Luigi's Mansion

Luigi's Mansion
System GameCube
Developer Nintendo
Genre Action
Series Super Mario Series

Luigi wins a mansion in a competition he didn't enter, so Mario runs off to investigate. When Mario fails to return, Luigi follows behind and finds a scary haunted mansion. He meets Professor E. Gadd, an elderly ghost hunter who gives him the Poltergust 3000, a vacuum cleaner modified to suck up ghosts.

Each room in the mansion starts out dark. Find the ghosts, shine your flashlight on them to make its heart appear, then trap it in the suction of the Poltergust 3000 until it is captured.

Luigi will also have to capture Portrait Ghosts, who must be tricked into showing their hearts. Some as as boss characters, providing you with a key to new parts of the mansion when defeated.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan ルイージマンション Luigi Mansion 14 Sep 2001
US Luigi's Mansion 18 Nov 2001
Europe Luigi's Mansion 03 May 2002


Kazumi Totaka's Song

Controls screen in Luigi's Mansion

After meeting E.Gadd for the first time, you will have to do some training with the Poltergust. Before the training begins you are shown a screen displaying the game controls. Wait on this screen for 3 minutes and 25 seconds and Totaka's Song will play.

This strange song has been found in (almost) every game composed by Kazumi Totaka. For a full list, check out the NinDB Kazumi Totaka's Song Guide.

Submitted by Nick Barba, Phil Bond, MP3 by BadWolf

Neville's Book

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The first Portrait Ghost you encounter is Neville. If you look closely at the book he's reading, it's titled "Mario Start" and has a side-view silhouette of Mario's head on the cover.

Submitted by angrysun

Melody's Music

The Music Room

The conservatory on the ground floor is filled with musical instruments. Activate them all by knocking on them and each instrument plays a part of the Super Mario Bros. Ground Theme.

Once the music is playing, Melody the Portrait Ghost will appear at the piano. She plays a song and you will have to guess what the composer had in mind while writing it. There are two songs she might play:

  • The Underwater theme, also from Super Mario Bros.
  • The Athletic theme from Super Mario Bros. 3.

Submitted by Fryguy64, YoungLink

Game Boy Horror

Game Boy Horror

One of the tools E. Gadd gives you is the Game Boy Horror, based on the clear purple Game Boy Color system. When using it, it appears as a photo of the system. The only difference is that the word "Color" has been replaced with "Horror".

The Game Boy Horror plays an 8-bit rendition of the Luigi's Mansion theme when E. Gadd tries to communicates with you.

Submitted by Fryguy64

Meet the Pikmin

Meet the Pikmin Video

In the Options menu of the US and PAL versions of the game, you can find a promotional video for the upcoming game, Pikmin.

Submitted by Fryguy64, YoungLink

E. Gadd's Origin

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Professor E. Gadd's Japanese name is Professor Oyamaa. He is named after the character's designer, Yoshiyuki Oyama.

Submitted by TrustTheFungus

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