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Super Mario Sunshine (GameCube)

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Mario, Princess Peach, Toadsworth, and Toad have come to Isle Delfino for some relaxation. Upon arrival, however, they discover the island has been polluted causing its energy source, the Shine Sprites, to disappear. The culprit is similar in appearance to Mario, who is blamed for the mess, so the portly plumber is forced to clean up the island. Mario is given an invention called FLUDD (a backpack with several water nozzles) to help him clean up graffiti and mud and capture the real villain. Gameplay features a combination of action and puzzle solving, with numerous stages and multiple episodes to each stage, and plenty of hidden secrets and surprises.


Super Mario Sunshine GameCube The locals may provide you with useful information, or just chat
Super Mario Sunshine GameCube Explore tropical locations
Super Mario Sunshine GameCube Fighting critters on a solar mirror. Check the reflections.
Super Mario Sunshine GameCube Watery anti-Mario.

Alternate Titles

  • "SMS" -- Common abbreviation
  • "スーパーマリオサンシャイン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Aargh this f*&*ing camera!! AkibaTechno (228) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
A vacation from the Mushroom Kingdom - lighten up and enjoy it. MagFram (43) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
The BEST Mario game to come out for GameCube! Dark Cloud (35) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
SMS: Good. Nothing more. laemus (13) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
A great follow up to Mario 64. Exodia85 (2167) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep 25, 2002 10 out of 10 100
Electric Playground Aug 27, 2002 10 out of 10 100
Insert Credit Sep 03, 2002 9.6 out of 10 96
Sliced Gaming (GameBiz) Jan 24, 2003 94 out of 100 94
Netjak Aug 22, 2002 9.3 out of 10 93
N-Zone Jul 06, 2003 91 out of 100 91
The Video Game Critic Sep 26, 2002 A- 91
Thunderbolt Games Dec 07, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Meristation Sep 27, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Quebec Gamers Dec 02, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82


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In the attic of the Hotel Delfino, the janitor complains about the ghosts, wishing someone would come and "suck them up in a vacuum cleaner". This is a reference to another Gamecube title, "Luigi's Mansion", where Luigi did indeed suck up ghosts in a vacuum cleaner.

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Servo (55897) added Super Mario Sunshine (GameCube) on Aug 28, 2002