This week marks the 20th anniversary of the classic GameCube of 2002 Super Mario Sunshine. It was an important part of Mario’s 3D platforming history and to this day is arguably one of the standout Super Mario adventures.
Although we remembered this memory in More ways than one is here on Nintendo Life this week, the voice of Mario – Charles Martinet, has now taken to social media to thank the game for the good memories it has brought back for him. This is exactly what he had to say in this brief message:
“Hoppy Birthday to Super Mario Sunshine!!! #woohoo!!! It feels like yesterday! What a great game!!! And what good memories…. Remember the memory card??? Me??? used it to his advantage ,,, “
Charles Martinet’s voice work was also part of what made Sunshine such a special experience for many GameCube owners at the time. The clip below is the intro to the game – featuring some lovely voice acting from the man himself (via DerfsonicGaming, YouTube):
Martinet has voiced Nintendo’s mascot since the early days of the Super Mario series. In recent years, he continues to voice Mario in games like Super Mario Odyssey. He even does voice work for other Mario characterlike Wario and Baby Mario.
Have you returned to Super Mario Sunshine recently? Do you have any fond memories of playing this game when it was originally released? Leave a comment below.