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  • Summary: Luigi steps out from the shadow of his brother Mario and into the gloomy shadows of a very haunted house in this, his first-ever starring role. Armed with a flashlight and a customized vacuum cleaner, Luigi must rid the mansion of Boos and ghouls--and find his missing brother to boot. AsLuigi steps out from the shadow of his brother Mario and into the gloomy shadows of a very haunted house in this, his first-ever starring role. Armed with a flashlight and a customized vacuum cleaner, Luigi must rid the mansion of Boos and ghouls--and find his missing brother to boot. As Luigi, you'll search for the keys that open the many locked doors; vacuum coins, cash, and gold bars; and explore vases, bookcases, and drawers. From the brick-walled basement to the gloomy grounds, Luigi's Mansion is packed with chills, thrills, and creepy surprises. Expand
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. One of the most entertaining games I’ve played in a long time.
  2. 90
    It's not quite the flagship title you might expect for a Nintendo launch, but Luigi's Mansion is still a must-have.
  3. The graphics are top-notch, the sound is catchy and simply lovable, the controls are delightful and the gameplay is original and just so much fun. But the whole thing is dragged down by the frighteningly short game time.
  4. When you’re talking about a Miyamoto launch title, "pretty good" just won’t cut it.
  5. Fun. In fact, it's five or six of the best hours you can spend on any system this year. Unfortunately, that's all that it is.
  6. Like getting socks for Christmas, it's good and comfortable, but not what we wanted. [Feb 2003, p.96]
  7. If you are a Mario fan, you'll probably walk out of the store with this one anyway, just don't expect the second coming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 45
  2. Negative: 4 out of 45
  1. Mar 25, 2013
    10
    This game is a true classic. I have beat this game at least 7 times and it just seems to never get old. Even with today's consoles this gamesThis game is a true classic. I have beat this game at least 7 times and it just seems to never get old. Even with today's consoles this games graphics still look great. The whole concept is just incredible. I highly recommend this game. Expand
  2. BennyF.
    Apr 4, 2002
    10
    Hardly played but it's GREAT!
  3. Sep 10, 2011
    10
    Though most people have considered this a lame and boring game and the black sheep of any of the mario games, but I would say this is one ofThough most people have considered this a lame and boring game and the black sheep of any of the mario games, but I would say this is one of the best mario games Expand
  4. DivineStorm
    Jul 11, 2008
    8
    This was one of the games I really enjoyed. It has nice graphics, sound and gameplay. Unfortunately, It doesn't last very long with its This was one of the games I really enjoyed. It has nice graphics, sound and gameplay. Unfortunately, It doesn't last very long with its low replayabilty and the game is very short. However, I can still recommend the game to those who like adventure games and mario fans will probably going to love this one. Expand
  5. Nov 25, 2012
    8
    This was a great departure from the normal Mario games. It features the same personality and charm that you get from the normally from theThis was a great departure from the normal Mario games. It features the same personality and charm that you get from the normally from the Mario based games, but adds a new element with the whole ghost thing.

    This game is a fresh addition even to this day to the whole Mario series. It's a game that's a lot of fun to play, despite being a major departure in many ways from the rest of the series. Anyone who wants to play something that's within the series, but still something different would be advised to give this game a shot.
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  6. Mar 8, 2014
    8
    Luigi's mansion is a must have Gamecube title. It's enough to buy a Gamecube just for this game, but if you have a Gamecube or wii (whichLuigi's mansion is a must have Gamecube title. It's enough to buy a Gamecube just for this game, but if you have a Gamecube or wii (which plays Gamecube games) then you need this game. This game is the perfect blend of spooky and cartoony. It doesn't attempt to be a scary horror, but it doesn't attempt to be a happy game like other Mario (or should i say Luigi) games. Expand
  7. LuigiJ.
    Jun 2, 2002
    0
    I really don't see what's so cool about some guy in green tights with a vacuum strapped to his back.

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