Reviewed on Gamecube


Reviewed By: Ron Coley

Computer Platform: Nintendo Game Cube
Produced by: Nintendo
Price Range: $50
Learning curve time: 5 min.
Age level: 8+
ESRB Rating: Everyone

Genre: Action/adventure
Christian Rating: 5 of 5
   (nothing offensive)
Gameplay: 5 of 5
Violence: 4 of 5
   (barely present)
Adult Content: 5 of 5

Luigi's Mansion
Luigi finally gets his turn to shine against the bad guys in "Luigi's Mansion". Luigi's brother Mario is missing and after he learns about how Mario won a mansion and was last seen there, he goes looking for him.

“Luigi's Mansion” is a decent adventure game with the only flaw being that it can become very repetitive. The game has has very bright and colorful graphics, with nice and tight controls as well as quality sound. It's not Dolby Digital 5.1, but with the familiar "Nintendo sound", it'll do.

Screenshot from 'Luigi's Mansion' The game's puzzles are not hard at all, with the exception of a few tricky ones. Many seven or eight year olds can handle it just fine. Morally, “Luidi's Mansion” is nice in that it's violence free. Ghosts are sucked up through a vacuum. While even the presence of ghosts for some is labelled occultic, those who play the game will find their presence totally harmless.

Most of the ghosts look like Casper the friendly ghost, with the exception of some of the human ghosts that you have to catch. Parents should be ready to impart biblical truth on this issue if it comes up.

In the end, “Luigi's Mansion” is an enjoyable game that is over before you know it (for most veteran game players). It's an experience that you shouldn't go without, but don't drop the $50 on it because you'll be finished with it quickly. Younger gamers will obviously take more time with it, so maybe in that case it would be worth the purchase.

Year of Release—2001

Comments from Young People…

Positive—Liugi's Mansion, I think is the second best game to Super Smash Bros. Melee. The ghost's aren't evil looking and the object of the game is not only to suck up ghosts but also to complete tasks and find Mario. There is humor, like Professor Egad, who looks like a baby with one hair, swirly eyes, and a lab coat. Another funny part I enjoy are the fake doors. When you open them they open fast and smoosh Luigi into a piece of paper. He pops back after a few second and of course, like all quality Mario games, you collect coins, have lives, theres no blood, and no violence or cursing. Overall, Luigi's Mansion is funny and an awesome action-packed game. God bless and if you like the game/buy it, here's a tip: when you vacuum a real door, it shakes, a fake one doesn't. My Ratings: [5/5]
   —Kevin Dickerson, age 13

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