Hardest Levels in Super Mario Sunshine

The Top Ten
1 Delfino Plaza - Lily Pad Ride

Oh dear lord this is by far one of my favorite video games of time but this is easily the worst level to ever graze mario in my opinion. I took an hours worth of yoshi falling off of a boat FOR THIS?! COME ON NINTENDO PLEASE!

Only people who played the game can understand the pure evil of this level.

This is nothing short of a journey to get to.

It was a huge pain in the ass

2 Corona Mountain

This area was the reason I couldn't beat Super Mario Sunshine as a kid.

Anything that involves using fludd in order to steer a boat in my opinion.

The boat full of viruses

I love the level and the music but it’s so hard

3 Delfino Plaza - Pachinko Game

I hate this level its very difficult to get to area you need to get to and a lot of times fall to your death.

The controls are pretty broken. Other than that I guess it's not too bad when you get the hang of it.

This level is the worst because it's luck based, the toxic river is way easier

So glitchy oh my buddha

4 Pinata Village - Secret of the Village Underside

Ugh maybe the hardest shine in the game a long with the lily pad

This requires a hintbook

5 Galeto Beach - The Sand Bird is Born

I'm surprised this on is up so high this bird is extremely docile so all you have to worry about is his one time he goes vertical which is easy if you grab the coins at the ends of his wings first because you don't want to be going for those when he starts turning it is very difficult to get to the center before sliding to your death

While this level would have been hardwer without FLUDD, he is basically useless here because if you use him the sand bird platform will fly away and you may as well fall, and on top of that, about halfway through he will start rotating and it's so hard! Combine that with Sunshine's terrible controls and you have the perfect run (pun intended)

Stupid level is damn near impossible, FLUDD is useless until the very end, and you actually have to jump off the sand bird at the right time to get the last coin. Took my family 4 YEARS to beat it

Harder than watermelon festival

6 Gelato Beach - The Watermelon Festival

Oh my god. This should be put where number 2 is because the Bowser Boss is quite easy. The Watermelon is annoying enough to push around and then it can get popped by those annoying cataquacks on top of that. You need 110% focus or your melon is done for. This hyperventilated me a LOT!

You cannot explain how dreadful this level is with words. It's not possible. It's one of the worst things I tried completing in a video game and I groan every time I think of going through a 100% completion run of Super Mario Sunshine because of it, as well as a few others.

This is the one. Many say the lilly pad level or the pachinko game, but this shine is just unbearable. What sucks is that you think a level in world three would be easier, but it surprises you. A true test of your patience.

7 Pinata Village - The Goopy Inferno

If you don't know how to find a specific short cut, hell awaits you. Good luck.

That maze sucks

This Star is easy just swim through the river to the middle of the stage and don’t even bother with going underground

8 Pinna Park - Roller Coaster Balloons
9 Noki Bay - The Shell's Secret

The reason I stopped playing for a few weeks before coming back and grinding it out

Getting to the shell is hard enough and the secret level isn't any better

The wall jumps at angles are incredibly challenging and you have to hit the perfect angle or you’re screwed. not to mention the rotating blocks. first one is already hard enough, second one rotates even faster, and the third one is on a angle. makes me lose my mind

10 Ricco Harbor - Red Coins on the Water

If you hit anything, you die, and the shine sprite being on the dock ticks me off

Run into a solid object, you die. You had to ride the water and you couldn't stop.

The Contenders
11 Sirena Beach - The Manta Storm

If you didn't know you can kill it by being in the ocean in order maintain your water, it's utter complete hell. End of story.

I had to scroll the camera up to a birds eye view for this boss battle.

The Shining reference is cool but the level is a pain in the arse

It's another annoying minigame

12 Sirena Beach - The Hotel Lobby's Secret

Any secret level with sand box platforms is hell on Earth

Any secret level is hard

13 Ricco Harbor - Yoshi's Fruit Adventure

This Star sucks until you realise you can just spin jump through the whole level

I must have tried this level twenty times. So difficult

Yoshi jumping mechanics are really wack.

It's irritating

14 Delfino Plaza - Super Slide
15 Delfino Plaza - Red Coin Field

If you run out of water, you can easily mess this level up.

16 Sirena Beach - King Boo Down Below

Very asinine boss fight.

17 Sirena Beach - Mysterious Hotel Delfino
18 Gelato Beach - Mirror Madness! Tilt, Slam, Bam!

It took me ages to understand how to beat this level as a kid.

I spent 2 hours on this one

19 Bianco Hills - The Secret of the Dirty Lake

You wouldn't think a level in the first world would be that hard, but that's not the case here, you first have to get to an area that is hard rto get to in the first place becuase the water surrounding it is poisonous for no reason, and then the level inside the secret is just cruel! You've got flipping platforms and cubes that will rotate in multiplie directions! This wouldn't be so bad if only the controls weren't horrible!

This is a nightmare for the first level

20 Pinna Park - Red Coins on the Pirate Ships

Yeah it's hard but also fun

Braaa. I just, bra. 6 of 8 coins and then death

It's not that hard, while the coins can be placed in some obnoxious areas, at least you don't die by falling (unlike a certain bird stage)

21 Bianco Hills - Petey Piranha Strikes Back
22 Sirena Beach - Red Coins in the Hotel

5 minutes might seem generous but imagine doing the mysterious hotel star on a timer, that’s basically what this is

23 Pianta Village - Fluff Festival Coin Hunt

PTSD inducing

24 Noki Bay - Il Piantissimo's Surf Swim
25 Sirena Beach - Scrubbing Sirena Beach

Yes, mash A and R because that shoots water out really fast and wide and you can do the Star in under half the time given with that strategy

Wow. Don't even get me started with how many times it took me to complete this level. Is there some sort of trick that I've missed? It's been 20 times and I still haven't managed to complete it

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