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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Oct 19, 2018
    85
    Luigi’s Mansion is a must play if you’ve never enjoyed it before. If you still own the GameCube version, there really isn’t enough here to warrant a new purchase unless you need the slightly updated visuals and ability to take it on the road. I personally believe this game, like it’s 2013 sequel, Dark Moon, is better suited for a home console experience – and fortunately, we’ll all be enjoying Luigi’s Mansion 3 on the Nintendo Switch when it launches in 2019.
  2. 80
    Although its release on 3DS doesn't provide much new content, Luigi's Mansion is clearly a classic. Its clever level design and fun characters certainly hold up after 17 years, even if the graphics may not. This release seems best suited for those new to the game, but it can be enjoyed by all Luigi fans.
  3. Oct 22, 2018
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Oct 17, 2018
    75
    Luigi's Mansion is a charming and scary experience that appeared originally on Nintendo Gamecube and now arrives on Nintendo 3DS with some interesting added content. Luigi and his ghosts to take away.
  5. Oct 17, 2018
    70
    Luigi’s Mansion is a game that didn’t necessarily need a remake, but I’m glad this exists. The writing and mechanics hold up and it’s still mostly a joy to play. I only wish the controls would have been refined a bit more to catch up with modern standards.
  6. Oct 11, 2018
    70
    Luigi's Mansion is a fun exploratory adventure game that remains pretty enjoyable despite some annoying control issues and design anachronisms. A full remake that embraced a more modern and polished battle system along with better puzzle design would have made it even better.
  7. Oct 11, 2018
    60
    If you really really loved the original, or feel you missed out on a bit of history not playing it at the time, then this game will have something for you. Ultimately this version of Luigi’s Mansion would be better off being left in the time capsule it was pulled out of.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 12, 2018
    10
    A superb port/remake of the original gamecube game, I´m not sure what critics are complaining about, the game has some new and pretty coolA superb port/remake of the original gamecube game, I´m not sure what critics are complaining about, the game has some new and pretty cool features, like co-op which I personally really enjoyed and the hability to use the flashlight like in Luigi´s Mansion Dark Moon... i don´t know really what else to say... go play this game NOW

    Oh, and the gallery is a lot better now
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  2. Oct 13, 2018
    10
    This game, i´ts a "port or remake" of a old game from 17 years ago, it´s pretty good because you can now play it in a large travel, someThis game, i´ts a "port or remake" of a old game from 17 years ago, it´s pretty good because you can now play it in a large travel, some better graphics, and the controls, are not the best, but you can play it easy, ok the problem with the critics is... It´s looks like the Critic Pages see a remake like a new game, saying this is the same blah blah blah... This is a remake no a new game, obviously it added some new features, but only because its the same, don´t means it needs a lower score. I recommend only see user-based experience when is a remake, because the critic page will give it a different rating just because is the same. This is my opinion... Expand
  3. Oct 12, 2018
    10
    Luigi's Mansion

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  4. Oct 20, 2018
    9
    I never had a GameCube, so this has largely been a new experience for me. Despite the ghosts and the overall creepy aesthetic, Luigi's MansionI never had a GameCube, so this has largely been a new experience for me. Despite the ghosts and the overall creepy aesthetic, Luigi's Mansion is not a horror game. It's more of an action/adventure game.

    The plot: Luigi wins a mansion in a contest that he didn't enter. Mario goes ahead of him to check it out. Unfortunately, the mansion's haunted, and Mario is soon captured by ghosts. Thus, it's up to Luigi, armed with the ghost-sucking Poltergust 3000, to go into the mansion and save his brother.

    Gameplay involves shining a light on ghosts and then proceeding to suck them up, tug-of-war style, as you explore the mansion and do some puzzle-solving. There are the more complicated "portrait ghosts", which require some puzzle-solving to catch, alongside the more simple ghosts. I found the controls to be pretty good.

    The game oozes with charm, whether it be Luigi whistling the game's theme music or some punny names. There's also a two-player co-op mode, which I have yet to try, but looks like fun.

    Luigi's Mansion is a little on the short side, but while it lasts, the experience is worth purchasing this new version of a game that is about 17 years old.
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  5. Oct 13, 2018
    8
    A great remake. Very nice visuals, tight controls, and cool story. If you haven't played the original, and own a 3DS, then I reccommend youA great remake. Very nice visuals, tight controls, and cool story. If you haven't played the original, and own a 3DS, then I reccommend you get this game. Expand
  6. Oct 21, 2018
    8
    This remake is awesome, and I really wish people can just enjoy it instead of hating on it just because it has some problems, but that is toThis remake is awesome, and I really wish people can just enjoy it instead of hating on it just because it has some problems, but that is to be expected. Expand
  7. Oct 12, 2018
    6
    This Luigi's Mansion game is exactly like the one you just (or should have) played 17 years ago. Whereas the Luigi's Mansion game on theThis Luigi's Mansion game is exactly like the one you just (or should have) played 17 years ago. Whereas the Luigi's Mansion game on the GameCube manages to become a very great game to collect in your average GameCube collection, this Luigi's Mansion game has missed opportunities to add more features to distinguish it from being another generic port with nothing new added and give it more replay value. In short terms, there's hardly anything new added to the game to make it more than just Luigi's Mansion on the 3DS. Expand

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