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Luigi's Mansion (GameCube)

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Description

Luigi'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?

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Luigi's Mansion GameCube Ghosts are tricky to catch
Luigi's Mansion GameCube Ghost Training
Luigi's Mansion GameCube Ghost Suprise
Luigi's Mansion GameCube Gallery of Famous Ghosts

Alternate Titles

  • "Luigi Mansion" -- Japanese title
  • "ルイージマンション" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

it's not your typical Mario game, but it's still tons of fun Gothicgene (83) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
A beautiful, humorous twist on the traditional Mario formula...while it lasts Ryu (50) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Green is the style in mushroom land. Horny-Bullant (56) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
Luigi finally gets his own game, but he has to rescue ... Mario??? Shadowcaster (238) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars
Who Ya Gonna Call? LUIGI! Lawnmower Man (140) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Who'd have thought Luigi has to rescue Mario from a haunted mansion? Dark Cloud (35) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
What are you gonna play? Bob the Stickman (290) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars

The Press Says

Gamer's Pulse Nov 26, 2001 92 out of 100 92
N-Zone Jul 06, 2003 86 out of 100 86
Sliced Gaming (GameBiz) Feb 18, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Gaming Target Dec 04, 2001 8.1 out of 10 81
Nintendo Life Oct 09, 2010 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Quebec Gamers Feb 21, 2003 7.9 out of 10 79
Nintendo Difference Dec 06, 2001 15 out of 20 75
The Video Game Critic Nov 09, 2007 B 75
NintendoWorldReport Sep 26, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Oct 08, 2001 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Shortly 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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JPaterson (9161) added Luigi's Mansion (GameCube) on Dec 12, 2001