Super Mario Sunshine is finally available to play on a modern console thanks to the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, and just as it did in the early 2000s, it's absolutely doing everyone's head in.
As those of you who have played the game will know, a number of levels feature moments that feel slightly unfair, with the familiar Game Over tune blasting out of your speakers out of no real fault of your own. One of those levels is Ricco's Harbor's sixth episode, Red Coins on the Water, where you have to – perhaps unsurprisingly – collect the Red Coins which are hovering over the water.
The problem here is that once you've collected your eight red coins by surfing on your chosen Blooper, you must accurately jump onto the correct part of the original platform full of Bloopers to touch your well-deserved Shine Sprite. Get this even slightly wrong, and all that hard work goes to waste.
Thankfully, you can actually safely jump off your Blooper in other areas, allowing you to calmly head over and collect your Shine Sprite without fear of crashing into something. You can see two ways of doing this in the video below from Gaming Reinvented: you can either jump onto the Rocket Nozzle box to make Mario jump off the Blooper, or crash into one of the Piantas in a rubber ring to bounce the Blooper out of existence. The latter is probably the easiest.
And voilà! If this level's been causing you problems, hopefully this will help. Interestingly, you can actually complete the level without riding a Blooper at all, although this is particularly tricky.
How are you getting on with 3D All-Stars? Which game(s) have you been playing so far? Let us know in the comments.
Blooper Abuse. 👍
Honestly both of those tricks look roughly as hazardous as just going straight for the shine sprite.
I never even realised the jump was that hard, I can't say I've had any problems with the game so far but I didn't back then either
So failing the trial will depleting the multiple of Marios ??
The different color Bloopers have different speeds and are easier or harder to control accordingly.
You might want the slower green blooper for the red coin mission, and the faster purple blooper for the racing mission.
They have the same max speed. The pink one is always max speed. While for the green you have to press forward. So you can easily get all 3 shines with the green blooper.
It's not that hard, just time your jump. Git gud.
@tech7 Are you sure about that? I recall the green one being definitely slower than the pink one, even when pressing forward.
Of all the troublesome shines, I can honestly say this one never troubled me. As I jumped onto the pier and grabbed the shine I did think to myself "it'd suck if I messed that jump up" but it's a pretty easy jump to make. Now the pachinko shine and the chucking shine are the ones that I remember being the worst and I haven't gotten to those yet. Just 100%'d Bianco Hills and on my way to Ricco Harbor next to finish it up, so I'm sure I'll encounter those shines soon.
@Octane I had problems with the mission yesterday and found that information online after I was having trouble controlling the pink one (and being too slow with the others). I tried it and got both time shines on first try afterwards with the green one. Of course I didn't measure the speed, but I did not notice a speed difference between pink and green holding forward.
I am not even buying the collection because it's 60 bucks, and is limited run.
Could have used this last night when I did this shine. Ended up jumping off my blooper onto a faster blooper somehow and then couldn't control it and crashed into a wall...
@tech7 It's the only game I know inside out, and I'm 99% certain there is a speed difference, with the slower one being easier to control on the flipside. I may test it out later today since I have yet to get the second star from that mission.
Lol I tried to hit the guy in the dingy, but bounced off and hit the wall and died. Then just tried to go for the shine sprite and got it first time.
I remember loving the blooper surfing level (levels? I can't remember if there are more than one), finding it (or them) challenging but not unfair. But I haven't played this since I was a teen, so we'll see what Old Man Me has to say.
Grabbing the shine while riding the blooper requires good timing, but it isn't that hard. And if you die, it takes all of 30 seconds to grab the red coins again People are overreacting about Sunshine.
Is this a newly found bug? Seems like it could've been found years ago, seeing how simple it is to trigger by accident.
Sunshine is glitchier than I remember.
I do have to wonder if they were high when making this game.
What is this, Reddit? Bad game design or camera doesn't get excused, people.
It's not especially difficult, but it is bizarrely bad game design.
@RupeeClock So it wasn't my imagination...
Unfortunately I can't even pass the race part. I managed to complete the course on my first trial but apparently I wasn't fast enough and now I can't even complete it again. I ended up going to other worlds. Thanks for the tip though!
i would like to see a video of this level being completed without riding a Blooper at all.
Unfortunately the first two Blooper races are required to beat the game. Shines are actually irrelevant to game completion, as they only serve as unlocks to opening stages.
The final level is unlocked by some other means entirely.
It would take less time to jump straight to the shine. Come on, people.
I can get people complaining about the pachinko machine or the first hotel shine being a bit difficult, but come on now. Such a non-issue.
That's funny, I just got that shine yesterday. lol
@Expa0 This. It’s so much simpler to correctly position yourself for a jump on the shine. Got on my 3rd try.
Imagine trying to complete any of the Blooper races or Secret levels with joy con drift. :/ Not. Fun. At. All.
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