Super Mario 3D All-Stars: How to get all 120 Shines in Super Mario Sunshine

Course 3: Gelato Beach

Gelato Beach

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You will unlock Gelato Beach after collecting 5 Shines. When you return to Delfino Plaza, you'll discover that another Polluted Piranha has made itself comfortable on another building. Defeat the Polluted Piranha and spray the graffiti to open a portal to Gelato Beach.

Episode 1: Dune Bud Sand Castle Secret

Spray the sprout in the middle of the beach and a sandcastle will pop up on the peninsula. Run inside before the castle dissolves and Shadow Mario will swoop in and snatch FLUDD. Get ready for another secret stage.

The trick here is not spend too much time on the sand blocks, as they will begin to dissolve when Mario jumps on top. Dash through the first part until you get the sand structure. Begin to climb, jumping on the solid, orange blocks if you misjudge a jump or dissolve too many sand blocks. Don't worry too much; they will respawn if that happens. Get to the top and grab the Shine Sprite to complete the level.

Episode 2: Mirror Madness! Tilt, Slam, Bam!

Your objective here is to remove the Cataquacks from the reflective panels. Head over to the panels and use the nearby palm trees and jump onto the panels. Simply Spray the Cataquack to the edge until they start to lose balance. Then quickly go to the opposite edge and do a Ground Pound. Once you remove the Cataquacks, the panels will realign and knock the sleeping Wiggler off of the tower, and the shine will be yours.

Episode 3: Wiggler Ahoy! Full Steam Ahead!

Wiggler is awake and really mad about it. He's pretty menacing on the beach, but he's easy to defeat. Simply wait for him to walk over one of the saplings, spray it with water, and the sand structure should topple him over. Then, run over to his belly and ground pound the highlighted area.

Episode 4: The Sand Bird is Born

Ah, the infamous sand bird has hatched. Run to the back of the now busted tower and shoot the sprout to create a set of sand stairs. Continue up the stairs and you'll find the Pianta's gathered in celebration at the amphitheater. Slide down the hill and jump into the hole and you'll be transported to the where the Sand Bird resides.

The Sandbird has seven Red Coins across its body. Watch your step, especially near the edge of its wings. Once you have all seven, you have to stay on until the Sand Bird reaches the top of the tower. Stay towards the center of his body and slowly move to the Sand Bird's side when he turns. Collect the last coin at the end of the ride.

Episode 5: Il Piantissimo's Sand Sprint

II Piantissimo will challenge you to a foot race. The goal is the make it to the Amphitheater in less than 35 seconds. Luckily, you're armed with FLUDD. Use your belly slide to stay ahead of Piantissimo, wall jump up the gap that previously housed the sand stairs, and use FLUDD's Hover Nozzle to jump over the hill and shave off a few seconds. It should be enough to outpace the Pianta wannabe.

Episode 6: Red Coins in the Coral Reef

Head to the other side of the beach and jump into the coral reef to do some light treasure hunting.

  1. Turn left and swim in the crevices of the coral to find your first Red Coin in front of the orange reef.
  2. Swim over the reef into the gap and find the second Red Coin.
  3. You should see a school of red fish swimming through the center with the third Red Coin in their midst. Swim up to them and grab it.
  4. There's another school of red fish carrying the fourth Red Coin. Swim up to them and grab it. If they escape, just wait for the Red Coin to emerge from the sand again.
  5. Swim to the center of the coral and grab the fifth Red Coin between the two orange pieces of coral.
  6. The sixth Red Coin is nearby. Simply swim over and add it to your collection.
  7. Swim over to the right side of the coral. It's the side you haven't explored yet. Pick up the seventh Red Coin hiding next to the orange coral.
  8. The final coin is right next to the seventh coin.

With the Red Coins collected, the Shine will appear.

Episode 7: It's Shadow Mario! After Him!

Another Shadow Mario stage! He'll circle the path that leads back to the amphitheater, so try your best to keep pace with him and blast him with water. If you're having trouble keeping up, try to stay on the high ground and shoot him in first person. After enough abuse, he'll go down.

Episode 8: The Watermelon Festival

I hope you like watermelon, cause the Pianta at the watermelon shack wants the biggest watermelon on the island and you're the only plumber who can bring it to him. The problem is this watermelon is more delicate than a newborn baby and will pop if you hit an enemy or object. If it pops, you'll have to go back to the start and try again.

Push the watermelon down the hill and follow it down. Spray the Cataquacks to stun them and make sure you don't roll the watermelon into any stunned enemies. Guide the watermelon to the shack and carefully push it over the bridge. Take your time — one false move and it's back to the start. Once you get the watermelon over, you'll get the Shine as a reward.

100 Coin Shine (Gelato Beach)

The best episode to do this on is Episode 8. Simply pop the watermelons by pushing them against a wall. The watermelon grows back immediately, and you can repeat this 10 times per melon for 30 coins. When each watermelon runs out of coins, deliver it to the watermelon shack for a bunch of coins.

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