Awesome / Super Mario Sunshine

  • The Sand Bird ride. You run around the Sand Bird, collecting Red Coins, while the Sand Bird wonderfully screeches like a hawk.
  • In Pianta Village, after getting all red coins, and when you're on the gigantic palm tree, you grab a piece of "fluff" (a giant dandelion seed), then it flies all the way to a cloud that has the Shine out in the middle of the sky.
  • Bowser Jr. managing to get Mario framed for polluting Isle Delfino; even though it was largely Bowser's idea, The Reveal of Shadow Mario's true identity really establishes how cunning Bowser Jr. can be when he puts his mind to stopping Mario.
    • Heck, his first proper appearance has him jumping up, doing a rolling flip, and then changing into his true form. Gentlemen, the Koopa Prince has arrived.
  • The first appearance of Mecha-Bowser, combined with the Crowning Music of Awesome and the fact that he actually breathes fire at the screen.
  • Even though she failed miserably due to the Piantas being unreasonable Jerkasses, Peach deserves some serious points for trying to vouch for Mario's innocence in the game's opening.