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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: 26 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  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. Oct 28, 2018
    80
    If you've never adventured with Mario's lankier brother throughout his haunted mansion exploits, Luigi's Mansion 3DS is absolutely worth the price of admission.
  3. Nov 2, 2018
    80
    Luigi’s Mansion for the Nintendo 3DS is an overall decent port of the original. The fact that Grezzo worked on it guarantees that the final product is respectful towards what the original developers made seventeen years ago. Many new additions and improvements, alongside the fact that the 3D effect is giving us the impression of a 17-year old definitive edition are more than enough for newcomers to the series to give it a shot, yet might fail veteran players who have tried everything the game could give and are expecting something entirely new.
  4. Oct 17, 2018
    78
    Once again, Grezzo shows that making remakes is his thing. It may not have been as successful as in other cases, but the adaptation of the GameCube classic to 3DS is quite remarkable. Despite the failures of the control system, it's still just as fun and entertaining, even a little more than the original thanks to the additions.
  5. Nov 26, 2018
    70
    Short but sweet perfectly sums up Luigi's haunted quest. Very little has changed in the transition from GameCube to 3DS, except for slightly inferior visuals and way worse controls...unless using the Circle Pad Pro. With the added benefit of the attachment, Luigi's Mansion plays exceptionally well, and is an enjoyable, if easy, romp through the spooky mansion that really kicked off Luigi's gaming career.
  6. Oct 22, 2018
    70
    Luigi’s Mansion remains the classic it always was, but it’s little more than 3DS life-support.
  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: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Oct 20, 2018
    10
    The real Luigi's Mansion game. Dark Moon is has got nothing on the far superior original.
  2. 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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  3. 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
  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. Nov 17, 2018
    6
    Luigi Mansion is one of my favorite games and while i love the new additions this game has to offer, and just having an updated version, theLuigi Mansion is one of my favorite games and while i love the new additions this game has to offer, and just having an updated version, the controls are just so bad its ridiculous.
    I would give it 9/10 if it werent for that.
    You can choose from sidestep to normal and both are equally bad.
    The game starts you off with gyro controls but you can turn that off.

    For some reason the flashlight always gets stuck in the air but you can press A to tilt it down, it still makes it way harder to manuever than in the original version or Dark Moon, which both have amazing controls.
    The new Strobulb addition from Dark Moon is interesting but poorly implemented, i dont have 3 hands to play this game, i honestly dont know how i can hold the system with both hands and charge the Strobulb while turning it around me to catch the ghost, im gonna need 3-4 hands for this and for some reason it worked easily in Dark Moon. How this slipped by devs is amazing.

    Its like the they rushed this port and did not try it themselves.
    Co-op seems lazy as well but other than that its great to have Luigi Mansion back but its not on the Switch, which is also super ridiculous.

    For some reason Nintendo still makes games on the 3DS that obviously are not gonna sell that great, its like they want to profit at least as possible.
    To finish on the positive side the game has achievements and updated museum and alot more interesting gameplay menu, i actually loved that, it just could've been an easy 9 or 10 with better controls.
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