DescriptionLuigi's Mansion pits you as Luigi, Mario's forgotten brother.
Luigi, while checking his mail, found out he won a mansion in a contest. What's weird, is he never entered any contest to begin with. Being the curious person he is, he calls up his brother, Mario, and asks to meet him at the house.
Luigi sets forth through a dark and scary jungle to find the house, but sees that Mario is nowhere to be found. Puzzled, Luigi enters the mansion, only to encounter ghosts. He meets up with a scientist, Professor E. Gadd, who explains the situation and hands over the Poltergust 3000. Luigi must now make his way through the mansion's many rooms, sucking up as many ghosts as he can.
As you explore, you must solve mysteries, collect cash/gems/jewels/coins, and encounter boss characters. Luigi's vacuum has the ability to suck up ghosts that have inhabited this strange mansion. However, the ghosts will not give up so easily. You must struggle with them and pull them back to catch your prey with your trusty vacuum. As you continue to your goal, you must face off with the deceased denizens of the house and the boos that haunt it, and unlock new rooms with the keys you find along the way. You can also gain special abilities for your vacuum, such as the ability to shoot fire, water, or ice. Remember though, treasure is scattered everywhere. Check all the objects for coins and paper money, and who knows, you may just make enough money for Luigi to buy a mansion of his own...
As you explore the strange mansion, the plot slowly unravels and it becomes apparent that something more sinister is going on in that haunted house. Will you ever see your lost brother Mario again?
- "Luigi Mansion" -- Japanese title
- "ルイージマンション" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Launch title: GameCube (Japan)
- Luigi's Mansion series
- Mario games
- Nintendo Player's Choice releases
- Theme: Haunted house
|Gamers.at||May 15, 2002||84 out of 100||84|
|Sliced Gaming (GameBiz)||Feb 18, 2003||83 out of 100||83|
|GameCell UK||2002||8 out of 10||80|
|Quebec Gamers||Feb 21, 2003||7.9 out of 10||79|
|Nintendo Difference||Dec 06, 2001||15 out of 20||75|
|Gameplay RPG||Nov, 2001||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Entertainmentopia||Nov 20, 2001||B||75|
|Nintendojo||2001||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Apr 30, 2002||7 out of 10||70|
|Gamereactor (Sweden)||May 08, 2003||5 out of 10||50|
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1001 Video GamesLuigi's Mansion appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Launch gameLuigi's Mansion was not only a launch GameCube game, but the first GameCube game ever shown. On August 24, 2000, when Nintendo showed the first demo reel for their new system, Luigi was the first thing shown. At the time he was without his backpack and it wasn't announced as an actual game, though, with popular conjecture being it was part of the newest Mario platformer.
LawsuitShortly after the game's release, Nintendo was sued by the production company of Ghostbusters, claiming that using a vacuum to suck up ghosts infringed on the movie. The case was dropped.
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Related Web Sites
- Luigi's Mansion for NINTENDO GAMECUBE (Nintendo of America's official web site.)