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Community Level 6SarahP

SarahP

Eetsa me Mario

AdvantagesI get to spend time with a short dark stranger

DisadvantagesHe ignores me

"...myself a GameCube complete with Super Mario Sunshine. I rushed home, set it up and switched it on. There he was, back in my living room and I was happy again...... sad isn't it :oP Now you have discovered what a sad person I really am, I better tell you a bit about the actual game rather than just my Mario fixation! The Game itself....... It is your basic run around, solve puzzles and collect things game! There is a story. Princess ..." Read review
13.08.2003

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Community Level 9LostWitness

LostWitness

CLEAN UP WITH ECO-FRIENDLY MARIO

AdvantagesBright, vibrant game play with lots of puzzles

DisadvantagesTo many obstacle courss - not enough bosses

"...Country on the SNES and Super Mario on the N64. It therefore seemed logical to get me a Game Cube, as this was the only way I would get to play any new DK or Mario games when released. Super Mario Sunshine was released in the autumn of 2002, and was heralded as the greatest Mario game yet. Following the phenomenally successful Luigi's Mansion, Super Mario Sunshine was the first platform encounter that Mario had starred in for the Game Cube, and ..." Read review
01.02.2003

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Community Level 63rdRockSatan

3rdRockSatan

Mario Cubed

AdvantagesRewarding | Nice graphics | Fun

DisadvantagesVery tough

"...the plumber has appeared in Super Smash Brothers, Mario Party and Paper Mario to name a few titles but he hasn’t had a proper outing since the N64 was launched. So it is fair to assume that Super Mario Sunshine is under a lot of pressure to deliver a good game. It is, after all, a Mario game and it’s the game that Nintendo hope will boost sales of the GameCube. A lot has happened since Mario 64 as 3D platformers are now all over the place but Mario ..." Read review
18.11.2002

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Community Level 3CC2000

CC2000

Mario's Time to Shine

AdvantagesBright and colourful; great fun

DisadvantagesIrritating camera; sometimes too difficult

"When Super Mario was released on the N64 six long years ago it was instantly proclaimed a classic by everyone. The transition from 2D to 3D platformer had been flawlessly implemented: now you could guide the illustrious Italian plumber through dozens of stunning 3-dimensional worlds, doing wall-jump after wall-jump and completing countless puzzles. As time passed numerous developers tried to replicate the winning formula and, while most failed miserably, ..." Read review
10.11.2002

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Community Level 2Dark-Cloudz

Dark-Cloudz

Its a me.... Mario

AdvantagesBeautiful graphics, Mario

DisadvantagesAnnoying camera, not quite as polished as it could be

"When I first saw mario with a waterpak on his back I was thinking the same thing every one else was probably thinking "Luigis Mansion 2". But truth be told the game plays nothing like LM, it is infact much MUCH better. I, like many others, was turned off by the screenshots which displayed questionable character models with low poly counts. But when this game is in motion, there is no denying that it looks astounding! The effects are dazzling and the ..." Read review
29.11.2002

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Community Level 1Fuzzt

Fuzzt

A true Classic

AdvantagesIts a Nintendo Classic

DisadvantagesThe only bad point is that the camera can get a little fiddly and awkward at times

"...up very easily. It is Super Mario 64 evolved. It's one part thrilling gameplay from the N64, one part all-new water cannon, and a heaping helping of that secret Nintendo sauce. Super Mario Sunshine isn't perfect, but it's highly entertaining, and what you'd expect a tightly wound 3D platformer to be. So, generally speaking, fans of the Mario franchise will know what to expect. Let's start at the surface and work our way up to the more complicated ..." Read review
11.09.2002

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Community Level 5edd101

edd101

Sunshine

AdvantagesBig,Bright,Colourful and simple

DisadvantagesVery hard in places

"I had been wanting to buy this game for quite sometime and finally the other day I got round to it I kissed my three new shiny ten pound notes good bye in exchange for a little blue case and the disk which it contained and I would have to say it was worth it! This game has Nintendo written all over it in big fat neon letters. It represents all things Nintendo and Mario. The game has got all the best features of all the Mario games and turned them ..." Read review
25.02.2003

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Community Level 5Tribute

Tribute

I've got Sunshine when the clouds are grey...

AdvantagesIt's a him! Mario! Brilliant Graphics, Classic gameplay

DisadvantagesCamera Angles

"...Italian Plumber since I completed Super Mario World for the 3rd time. I ran to my Mothers car, got in and unwrapped the polyethene that surrounded the games box as we drove home. My expectations were high. Very high. I'd read many import reviews and they all sung its praises. I turned on my Cube knowing that it could never reach what I thought it would. As the introduction started to roll I came to terms that this would be a waste of £40. As I ..." Read review
08.10.2002

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Community Level 5pbyron

pbyron

The Outlook is Sunny

AdvantagesPerfect platformer, lots of levels

DisadvantagesIt could never last forever!

"The weather outside is Dark, cold and usually very wet at this time of year. All the better for having an excuse to sit indoors and play games. But to really get away from all the winter gloom, there is only one game that will do, a game that will bring sunshine into your life. That game is Mario Sunshine. Story ----- The old master of platforms is finally back, in his first proper Gamecube outing. That’s right, Mario the plumber returns ..." Read review
10.12.2002

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Community Level 4num13er

num13er

Mario on Holiday

AdvantagesFinally a next-generation mario game

DisadvantagesInexperienced gamers will find parts very difficult at times

"...times to the old style super mario bros. only 3D of course, it was a nice touch to see that style of platform brought back in. Theres a good few boss type missions which are all pretty good, some really challenging. However the real dissapointment boss wise was the final one. i beat it first time round which i never thought i should be able to do. Speaking of difficultly my real problem with this game was the difficulty at times. And it doesnt ..." Read review
19.12.2004

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Community Level 3Rickoss

Rickoss

Super Mario LetDown

AdvantagesVery Addictive

DisadvantagesNo Variation In Missions

"Super Mario Sunshine - does it really need an introduction? It's probably the most hyped game of the year. Unless you've been living under a large boulder, tree or melon with cement in your ears and pepper spray in your eyes you'll know about it and if you've got a GameCube, I'd bet my Grandma you want it. Who wouldn't? Are you really gonna say no to Super Mario 64 2? I think not! After a wonderful cel-shaded FMV sequence when you turn on Mario, ..." Read review
05.11.2002

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Community Level 1rock_on

rock_on

Mario's time to shine, again

Advantagesit's a new mario, great graphics, excellent gameplay

Disadvantageslevels may be considered small, but they're actually BIG

"...Nintendo had been working on Super Mario Sunshine and polishing it up for a summer release, nearly a year after the Gamecube was released. When the Gamecube came out, it was the first Nintendo console that had launched without Mario leading the parade, cause’ this time Luigi booted Mario out of the line-up, leaving Mario with an extra 9 months to clean himself up for an August 26th release. Plot/Story Mario’s had a pretty hectic 8 ..." Read review
17.02.2003

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Community Level 2Fuzzmaster...

Fuzzmaster2002

The Bright Lights of Delfino

AdvantagesBright, light, and .. Mariooo!

DisadvantagesCan be difficult, and also quite short.

"Super Mar-i-o Sun-shine! Possibly the most long awaited sentence in a game has finally arrived on Gamecube. And what a truly great game it is... Sequel to a gaming revolution, Super Mario Sunshine, in essence, is THE game that Gamecube owners bought their consoles for. Who would think a porky plumber, a kidnap-prone princess and a walking fungus could make one of the best games ever? The story of Mario Sunshine is quite simple, and generally ..." Read review
15.01.2003

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Community Level 1UnjustHero

UnjustHero

Plumber Anyone?

AdvantagesLong game, lots of fun, good for young and old

DisadvantagesCan become frustrating and difficult

"...from these two small issues, Super Mario Sunshine is an exceptional game. It has everything that a game needs. Length, fun, humour…everything! And it is not just for the kiddies. It appeals to all ages. If anything its difficulty pushes the game towards older gamers. Mario was created for everyone, and that is the way it shall stay. Super Mario Sunshine is a must buy for every Gamecube owner. ..." Read review
26.06.2003

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Community Level 1thedonkey

thedonkey

The Plumber is back

AdvantagesEciting and the most fun i have had on gc yet

Disadvantagesonce again its the camera angles that let it down

"His back and yes he is in another fantastic game. Mario has been around for along time. You start off by going on holiday. Then trouble starts by a evil shadow representing mario. The shadow splashes paint all over the levels and he leave mario to clean up after him . Mario sets out to catch this Shadow. Hmmmmm who could be behind this Yes like we all thought it has to be Bowser and his son Baby Bowser. But mario has help from his friends including ..." Read review
05.07.2003

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