Video Game: Super Mario Sunshine
Super Mario Sunshine
"On a tropical island far from the Mushroom Kingdom, among a people enchanted by sunshine, Mario has taken a break from the hopping, the bopping, and saving the princess to take a well deserved vacation... or so he thinks.
was released in 2002. It's the only Mario
platformer for the Nintendo GameCube
.Everyone's favorite portly plumber
, Princess Peach, five Toads (Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, and Purple
) and Toadsworth go on a vacation. When they arrive at scenic Isle Delfino, they find that the place has been polluted and plastered with graffiti. Additionally, the Shine Sprites
that power the island have disappeared. The culprit is a guy who looks suspiciously like Mario. Everyone's favorite plumber is promptly arrested as he arrives, falsely accused of vandalizing the island. He is put on trial, found guilty,
and ordered to clean up the graffiti and recover the Shine Sprites. To help with the cleaning, Mario uses a water/jetpack thing called FLUDD. Wacky hijinks ensue
, Peach gets kidnapped again
, and Bowser is behind it all
(and he has a son
Notably features voice-acted dialogue for all the main characters except Mario
. Subsequent games in the main series have returned to dialogue boxes, along with voiced sound effects. Overall, this was the 3D Mario to break away from the "Mario formula" the most (tellingly, Goombas and regular Koopas are nowhere to be found, and Mario's nowhere near the Mushroom Kingdom).
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