Summer's a great time for getting outside, especially when you're a young kid on your summer vacation! Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and summer never feels like it lasts long enough. Fear not! These 11 games have all the summer goodness you could possibly want, meaning you can enjoy some fun in the sun even when it's cold and dark outside.
Wave Race 64
This N64 launch title was had tons of water to make you wish you were at the beach. It was especially fun with friends!
Super Mario Sunshine
Mario and the gang literally find their summer vacation disrupted by Bowser and his minions, and while their situation is dangerous, this bright, sunny game just evokes tons of summertime good feels.
Real amusement parks are expensive and crowded; why not build your own instead? We all loved building the biggest monstrosities of a ride possible.
Ecco The Dolphin
You're a dolphin who has to save his people from aliens, which mostly entails swimming through beautiful blue oceanscapes and encountering other sea creatures.
We all went to summer camp at some point, and here's a game that's all about that. The twist? It's a summer camp for psychics, and you have to save it from a mad scientist trying to steal everyone's brains!
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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
A Zelda game that's all about sailing the bright blue ocean, Wind Waker is one of the brightest, cartooniest, most cheerful games ever made!
A game full of the summeriest sports possible, you get to surf, hackey sack, toss a frisbee, and go biking! It's the full experience!
Donkey Kong Country
With its lush green jungles and chill soundtrack, Donkey Kong Country is just a fun game to chill you out on a hot summer day.
Everyone's favorite plumber and his friends get out on the court for some good old-fashioned tennis, and with room for four players, you and your buddies can all get in on the heated good times.
It's a game literally about you and your girl driving along sunny highways and listening to awesome music. If that isn't summer, I don't know what is!
The first Crash game has him fighting his way through a massive tropical island that seems to be perpetually stuck in summer. It's great fun and makes you want to get out and explore!