Thursday, February 16, 2012
I love Super Mario Sunshine, and there is nothing you can do about it.
Super Mario Sunshine takes a lot of flack from a whole lot of gamers as one of the weaker Mario titles. Not me. I actually really like the game, and find the non-traditional gameplay quite refreshing for a Mario title. Jetpack fueled by water? Sign me up.
The entire game is so playful and tantalizing that it ranks right up there with one of my favorite Mario platformers, and I would even place the game ahead of Mario Galaxy. Yes, while wonderful in its own right, I never quite got the same feeling of wonder while playing Super Mario Galaxy as I did with Super Mario Sunshine. There was even an underlining message about environmentalism that has stuck with me to this day.
One of the defining aspects in Super Mario Sunshine is the ability to use the FLUDD water-pack to do many things that were previously not possible in a Mario title. It is such a thrill to glide through the air with the FLUDD , and a welcome change to attack enemies water from the device. The game is such a whimsical adventure that finishing the game is almost a shame. There is plenty to do in Sunshine, however. Even seasoned gamers will have plenty to do for hours on end.