfino Plaza
Bianco Hills
Indestructible
SMS Screenshot Delfino Plaza (The Flood).png
Boiling water
Boiling water that floods Delfino Plaza during "Event 10: The Flood". Direct contact burns Mario and it cannot be swam in. The water recedes after he enters Corona Mountain at least once. Delfino Plaza Indestructible
Windmilride.png
Brambles
Thick vines covered in thorns. Making contact with them damages Mario. Bianco Hills Indestructible
SMS Corona Mountain Boat Ride.png
Magma
Molten rock within the lava caves of Corona Mountain. Unlike burning goop, making direct contact with magma will cause Mario to immediately lose a life. Corona Mountain Indestructible
SMSunshine TheShell.png
Wire Trap
Electrically-charged obstacles that look like spiral snail shells. They move along wire ropes. They will shock Mario on contact, but they do not make him lose his grip or balance if he is on the rope. There are two variants: a small red shell and a larger blue shell. Bianco Hills
Noki Bay
Indestructible
Cheep Cheep bird back bars SMS.png
Hatopop
Traps hidden within the alcoves of Noki Bay that launch Mario when triggered. There are two varieties: a green figure similar to the bird apparatus of a cuckoo clock and a red boxing glove. The glove launches Mario much farther than the bird. Noki Bay Indestructible
SMS spikes.png
Spike Trap
Platforms erected in the caves of Corona Mountain. They spikes protract and retract from the top of the trap in set intervals that can be timed. The spikes cause significant damage to Mario if he makes direct contact. Corona Mountain Indestructible


  1. ^ a b c Only if jumped on.
  2. ^ Only if sprayed into a wall.
  3. ^ a b Only if it collides with the ground.
  4. ^ Only if jumped on while collapsed on the ground.
  5. ^ Only if jumped on while upright.


Bosses

MK8 Bowser Emblem.png Mid-Bosses MK8 Bowser Emblem.png
Gatekeeper Plungelo Manta
PollutedPiranha.png Plungelo SMS art.png SMS Phatamanta.png
Proto Piranha Plants that erupt from piles of goop. Shooting water in its open mouth weakens it. Steadfast creatures that grip to platforms. Shooting it with water puts it off balance. Shadow-like phantoms that spread electric goop. They divide into smaller mantas when shot with water.
Episodes Episodes Episodes
Delfino Airstrip Dilemma
Polluted Piranha Battle
Boathouse Blues
Cleaning Lighthouse
Road to the Big Windmill
Mirror Madness! Tilt, Slam, Bam! The Manta Storm
MK8 Bowser Emblem.png Bosses MK8 Bowser Emblem.png
Petey Piranha Gooper Blooper Wiggler Mecha-Bowser
SMS Petey Piranha Artwork.png Gooper Blooper SMS.png Wiggler SMS.png SMS Mecha Bowser Artwork.png
A giant Piranha Plant that spits globs of goop. He becomes weak and his belly swells when water is shot into his mouth. A huge Blooper that strikes with its giant tentacles. Pulling on them renders it helpless. It spits goop from its siphon. An angry caterpillar the size of a bullet train. Shooting water on a Dune Bud at the right time can flip it over. A theme park contraption that fires Bullet Bills from its maw. Striking it with Water Rockets damages it.
Episodes Episodes Episodes Episodes
Down with Petey Piranha!
Petey Piranha Strikes Back
Gooper Blooper Breaks Out
Gooper Blooper Returns
The Boss of Tricky Ruins
Wiggler Ahoy! Full Steam Ahead! Mecha-Bowser Appears!
Monty Mole King Boo Eely-Mouth Bowser
Monty Mole SMS.png KingbooSunshine.jpg Eelymouth.jpg Sunshinebowser.jpg
A cannon operator that fires Bullet Bills and Glorpedoes. It throws Bob-ombs at Mario if gets close. Tossing them back deals damage to the mole. A Big Boo found underneath the casino. He uses a roulette to attack Mario. He can only be damaged after burning his tongue with a spicy pepper. A giant eel suffering from tooth decay. It is the source of the pollution in Noki Bay. Cleaning its teeth with water calms it down. Mario's archnemesis: the fire-breathing king of koopas. Mario can use the Rocket Nozzle and a Ground Pound to destroy his bath in Corona Mountain.
Episodes Episodes Episodes Episodes
The Beach Cannon's Secret
Uncork the Waterfall
King Boo Down Below Eely-Mouth's Dentist Father and Son Shine!

Items

Items

Name Description Name Description
SMS Shine Sprite Artwork Alt.png
Shine Sprites
Objects that embody the power of the sun and are the sources of energy on Isle Delfino. They were stolen by Bowser Jr. Collecting them completes episodes, unlocks new levels, and restores sunlight to Delfino Plaza. SMS Trampoline Render.png
Springboards
Springboards that can be picked up and carried by Mario. They are too large to be carried by default, but shooting them with water causes them to shrink.
SMS Coin Artwork.png
Coins
Gold coins. Collecting one restores one point to Mario's life meter. Collecting up to fifty in a level gives Mario an extra life. Collecting 100 awards him a Shine Sprite. Water Rocket.png
Water Rockets
Tiny, projectile missiles that are equipped to F.L.U.D.D.'s nozzle when touched. They are used on Pinna Park's roller coaster to damage Mecha-Bowser and pop balloons.
Blue Coin SMS.png
Blue Coins
Coins that restore two points to Mario's life meter. Ten Blue Coins can be traded with the Boathouse's Raccoon to obtain a Shine Sprite. Sunshine Blue Box Model.png
Blue Nozzle Box
Breakable boxes that contain the Hover Nozzle. They bare the insignia of Gadd Science, Inc.
Red Coin SMS.png
Red Coins
Coins that restore two points to Mario's life meter. There are eight within a given level. Collecting all of them with one life awards Mario a Shine Sprite. Sunshine Gray Box Model.png
Gray Nozzle Box
Breakable boxes that contain the Turbo Nozzle.
Water Bottles SMS.png
Water Bottles
Bottled water that refills F.L.U.D.D.'s tank. Small bottles refill it half way, whereas large ones refill it all the way. Sunshine Red Box Model.png
Red Nozzle Box
Breakable boxes that contain the Rocket Nozzle.
1up Mushroom SMS.png
1-Up Mushrooms
Green mushrooms that give Mario an extra life when obtained. They also completely restore his life meter and fill F.L.U.D.D.'s tank. SMS Artwork Yoshi Egg.png
Yoshi Egg
A spotted green egg that contains Yoshi. Bringing the egg a specified fruit will cause Yoshi to hatch from the egg and be available to ride.
SMS Water Barrel.png
Water Barrels
A barrel that can be picked-up and carried by Mario. Tossing it causes water to widely splatter on the ground without emptying F.L.U.D.D.'s tank. Manhole SMS sun.png
Manholes
Sewer holes found across Isle Delfino. They can be used as entry ways to elaborate sewage systems by performing a Ground Pound above one.

F.L.U.D.D.'s nozzles

Nozzle Effect Description
SMS Squirt Nozzle Icon.png
Squirt Nozzle
Mario and FLUDD SMS.png F.L.U.D.D.'s default nozzle and the only one that cannot be swapped out for another. It allows Mario to spray water in front of him, like a hose. The amount of pressure applied to the R Button affects the intensity of the spray.
SMS Hover Nozzle Icon.png
Hover Nozzle
Mario and Hover Nozzle SMS 2.png Duel nozzles available from the start of the game, but can be swapped with the Rocket or Turbo Nozzles. It allows Mario to hover above ground for as long as the R Button is held down. He ascends very gradually the longer the Hover Nozzle is in effect.
SMS Turbo Nozzle Icon.png
Turbo Nozzle
Mario and Turbo Nozzle SMS.png A nozzle unlocked twenty-five Shine Sprites have been collected and Yoshi has been unlocked. It allows Mario to run at an incredibly fast speed over land or sea. He can turn much more easily over water than on land.
SMS Rocket Nozzle Icon.png
Rocket Nozzle
Mario and Rocket Nozzle SMS.png A nozzle unlocked after thirty Shine Sprites have been collected and the Turbo Nozzle has been unlocked. It allows Mario to launch himself high into the sky.

Yoshi's fruit

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Six varieties of fruit can be found on the ground and growing in trees on Isle Delfino. With the exception of the durian, which can only be kicked around like a soccer ball, all fruits can be picked up and carried by Mario. There are a few objectives in the game that require the collection of fruit. A principle function is their affect on Yoshi. Yoshi Eggs will only hatch when a specified desired fruit is brought to them. Which ever one is requested determines the properties of Yoshi's juice. Spraying enemies with juice turns them into Yoshi Platforms and how they moved correlates with the type of juice they were sprayed with. The player can change the type of juice sprayed by simply eating a different fruit. This is all communicated by the color of the juice and Yoshi's skin. Despite appearing green in promotional artwork for Super Mario Sunshine, he only appears as such briefly once his juice tank is depleted or he has fallen into water.

Fruit Effect Description
Papaya SMS.png
Papaya
SMS Pineapple Artwork.png
Pineapple
SMS Screenshot Yoshi (Orange).png Papayas and pineapples turn Yoshi orange. Enemies sprayed by his juice become stationary platforms.
Banana SMS.png
Banana
Coconut SMS.png
Coconut
SMS Screenshot Yoshi (Pink).png Bananas and coconuts turn Yoshi pink. Enemies sprayed by his juice become platforms that vertically ascend. The platforms do not not come back down. They only stop their ascent once they turn back into enemies.
SMS Durian Artwork.png
Durian
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Pepper
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Differences from other 3D Mario platformers

  • This is the only 3D Mario platformer in which Peach's Castle does not appear, as well as one of three 3D Mario platformers that do not begin with Princess Peach sending Mario a letter (the other two being Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario Odyssey).
  • This is one of only two 3D Mario platformers where Princess Peach is not kidnapped at the very beginning of the game, with the other being Super Mario 3D World (where she is not kidnapped at all, as she is one of the playable characters).
  • This is one of only two 3D platformer games in the Super Mario series not to feature Luigi, the other being Super Mario 64 (though he does appear as a playable character in Super Mario 64 DS).
  • This is the only main Mario game to date not to feature any sort of item or function that grants temporary invincibility.
  • This is the first and only 3D Mario platformer where Mario cannot perform the Long Jump or Crouch.
  • This is the only 3D Mario platformer in which Mario fights against Bowser (or his imposter) only once during the storyline. In most of the others, Mario and Bowser fight three times.
  • This is one of three 3D Mario games where Mario does not say "Thank you so much for playing my game!" at the end of the credits, the others being Super Mario 3D Land and Super Mario 3D World.

Regional differences

Cutscenes

Despite cutscenes in the Japanese release using English voice acting, there are a few differences compared to International releases early in the game. Mario's conversation with Toadsworth is audible, with a few unsubtitled remarks. After getting out of the plane, Mario says "It looks like a giant pool of paint"; later in the same cutscene, when Peach notices that Shadow Mario is gone, Mario can be heard saying "Looks like Mario's gonna have to find a job" in the background, to which Toadsworth responds with "Trying to start a new career?" before quickly changing the subject. Soon afterwards, in the court cutscene, the prosecutor uses an alternate take in which he mispronounces "Shine" as "Shrine" three times, refers to "Isle Delfino" as "Delfino Isle", and mispronounces "aware" as "of where" once. His tone is also distinctly different, sounding much less stern.

In addition, there is no option to turn off the subtitles (likely due to it being Japanese, but with English voices).

Location names

The Japanese version has different names for the locations in the game.

In cutscenes, the names of Isle Delfino and Delfino Plaza are the same as in the later English localization (as are the characters Bowser, Toadsworth and F.L.U.D.D.), although they are altered in the subtitles.

Other changes

  • The "Press Start" on the title screen was moved to the top corners of the logo in the American version, while it is at the bottom of the screen in the Japanese and PAL versions.
  • Audio delay (such as when Shadow Mario appears in Delfino Plaza) is removed from the international versions.
  • When racing Il Piantissimo in international versions, a unique music theme plays. In the Japanese version, the level theme still plays.
  • A small voice clip from Mario when exiting a Rainbow M is absent in the Japanese version.
  • If Mario collects his 100th Delfino Plaza coin in the Red Coin Field, the Japanese version locks up because it does not know where to spawn the resulting Shine Sprite. A spawn point was added to international versions and thus the game no longer locks up there.
  • The button icons are less generic in international versions and actually resemble GameCube controller buttons.
  • The small text on the map screen was rewritten and made thicker.
  • When jumping off Yoshi, Mario jumps straight above him in the Japanese version while he dismounts behind him in international versions. This is to fix a glitch where Mario can clip through ceilings by jumping off Yoshi.
  • The preview cinematics for Bianco Hills, Ricco Harbor and Gelato Beach were changed in international versions, with the camera generally making wider circles in the Japanese versions. This led to some noticeable jump-cuts in the Bianco Hills preview.
  • In Scrubbing Sirena Beach, Mario has to clean 99% of the goop in the Japanese version but only 95% in international versions.[10]
  • The small text on signs is in English in the Japanese version and in made-up, unreadable symbols in international versions.
  • Fruits were added to Delfino Plaza's fountains in the international versions to make feeding Yoshi easier.
  • When losing a life, "Miss!" appears instead of "Too Bad!" in the Japanese version, and when gaining a Shine Sprite, "Shine Get!" appears instead of "Shine!".
  • When Yoshi almost runs out of juice before disappearing, the text "Hungry" appears in the Japanese version. In the international versions, it says "Fruit".
  • PAL versions have additional differences from all NTSC versions. Only NTSC versions can be played in progressive scan mode, and only PAL versions can be played in 50Hz mode, using the same method to activate each. The American and Japanese versions have their languages locked to English and Japanese, respectively, while the PAL version can additionally be played in Spanish, French, Italian and German depending on the GameCube settings.

Media

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Gallery

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Reception

Super Mario Sunshine received widespread critical acclaim, currently holding an aggregate score of 91.50% on Gamerankings based on 76 reviews.[11] While praise was directed towards the wide array of moves, criticism was directed towards the camera, the gimmicky nature of F.L.U.D.D. and the Yoshis, and the game's voice acting. Super Mario Sunshine is the 3rd best selling game for the Nintendo GameCube as it sold about 6.3 million copies as of December 31, 2009, and was the 10th best selling game of 2002, according to the NPD. [12]

Reviews
Release Reviewer, Publication Score Comment
GCN Fran Mirabella III, IGN 9.4/10 "At the end of the day, though, Super Mario Sunshine is about gameplay. Its depth easily passes by all of the problems with presentation, sound, and visuals. If Super Mario 64 is one of your favorite games, then I'm confident Super Mario Sunshine will be added to that list."
GCN Jeff Gerstmann, GameSpot 8/10 "While some gamers will be able to look past or even embrace the fact that Super Mario Sunshine sticks extremely close to Super Mario 64's formula, others will find that the game suffers from a lack of innovation. The game's technical issues and often-gimmicky design are still tougher to ignore, and they combine to make the game seem surprisingly unpolished and somewhat rushed at times. In the end, though, there's enough in Super Mario Sunshine to warrant a purchase, particularly when you consider that there really aren't any decent platformers to be found on the GameCube and that this really is the only new Mario game out there."
GCN Brad Long, Nintendo Life 9/10 "Though it's not exactly the Mario game everyone was thinking of when it came out, much like the Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker wasn't as expected, it's still a classic Mario title that's definitely worth having in your collection if you're a fan of the ol' plumber, or platforming games in general. It's a shame that there couldn't have been more variety in the levels, but there's a great deal of fun to be had in this title. Anything else that could set it back isn't really a deal-breaker."
Aggregators
Compiler Platform / Score
Metacritic 92
GameRankings 91.50%

Super Mario 3D All-Stars description

  • "Mario and friends have arrived on Isle Delfino, ready to enjoy a relaxing vacation. Instead, they find that someone has polluted the island with icky, goop-like graffiti! Framed for this terrible crime, Mario must clean the island, find the true culprit, and reclaim the Shine Sprites—Delfino's sunny energy source—that have hidden themselves to escape the mess. Using the power of the Nintendo GameCube system, this game offered dazzling water effects and a slick set of moves for Mario through his new tool, FLUDD."

Pre-release and unused content

Main article: List of Super Mario Sunshine pre-release and unused content

In Super Mario Sunshine, Delfino Plaza is the main plaza of the game. However, in trailers before release, it showed that there was going to be a different plaza (or a possible early Delfino Plaza), with a giant Strollin' Stu-like creature called Hinokuri walking around the place and many more different things.

A pre-release video also reveals that humans were intended to be citizens of the plaza. F.L.U.D.D. was going to be skinnier. Gooper Blooper was going to be dark blue and fought on top of the bridges of Ricco Harbor instead of in the market and helicopter area.

Glitches

Main article: List of Super Mario Sunshine glitches

Blasting through the Wall

The player must first get the Turbo Nozzle in Delfino Plaza and then head to the fruit stands. While standing slightly against the wall behind the papayas and pineapples (Mario's body should touch the wall, but he should not be directly facing it), Mario can blast his Turbo Nozzle, and before reaching the durians, he will go right through it into an underground area. If Mario stops jumping while underneath Delfino Plaza he automatically dies, but it is possible that a glitch will occur within. This glitch which makes Mario lie on the ground as if he were dead, yet he occasionally opens his eyes for a second. If that happens, the player needs to reset the game. It's also possible that Mario might come across an underground pipeline to run into instead of falling under Delfino Plaza.

Game Resets Itself

This glitch can only be done in the Ricco Harbor while playing through the Blooper Surfing Safari level, or in any Pinna Park level that involves entering the amusement park. To perform this glitch in Ricco Harbor, Mario must pick a Blooper from the floating platform. As he navigates himself to the tunnel with the pollution, Mario must enter the tunnel, but only before the screen changes to the Blooper race course inside the tunnel. Just as he enters, the player must pause the game and select, "Exit area." He will then enter the tunnel, but instead of entering the Blooper race course, the game will reset itself. In Pinna Park, Mario must perform a water dive and then pause just before entering the park's loading zone. If done correctly, the game will reset.

Yoshi's Slippery Saddle

To make this glitch occur, Mario must go to Sirena Beach and enter the hotel. Next, he must hop on a Yoshi and enter the attic. If Mario runs into a Sleepy Boo, he flies off the Yoshi, as usual, but if he tries to jump on the Yoshi again, he falls off again. Mario can no longer jump on the Yoshi unless he goes downstairs to get the Yoshi again, Mario jumps on Yoshi and immediately eats the Boo, or if Mario takes damage and then jumps on Yoshi.

Quotes

Main article: List of Super Mario Sunshine quotes

Bowser

  • "Bwaaaa ha ha! The water's great, eh, Jr.?"
  • "Mario! How dare you disturb my family vacation?!"
  • "Jr., I've got something...difficult...to tell you about Princess Peach..."
  • "That's my boy! Well put, son! The royal Koopa line is strong as ever! But for now...let's just rest awhile."

Sunglasses vendor

  • "I love the sunshine, but OOOH! Is it ever bright!"
  • "Here, little man. Try a pair of my special sun shades. They're cool!"
  • "Yeah heh heh... You're styling now!"
  • "Come back and talk to me when you don't need them anymore."
  • "Hey! Sun shades alone just won't cut it for you. Nope!"
  • "You also need one of my custom tropical shirts. Here you go!"
  • "My, oh my! I haven't seen anyone look that good in my gear in ages!"
  • "Come see me again when you want to return them, OK?"
  • "You had enough? Come by anytime if it's too bright for you, OK, little man?"

Staff

Main article: List of Super Mario Sunshine staff

The extensive voice-acting cast includes Jen Taylor reprising her role as Peach and the Toads, Charles Martinet, Dolores Rogers, and Kit Harris as the new characters Toadsworth, Bowser Jr., and F.L.U.D.D. respectively, and Scott Burns as Bowser, the first game (and only Super Mario game) in which Burns lends his voice to the character.

Executive producer

Producers

Directors

  • Yoshiaki Koizumi
  • Kenta Usui

Appearances in other media

Super Mario Sunshine has been adapted into numerous comic books. It was the subject of a story arc spanning volumes 28, 29, 30, and 31 of Super Mario-Kun.

Super Mario Sunshine was made into a manga of the same name as part of the 4-Koma Gag Battle series. The game was also made into a manga published by Futabasha Publishers Ltd. as part of the 4koma Manga Kingdom series.

References to other games

Sirena Beach secret
  • Mario Bros.: When F.L.U.D.D. scans Mario during his malfunction after the fight with Bowser, a black-and-white screenshot from this game is shown with the text "GAME OVER" just before his video crashes.
  • Super Mario Bros.: Before the game starts, an 8-bit coin sound effect is played while the Nintendo logo is displayed. Also, covers of the main Super Mario Bros. theme, as well as the underground stage theme, are featured in the game. There is also a stage in Sirena Beach where many giant 8-bit Marios can be seen in the background. Also, at the beginning of the game, it is possible to see three "memories" of Mario in the lower left-hand corner. The first of the three is a NES video of Mario approaching a fake Bowser on the iconic bridge (although it could just as easily have been a Disk System recording of Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels).
  • Super Mario Bros. 3: When the player opens the Z-button guide in Delfino Plaza, the map of Delfino Plaza has the sprite of Mario's head showing his current location.
  • Super Mario World: When F.L.U.D.D. scans Mario, the second video shows the SNES boss fight with Iggy Koopa. Also, the ability to climb on gates and punch enemies from the inside of it originated from this game, as well as riding on Yoshi, as well as the added drums in the background music when Yoshi is being ridden on. Finally, the regular boss music is a cover version of the final boss music against Bowser from Super Mario World.
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island: One of the secret levels in Pinna Park has a background reminiscent of this game.
  • Super Mario 64: The number of Shine Sprites in Super Mario Sunshine is the same number of Power Stars in Super Mario 64. Also, the way Mario enters Noki Bay is very similar to the way Mario enters the Tower of the Wing Cap in Super Mario 64. When F.L.U.D.D. scans Mario, the last video is the memorable N64 boss fight with Mario swinging Bowser by the tail. The stage is Bowser in the Dark World. Most of Mario's animations, as well as a few voice clips are reused, while others are new. The player's head can get stuck in sand similar to getting Mario's head getting stuck in the sand or the snow in this game. The music played when Mario and Peach are watching the sunset is a remake of Peach's usual theme when she is rescued.
  • Yoshi's Story: The idea of eating fruits to keep Yoshis healthy is similar in this game.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: Il Piantissimo looks like the running man under his mask. Additionally, the Versus Books guide refers to one of the landmarks of Pinna Park - the Pianta-shaped, Papaya-bearing tree - as the Deku Tree.
  • Luigi's Mansion: F.L.U.D.D. and the Magic Paintbrush are inventions of Professor E. Gadd. During the third episode of Sirena Beach, one of the employees in the hotel claims that the ghosts are annoying and wishes that "Someone would come and suck them away with a vacuum or something" and then asks Mario "Why are you looking at me like that?". When Mario tries to open locked doors in Hotel Delfino, he makes a similar grunt to the noise that Luigi makes in the same situation in this game.

References in later games

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパーマリオサンシャイン
Sūpā Mario Sanshain
Super Mario Sunshine
Korean 슈퍼 마리오 선샤인
Shupeo Mario Seonshain
Super Mario Sunshine
Chinese (Simplified) 超级马力欧阳光[13]
Chāojí Mǎlì'ōu Yángguāng
Super Mario Sunshine
Chinese (Traditional) 超級瑪利歐陽光[14]
Chāojí Mǎlì'ōu Yángguāng
Super Mario Sunshine

Trivia

  • During the development of Super Mario Sunshine, Yoshiaki Koizumi was influenced by childhood memories such as the experience of a hero jumping from rooftop to rooftop for Delfino Plaza and playing in water for F.L.U.D.D. and the general gameplay.[15]
  • Sometimes, when losing a life, Mario will say "Arrivederci" which is Italian for "Goodbye". In the German translation, the words "Too bad" will display as "Arrivederci".
  • The shine on the boxart of the American, Japanese, and British versions of this game roughly says, "Mario has more moves than ever, you'll have to master them all to sprinkle / spray water in the sunshine." All the other European boxarts have this sentence as well, but they are translated.
  • Mario's voice actor, Charles Martinet, considers this to be an "underrated game".[16]
  • This is the only game in the overall main Super Mario series that has never been available as a standalone digital download.

References

  1. ^ a b Reece Goodall. "Sol, praia e os 15 anos de Super Mario Sunshine" (Portuguese text). Nintendo Blast. Published 02 Sep 2020. Accessed 22 Jan 2021.
  2. ^ Nintendo. "Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017". YouTube. Published 17 Jan 2017. Accessed 30 Jan 2021.
  3. ^ IGN Staff. "Say Hello to Project Dolphin". IGN. Published 04 May 1999 (Amended errata 21 Jun 2012). Accessed 30 Jan 2021.
  4. ^ a b Aron Garst. "Super Mario Sunshine Is Nintendo at Its Most Nintendo". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Published 24 Mar 2020. Accessed 30 Jan 2021.
  5. ^ a b c Nintendo of Japan. "開発スタッフインタビュー" (Japanese text). Super Mario Sunshine Official Japanese Site. Published 2002. Accessed 30 Jan 2021.
  6. ^ Redazione Campania. "La Costiera Amalfitana in “Uncharted 4”: nel videogioco uno scorcio di Amalfi" (Italian text). AmalfiNotizie. Published 09 Dec 2017. Accessed 30 Jan 2021.
  7. ^ Reece Goodall. "Concept to Console: ‘Super Mario Sunshine’". The Boar. Published 22 Jan 2020. Accessed 30 Jan 2021.
  8. ^ Bill Trinen. "What's in a Box?". Nintendo Treehouse Log. Tumblr. Published 14 Jun 2017. Accessed 30 Jan 2021.
  9. ^ a b An excerpt of page 107 of the Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros.Media:ESMB Bowser Jr Graffiti.png The title of the box is 「クッパJr.の落書き!」 which means The graffiti of Bowser Jr.! and the text says 「本作の敵キャラクターたちは、クッパJr.が落書きで生み出したという設定。そのため、水に弱かったり、デザインが他のシリーズと少々異なっていたりする。ヨッシーも、同様の理由で水に落ちると消えてしまう。」 which means This game's enemy characters are created by Bowser Jr.'s graffiti. That is why they are weak to water, and differ slightly in design from the rest of the series. Yoshi also vanishes if he falls in water for the same reason.
  10. ^ https://tcrf.net/Super_Mario_Sunshine/Regional_Differences
  11. ^ Super Mario Sunshine for GameCube- GameRankings. Retrieved October 21st, 2015
  12. ^ NPD Press Release- January 28, 2003(January 28, 2003). Retrieved October 21st, 2015
  13. ^ 《超级马力欧64》、《超级马力欧阳光》和《超级马力欧银河》。 3款历代的3D马力欧收录在Nintendo Switch的《超级马力欧 3D 收藏辑》,将于9月18日发售! Nintendo HK. Retrieved September, 2020.
  14. ^ 《超級瑪利歐64》、《超級瑪利歐陽光》和《超級瑪利歐銀河》。3款歷代的3D瑪利歐收錄在Nintendo Switch的《超級瑪利歐 3D 收藏輯》,將於9月18日發售! Nintendo HK. Retrieved September, 2020.
  15. ^ MacDonald, Keza (September 14, 2020). Super Mario at 35: Mario's makers on Nintendo's most enduring mascot. The Guardian. Retrieved November 15, 2020.
  16. ^ CooperMcHatton (Jul 22, 2012) Charles Martinet on Super Mario Sunshine at SDCC 2012. YouTube. Retrieved August 2, 2018.

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