Keyboard Geniuses: Super Mario Sunshine’s weirdness was right at home on the GameCube

Keyboard Geniuses is our weekly glance at a few intriguing, witty, or otherwise notable posts from the Gameological discussion threads. Comments have been excerpted and edited here for grammar, length, and/or clarity. You can follow the links to see the full threads.

Sunshine Of My Love

This past Wednesday was the 15th anniversary of Super Mario Sunshine‘s Japanese release. I’ve always had a lot of love for this tropical Mario adventure and had been wanting to write about it for a long time, so to mark the occasion, I booted it back up and replayed it with the last 10 years of 3-D Mario games in mind. I was fascinated by how different Sunshine was, not only from the games that followed but even when compared to its revolutionary predecessor. Down in the comments, Jakeoti pointed out how that represents Nintendo’s GameCube output as a whole …

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