Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo GameCube, 2001)
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|The revered creator of such Nintendo classics as Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros., and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, designer Shigeru Miyamoto indoctrinates yet another gaming platform with his distinctive style in Luigi's Mansion, a launch title for the Nintendo GameCube. Players guide Mario's green-clad younger brother through the eerie, dynamically shadowed halls of a fully three-dimensional haunted house in this adventure.|
Luigi is happily surprised when he learns that he's inherited a large mansion, but trouble begins when Mario mysteriously disappears in the big old house. When Luigi sets out to look for his missing brother, he finds that the dark mansion is full of creepy ghosts. The ghosts seem to like to sneak up on Luigi and scare him, preventing him from making progress in his search for Mario.
Luckily, the ghosts are afraid of Luigi as well, or at least of his flashlight. When Luigi manages to shine his light on one of the ghosts it freezes for a moment, giving him a chance to suck it up and out of the way with his handy vacuum cleaner. Since he can only shine his light in one place at a time though, Luigi can never know just what might be sneaking through the darkness around him, creating aspects of action and strategy designed to be both spooky and fun.
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- skim_milk98Feb 10, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
Very fun puzzle adventure game. You're never too old for this timeless classic. Great purchase or gift.
- trejo-2014Jan 29, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
The game plays great and it came in time. Good purchase.
- thomp_spikJan 10, 2016USEDby
luigi's the man
since Luigi was always my favorite Mario bro. finding out he had a game where he was the main character I totally loved it many years later still do its always so much fun to be a ghost buster as Luigi with his crazy vacuum and his flashlight
- amy_daveDec 9, 2015USEDby
It was for my six year old son he loves all things Mario it was funny to wach him run thru house with flashlight and shop vac look for ghost
- traci*s_treasur...Dec 1, 2006by
Creative & fun family game with variety of challenges.
I purchased this game for myself for the GameCube as I had heard it was a good puzzle solving / adventure game, and Mario & Luigi are classic characters we have enjoyed in the past. I prefer this type of game to racing or 'blow 'em up' games also available. This game is a ton of fun with challenges, puzzles and some very unexpected surprises. Initially I wasn't sure about how appropriate the game was for our seven year old, but there is no gore - just a scared and shaking Luigi who is looking for his brother - trapped in the mansion. After playing for a bit, we saw no problem with it and since the kids were begging to play and we had no objections to the graphics, soon everyone was trying to solve the puzzle.
The game is more difficult as you go, which is great - less of a bore factor. It is not too advanced for the kids, though - they did better in a few areas than I did... shameful to admit! There are also virtually no instructions. There is an initial training session, however afterwards you are pretty much on your own. There are a few clues along the way, but trial and error exposes ghosts and how to 'vacuum' them up (treasure, too!). Instead of being hand-held, both adults and children have to figure things out as they go. Trial and error, and puzzle logic are all tested in a fun way. There are little bits of information that are given to you throughout the game. They are not 'in your face' explanations, just nudges in one direction or another to help with an upcoming ghost or event.
Remember to save your game often! There are prompts to save after each "Boo" you vacuum up, but other times you must seek out the method to save your game at this point.
The only thing that has been frustrating is with a few of the ghosts and some discussions with the Professor (who speaks Japanese, I think!!), some 'conversations' can seem to take FOREVER. If you lose at one of these crucial points, you have to go through the lengthy text explaination all over again. It doesn't happen often, fortunately.
This has been one of our family's favorite GameCube games. I would highly recommend this game for any family member!Read full review