Trivia / Luigi's Mansion

  • Manual Misprint: Page 30 of the American instruction booklet shows E. Gadd speaking in Japanese.
  • Preview Piggybacking: The game included a trailer for the first Pikmin game, accessed through the options screen.
  • Urban Legend of Zelda: Many rumors about the early, supposedly darker game are unsubstantiated, such as that the game was going to be T rated, and that the game was going to be a Timed Mission where Luigi had to save Mario before dawn or the mansion would vanish along with Mario. A timer is seen in some pre-release materials and Dummied Out in the game, but it was likely just for the playable demo at E3 2001 to stop people from hogging the game.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The game was initially much harder. As seen in the trailer shown at E3, the Poltergust had an exhaust meter which, if overheated, could blow up and cost Luigi some life. There was also a ghost that could sneak up on Luigi and scare the snot of him, also costing him life. The map that's included on the Game Boy Horror originally didn't have the feature to find the right room to fit the right key in.
    • Also, rather than being split up into different areas, the entire mansion would be just one huge area. Because of this, bosses like Bogmire and Chauncey would have been absent.
    • Luigi's Mansion was also supposedly planned to be in stereoscopic 3D using an add-on for the GameCube, but both the add-on and the 3D feature of the game were dropped when Nintendo realized that the cost of the add-on would have exceeded that of the base console itself. The idea of Luigi's Mansion in 3D was finally realized when both a sequel and a port of the original were made for the Nintendo 3DS.
    • One of the more notable finds in the game code is a model labelled "elh", one of the spookier Eldritch Abominations in the franchise.
    • Some Dummied Out ending files in the game are three graphics that show Luigi depressed while holding a flower, smiling with one peace sign, or smiling with both peace signs. This meant the game was going to have an End Game Results Screen, if not proper (or different) Multiple Endings.
    • A second version of Totaka's Song appeared as one of the songs Melody Pianissima could quiz you about. It and its related text is in fact still in the game and can be hacked back in.
    • A Nintendo Power article promoting the game briefly mentioned that Luigi would encounter a hunter ghost who'd like to add Luigi's head to his collection. In the final product, there's a safari game room but only normal ghosts inhabit it, and the fact that the game was already out in Japan when the article was published casts doubt on this.
    • There were going to be ghost enemies that would Jump Scare Luigi, briefly disabling him and crippling his health. The concept was taken and nerfed for the Sneakers in Dark Moon.
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