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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?


Luigi's Mansion GameCube Such chests appear after boss battles, they grant access to new areas
Luigi's Mansion GameCube Music room
Luigi's Mansion GameCube Captured ghosts screen
Luigi's Mansion GameCube Items screen

Promo Images

Luigi's Mansion Concept Art
Luigi's Mansion Concept Art
Luigi's Mansion Screenshot
Luigi's Mansion Logo

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 GameCube Gothicgene (83)
A beautiful, humorous twist on the traditional Mario formula...while it lasts GameCube Ryu (56)
Green is the style in mushroom land. GameCube Horny-Bullant (59)
Luigi finally gets his own game, but he has to rescue ... Mario??? GameCube Shadowcaster (261)
Who Ya Gonna Call? LUIGI! GameCube Lawnmower Man (149)
Who'd have thought Luigi has to rescue Mario from a haunted mansion? GameCube Dark Cloud (35)
What are you gonna play? GameCube Bob the Stickman (297)

Critic Reviews

64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube Apr, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Gamezone (Germany) GameCube Oct 02, 2001 8.2 out of 10 82
Shacknews Nintendo 3DS Oct 28, 2018 8 out of 10 80
GamesCollection GameCube Mar 19, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy GameCube Nov 19, 2001 75 out of 100 75
Gameplay RPG GameCube Nov, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Netjak GameCube Dec 20, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Revolution GameCube Nov 01, 2001 B 75
Game Freaks 365 GameCube 2005 7.2 out of 10 72
IGN GameCube Nov 16, 2001 7 out of 10 70


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1001 Video Games

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

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.


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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