Play as Mario and use your water cannon to clean the graffiti and fight back against angry villagers
Climb walls, run across rooftops, and jump like never before as you wash off the scribbles on walls, floors and even the ground
Explore the massive island setting, completing tasks, and getting clues
Collect the gold coins and new Sunshine Coins to finish the level and build up the points you need to unlock new levels
Then get to the bottom of the mystery and find out who's been impersonating Mario!
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Six years. Six long years we’ve had to wait for a new Mario game, and finally it’s here. And even considering the
ridiculously unfair expectations, Super Mario Sunshine is almost entirely as good as you’d hope and expect.
The premise of the game is that Mario’s tropical holiday is ruined when he’s stitched up by an evil look-alike for
daubing graffiti all over the island. Rather conveniently, there’s a water pump waiting for him to use, which not only
washes away the mess but also doubles as a handy jet pack. The jet pack aspect means that whenever you fall off
something you have the chance to immediately recover. This built-in safety net means the game can afford to be far more
ambitious in its level design than ever before, with massive levels filled with trampolines, tightropes, water-powered
windmills, huge coral reefs, and mountains and mountains of platforms.
The whole thing looks amazing, too, with the most realistic water ever seen in a video game, and a near-infinite draw
distance. On top of all this are rideable, fruit-juice-spewing Yoshis, extra water nozzles, super-hardcore platform
levels where Shadow Mario nicks your jet pack, and goop-generating bosses who seem to live to make Princess Peach’s
laundry a nightmare.
After the sweet but rather short pleasures of Luigi’s Mansion and Pikmin, you need have no fear that Mario Sunshine is
of a similarly brief nature. There are a total of 120 shines to collect--the same number of stars as in Super Mario
64--and the game world is at least as large and far more interactive. This is without question the best game on the
GameCube yet. That may be no more than you'd expect from a Mario game, but it's certainly more than most of us mere
mortals deserve. --David Jenkins