Luigi

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Luigi's symbol

Luigi is a video game character made by Nintendo. The famous game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, made him. Luigi is a little bit younger but taller fraternal twin brother of the mascot of Nintendo, Mario. He is in many games all over the Mario series, almost always as an assistant to his brother.

Luigi first popped up in the 1983 arcade game Mario Bros. as the character ran by the second player, and kept this job in Super Mario Bros.Super Mario Bros. 3Super Mario World, and other games. The first game where he was present as the first character was Super Mario Bros. 2. In current games, the job of Luigi became small. He is only in spinoffs such as the Mario Party and Mario Kart series, though he was in a starring role three times before. First in the game of education Mario Is Missing! in 1991, in Luigi's Mansion for the Nintendo GameCube in 2001, and in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon for the 3DS. In all of these games, he is called upon to act as the brave person because Mario is in need of saving. Luigi has also popped up in every show of the three DiC TV series based on the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Nintendo Entertainment System games.

At first he was made as a palette swap of Mario with a green color instead of red. Luigi has since gotten a character and manner of his own. As his role in the Mario series progressed, Luigi changed into a physically distinct character, taller and thinner than his brother. Nintendo has called 2013 "The Year of Luigi" to mark the thirty years of the existence of the character. Similarly, games being released in 2013 give attention to Luigi, such as Luigi's Mansion: Dark MoonMario & Luigi: Dream TeamDr. Luigi, and the level pack New Super Luigi U for New Super Mario Bros. U. A Luigi-themed version of Mario Bros. called Luigi Bros. was part of Super Mario 3D World and was able to be unlocked.

Concept and creation[change | change source]

The events leading to the creation of Luigi began in 1982, during the making of Donkey Kong. The Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto had created Mario (then known as "Jumpman") hoping that he would be able to recast the character in a variety of different roles in future games.

Characteristics[change | change source]

  • He's happy, and gets sad easily.
  • Owns a haunted mansion, but is scared of ghosts.

More Comparisons to Mario[change | change source]

Playable appearances[change | change source]

Playable only in two-player:

Playable in one-player or two-player:

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