A bunch of the Super Mario Sunshine modding community got together to make their favorite game even better. The result is Super Mario Eclipse, a massive mod that expands Mario’s Isle Delfino adventure with new moves, new worlds, new playable characters, and a whole new story. The first demo for Eclipse dropped late last month, and it looks outstanding.
Sure, the original Super Mario Sunshine achieved massive critical acclaim when it was released back in 2002, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of room for improvement. For example, Mario and his robotic backpack F.L.U.D.D. are a great team, but what if you could play as Luigi, complete with his super jumping abilities from Super Mario Bros. 2, or Shadow Mario wielding a paintbrush?
Super Mario Eclipse means you need wonder no more. How about new moves? Have you ever wanted Mario to try using F.L.U.D.D. to slide around the islands, but were afraid the beach sand would tear his clothing and skin to shreds?