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Did You Know Gaming Delves Into Luigi's Extensive History

by Elise Favis on Aug 28, 2016 at 12:24 PM

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This week's Did You Know Gaming, a video game themed trivia show on YouTube, puts the spotlight on the green-clad plumber Luigi. The clip explores his inception, appearances in the Mario franchise, and his stand-alone Luigi's Mansion titles, along with facts you might not have known. 

Luigi's iconic green outfit was the result of technical limitations because of limited color palettes. Nintendo developers wanted Mario and Luigi to contrast in some way so that each was distinguishable, and the color green was one of the few options.

There are, however, some rare instances where Luigi didn't appear in his traditional green shirt and cap. In a Japanese anime series from 1986 titled Super Mario Bros.: The Great Mission To Rescue Peach!, Luigi appears in blue overalls and a yellow sweater.

While Luigi is known as the cowardly brother, his name in Italian ironically represents bravery. In Japanese, Luigi's name translates to Ruiji, which means "similar."

Check out the video below for yourself. You can check out other videos from the Did You Know Gaming channel covering Shadow of the ColossusElder Scrolls IV: OblivionSuper Mario GalaxyDark SoulsMetal Gear Solid 3Super Mario RPGMetal Gear Solid 2Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom PainWarioConker's Bad Fur DayBatman: Arkham Asylum, the history of the Wii UNESPlayStation 2Nintendo 64, the DS, and two covering the Game Boy by hitting the links.