For the location with the same name, see Luigi's Mansion (location).

Luigi's Mansion (Japanese: ルイージの邸宅 Ruīji no teitaku) (ルイージマンション Ruīji Manshon, Luigi Mansion) is the second game to have Luigi star as the main character. The game was a launch title for the Nintendo GameCube and was the first Mario game to be released on this console. The game focuses on Luigi as he battles many ghosts in a haunted mansion to save Mario using the Poltergust 3000, a vacuum erected by Professor E. Gadd for sucking in ghosts. Due to the game's success, two sequels were released; the first, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon was released March 24, 2013 for the Nintendo 3DS, and the second, Luigi's Mansion 3, was released on October 31, 2019 for the Nintendo Switch. This game was also remade for the Nintendo 3DS on October 12, 2018. An arcade version was released on June 19, 2015.


Luigi's Mansion.

The story begins with Luigi winning a contest that he doesn't remember entering for a free mansion. Mario goes to check out the mansion and tells Luigi he will meet him there. As Mario goes to see the mansion, ghosts, and King Boo ambush him and seal him inside a picture. After Mario doesn't come back, Luigi goes to check the mansion. He goes inside the mansion to see a hazy orange light with what looks like a key. It rises up and humorously bumps into the chandelier, dropping the key. It then escapes to a room up the stairs. Luigi picks up the key and unlocks the room, only to be ambushed by an orange ghost called a golden ghost which was the orange light he saw earlier. Suddenly, the ghost starts getting sucked in by something and Luigi turns to see Professor E. Gadd. The ghost drags the professor around the room and punches him in order to escape. They go back to his lab where the professor gives Luigi the Poltergust 3000 and tells him about what happened to Mario. After Luigi goes deeper into the mansion, he comes across a storage room, where he presses a button that releases all of the Boos, including King Boo himself. But King Boo sees Luigi carrying the Poltergust 3000, and he and all the other Boos run away, afraid of being captured. King Boo stays in a secret room for the rest of the game, up until the final boss fight, where he, too, was captured and turned into a painting like Mario.


These are the Portraits of all the portrait ghosts that can be captured throughout the game. The ghosts are separated by the Area of the mansion in which they appear. At the bottom are the fifty boos that appear throughout the mansion.

Area One

Neville.png Neville LM.png Neville ,the Bookish Father
Lydia painting.png Lydia.png Lydia, the Mirror-Gazing Mother
ChaunceyFrame.png Chauncey LM.png Chauncey, the Spoiled Baby (Area Boss)

Area Two

The Floating Whirlindas.png The Floating Whirlindas LM.png The Floating Whirlindas, the Dancing Couple
Shivers, the Butler.png Shivers LM.png Shivers, the Wandering Butler
Melody, the Pianissima.png 200px-Melody14.png Melody, the Beautiful Pianist
Mr. Luggs.png Mr. Luggs LM.png Mr. Luggs, the Glutton 
Spooky, the Guard Dog.png Spooky LM.png Spooky, the Hungry Guard Dog
Bogmire, the Final Boss.png Bogmire LM.png Bogmire, the Cemetery Shadow (Area Boss)

Area Three

Biff Atlas, the Bodybuilder.png Biff Atlas LM.png Biff Atlas, the Bodybuilder
Miss Petunia, the Bathing Beauty.png Miss Petunia LM.png Miss Petunia, the Bathing Beauty
Nana, the Scarf Knitting Nanny.png Nana LM.png Nana, the Scarf Knitting Nanny
Slim Bankshot, the Lonely Pool Shark.png Slim Bankshot LM.png Slim Bankshot, the Lonely Pool Shark
Henry and Orville, the Twins.png Henry and Orville LM.png Henry and Orville, the Twin Brothers 
Madame Clairvoya, the Fortune Teller.png Madame Clairvoya LM.png Madame Clairvoya, the Freaky Fortune Teller
Boolossus, the Jumbo Ghost.png Boolossus LM.png Boolossus, the Jumbo Ghost (Area Boss)

Area Four

Uncle grimmly.png Grimmly.png Uncle Grimmly, the Hermit of the Darkness
Clockwork soldiers.png Clockwork Soldiers.png Clockwork Soldiers, The Toy Platoon
Sue pea 2.png Sue Pea.jpg Sue Pea, the Dozing Girl
Sir weston.jpg Bronze.png Sir Weston, the Chilly Climber
Jarvis.jpg Jarvis.png Jarvis, the Jar Collector
Vincent van gore.jpg Vincent van gore render.png Vincent Van Gore, the Starving Artist
King Boo LM.png King Boo LM Art.jpg King Boo, the Final Boss and king of the Boos.

Throughout the Mansion

Boo Artwork - Mario Party 7.png 50x Boos, They have varying amounts of health throughout the Mansion to catch. For the full list of Boos in the house, click here

Items-Gold coin, Blue sapphire, Silver Diamond, Small pearl, Bill, Green emerald, Red Diamond, Medium pearl, Gold bar, Red Rubies, Gold Diamond, Big pearl.

PAL Differences

In the European and Australian versions of Luigi's Mansion, notable changes can be found throughout the level. This has been done due to players complaining that the Hidden Mansion has generally no differences in the Japanese and North American versions. The differences include:

  • Everything is now mirrored, as opposed to the Japanese and North American versions which have the layouts the same.
  • More normal ghosts can be found in the area.
  • Chauncey's rocking horses are much bigger and curve from left to right when sent out. He also moves more quickly when bouncing around.
  • Speedy Spirits and Gold Mice always release Silver Diamonds when defeated.
    • This is due to getting the A rank requires a minimum of 150,000,000G
  • Rooms are darker in this mansion, unlike the first mansion with rooms being brighter.
    • Although the rooms got brighter in the PAL release, so they made the rooms as dark as International and Japanese releases.
  • Luigi rides the Poltergust 3000 as the Boolossus boss battle takes place, making the battle much more slippery.
  • Boo's stats are increased.
  • Forty-five, instead of forty Boos, are needed to fight King Boo.
  • Vincent Van Gore now sends out five ghosts at a time instead of three.
  • Boos have been altered
    • Boos are much more agile and quicker.
    • Most Boos also have more or less HP
  • Heart placements have been altered, along with the 50 Hearts being removed entirely.


Luigi's Mansion has been met with generally positive reviews. IGN gave this game a 7/10 and GameSpot gave a 7.9/10. They were criticizing the game for its short gamespan and repetitiveness, but the game was praised for giving Luigi the starring role.






  • An error in the manual for the game has Professor E. Gadd speaking in Japanese on the thirtieth page.
  • Similar to the Wario Land games, the more treasure collected, the better the prize.
  • The box art resembles the posters of the first, fourth, and fifth films in the Home Alone franchise.
  • Fire strangely does not appear in mirrors.
  • The game was originally going to be in 3D (like the Nintendo 3DS, where the game was remade a decade later and was used in the sequel). This feature was later removed as the price for it would have been too high.
  • Totaka's theme can be heard when waiting for three minutes and fifteen seconds in the training mode's menu.
  • This game was released in North America one day before the Nintendo GameCube's release in the area.
  • The game was originally going to be titled Mario's Mansion where Mario is the protagonist, but it was replaced with Luigi as Mario does not have a cowardly personality. However, he is captured by King Boo.
  • The game originally had a time limit for 24 hours, which means that the player had to save Mario before the time expired. If the player didn't save Mario when 24 hours were expired, the game will end and the player would have to restart again, similar to Majora's Mask where the player had a three-day time limit to complete it. The time limit was removed from the final version of the game.
    • Additionally, if you didn't complete the game within the 24 hours given, the game over screen would contain dark scenery. A bolt of lightning would then strike in the background, revealing a depressed Luigi. This was removed for being too scary.
      • Although, It's later revealed that the clock was just to keep people from hogging the line, and the clock stops at 1:30 in the beta before getting booted to the title screen.
  • Peach, even though she doesn't appear in the game until the third installment, is mentioned by a Toad, who also mentions that Mario had left when he heard that Luigi had won a mansion, and he never returned. 
  • While Miyamoto was working on this game, it was originally going to be rated T for teens, but Miyamoto switched to E for everyone seeing that the ghosts probably won't scare or harm anyone.
  • There were originally be three ghosts playing cards in the Parlor. The three ghosts appear on the Ghost Portraitficationizer when Mario gets turned back.
  • In a certain room, there was a ghost in the game that would try to decapitate Luigi, but was removed (probably due to the fact that the game was Rated E). The room was called "The Taxidermy Room" in Japan.
  • This is the first game where Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Bowser receive a revamped appearance from the N64 era to their current appearances onward though Bowser retains his vocal effects from the N64 era. The next two are Super Mario Sunshine and Mario Party 4.
    • Additionally, this is this the first game to give Luigi his current qualities and characteristics
    • Despite Daisy not being in Luigi's Mansion, the player can find an image of her that's taken from Mario Tennis in the game's files. This may make it possible that Luigi was originally meant to save Daisy instead of Mario.
    • Likewise the official art for Mario was taken from Mario Golf.