Excerpt: When Nintendo launched the Gamecube on November 18 2001 it marked a series of firsts for the company; it was the first Nintendo console to use disc-based media, the first to mandate the use of memory cards to save game date, the first to offer deep connectivity with a handheld and the first console from the big N to launch without a Mario platformer. The N.E.S. had Super Mario Bros., the S.N.E.S.
Excerpt: Mario is back to save Princess Peach yet again in Super Mario Sunshine. And unlike other recent games featuring the red wearing wonder, he\'s not accompanied by his brother Luigi, nor is he in the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario, the Princess, and many Toads are in an airplane on their way to enjoy a relaxing vacation in Isle Delfino when they find upon arrival that the place is a mess, and Mario is being blamed for it!
Summary: Nintendo GameCube was the first video game console launched worldwide by Nintendo without the support of a Mario game. With the launch of Super Mario Sunshine, Nintendo will begin the most aggressive assault it's ever mounted to win back its position the video game industry. At this year's Electronics Entertainment Expo, Nintendo introduced Game Giants - a reference to their strongest franchises - as their focal strategy to dominating this year's holiday season.
Excerpt: After the instant success that was Super Mario 64, he's been very busy. That's not to say he wasn't busy before that, but he has pretty much been the big driving force behind Nintendo's first party support since the launch of the N64, as can be seen in Pilotwings 64, Starfox 64, Yoshi's Story, Zelda Ocarina of Time, and Paper Mario.
Summary: Nintendo’s iconic mascot
returns with his first adventure in more than 5 years in this long-awaited
Gamecube sequel. The brilliant Super Mario Sunshine once again proves the genius
of Miyamoto thanks to better controls and new gameplay elements. Aside from the
expected visual upgrades, Mario’s new water cannon and abilities keep this
from being a rehash of Mario 64. Other new elements have been added such as
dangling and rubber cord jumping.
Excerpt: Mario Sunshine is an enjoyable experience. Mario games always make the gameplay the number one priority, and Sunshine is no exception. It borrows heavily from the Mario 64 engine, improving the graphics, control, and moves. It’s not as original as Mario 64 was, but it is still a great game.
Summary: Ironic : Mario returns from his six-year vacation of platform games when he goes on vacation. Moronic : I can hardly vacation working round the clock as a journalist, and yet no one has ever seen this plumber do any actual plumbing since th
Excerpt: With summer waning and September upon us, I have yet to take a real vacation. Visiting a lush tropical island hasn’t been on my agenda this summer and with the holiday season fast approaching, it doesn’t look to be happening any time soon. Yet, I need some avenue of rest and relaxation and in searching for some way of getting my fix of sun, surf, and sand, one game delivers.