Disclosure: We received a review copy of Luigi’s Mansion for the Nintendo 3DS for review purposes as well as a little Luigi costume for our youngest to wear.
Luigi’s Mansion was released for the Nintendo 3DS this month and is a perfect not too scary game for Halloween. Luigi’s Mansion has appeared in a number of different formats including the 3DS in the form of Luision’s Mansion Dark Moon as well as a stand along arcade game.
This year Nintendo remade the original Game Cube game for the 3DS. This new version updates much of the games as well as includes a number of new features not available in the previous 3DS game.
The game’s story is quite simple, Mario has gone missing in a haunted Mansion, and it is up to Luigi, Professor E. Gadd and his inventions to rescue him.
The game play consists of traversing the haunted mansion which can be quite confusing, and capturing ghosts using either a flashlight (to stun the ghosts) and the Poltergust 3000 (to capture them). The game is quite small, only 4 stages but the perfect size for younger gamers. What I love about the game is how easy it is to get started, the controls are very simple to understand and use. Our youngest had a great time playing this game as well as Dark Moon. Yet the gameplay is not only for the beginner gamers, there is plenty of fun to be had for gamers of all ages including Dad.
As I said before this game is perfectly positioned for Halloween, with the background of a haunted house and having to capture ghost you really couldn’t ask for more from a game. As part of the promotion of the game, Nintendo sent us a Luigi costume for our youngest to wear. I couldn’t let him go on his own, so I mocked up a Mario costume as well and we had some fun!