Luigi emblem
The emblem of Luigi's hat as commonly used in the series.
Genres Edutainment, survival horror, platform, puzzle
Developers The Software Toolworks
Radical Entertainment
Next Level Games[1]
Nintendo Software Planning & Development[2]
Publishers Nintendo
Platforms PC, Macintosh, SNES, NES, GameCube, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Arcade, Nintendo Switch
First release Mario Is Missing!
December 14, 1992
Latest release Luigi's Mansion Arcade
June 18, 2015

Luigi is a video game series of survival horror, 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 arcade game Mario Bros., where he and Mario battle pests on a single screen. The first game to star Luigi was the 1992 game Mario Is Missing!. The first game to use the Luigi branding is the 2001 game Luigi's Mansion, which introduces the haunted theme that is used in many of Luigi's following appearances.


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Original release date(s):
Release years by system:
1992 - PC, Macintosh, SNES
1993 - NES

Original release date(s):
Release years by system:
2001 - GameCube
2018 - Nintendo 3DS

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
  • Titled Luigi Mansion 2 in Japan and Luigi's Mansion 2 in Europe and Australia.

Original release date(s):
  • JP June 19, 2013
  • WW June 20, 2013
  • JP July 13, 2013
  • EU July 26, 2013
  • AU July 27, 2013
  • NA August 25, 2013
Release years by system:
2013 - Wii U
  • 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.

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

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

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


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.

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