It’s been six long years since Mario first jumped into the third-dimension with the Nintendo 64 classic Super Mario 64. In that time, lesser mascots like Crash Bandicoot and Sonic the Hedgehog have seen sequel after sequel, while the Mario franchise has been left to simmer with near-miss games like Mario Golf and Luigi’s Mansion.

With the release of Super Mario Sunshine for the GameCube, the wait for a true Mario sequel is over. Was it worth it? Well, it depends on what you’re looking for.

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