Super Mario Sunshine Fan Recreates Delfino Plaza In Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Now you can explore the plaza on a skateboard.
Jumping around Delfino Plaza as Mario is one of the best parts of Super Mario Sunshine, and now you can explore the familiar locale on a skateboard. One player has recreated the best hub world in gaming as a skate park in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2. This isn't a mod, either--it's been made in the game's official park editor, so anyone can access and play it.
Redditor and Super Mario Sunshine fan Gunderstank16 used the remake's park creator to replicate the layout of Delfino Plaza. It doesn't have the graphical charm of the original, but there are railings placed all around to help get over waterways and through tunnels. A tunnel system in the original version of Super Mario Sunshine makes it easier to get around key areas, and it's also used on certain separate courses. There are a ton of places to grind on this map. However, you won't be doing too many vert tricks.
It's missing some of the visual details from the original game, but it's a very good recreation.
It took them four days to finish the park and they have plans to work on more Mario-themed maps if this one garners enough interest from skaters. Delfino Plaza has been remade in other level creators, too--they include a take on the sunny locale in Halo's map editor that a fan recreated a few years ago. That one has fewer kickflips.
We're going to see a lot map creations like this after how well Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 has sold. Activision confirmed that it's the fastest game to reach 1 million sales in franchise history. It's well deserved, according to critics, as the remake has a ton of content packed in.
"Playing through the newly remade levels is immensely enjoyable, and that on its own is enough to call Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 a success," said Mat Paget in GameSpot's Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 review. "However, smart additions and an engaging challenge system make it an experience that's more than just a brief skate through Tony Hawk's past."
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