Luigi
Luigi emblem.png
The emblem of Luigi's hat as commonly used in the series.
Genre(s)Edutainment, survival horror, platforming, puzzle
Developer(s)The Software Toolworks
Radical Entertainment
Next Level Games[1]
Nintendo Software Planning & Development[2]
Arika
Capcom
Publisher(s)Nintendo
Sega
Platform(s)PC, Macintosh, NES, SNES, GameCube, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Arcade, Nintendo Switch
First releaseLuigi's Hammer Toss
1990
Latest releaseLuigi's Mansion 3
October 31, 2019

Luigi is a video game series of platform games and puzzle games that is a spin-off of the Mario franchise published and produced by Nintendo. The series revolves around Luigi, Mario's brother. Luigi games have been released for Nintendo video game consoles and handhelds dating from the Nintendo Entertainment System to the Nintendo Switch. Two of the original Nintendo Entertainment System Mario games have been ported to Wii U and altered to feature Luigi as the protagonist.

Luigi was introduced in the 1983 Game & Watch game Mario Bros., where he and Mario work in a factory on a double screen. The first game to star Luigi was the 1990 game Luigi's Hammer Toss, as well as being the first game to use the Luigi branding.

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Luigi's Mansion series[edit | edit source]

Title Details

Original release date(s):
  • JP: September 14, 2001
  • NA: November 18, 2001
  • EU: May 3, 2002
  • AU: May 17, 2002
Release years by system:
2001 - GameCube
2018 - Nintendo 3DS
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP: March 20, 2013
  • NA: March 24, 2013
  • EU: March 28, 2013
  • AU: March 28, 2013
Release years by system:
2013 - Nintendo 3DS
Notes:
  • Titled Luigi Mansion 2 in Japan and Luigi's Mansion 2 in Europe and Australia.



Original release date(s):[3]
  • JP: June 18, 2015
Release years by system:
2015 - Arcade
Notes:



Original release date(s):
October 31, 2019
Release years by system:
2019 - Nintendo Switch
Notes:


Others[edit | edit source]

Title Details

Original release date(s):
1990
Release years by system:
1990 - Nelsonic Industries
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • NA: June 1, 1992
  • EU: December 10, 1992
  • JP: December 14, 1992
Release years by system:
1992 - PC, Macintosh, SNES
1993 - NES
Notes:



Original release date(s):
DLC
  • JP: June 19, 2013
  • WW: June 20, 2013
Retail
  • JP: July 13, 2013
  • EU: July 26, 2013
  • AU: July 27, 2013
  • NA: August 25, 2013
Release years by system:
2013 - Wii U
Notes:
  • Released in two different versions: a downloadable content (DLC) package released on the Nintendo eShop for the main game New Super Mario Bros. U, and a standalone retail version.
  • A new bundle containing New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U was released on October 16, 2015.
  • A deluxe version of the game was released for Nintendo Switch in January 2019 featuring both New Super Mario Bros. U & New Super Luigi U.



Original release date(s):
  • NA: December 31, 2013
  • WW: January 15, 2014
Release years by system:
2013 - Wii U
Notes:


Mini-games[edit | edit source]

Nintendo Land for Wii U features an attraction called "Luigi's Ghost Mansion". It is inspired by Luigi's Mansion and based on the 2003 game Pac-Man Vs. "Luigi's Ghost Mansion" involves up to four players dressed like Mario, Luigi, Wario and Waluigi, who assume the roles of "ghost trackers" and explore a haunted house to hunt for the fifth player, who is the ghost.[4]

Included in NES Remix 2 is "Super Luigi Bros.", which is a Luigi-themed and mirrored version of Super Mario Bros. It features Luigi's higher jumping ability, which had not been originally introduced until the 1986 Japanese sequel Super Mario Bros. 2.

An unlockable Luigi-themed version of Mario Bros. titled "Luigi Bros." was also included with Super Mario 3D World.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ronaghan, Neal (June 7, 2011). "Next Level Games Developing Luigi's Mansion 2". Nintendo World Report.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "TOAD IS ZELDA: THE UNTOLD STORY OF LUIGI'S MANSION 2". IGN. April 3, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Regan, Tom (February 2, 2015). "SEGA Officially Reveals Luigi's Mansion Arcade". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved September 15, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Goergen, Andy; Ronaghan, Neal; Barnett, Patrick; Thompson, Scott (November 23, 2012). "Nintendo Land Review". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved December 21, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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