A talented park editor has recreated Super Mario Sunshine’s Delfino Plaza in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.
Reddit user Gunderstank16 has gone to great lengths to envision the paint-soaked, waterlogged hub of Super Mario Sunshine in the most recent remake of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, which features a fleshed-out set of map creation tools as part of the Create a Park system.
You can check out a video of the map in action above, where the map’s creator skates it dressed as Mario, complete with complimentary red grip tape on his skateboard. The map has all of the famous architecture from the Gamecube Mario game, including the gigantic Shine plinth that frames the plaza and the many palm trees by the water’s edge. In absence of the FLUDD, there are many rails placed to ensure that your chosen skater can get around and preserve their lines.
“Been playing a lot of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 and Super Mario 3D All Stars back to back,” said Gunderstank16 in the description of his video on YouTube. “Figured I’d mess around in the editor for awhile and see if I could actually remake Delfino Plaza from Super Mario Sunshine.”
Gunderstank16 is also responsible for a killer rendition of Bob-Omb Battlefield from Super Mario 64, which is similarly detailed and skate-ready. In other THPS 1 + 2 news, check out our article detailing how the game’s eclectic soundtrack was made. We reviewed the game back in September, scoring it a 9 and calling it “the best step forward for the series in 15 years.” If it’s the other side of this mash-up that really grabs you, then check out our Super Mario 3D All Stars port analysis.
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