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Super Mario Sunshine Shine Sprite Guide

Super Mario Sunshine (Gamecube) - Shine Sprite Guide


Bianco Hills Shine Sprites
Bianco Hills has many structures for Mario to climb and explore. As with nearly every level, some features of the level will change as you clean up the town

Road to the Big Windmill
First, make your way to the polluted portion of Bianco Hills near the lake. Follow the trail of brown sludge up a small hill toward the windmill. Spray water into the source of the plant heads, until a Piranha Plant springs up. Shoot water into its mouth three times to destroy it

Down with Petey Piranha!
Retrace your footsteps from Episode 1 until you find yourself at the bridge. Make your way to the top of the windmill and hover toward Petey Piranha. Spray water into Petey's open mouth until his belly button bulges and he faints. While he's down, jump on top of him, then Ground-Pound his full tummy. Repeat this process three times to defeat him

The Hillside Cave Mystery
Make your way to the cave shown in the opening animation, then complete the obstacle course to reach a Shine Sprite

Red Coins of Windmill Village
To earn the Shine Sprite, you'll have to explore Windmill Village and find all eight Red Coins. You'll find the trickiest Red Coin in the hidden passage near the three bells. To reach it, walk on top of the wall

Petey Piranha Strikes Back
Use the rocket nozzle to reach Petey Piranha's perilous perch. Make your way to the break in the fence, then use the R Button to pump up the water balloon creatures and to launch them at Petey. Spray Petey to knock him to the ground, then shoot water into his open mouth. Fill him up with water then Ground-Pound his tummy. Repeat this process three times to earn a Shine Sprite

The Secret of the Dirty Lake
This is one of Mario's tricky obstacle courses. Make your way to the cave shown in the opening animation, then complete the gauntlet to earn a Shine Sprite. To reach the first white block, you'll need to use a Spin Jump or a Wall Kick

Shadow Mario on the Loose
Chase the pollution-painting Mario look-alike through the left side of town. The villain won't cross over to the hilly part of town, so if you lose track of him, you won't have to search the entire area. The quickest way to douse him is to run and spray at the same time

The Red Coins of the Lake
Explore the high wires above the lake to find eight Red Coins. Watch out for the sparkling, red electrical enemies

Extra Shine Sprites
You can revisit many of the secret obstacle courses, like the one in Episode 3, to pick up an additional Shine Sprite. You'll also earn a Shine Sprite the first time you collect 100 Coins in any one Episode within a world

Ricco Harbor Shine Sprites
Ricco Harbor is a tangled maze of chain-link fences, steel girders and sky-high platforms. Mario will have to explore every nook and cranny to find all of the Shine Sprites

Gooper Blooper Breaks Out
Work your way to the top of the ship's smokestack, then jump and hover to the catwalk above. Use the catwalk to reach the far corner of the waterfront. Press B to yank Gooper Blooper's exposed tentacle, then spray his face so its eyes turn red. Ground-Pound Gooper's arms, then run up to his face and pull the cork in its snout. Snap the cork twice to win the battle

Blooper Surfing Safari
In Episode 2, a passage will open beneath the area where you battled Gooper Blooper. The only way to cross the mucky water is to ride one of the Blooper squids docked at the pier. Once you're inside the passage, finish the race in 45 seconds or less to earn a Shine Sprite

The Caged Shine Sprite
You'll find this Shine Sprite hidden within the giant, yellow structure in the middle of the harbor. To reach it, you'll have to jump, hover and rocket your way to the goal

The Secret of Ricco Tower
Use FLUDD's Rocket Nozzle to make your way to the tower door shown in the opening animation, then complete the obstacle course to reach a Shine Sprite

Gooper Blooper Returns
This time, Gooper Blooper is hangin' at the helipad. Swim your way to the floating logs by the polluted water, then use the Rocket Nozzle to reach Gooper Blooper. The giant squid is a little faster this time but his weak spots haven't changed

Red Coins on the Water
At the dock, Ground-Pound the red button. The clock will start ticking and eight Red Coins will appear above the water. Hop onto a Blooper to collect the coins

Shadow Mario Revisited
Try to blast Shadow Mario with a few good hits before he flees to the catwalks. Use the smokestack on the ship to reach the catwalks, then spray the vandal every step of the way

Yoshi's Fruit Adventure
You need Yoshi's help to reach the Shine Sprite in Episode 8. Before Yoshi will appear in the level, you must complete Episode 4 of Pinna Park. When you've finished the level, you'll be able to chase Shadow Mario in Delfino Plaza and befriend Yoshi. Afterwards, a Yoshi Egg will appear in Ricco Harbor's marketplace. You can use Yoshi's juice to break the seal which imprisons the Shine Sprite

Extra Shine Sprites
You can revisit many of the secret obstacle courses, like the one in Episode 4, to pick up an additional Shine Sprite. You'll also earn a Shine Sprite the first time you collect 100 Coins in any one Episode within a world

Sky-High Ride
Watch as Mario collects eight Red Coins while riding the legendary Sand Bird

Rollin'
Check out the proper way to roll a watermelon

Pop!
It takes near-perfect aim to pop every last Baby Bowser balloon

Sure-Footed Skill
Watch our Sunshine expert breeze through the Hotel Lobby's Secret

Spicy!
This is the proper way to force-feed a Boo ..

Under Where?
Mario goes underground to snatch this Shine