The lights are on
Game Informer's Replay crew has played a ton of crappy games. First there was Overblood, then Galerians, then Overblood 2, then Cyberia, and we just finished up Blue Stinger. While these games are unforgivably awful, I wouldn't trade my time with them for anything. From the statue falling on Raz Karcy in the first hours of Overblood to Dogs Bower's jean shorts, we've shared a lot of good memories with the Replay community. However, I've been jumping on the proverbial grenade by playing all of these stinkers to completion. To reward my gaming martyrdom, the rest of the crew let me choose a game I thought might actually be fun to play. What a novel idea. I chose Luigi's Mansion.
The fact that this Super Replay lines up with the 3DS sequel, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (out March 24), is just a happy coincidence. I missed out on the first game when I got a GameCube, instead focusing on Super Smash Bros. Melee and Rogue Squadron II: Red Leader. In the following years I learned I missed out on some quirky, ghost-busting fun. Recent hands-on time with the 3DS sequel further solidified the fact that I needed to play this game. So here were are, huddled around a purple Nintendo console, ready to beat the sucker.
Join Dan Ryckert, Jeff Cork, Andrew Reiner, and me as we don the green cap of Mario's brother to celebrate Nintendo's official Year of Luigi with Luigi's Mansion.
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what an excellent surprise,thankyou GI
It's strange watching Tim have fun playing a game.
so glad to see tim playing a good game, and also because i never finished this game myself i want to see how it ends :D it's really good the puzzles get pretty tough
Short Super Replay? NOOOOOOOOOOO!
New Super Replay YEAAAAAH!
Yessssssssssssss! I had a feeling this game would have been brought back! It's an awesome game and the WiiU totally needs some Luigi Mansion in it's library!
What a treat!!! This was the game I got with my GameCube and I absolutely loved it. It's so damn charming :)
My day is brighter now.
YES! I loved this game, finally Tim gets a great game to play.
Waking up to this caught me off guard! I'm so excited right now!
Thank you so much for doing this! This is one of my favorite games of all time. In fact, the reason I started watching Replay was because I noticed the one who did for Luigi's Mansion and immediately watched it.
PS: Fun Fact for the game, if you scan any pieces of cheese or mouse holes, a golden mouse ghost might appear, and if you can vacuum it up fast enough, you'll get a ton of money.
YES another super replay. I always wanted to play there Luigi's mansion but I didn't get a gamecube till much later then I couldn't the game anymore. Thank you....but where is the the blue stinger bonus episode where you finally go the the stripe club to find the lightsaber?
Awesome Super Replay choice and great first episode! I loved the introduction as well. I was not expecting a Luigi's Mansion SR at all. I had so much fun with this game when it launched and cannot wait to see the rest of this. I'm surprised both Dan and Tim have never played this game before. I hope they enjoy themselves!
I'm really happy with this so far. I was actually wondering whether they were going to keep their promise and let Tim pick a game for Cyberia or not.
Wow, this brings back some great memories! When I saw the first replay of this I was hoping you would do a super replay. Great Game, and another excellent choice!! Keep it up guys