Super Mario Sunshine

released on Jul 19, 2002

Super Mario Sunshine is a Mario action-adventure 3D platformer. It follows Super Mario 64, and is the second 3D Mario platformer. 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. This game introduced many recurring characters and bosses in the Mario series, including Toadsworth, Bowser Jr., Petey Piranha, Gooper Blooper, Piantas, Nokis, Shadow Mario, and F.L.U.D.D. Super Mario Sunshine pays homage to Mario's Italian heritage and upbringing, with many of the locations in the game having Italian names and sometimes referencing Italian culture.

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the contrarian mario fan's perennial favorite game that also gets more hate than it deserves

This game really sucks why do I find myself returning to it? It’s probably just a cope that a bad 3D Mario game exists.

so fun i miss this game will probably buy that stupid mario thing nintendo put out for switch that includes this

Its highs can be very high, but when this game sucks, it fucking sucks.

This game is my first game and still one of my favorites. It is just so original. There's not really another game quite like this. Making the platforming based on locations that could actually exist on a tropical island was genius. Over 20 years later and this game looks gorgeous. The Gamecube did an incredible job with graphics. The music is also excellent. The gameplay is so smooth too. Mario moves perfectly and using FLUDD feels intuitive. Nintendo knocked it out of the park here

Bowser speaking human tongue is so unnerving