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Super Mario Sunshine

Vital Stats
System(s): GameCube
U.S. Release Date: Aug 26, 2002
Current street price: $49.99
Size: 8 levels, 120 shines
Players: 1
Rating: E

In a Nutshell
Mario's first adventure since Super Mario 64, has him cleaning up Isle Delfino, while recovering the Shine Sprites.
Story
(from the Manuel)
Close your eyes and image... soothing sunshine accompanied by the sound of wave gently breaking on the shore.  High above, seagulls turn lazy circles in a clear blue sky.  This is Isle Delfino.

Far from the hustle and bustle of the Mushroom Kingdom, this island resort glitters like a gem im the waters of a southern sea.

Mario, Peach, and an entourage of Toads have come to Isle Delfino to relax and unwind.  At least, that's their plan... but when they arrive, they find things have gone horribly wrong...

According to the island inhabitants, the person responsible for the mess has a round nose, a thick mustache, and a cap...

The islanders are saying that Mario's mess has polluted the island and caused their energy source the Shine Sprites, to vanish.

Now the falsely accused Mario has promised to clean up the island, but... how?

Never fear! FLUDD, the latest invention from Gadd Science, Inc., can help Mario tidy up the island, take on baddies, and lend a nozzle in all kinds of sticky situations.

Can Mario clean the island, capture the villain, and clear his good name?  It's time for another Mario adventure to get started!

Gameplay Overview

Well in a nutshell:

Notes of interest
The first Mario adventure since Super Mario 64
The first Mario game, since Super Mario World, where you can ride Yoshi
Special FLOOD nozzles perform different moves
50 shines to beat the game, go back for 120
Mario can wear sunglasses and (after beating game) a  Hawaiian shirt

Quotes
"The Princess is on that island!  I think it's called Pineapple or something..." - A Toad

Ending
After Bowser and Bowser Junior (who was Shadow Mario) are defeated, Mario finds himself back on the island. FLUDD is on the ground and says, "I hope I was of assistance..." Then, he gets back up and he didn't die! Mario watches the shine symbol get all pretty. Then, the game shows Bowser and Bowser Jr floating away.  Bowser tells his son that they will get Mario one day.


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