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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Luigi's Mansion appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Hidden Mansion

The Hidden Mansion mode was adjusted in the PAL releases of the game. The main difference is that the mansion is mirrored in the PAL releases but keeps its original orientation in the NTSC releases. Other notable differences include:
  • Ghosts from later in the game will appear earlier in the PAL hidden mansion, but will not do so in the NTSC hidden mansion
  • Boos are more agile and have higher HP in the PAL hidden mansion
  • 45 boos are required to reach the final room of the game in the PAL hidden mansion, as opposed to 40 in the NTSC hidden mansion (and, by extension, the normal game mode)
Many features of the PAL hidden mansion would later make their way to all hidden mansions in the 3DS remaster.

Launch game

Luigi'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.

Lighting Glitch

There is a lighting glitch in the game that occurs in the telephone room which appears to make Luigi's shadow look as if it were hanging itself.

Lawsuit

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.

Other regional differences

  • Luigi makes a different damage noise in the Japanese version of the game compared to international versions
  • The Japanese version uses the same music for catching standard ghosts when catching portrait ghosts, whilst international releases have a new track created for this
  • In the Japanese version some audio sequences suffer from delays, and overs don't play at all
  • In the Japanese version the music tempo randomly speeds up at times, suggesting it might not be locked to the game's framerate
  • The Pikmin trailer is absent in the Japanese version


Information also contributed by JPaterson and Thomas Dowding.

Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4665) on Aug 13, 2003. [revised by : deadaccount (13457) and FatherJack (62725)]. -- edit trivia



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