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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Oh man, this makes me want the new Luigi's Mansion game all the more. Still need to play this one too. Nice surprise Super Replay guys, wasn't expecting this at all. :)
Good stuff. I loved this game, looking forward to Dark Moon.
Yeah! A timeless classic. Can't wait to try out Dark Moon too. I have a feeling that the Year of Luigi is gonna yield a ton of great stuff this year.
Wow...this was unexpected. I thought the Super Replay Showdown was going to be the next SP event...but I'm not complaining. This should be a good Super Replay :)
OMGGGGGGGG *** YEAHHHHH LOVE U GI!!!!!!!!!!LM RULZZZZ
Does anyone else think the chests look just like tiny versions of the boss key chests from Wind Waker?
Such a great surprise when I signed onto the site this morning. Thanks so much GI. I LOVE this game. One of my favorite GCN titles. A lot of nostalgia.
Also, you guys are so immature. Don't stop :P
Sweeeet. I can't wait to play the sequel on 3DS!!! :D
I am actually going to post a comment for every episode now instead of waiting till the end. I am so happy this got into the next Super Replay choice. I loved this game! When I got my GameCube this is the game I got with it along with SSBM. I played the heck out of this game and it goes down as one of my favorite GCN titles. This episode was hard to watch sometimes because there was a lot of goofing off! haha it was funny but man this game is so amazing I really hope you guys get into it more! Can't wait for the next episode. I wish you guys released this Super Replay faster!
New Super Replay
I love these
I just wanted to let you guys know that you can use the game boy horror to look at the ghosts heart for hints and you can turn off the flashlight by holding the b button.
First time ever. I in fact willing to sit down and watch a Super Reply again. Last few times I didn't care for it as I hated the games you played. HATED them. This time...I never played Luigi's Mansion but always heard good things about it.
Tim, please realize that you can turn your flashlight off.
It'll make things easier.