Super Mario Sunshine

Super Mario Sunshine
Developer(s)Nintendo EAD
Director(s)Yoshiaki Koizumi Edit this on Wikidata
Producer(s)Shigeru Miyamoto Edit this on Wikidata
Designer(s)Shigeru Miyamoto (producer)
Takashi Tezuka (producer)
Yoshiaki Koizumi (director)
Kenta Usui (director)
Koichi Hayashida (programmer)
Composer(s)Kōji Kondō Edit this on Wikidata
Platform(s)Nintendo GameCubeNintendo Wii
ReleaseJPN July 19, 2002
NA August 26, 2002
PAL October 4, 2002

Super Mario Sunshine (スーパーマリオサンシャイン, Sūpā Mario Sanshain) is a 2002 video game made by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube. It was the first platform game starring Mario that was not a launch title – it was not released when the Nintendo console debuted. Instead, it was released about nine months after the GameCube had come out. The other release of the other three consoles (NES, SNES, and Nintendo 64) had been accompanied by a Mario game.


In this game, Mario and his friends have landed in Delfino Isle for a vacation. However, the people on the island imprison Mario. Someone who looks like Mario has been making the island dirty. A judge tells Mario to clean up the island. He is given a device called F.L.U.D.D. (Flash Liquidizer Ultra Dousing Device), which Mario straps on his back. F.L.U.D.D. is a powerful water device that can clean up the mess that the fake Mario has caused.

Eventually, Mario learns that Bowser Jr., the son of Bowser, was the one who was dirtying the island. Bowser Jr. thinks that Princess Peach is his mother and kidnaps her. Mario must rescue her.

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