In 2002, Nintendo released Super Mario Sunshine for the GameCube. The game was set on the tropical Isle Delfino, where Mario and Princess Peach are planning to take a vacation, whilst accompanied by her steward Toadsworth and five unnamed Toads on the Toad Express.
Luigi is notably absent, but considering the release date and the to references to Professor Elvin Gadd, we can assume that Luigi is comfortably relaxing at his new and now un-haunted mansion.
Of course the vacation is halted whilst Mario must deal with Shadow Mario (Bowser Jr.) with the assistant of Professor Gadd’s artificial intelligence and multipurpose water pack F.L.U.D.D. (Flash Liquidiser Ultra Dousing Device), whilst collecting all 120 Shine Sprites.
Of course Mario is successful and in the end gets to enjoy his much deserved vacation.
Simple enough really.
However, perhaps we should look more towards the political state of the tropical Isle Delfino, as something is rather amiss.
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Collecting old games is a brilliant hobby, either because you get to experience games you never played before or it allows you to rebuild the collection of your childhood that may have been lost over the years…a pain I know to well, I have lost so many games from when I was a kid.
However, there are of course various challenges with this hobby. Most commonly these challenges are centred on the cost, as it can be pricey and some people do just list ridiculous prices for old games and its annoying; one of the other concerns is getting the whole package.
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“I prefer green, as in money.” – Two-Face (Harvey Dent) 
Luigi the brother of the famous Mario, is perhaps best known as the most iconic of second players.
But what is interesting to note is the hidden wealth of Luigi, while he may be somewhat looked down upon as a palette swap of Mario, he is in fact far more successful than his better beloved brother.
Continue reading The Wealth of Luigi – The Mushroom Kingdom’s Millionaire