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Mario and Peach go on a vacation to Isle Delfino. But their trip soon gets spoiled after an imposter disguised as Mario paints and pollutes the entire island. Mario must clear his name, and clean up the entire island.

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Makoto Wada (script)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Martinet ... Mario / Toadsworth / Isle Delfino Commercial / Male Piantas / Pianta Attorney (voice)
Jen Taylor ... Princess Peach / Toad (voice)
Kit Harris Kit Harris ... F.L.U.D.D. / Nokis (voice)
Scott Burns Scott Burns ... Bowser (voice)
Dolores Rogers ... Bowser Jr. / Female Piantas / Pianta Judge (voice) (as Delores Rogers)

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Mario and Peach go on a vacation to Isle Delfino. But their trip soon gets spoiled after an imposter disguised as Mario paints and pollutes the entire island. Mario must clear his name, and clean up the entire island. Written by Impact

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Pollution and paradise don't mix. See more »


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First appearance of the Cataquacks. See more »

Goofs

The "evil" Mario is to be harmed if hit with water from Mario. However, sometimes when you chase him he might jump into water without harm. See more »

Quotes

Bowser: Jr., I've got something... difficult... to tell you about Princess Peach...
Bowser Jr.: I know, she's not really my Mama...
[Bowser opens his mouth but then realizes that it's good Junior knows the truth]
Bowser Jr.: Someday... when I'm bigger...
[pause; Bowser waits expectantly]
Bowser Jr.: I wanna fight that Mario again!
Bowser: That's my boy! Well put, son! The royal Koopa line is as strong as ever! But for now, let's just rest awhile.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits (with less than 120 Shine Sprites), it's shown a picture of II Piantissimo at Gelato Beach, looking at the magic paintbrush that Bowser Jr. had, implying that this whole thing might happen again. However, after collecting the 120 Shine Sprites, a group photo of all the characters in the Delfino Hotel is shown instead. See more »

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A Great Mario Game!

Nintendo just keeps delivering the goods. While this may debate-ably fall slightly short of later outings like Super Mario Galaxy, this game seemed to make for bigger and better things in the 3D Mario gaming sector. Mario Sunshine came out on a system which it helped boost install-bases for: The Nintendo GameCube, which would remain Nintendo's worst-performing home-console, sitting at 22 million + units, until the Wii-U under-performed the GameCube in 2016 (13.5 million+ total). It's amazing that Mario Sunshine managed to sell over 6 million units worldwide, because this game is one of the best Mario games in the character's 32 years of history. Even an under-performing console doesn't keep quality games down from getting the attention they deserve.

This game was effectively the true successor to Mario 64, and it shares a lot of the same sound effects, jumping mechanics and feels like what would have happened if that game got polished up and thrown into a different environment to the Castle. In this case Mario is at Isle Delfino and the setting is an emphasized tropical and sunny paradise that feels like everything basically takes place at, or near the beach. The only time the beach aesthetic doesn't come into play is when you enter the areas where Shadow Mario takes your squirt nozzle away. Some of the time those levels feel like they could be outside the world of the game itself, like in the far reaches of space.

Taking everything into account, Mario Sunshine is a fine piece from Nintendo's massive gaming library. Give this one a shot; it deserves it.


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Language:

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Release Date:

26 August 2002 (USA) See more »

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Super Mario 64 II See more »

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