Super Mario Sunshine has now been given the Unreal Engine 4 treatment thanks to CryZENx and needless to say, it looks absolutely stunning. Sunshine is a bit of a divisive title in the series, as it followed up what many consider to be the best Mario game in existence yet failed to live up to the hype. That being said, there are certainly many Sunshine fans out there that can appreciate the approach and naturally would like to see the title given some more love.
While this fan project only gives us a tease, it does make me heavily desire Nintendo explore the idea of making an HD version for the Switch sometime in the future. Will I ever get that wish fulfilled? Probably not, but for now I’ll marvel at this footage and wonder “what if”.
A veteran in the video game media sphere, Nathanial co-founded Gamnesia, founded MetroidWiki.org, ran the news the segment on the Zelda Universe Podcast, found and ran Zelda Domain from 1998 to 2006, and built Zelda Informer as the Editor-in-Chief from 2008 to 2017. He now owns and operates Nintendo Prime. You can follow him on twitter @NateJanc, otherwise just stay tuned at Nintendo Prime for more of his work.