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Super Mario Sunshine (GameCube)

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Written by  :  laemus (13)
Written on  :  Dec 03, 2003
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Summary

SMS: Good. Nothing more.

The Good

Presentation is fantastic, as per usual in a Nintendo game. Everything is bright, cheery, and well-designed. Sonics are fine. Gameplay is... erm... Mario 64-esque...

The Bad

... but not as good.

It's all in the balance of the goals you must achieve to progress, or the lack of. Some are very, very easy, while others just rip open your face and spit. Then laugh. There's also the blue coin goals, which are just... wrong. They feel out of place, and are frustrating to complete.

It simply lacks the addictiveness of its predecessor, and isn't as much fun.

The Bottom Line

A good, solid platform game, that won't surprise you in any single way.