History YMMV / SuperMarioSunshine

14th May '17 9:38:00 AM billybobfred
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%%** [[http://scifiromancemachine.tumblr.com/post/135280275519/paradoxsage-scifiromancemachine-i-like-how Princess Peach masterminded the events of the game.]] WeblinksAreNotExamples



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Some of the best tropical music in any video game. Also, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6eYNCwTHf4 "Platforms A Plenty!"]], aka "Warp Zone Theme", AKA "Extremely Kick-Ass A Capella Rendition of the Mario Theme", AKA "The awesome theme that drives gamers mad due to the [[ThatOneLevel insanely hard levels]] it appears on".
5th May '17 6:35:27 AM bowserbros
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* AwesomeMusic: While ''Sunshine'' itself tends to get mixed reception from a lot of fans, one thing people can agree on is that the soundtrack kicks ass. Particular mention goes to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF522Q4k9t8 "Platforms-A-Plenty!"]] (the secret course theme), which always manages to entertain despite it being played in some of the most NintendoHard portions of the game, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqT8r4PV95c "Deep Sea of Mare"]] (the theme that plays during Noki Bay's eighth mission), which is often considered to be one of the best and most relaxing underwater themes since [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry "Aquatic Ambience"]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECIv3Mew4L8 Bowser's battle theme]], which to many players makes the [[AntiClimaxBoss rather anticlimactic]] final battle feel kinda worth it.



** Is the inclusion of VoiceActing a step foward or awkward?

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** Is the inclusion of VoiceActing a step foward forward or awkward?



** What kind of goop tastes like an ice cream flavor? Are we sure we're cleaning off pollution or a little kid's favorite 31 flavors? For reference, when the Pianta statue is submerged, a Toad can be found stuck in the goop; clean him off, and he talks about what the goop tastes like.

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** **When the Pianta statue is submerged, a Toad can be found stuck in the goop; clean him off, and he talks about what the goop tastes like. What kind of goop tastes like an ice cream flavor? Are we sure we're cleaning off pollution or a little kid's favorite 31 flavors? For reference, when the Pianta statue is submerged, a Toad can be found stuck in the goop; clean him off, and he talks about what the goop tastes like.flavors?



** Swooping Stus, the blob-like creatures that spontaneously arise out of any goop that's lying around.

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** Swooping Stus, the blob-like creatures that spontaneously arise out of any goop that's lying around. Players will learn to dread the "nyeooooooooow" noise they make before they attack.



** Burst Squirts tend to be pretty irritating because they seem to be magnetically attracted to Mario, and if they touch him they block off FLUDD's squirt nozzle. Now, getting rid of one is easy enough (just spray with the squirt nozzle until the Burst Squirt flies off) and they're not exactly the most common enemies in the world, but it can still be a hassle dealing with them because of how they always seem to gather in swarms in the most inconvenient places. The King Boo battle is an especially prominent case of this.



** Bowser's voice acting and dialogue make him seem less like a giant scary Koopa and more like either [[Series/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] or [[Series/SesameStreet the Cookie Monster]]. In fact, ''most'' of the voice acting is really lousy. And Bowser would remain that way until Galaxy.

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** Bowser's voice acting and dialogue make him seem less like a giant scary Koopa and more like either [[Series/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] or [[Series/SesameStreet the Cookie Monster]]. In fact, ''most'' of the voice acting is really lousy. And Bowser would remain that way until Galaxy.''Galaxy''.



** "Scrubbing Sirena Beach", primarily because of how tight the time limit is for a mission where you have to clean '''all''' of the goop that was present at the start of "The Manta Storm". Thankfully, there's no [[ThatOneBoss Phantamanta]] to fight, but the low amount of time you get for this undertaking will make you pull your hair out a few times.



* VindicatedByHistory: Although it is still considered by most to be the weakest of the 3D Mario games, it is viewed much more favorably, mostly because of its NintendoHard nature and its [[NarmCharm Saturday Morning cartoon plot]]. There have even been calls for a direct sequel or at least a remake.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: ''Sunshine'' is one of the best looking games ever released for the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube, and Nintendo fired all cylinders on the polished, fluidly animated, and beautifully lit CGI and lush tropical environments -- its graphics are so ambitious and look so good, it can still easily hold its own against contemporary video games. It says a lot that a 128-bit video game from 2002 is still regarded as having some of the best water effects in the medium.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Although it is still considered by most to be the weakest of the 3D Mario games, it is viewed much more favorably, mostly because of its NintendoHard nature and its [[NarmCharm Saturday Morning cartoon plot]]. There have even been calls for a direct sequel or at least a remake.
remake, if only to smooth out the game's rough edges in the latter's case.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: ''Sunshine'' is one of the best looking games ever released for the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube, and Nintendo fired all cylinders on the polished, fluidly animated, and beautifully lit CGI and lush tropical environments -- its graphics are so ambitious and look so good, it can still easily hold its own against contemporary video games. It says a lot that a 128-bit video game from 2002 '''2002''' is still regarded as having some of the best water effects in the medium.
15th Mar '17 9:52:28 AM morenohijazo
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* UnderusedGameMechanic: [[PowerUpMount Yoshi]]'s use is fairly limited. He has a host of abilities, but the only one that gets any real use is spraying juice on blockades. His flutter jump is outclassed by the FLUDD nozzles, and turning enemies into platforms is only utilized in a single mission, which also makes changing Yoshi's color (which creates different platform behaviors) unnecessary outside of another single mission. He doesn't even show up much, only being needed for about one episode per level (sometimes only to open up a secret stage) and some Delfino Plaza secrets.
17th Feb '17 3:16:22 PM Sammettik
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* FanficFuel: [[spoiler:Il Piantissimo finding Bowser Jr.'s paintbrush]] at the very end of the game could lead to some very interesting ideas for a sequel...
3rd Feb '17 10:42:11 AM Wingnut
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: [[TheWoobie Poor Peach]]. When first we see her in the game's opening, she is the first to notice Shadow Mario running amok in Isle Delfino--twice! Once in a plane advertisement, and again at Delfino Airstrip. Because of this, she and the Toads are the only people to know for a fact that Mario is innocent. But the Piantas don't see it that way, and immediately overrule her when she tries to object on her hero's behalf. You guys know she's royalty, right? To make matters worse, just when it feels like we're going to have a grand Mario adventure WITHOUT her getting kidnapped, the first thing Shadow Mario does when he finally reveals himself is kidnap her. As a final kick in the teeth, once rescued, Peach will hang around Isle Delfino and you can even talk to her, once again making you think they're giving her a break. But no. Once you get enough Shine Sprites, she is held captive for the rest of the game, even when you start the game again after defeating Bowser for the final time. So much for a HeroOfAnotherStory.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: [[TheWoobie Poor Peach]]. When first we see her in the game's opening, she is She was the first to notice Shadow Mario running amok in Isle Delfino--twice! Once Delfino in a plane advertisement, and again at Delfino Airstrip. Because of this, she Airstrip, and the Toads are the only people to know knows for a fact that Mario is innocent. But the Piantas don't see it that way, and immediately overrule her when she tries to object on her hero's behalf. You guys know she's royalty, right? To make matters worse, just when it feels like we're going to have a grand Mario adventure WITHOUT her getting kidnapped, the first thing Shadow Mario does when he finally reveals himself is kidnap her. her, while she makes no effort to get away. As a final kick in the teeth, once rescued, Peach will hang around Isle Delfino and you can even talk to her, once again making you think they're giving her a break. But no. Once you get enough Shine Sprites, she is held captive for the rest of the game, even when you start the game again after defeating Bowser for the final time. So much for a HeroOfAnotherStory.
27th Jan '17 12:49:40 PM Wingnut
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* FridgeBrilliance: If you remember the true ending of ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'', which came before ''Sunshine'', Luigi managed to [[spoiler: make his haunted mansion not haunted. He apparently remains there for the events of this game]], which may explain why he was nowhere to be seen in ''Sunshine''.

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* FridgeBrilliance: FridgeBrilliance:
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If you remember the true ending of ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'', which came before ''Sunshine'', Luigi managed to [[spoiler: make his haunted mansion not haunted. He is apparently remains relaxing there for the events of this game]], which may explain why he was nowhere to be seen in ''Sunshine''.''Sunshine''.
** Having Pinna Park being "the villain's secret hideout" makes sense, since kids like Bowser Jr. love theme parks. On that note, this may be why Pinna Park one of the few parts of Isle Delfino that Bowser Jr. didn't pollute with goop--he doesn't want his "spectacular amusement park" to get dirty.
15th Jan '17 8:24:24 AM bowserbros
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** The game's Spaceworld 2001 trailer featured a blink-and-you'll-miss-it glimpse of a realistic human girl in Delfino Plaza; come the final game, however, the only residents of Isle Delfino are the cartoony Piantas & Nokis. [[VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey A decade and a half later,]] the idea of realistic humans in a ''Mario'' game is finally a reality!



** "I'M A CHUCKSTER!"[[labelnote:Explanation]]Said by the Chucking Piantas in the [[NintendoHard infamously difficult]] [[ThatOneLevel Pianta Village secret level]].[[/labelnote]]

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** "I'M A CHUCKSTER!"[[labelnote:Explanation]]Said by the Chucking Piantas in the [[NintendoHard infamously difficult]] [[ThatOneLevel Pianta Village secret level]]. Mainly popularized by LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}}'s Goofy-esque reading of them in his ''Sunshine'' LP.[[/labelnote]]
1st Jan '17 12:12:45 AM Sammettik
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** The way you kill the Bloopers in Ricco Harbor is by ripping off their tentacles. Which then proceed to twitch violently after they're pulled off. Gooper Blooper's boss battle allows you to rip off all four of his tentacles and then yank on his cork-plugged mouth.

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** The way you kill the Bloopers in Ricco Harbor is by ripping off their tentacles. Which then proceed to twitch violently after they're pulled off. Gooper Blooper's boss battle allows you to rip off all four of his tentacles tentacles, Which then proceed to twitch violently after they're pulled off, and then yank on his cork-plugged mouth.
30th Dec '16 12:06:10 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* BrokenBase: The game's commercial definitely split the fanbase. Is it a fun ad or is it just cheesy? It's meant to be a parody of [=PSAs=] with upbeat and catchy songs, but people felt it was just dumb. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WPteMFkI2k View it and judge for yourself.]]
15th Dec '16 3:21:38 PM Twentington
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The Delfino Plaza theme sounds a lot like the jingle heard in Motel 6 radio commercials.
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