The Runaway Ferris Wheel

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The Runaway Ferris Wheel
Pinna Park
Location Pinna Park
Mission # 5
Game Super Mario Sunshine
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The Runaway Ferris Wheel is the fifth episode of Pinna Park in Super Mario Sunshine. The episode's objective is to climb the Ferris Wheel and defeat the Electro-Koopa King at the top.


The Electro-Koopa King is resting at the top of the park's Ferris Wheel, whose electrical discharge is causing the wheel to spin faster and uncontrollably. The player can take one of two ways to reach it: one way is to climb to the top of the large, green ramp and use the Hover Nozzle to reach the top platform of the Ferris Wheel. Another way is to climb up the back of the Ferris Wheel by going through an obstacle course.

The back of the Ferris Wheel is full of metal screens crawling with Red Electrokoopas. The player can use FLUDD to spray the green platforms, causing them to flip and allow the player to stand on them for a short period of time. The player also needs to defeat the Red Electrokoopas in their way in order to move forward. By climbing on the opposite side of the grate, the player can press B Button when behind the Koopa to launch them. Once the player reaches the top of the Ferris Wheel, they have to use a rope to bounce up and grab the platform above, followed by pressing A Button when under the Revolving Gate to launch the Electro-Koopa King into the water. With the Koopa defeated, the Ferris Wheel will return to normal speed and a Shine Sprite will appear at the top. The player has to ride one of the Ferris Wheel's carriages to the top in order to collect the Shine Sprite.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese とめて! ぼうそう かんらんしゃ
Tomete! Bōsō Kanransha
Stop it! Rampaging Ferris Wheel

French (NOE) La grande roue de la discorde
The Ferris Wheel of Discord
German Das Riesentemporad
The Speedy Ferris Wheel
(Riesentemporad is a combination of the German words riesenrad (Ferris wheel) and tempo (speed).)
Italian Ruota Panoramica fuori controllo
Ferris Wheel Out of Control
Spanish (NOE) ¡La Noria ha enloquecido!
The Ferris Wheel Has Gone Mad!