Site Notice
  • We have a limited coverage policy. Please check our coverage page to see which articles are allowed.
  • Please no leaked content less than one year old, or videos of leaks.
  • Content copied verbatim from other websites or wikis will be removed.

Super Mario Sunshine

From NintendoWiki, your source on Nintendo information. By fans, for fans.
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Super Mario Wiki logo.png This article is a short summary of Super Mario Sunshine.
Super Mario Wiki features a more in-depth article.
Super Mario Sunshine
Sūpā Mario Sanshain
SMSunshine NACover.jpg
North American cover art.
Developer(s): Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo GameCube
Category: 3D platformer
Players: 1
Predecessor: Super Mario 64
Successor: Super Mario Galaxy
Release dates
N. America: July 19, 2002
Japan: August 26, 2002
Europe: October 4, 2002
Australia: October 5, 2002
S. Korea: September 14, 2002
For additional release information, see below
PEGI: 3+ (re-release)
USK: 6
Super Mario Wiki has more information on this game:
Read it now!

Super Mario Sunshine is the second 3D platform game in the Super Mario series, released for the Nintendo GameCube, and the successor to Super Mario 64. The game is based around using F.L.U.D.D., a back-mounded water pump, for platforming and puzzle solving. In addition to introducing a number of characters and concepts to the Mario franchise, Super Mario Sunshine is also the second Mario game to make use of extensive voice acting.



Dark Days on Isle Delfino!

When Mario arrives on tropical Isle Delfino, the once-pristine island is polluted and plastered with graffiti. Even worse, he's being blamed for the mess! Now instead of enjoying a relaxing vacation Mario has to clean up the place and track down the real culprit.


Mario, Princess Peach and a group of Toads, including her steward Toadsworth, head to the tropical paradise Isle Delfino on vacation. When they arrive, however, they find that the island has been covered in graffiti, which has also caused the Shine Sprites, the source of the island's power and sunlight, to scatter. Mario has been falsely accused for this crime, the real culprit being a shadowy doppelgänger wielding a paintbrush, and is placed under arrest. Mario is now tasked with using his new water pump F.L.U.D.D., which he finds on the airstrip at the beginning of the game, to clean the island while also trying to chase down and stop the real culprit, who is simply known as "Shadow Mario", as he kidnaps Princess Peach.


While many of Mario's abilities and mechanics from Super Mario 64 return in this game, the prominent new feature for this game is the F.L.U.D.D. Mario uses the device to spray water to stop enemies and clean up the graffiti spread across the island. The F.L.U.D.D. has two main nozzles for water spraying: the Squirt Nozzle, which allows Mario to move and stand in place and squirt a continuous stream of water directly forward, and the Hover Nozzle, which allows Mario to briefly hover through the air by pumping water toward the ground to keep him in the air; the player can switch between the two nozzles by pressing Y. Two additional nozzles can also be unlocked: the Turbo Nozzle, which allows Mario to travel at high speeds, and the Rocket Nozzle, which boots him high into the air.

The game is set on Isle Delfino, rather than the Mushroom Kingdom and Peach's Castle. Mario travels around the hub area of Delfino Plaza and, similar to Super Mario 64, travels from location to location on the island by jumping into portals painted onto the walls, with additional worlds being unlocked as the game progresses by collecting Shine Sprites.

Technical details

Technical details
Media: Nintendo GameCube Game Disc
Save data size: 7 blocks
Supported features: Progressive scan
Input / compatible controllers: Nintendo GameCube Controller

Other releases

Title Cover art Platform Release date(s) Notes
Super Mario Sunshine
Nintendo GameCube (Player's Choice) NA: September 25, 2003
EU: October 10, 2003
A re-release of the game under the Player's Choice branding.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars
Super Mario 3D All Stars box.png
Nintendo Switch WW: September 18, 2021 A high-definition remaster of the game, running at a higher resolution and featuring upscaled visuals.


External links

Super Mario Sunshine on other NIWA Wikis:
StrategyWiki logo.png

Super Mario series logo
Ports and remakes
Multiplayer-focused games
Mario Kart
Mario Party
Other games
Dr. Mario Dr. Mario • 64 • + Puzzle League • Online Rx • Express • Dr. Luigi • Miracle Cure • World
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Mario vs. Donkey Kong • March of the Minis • Minis March Again! • Mini-Land Mayhem! • Minis on the Move • Tipping Stars • amiibo Challenge
Crossover games
e-Reader applications (Mario Party-e) Free Challenge: Cast Away Mario!  • Mario's Mallet  • Daisy's Rodeo!  • Fast Feed Yoshi!
Wonder Challenge: Lakitu's Luck, Spinister Bowser
Duel Challenge: Bolt from Boo, Time Bomb Ticks!, Wario's Bluff, Balloon Burst!
Applications I Am a Teacher: Super Mario Sweater • Mario Calculator • Mario Clock • Photos with Mario • Shitamachi Ninjou Gekijou (Satellaview magazine)
Related NIWA Wikis:
Super Mario series: Super Mario Wiki icon English Super Mario Wiki icon • MarioWiki icon German MarioWiki icon • Super Mario Wiki (Italian) icon Italian Super Mario Wiki (Italian) icon
Super Mario 64: Ukikipedia icon Ukikipedia Ukikipedia icon