DescriptionMario, 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.
- "SMS" -- Common abbreviation
- "スーパーマリオサンシャイン" -- Japanese spelling
- "슈퍼 마리오 썬샤인" -- Korean spelling
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|PGNx Media||Aug 27, 2002||10 out of 10||100|
|Game Informer Magazine||Sep, 2002||9.75 out of 10||98|
|Peliplaneetta.net||Oct 15, 2002||95 out of 100||95|
|IGN||Jul 22, 2002||9.4 out of 10||94|
|The Video Game Critic||Sep 26, 2002||A-||91|
|N-Zone||Jul 06, 2003||91 out of 100||91|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Oct 04, 2002||9 out of 10||90|
|Quebec Gamers||Dec 02, 2002||8.2 out of 10||82|
|Digital Entertainment News (den)||Jul 30, 2003||8 out of 10||80|
|GameSpot||Aug 26, 2002||8 out of 10||80|
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1001 Video GamesSuper Mario Sunshine appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
BugsThere is a major glitch in the game that allows you to access a sub world, sometimes called the "Blue Hell". The game physics are dropped down (meaning, for example, you can move around normally underwater, but if you jump it will revert to normal) and you can access many areas with little or no effort, particularly the Yoshi fruit boats.
Japanese versionIn the Japanese version of Super Mario Sunshine, "Isle Delfino" is known as "Dolphic Island". When a player retrieves a Shine Sprite, the "message" says "Shine Get!" instead of the English "Shine!" Also, despite being developed in Japan, the Japanese version is all in English with Japanese subtitles.
- This game is set on a tropical island named Isle Delfino. "Delfino" is Italian for "Dolphin", which was Gamecube's prototype's name. Also, there are some words written in Italian around the game, like "Benvenuto" ("welcome"), etc.
- There's a reference to the Beatles in this game. There is a yellow submarine on the Ricco Harbor stage.
- 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.
- When you first find FLUDD, look in the lower left corner to view scenes from previous Mario games, including Super Mario Bros., Super Mario World, and Super Mario 64.
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Related Web Sites
- Super Mario Sunshine (Nintendo's Official Site.)