Super Mario Sunshine
Nintendo GameCube (2002)
One of the most innovative games in the Mario universe was released to American gamers on GameCube twenty years ago today. Super Mario Sunshine took our favorite Italian plumber and his friends out of the Mushroom Kingdom and to a tropical vacation on Isle Delfino. Unfortunately for our hero, he is framed by Shadow Mario and ordered to clean up the graffiti left behind by his evil doppelganger.
The game was most recently released on Nintendo Switch as a part of the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection. Unfortunately, this collection was removed from the Nintendo eShop last March, but physical copies of the game (both new and used) are still available on eBay and from other vendors at reasonable prices.