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8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 291 Ratings

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  • Summary: When Mario, Peach, and an entourage of Peach's loyal Toad friends set out for a tropical vacation on lovely Isle Delfino, they're in store for much more than a relaxing holiday. A mustachioed maniac has mucked up the entire island, and Mario is accused of committing the crime. Armed with aWhen Mario, Peach, and an entourage of Peach's loyal Toad friends set out for a tropical vacation on lovely Isle Delfino, they're in store for much more than a relaxing holiday. A mustachioed maniac has mucked up the entire island, and Mario is accused of committing the crime. Armed with a hi-tech water cannon called FLUDD (Flash Liquidizer Ultra Dousing Device), Mario sets out to clean the island, clear his name, and solve the mystery of the villainous vandal. With new enemies, moves, and surprises, Super Mario Sunshine offers plenty of challenges. Expand
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  1. Positive: 60 out of 61
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  1. One of the best games on the Gamecube. Everything is fun, and there is never a dull moment.
  2. 100
    The variety of moves at the player's disposal only makes the accessibility of the controls more impressive. Mario is immediately responsive to any command and makes flips, spins, wall jumps, and other complex maneuvers easier than you would think.
  3. An excellent title, and almost certainly the very best GameCube title to date.
  4. Sunshine isn't the leap forward from Mario 64 that Mario 64 was from the previous Marios. But of all the titles that are available right now, on viable platforms, this is as good as videogaming gets. [Import]
  5. Not quite as groundbreaking as "Super Mario 64." [Feb 2003, p.96]
  6. The only problem in this game that will cause you some grief is the camera. It flies willy-nilly all over the screen on its own, and a lot of the time it goes to places you don't want it.
  7. To say that the camera in this game is atrocious is like saying being kicked in the teeth kinda hurts-it gives the person an idea about how bad it is, but it doesn't even begin to describe the agony in detail.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 112
  1. Apr 21, 2011
    10
    Super Mario Sunshine was my first and one of my favorite games growing up. I worked through it and always enjoyed the great look and feel.Super Mario Sunshine was my first and one of my favorite games growing up. I worked through it and always enjoyed the great look and feel. Unfortunately my memory card went corrupt and I had to start over, which I put off until recently. The game is just as good if not better then I remember and I just wish Nintendo had gone back to Isle Delfino in another main title and not just as cameos in sports games. The closest thing to it are some of the planets from Super Mario Galaxy, and there my favorite planets in the game. The game is just is full of charm. Go out and find a copy right now, then buy it and don't ever stop playing. Expand
  2. Dec 16, 2013
    10
    Hands down my favourite game on the Gamecube. This game sucked me in, and took me on a ride! Beat it 100% and proud. Story is fantastic!Hands down my favourite game on the Gamecube. This game sucked me in, and took me on a ride! Beat it 100% and proud. Story is fantastic! Gameplay is fluid (except for the occasional camera spasms). Regular story is a bit short but there is much more to do after. If you have a Gamecube, GET THIS GAME. I guarantee you'll be entertained for hours and will love this game for the rest of your life. Expand
  3. Aug 15, 2013
    10
    Best Mario game on GameCube along with Paper Mario! It is truly a great game and delivers plenty of gameplay, overall amazing game! I reallyBest Mario game on GameCube along with Paper Mario! It is truly a great game and delivers plenty of gameplay, overall amazing game! I really love the graphics in this game they truly seem like graphics that are from the modern date and for the GameCube, the graphics are by far the best there ever has been on the GameCube. Expand
  4. K.P.
    Sep 18, 2002
    9
    A moderately successful platformer whose lack of variety and occasionally frustrating camera angles sometimes get in the way of its enormous A moderately successful platformer whose lack of variety and occasionally frustrating camera angles sometimes get in the way of its enormous potential. Expand
  5. Nov 11, 2014
    9
    This game is so stressful and unfair at some points but I love it because it's the first Mario game I ever played and the reason I love theThis game is so stressful and unfair at some points but I love it because it's the first Mario game I ever played and the reason I love the series so much now. Expand
  6. Jul 26, 2014
    8
    Super Mario Sunshine is much like the shine sprite in the center of Delfino Island: It's grand, it's colorful, but it's also plastered withSuper Mario Sunshine is much like the shine sprite in the center of Delfino Island: It's grand, it's colorful, but it's also plastered with graffiti that prevents it from being a truly masterful game. While containing some of the most inventive segments and levels in the 3D Mario series, it also stumbles on more of its key concepts than any game prior. FLUDD and the nozzles with it, for instance, work most of the time, but can harm the player at inopportune times, and the camera can be hard to control in corners and behind obstacles. In general, Super Mario Sunshine is a delightful game, as long as the player can overlook the structural flaws that appear every so often. For a full review, check out the review on my site at Wordpress.com. Expand
  7. MichaelF.
    Aug 23, 2002
    0
    He uses water for his attack and he uses it to clean the island. i wouldnt waste my time playing a fake world.

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