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This article is about Mario's younger brother from the Mario franchise. For the portrayal of Luigi in the Super Mario Bros. film, see Luigi (film character). For his infant counterpart, see Baby Luigi.
“Eek! No one told me there would be gh-gh-ghosts here! I wish I'd brought my Poltergust 3000 with me.”
—Luigi, Fortune Street

Luigi is Mario's slightly younger, taller fraternal twin brother and the deuteragonist of the Mario franchise. Throughout his life, he has lived in Mario's shadow, developing both cowardly and heroic tendencies. Despite this, Luigi has helped and fought alongside his brother on many occasions. Mario Bros. marks his first appearance in the Mario franchise and his debut in general. Originally an exact copy, then palette swap of Mario, Luigi was created to facilitate a second-player option. Since the two-player mode was dropped from most main Super Mario games beginning with Super Mario Land, Luigi has gained his own identity and personality, becoming a co-starring character of the Mario franchise. This is especially noticeable in installments for the Luigi's Mansion and the Mario & Luigi series of games. Luigi's notable traits include his green cap, his smooth mustache, his cowardly personality, his Italian accent, his heavy use of power-ups, and a superior jumping ability to Mario.

Creation and development

Luigi was created when Shigeru Miyamoto set out to create Mario Bros.[2] after being told that Mario resembled a plumber, a notion he wanted to officially establish.[3] After observing the two-player competitive and cooperative gameplay of the arcade game Joust, Miyamoto wished to incorporate a similar style of gameplay into his own game.[3][4] Miyamoto's answer to Joust's stork-riding player 2 was Luigi, a younger twin brother to Mario, with whom he could compete or cooperate. While Mario's name was based on Mario Segale, Luigi's name is said to have been based on a popular pizzeria near Nintendo of America's headquarters, named "Mario & Luigi's"[5]; coincidentally, his name was also noted to be similar to the Japanese word 「類似」 (ruiji), meaning "similar"[6], possibly a reference to how Luigi was originally a simple palette swap of Mario. With the 2-player mode in mind, Nintendo and publishing companies such as Atari gave Luigi immediate publicity, making him the star and center of attention in many advertisements for the game.[7][8]

Since his debut in 1983, Luigi has been constantly developing. Gameplay differences between him and Mario were first seen in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, which have been carried over into future games and have become standard for the character. After spending years as a palette swap of his brother, Luigi has consistently been given his own graphics since Super Mario Kart in 1992 to match his official appearance as Mario's taller, younger brother; though the American release of Super Mario Bros. 2 portrayed him in this way six years earlier. As he developed, Luigi gained more of a personality; it was as early as the DiC cartoons that Luigi was shown to be the more cautious of the two brothers, though it was not until Luigi's Mansion that this was truly and officially established.

In 2013, Luigi was the focus of the Year of Luigi, where in Nintendo released a number of themed games and merchandise and held events to honor the thirtieth anniversary of Luigi's first appearance in Mario Bros.


Mario Bros. (Game & Watch)

A sprite of Luigi from Mario Bros.

Luigi first appeared in Mario Bros. for the Game & Watch, where he loads cases of bottles in a bottling plant[9] onto trucks with Mario. Luigi is placed on the left,[10] while Mario is on the right. Luigi is the one who loads the truck, as well. Other than position, Luigi is identical to Mario in this game. However, in the box art and ads, he is shown wearing green overalls.

Mario Bros. (arcade)

Luigi next appears in Mario Bros., where he is simply a palette swap of Mario, having the same actions and abilities as Mario. This appearance is often incorrectly attributed as his first. Aside from his green and black color scheme, there are no other differences in physical appearance. In the game, Luigi and Mario are portrayed as plumbers, who are trying to rid the sewers where they are working from Shellcreepers, Slipices, and many other monstrous creatures. In the remakes of this game, such as the one in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Luigi's color scheme changes to his current color scheme, which is based on the game, though his attributes remain unchanged. Luigi was played by an unknown actor in a live-action commercial for the Atari 2600 version of Mario Bros.[7] The commercial portrays Luigi as a coward, though it is unknown if this had any influence on Luigi's current personality or not.

VS. Wrecking Crew / Wrecking Crew

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Luigi is once again the second player in VS. Wrecking Crew and its successor, Wrecking Crew. Luigi's sprite is a palette swap of Mario's, having him dressed in bright red and having dark blue eyes and hair with a dark blue hammer, and paler skin than Mario's. Luigi has the same controls and role as Mario. However, in the former game's single-player mode, the computer-controlled Luigi will act as an opponent to Mario, reminiscent of Foreman Spike in the latter game.

Super Mario series

Super Mario Bros.

Sprite of Luigi from Super Mario Bros.

In Super Mario Bros., Luigi has the same jumping powers, same traction, and the same running speed as Mario. He is only playable in 2-player mode and is controlled by the second player only. Luigi's color scheme in this game shows him in a green shirt with white overalls and cap, along with having green hair and a green mustache, while the Super Mario All-Stars remake of the game show him in a blue shirt with green overalls and cap, along with having black hair and a black mustache. In Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, he looks like Mario but with green overalls and cap.

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

Luigi also appears in the Japan-only sequel of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, known as Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan. For the first time, Luigi could now jump higher and further than Mario, though he has less traction, causing Luigi to slide slightly after moving. Instead of being strictly available only in 2-player mode, players could select him as their character in the single player adventure. His sprites from this game are reused from Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. 2 / Super Mario Advance

Luigi in Super Mario Bros. 2

In the Western Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Advance, Luigi is one of four playable characters, where, like in The Lost Levels, he could jump higher than anyone else, though he is the second weakest in the group behind Princess Toadstool. This is the first game where Luigi isn't a recolor of Mario's sprite; instead, he is portrayed as taller than his brother. As Super Mario Bros. 2 was a Western version of the Japanese game Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, this was done so Luigi could fit the proportions of the character Mama.

Super Mario Bros. 3 / Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3


In Super Mario Bros. 3, Luigi is once again a palette swap of Mario; none of the original skills he had in the versions of Super Mario Bros. 2 were carried over. Luigi has all of Mario's additional abilities, which includes carrying objects and the several power-up transformations, but his high jumps and low traction were removed. The only discernible differences are his green overalls and cap. Also, like in Super Mario Bros., Luigi can only be controlled by the second player in a 2-player game.

In this game's Super Mario All-Stars remake and Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, Luigi is made taller than Mario (excluding his Statue form in Super Mario All-Stars). The GBA version also gives him his scuttle from Super Mario Bros. 2 and fireball physics from Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 in World-e; these properties can also be applied to the main game by scanning the Yellow Switch card.

Super Mario World / Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2

Luigi's sprites

Luigi appears in Super Mario World again as a palette swap of Mario, having his brother's abilities and properties, and can only be played by the second player in a 2-player game. While his appearance was updated in the SNES rerelease, Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World, his attributes stayed the same, though his actions differed from Mario's. In the GBA port, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2, Luigi regained his high jump and low traction attributes and can be switched out with Mario during the single player adventure, while his appearance borrowed elements from his design in Super Mario Bros. 2.

Super Mario 64 DS

Artwork of Luigi from Super Mario 64 DS

While he was originally supposed to appear in the final version of Super Mario 64,[11] Luigi appears in its remake, Super Mario 64 DS, instead as an unlockable character. Luigi was one of the characters accompanying Mario to Peach's Castle, along with Wario. However, Bowser trapped everyone inside the castle walls and paintings, with Luigi and the other heroes being locked behind a door with the key to his door being guarded by King Boo. To unlock Luigi, Mario has to go to the top floor of Big Boo's Haunt and jump into the Luigi painting, which brings Mario to the Big Boo Battle course. Defeating King Boo (who refers to himself as Big Boo in-game, but wears a crown differentiating him from the common boss in the stage) rewards the player with the key needed to unlock Luigi. Once Luigi is unlocked, Luigi's Caps can be found on every course after he has been rescued. The Luigi's Cap allows the wearer to mimic Luigi's appearance, attributes, and abilities perfectly, save for his voice. Through standard means, Luigi is the only character who can save Wario from Chief Chilly's grasp, as he is the only character who can walk through the mirror in the Snowman's Land room by using his invisibility power to get to Wario's painting. While Luigi is needed to collect certain Power Stars, he is not required to complete the game.

The instruction booklet for Super Mario 64 DS says that he has the greatest agility, and Luigi does have great midair acceleration, letting him change his momentum easily after jumping. However, Luigi actually has a slower top speed than Mario (except in water) and is completely unable to wall jump. Luigi can swim faster than the other characters. Contrary to popular belief and his reputation from other games Luigi does not jump higher than Mario, with a notable exception: If Luigi performs a backward somersault, he does a very high Spin Jump, like what happens when any of the characters jump on a Fly Guy or Spindrift. His attacks do the same amount of damage to enemies as Mario's, but he moves a little slower while carrying enemies and objects. Luigi can additionally scuttle for a short period of time after his normal jump or double jump, and he can run on water for a few seconds due to being lighter on his feet. Luigi's ability from a Power Flower is to turn transparent, similar to the power Mario gets in the original game when wearing the Vanish Cap. This ability allows him to run through enemies and certain interfaces such as steel grates; however, Vanish Luigi cannot go through ice, unlike Vanish Mario.

All of Luigi's minigames from the Rec Room revolve around gambling games. Luigi acts as the dealer in all of the card games, and he does not wear his usual attire, instead wearing a white shirt with a black vest and a green bowtie.

New Super Mario Bros.

Artwork of Luigi from New Super Mario Bros.

In New Super Mario Bros.'s main story, Luigi has the same role and controls as Mario. To play as Luigi, the player needs to hold down the L Button and R Button Buttons when selecting a file. If inputted correctly, Luigi's voice is then heard. While the code is revealed to the player after the credits roll, it can be used at any time.

Luigi is also playable in the multiplayer mode, "Mario vs. Luigi." Here, he and Mario compete to see who can collect the most Big Stars. Like in the main game, Luigi's attributes and controls are the same as Mario's. The player who starts the mode has the option of choosing between Mario or Luigi to play as with the guest player taking the role of the other brother.

In the minigame mode, three of Luigi's minigames from Super Mario 64 DS return under the category "Table": Memory Match, Picture Poker, and Pair-a-Gone. Luigi's appearance and role in these minigames is the same as in Super Mario 64 DS. Luigi also appears in the Whack-a-Monty and Wanted! minigames.

Super Mario Galaxy

“I knew I could rely on you, bro!”
—Luigi, Super Mario Galaxy
Luigi looking up at Lumain Super Mario Galaxy

Luigi appears in Super Mario Galaxy, both as an NPC and as an unlockable character. When Bowser abducts Peach's Castle, Luigi and the Toad Brigade are apparently inside, though they all soon escape and end up getting lost in space. Luigi is found imprisoned in the Ghostly Galaxy as the goal of the first star. After rescuing him, Luigi goes out on his own in search of the Power Stars appearing in three different galaxies: the Good Egg Galaxy, the Honeyhive Galaxy, and the Battlerock Galaxy. Rescuing him in his respective missions rewards the player with a Power Star or, in the Battlerock Galaxy's case, a Green Star. When Luigi is not actively seeking Power Stars, he can be found in the Garage of the Comet Observatory.

After the player collects all 120 Power Stars and defeats Bowser again, the player has to play the entirety of the game again, this time as Luigi. Luigi has different attributes and controls differently than Mario: he runs faster, but takes longer to build speed and is harder for him to stop running, he can jump higher and farther, and the air meter depletes faster when spinning underwater. Cosmic Luigi is also faster and takes different routes than Cosmic Mario. Additionally, the names of the stars that have "Mario" in their title are changed to "Luigi".

(Left to right)Comparison of models for Mario, playable Luigi, and non-playable Luigi

While Luigi is the controlled character, the NPC Luigi in the game is not switched out, essentially having two Luigis in the game. While the playable Luigi is adjusted to fit Mario's build for gameplay purposes, the NPC Luigi is slightly taller and colored darker, matching Luigi's actual proportions. When the playable Luigi first rescues the trapped Luigi in the Ghostly Galaxy, the NPC Luigi dismisses the player as someone who happens to look like him. When the player rescues the NPC Luigi in three rescue missions, the NPC Luigi refers to the player as "me" (for example, "I knew I could rely on... me!"). When the NPC Luigi is in the Garage and the player talks to Rosalina, she refers to both Luigis as "twins". When the Mailtoad has mail, the letters are addressed to Mario as usual instead of Luigi, causing the Mailtoad to feel bad for Luigi. Additionally, some of the letters contain 20 1-Up Mushrooms instead of the usual 5.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

“Phew, made it.”
—Luigi, New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Luigi jumping in New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Luigi appears in New Super Mario Bros. Wii as a main character, along with Mario, a Blue Toad, and a Yellow Toad. During any of the modes, player one is always Mario and players two through four can choose to be either Luigi or one of the Toads; however, Luigi is also playable in single-player mode, done by activating the Super Guide and pressing Plus Button to take control of him. Luigi's and the Toad's properties are all the same as Mario's, meaning Luigi does not have his unique attributes like the higher jumps or low traction. Luigi is slightly taller than the other characters, however, making him easier to get by hit by enemies above him. In the ending, he arrives alongside the Blue and Yellow Toads in Hot Air Balloons and has Mario and a newly-rescued Princess Peach enter his hot air balloon. However, he accidentally locked himself out of his hot air balloon while distracted waving goodbye to the Toads, having it take off without him.

If the player(s) die enough times in a stage, a Super Guide Block appears. Hitting it activates the Super Guide where a computer-controlled Luigi plays through the stage for the player. This Luigi only attempts to get to the end of the stage, usually avoiding any secrets or unneeded power-ups.

Super Mario Galaxy 2

“Hey, Bro! I'm all over the place these days, exploring the universe!”
—Luigi, Super Mario Galaxy 2
Luigi in Super Mario Galaxy 2

Luigi appears in Super Mario Galaxy 2 where he is an unlockable playable character. His attributes and controls are retained from the first Super Mario Galaxy. After the player collects 30 Power Stars and completes Bowser's Big Lava Power Party, Luigi can be found at the beginning of some levels. If Mario talks to Luigi, he asks Mario if he can get the Power Star instead and accepting his offer lets the player control Luigi instead of Mario until the player completes or exits the current mission. Completing missions with Luigi unlocks staff ghosts for that current mission. The ghosts appear as Luigi and begin moving to a particular spot in the stage once the player touches them. If the player uses the Co-Star Luma to spin in front of Luigi when he appears in a galaxy, he releases several Star Bits.

Once the player completes Bowser's Galaxy Generator, they can alternate between using Mario or Luigi by way of entering the large door behind where the player starts on Starship Mario. The Mailtoad receives a letter from Luigi telling the player about the option, signifying when the option becomes available. Also, while the player is playing as Luigi, the Tip Network signs and the Cosmic Guide do not appear.

Super Mario 3D Land

“Help me!”
—Luigi, Super Mario 3D Land

In Super Mario 3D Land, Luigi is an unlockable character. To unlock Luigi, the player has to rescue him in Special 1-Castle, after which Luigi becomes playable. To switch between Mario and Luigi, the player has to tap either the "M" or "L" icon (depending on which brother is currently being played as) on the bottom screen during the level select map screens.

In term of controls, Luigi controls much like how he does in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and Super Mario Galaxy: Luigi has a higher jump than Mario, but lower traction, causing him to slide. Luigi can use all of the same power-ups as Mario, though when collecting a Super Leaf, instead of turning into Tanooki Luigi like in Super Mario Bros. 3, he gains a suit that looks like a kitsune, which is a Japanese fox. Most other languages, including the Japanese version, as well as English versions of later games, call this form Kitsune Luigi. As Statue Luigi, he is depicted with his right hand raised instead of his left like Statue Mario.

New Super Mario Bros. 2

Luigi as he appears in New Super Mario Bros. 2

In New Super Mario Bros. 2, Luigi is an unlockable character in single-player mode and is the character for player 2 in Co-Op Mode. Like with the other New Super Mario Bros. series of games, Luigi's physics and controls are the same as Mario's. Luigi's Raccoon appearance appears similar to his Kitsune form from Super Mario 3D Land, taking on the ears and tail of the fox, and Luigi turns silver instead of gold when under the effects of the Gold Flower. Both forms are to differentiate him from Mario and both appearances are purely cosmetic; they do not affect the power-ups' properties at all.

Luigi is unlocked for the single-player mode after clearing World 6-Bowser's Castle. The code is the same as in New Super Mario Bros. (L Button + R Button).

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Luigi riding Yoshiin New Super Luigi U

Luigi appears as a playable character in New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. Like with New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Luigi can usually only be controlled by players either two, three, or four as Mario is always player one, but he can also be playable in single-player mode by activating the Super Guide and pressing Plus Button. However, Luigi can be controlled by player one in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe's main mode of New Super Mario Bros. U. To make it easier on the players, Luigi controls like the other characters, with him and the two playable Toads having the same controls and attributes as Mario.

In the opening title sequence of the game, Luigi moves along with the other characters, though in some rare cases, Luigi ends up tripping instead, causing him to mess up his Ground Pound action.[12]

New Super Luigi U

To celebrate 2013 as the Year of Luigi, Luigi appears as the main playable character in the expansion of New Super Mario Bros. U titled New Super Luigi U, with Mario making no appearance at all in the expansion pack. In this game, Luigi is given his unique play style again; he jumps higher and farther than Mario, but has worse traction, as in other titles such as Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels. This makes New Super Luigi U the only title in the New Super Mario Bros. series where Luigi has his unique attributes, until New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. Consequently, the other characters jump higher as well.

New Super Luigi U, as part of 2013's Year of Luigi, includes Luigi sightings. These are images, statues, and 8-bit sprites of Luigi that are hidden in every level.

Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

“Oh yeah, Luigi! Go green!”
—Luigi, Super Mario 3D World

Luigi returns in Super Mario 3D World as one of the default playable characters. As the game's cast is primarily based on Super Mario Bros. 2, Luigi retains his attributes from that game, being able to jump higher and farther, while having low traction. Unlike with the other titles with simultaneous multiplayer, Luigi can be selected by player one. The power-ups Luigi uses also change to his color scheme accordingly, such as the Boomerang Suit and Cat Suit becoming green, and his Kitsune Luigi form returns when he gets a Super Leaf.

Luigi is also featured as the playable character in the game's "Luigi Bros." minigame, a game identical to Mario Bros., but replacing Mario with Luigi as the main playable character. Player one's Luigi is colored similarly to his modern appearance, whereas player two's Luigi has the colors from the original game. Both Luigi's have the same physics and controls, which are carried over from the original game.

Like in New Super Luigi U, Luigi sightings also appear in this game as part of the Year of Luigi. They are usually 8-bit sprites of Luigi and are hidden in most of the levels.

As Lucky Cat Luigi, his appearance is identical to that of the other characters in their Lucky Cat forms, but is shown with his left paw raised rather than his right one, much like with his Statue form. This pose is commonly associated with businesses and owners wanting to bring in customers.

Although Luigi does not physically appear in Bowser's Fury, the Fury Shadow resembles him. Additionally, the kittens' colors other than the calico kitten match those of the playable characters' Cat Suits in Super Mario 3D World other than Mario, with the green one matching Luigi's.

Super Mario Maker

—Luigi, Super Mario Maker

Luigi appears as an unlockable Mystery Mushroomcostume in Super Mario Maker. The costume can be unlocked either at random upon completion of the 100 Mario Challenge, or by scanning a compatible Luigi amiibo. His appearance is based on that of Super Mario Bros., except with his modern colors. The costume replaces some of the usual Super Mario Bros. sounds with sounds from Luigi's Mansion. Fire Luigi in his Super Mario Bros. sprite (though with a green shirt rather than a red) also appears on the splash screen of the game on Sundays and shoots a fireball at Mario, knocking him off-screen. When Big Mario is active, some of the enemies, such as Bowser Jr., tend to have Luigi ride on or replace them.

Super Mario Run

Luigi reappears in Super Mario Run as a playable character along with Mario, Princess Peach, Toad, Toadette, and the colored Yoshis. Luigi is an unlockable character. To unlock his house, the player has to recruit 150 Green and Purple Toads each through Toad Rally, then spend 1000 coins to build the house. Luigi has his higher jump and scuttle in this game.[13] Along with Mario, Luigi has a small form, allowing him to be hit once before dying.

Super Mario Odyssey

Mario wearing Luigi's cap and outfit in Super Mario Odyssey
Luigi, as he appears in Super Mario Odyssey

Even though Luigi did not physically appear in Super Mario Odyssey originally, his cap and outfit are able to be purchased and worn by Mario in any of the Crazy Cap shops. His cap costs 100 coins while his suit costs 200. The aforementioned outfit and cap are also unlockable via the Luigi amiibo or by completing the game with a certain number of moons. The description for his hat reads, "The standard cap in vivid green. The L stands for "winner", while the description for his suit reads, "A bright, green version of an established classic. Green means 'lets-a-go!'"

Luigi himself was added as an NPC in the update released on February 21, 2018, where he hosts the new Balloon World minigame. He appears with a green polka dotted bow tie and a luggage hanging on his back with balloons attached to it, allowing him to float. On the luggage are various stickers from the Mushroom Kingdom and a sticker with his emblem on it. Luigi's dialogue changes depending on the clothes Mario is wearing upon talking to him.

As of March 14, 2018, Nintendo began posting extra Hint Art on social media leading to locations of hidden Luigi sprites. If Mario ground pounds on the exact spot as depicted in the Hint Art, a sprite of Luigi from Super Mario Bros. pops out of the ground (recolored to match his modern design, as seen in his Mystery Mushroom costume in Super Mario Maker) and grants him 200 coins the first time it is discovered. Upon emerging (or if ground pounded), it lets out a distorted cry, and if Mario throws Cappy at it, it spins into the air.

The way Luigi and his red, blue, and yellow balloons are positioned corresponds to the layout of the A Button, B Button, X Button and Y Button buttons on the Japanese and PAL versions of the SNES Controller when viewed sideways.

Depending on what Mario is wearing when talking to him, Luigi will comment on it:

  • Black Tuxedo / Explorer Outfit / Builder Outfit / Golf Outfit / Chef Suit / Painter Outfit / Mario 64 Suit / Mechanic Outfit / Classic Suit / Doctor Outfit / Waluigi Suit / Diddy Kong Suit / Wario Suit / Metal Mario Suit / Sunshine Outfit / Topper Suit / Rango Suit / Hariet Suit / Spewart Suit:"Hey... Have I seen that outfit somewhere before...? Anyway, lookin' good, Bro!"
  • Boxer Shorts / Clown Outfit / Skeleton Suit / Gold Mario Suit / Zombie Outfit / 8-Bit Mario Cap:"Bro! You startled me! That outfit is kinda, ummm... How can I put this? I mean, it looks good on you! It looks good, but uhh... Yeah..."
  • Luigi Suit:"Huh? What? Another... me?! No, wait. Is that you, Bro? Whoa, you really threw me for a loop there!"
  • Bowser's Tuxedo / Bridal Gown / Mario's Tuxedo:"Whoa, Bro, you're getting married?! AND YOU DIDN'T TELL ME?! Oh, you're just wearing the outfit? For, like, fun? Huh."
  • Invisibility Hat:"Bro, are you there?! I can't see you! You're scaring me! ...Are you still there? I'm just going to keep talking..."

Super Mario Maker 2

Small Luigi in the Super Mario 3D Worldstyle

Luigi appears in Super Mario Maker 2 as a playable character. Luigi is given a builder outfit of his own, which is identical to Mario's but with dark green overalls. Luigi also appears in the game's Story Mode when the player fails a course twice and he offers to either complete the course for them, or parts to make the stage easier.

He also appears in two of the opening sequences. In the first opening, Mario, Toad, and Toadette walk towards the game's logo, notice the number "2" is missing, and when they hit it together, Luigi falls (with the number "2" landing on the logo) and they proceed to leave. In the second opening as of the version 1.1.0 update, Luigi is seen with a Key; once he arrives at the Key Door, Mario, Toad, and Toadette are there next to it and slowly approach Luigi, who then runs away with the Key, causing the three to chase him and take the Key by force off-screen. Afterwards Mario collects the Key and opens the Key Door, they proceed inside, and as the Key Door shuts, the number "2" falls on the logo.

Luigi's Super Mario Bros. Small form sprite may also appear if a Warp Door is knocked in the Super Mario 3D World style, akin to that game's Luigi sightings.

Super Mario Bros. 35

Luigi appears in Super Mario Bros. 35 as an unlockable character. Luigi can be played as by holding L Button after clearing every course at least once. He functions the same as Mario. He is also featured in multiple player icons.

Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!

Luigi in a yellow shirt and navy cap in Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!

The first animated Luigi appears in the anime movie Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!, where he was voiced by Yuu Mizushima. His color scheme in the movie is different from the games, as he is wearing a blue cap and overalls with a yellow shirt (and a red shirt in the promotional artwork for the anime), although it may be worth noting that, at the time of Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!'s creation, Luigi had not yet been given a consistent palette and his current color scheme had not been introduced in-game. The anime also marked the first time Luigi was ever given a personality; Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen! depicted Luigi as very greedy, typically thinking only of profits and characterized by his pick-axe and shovel, both of which he used to mine for coins. (As a matter of fact, Luigi often left adventuring with Mario and Kibidango to search for Coins, though he usually ended up helping them progress in various ways through his miserly efforts.) Luigi in the anime was also noticeably more serious and less dreamy than Mario, and he seemed to lack his brother's almost otherworldly connection to Princess Peach.

Mario Golf series

“Oh dear... I've practiced, but nobody play with Luigi. Will you play with me?”
—Luigi, Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
Luigi as he appears in Mario Golf: World Tour

Luigi has appeared in every game of the Mario Golf series. His first appearance was in Family Computer Golf: Japan Course, followed by Family Computer Golf: U.S. Course and NES Open Tournament Golf. In the latter two games, Luigi wears green and white striped overalls and cap along with a blue shirt with white stars imprinted on it, and are the only games to show Luigi in this outfit. Gameplay-wise, there are no differences between him and Mario.

Mario Golf

Luigi appears in Mario Golf as a default character in the Nintendo 64 version and an unlockable character in the Game Boy Color version. He is one of the first characters that can be unlocked in the Game Boy Color version by beating him on the "Get Character Mode". He had a unique course (in the sense that it was the only course in the game set up like a mini-golf course) named Luigi's Garden. At his strongest, Luigi can hit the golf ball up 220 yards and his shot type is "Fade".

Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour

Luigi made his fourth Mario Golf appearance in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour as a default character. In this game, he has a fade with low trajectory and can hit 207 yards, or 240 when he's a starred character.

Mario Golf: Advance Tour

Although he is not a default character in Mario Golf: Advance Tour, Luigi is unlockable by linking the game with Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour. His stats are about the same as in Toadstool Tour, hitting 206 yards instead of 207.

Mario Golf: World Tour

Luigi is a default playable character in Mario Golf: World Tour. Yet again, he has a low shot with a fade. His star rank is obtained when the player completes a match challenge in Cheep Cheep Lagoon, and his costume is unlocked by earning 50 scorecard badges on Castle Club courses.

Mario Golf: Super Rush

Luigi reappears as a playable character in Mario Golf: Super Rush, sporting a golfing outfit. Like his brother Mario, he is a Speed character with average stats. His Special Shot is known as the Ice Flower Freeze while his Special Dash is known as the Speed-Skate Dash.

DIC cartoons

Luigi as he is seen in the Super Mario Worldanimated series

Luigi appeared in all ninety-one episodes of the three cartoon series produced by DIC Entertainment, though Mario only appeared in ninety episodes. In these cartoons, he was given green eyes instead of the usual blue that he has in the games. Luigi is the only character to appear in every episode of the DIC Mario cartoons.

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!

“Me?! But there- B-b-but I can’t! I'm-I'm gonna have a baby!”
—Luigi, "King Mario of Cramalot"

In the television seriesThe Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, Luigi, portrayed by Danny Wells, is seen living in Brooklyn together with Mario in the live-action segments. Like his brother, Luigi works as a plumber, running Mario Brothers Plumbing together with him. The episode Plummers Academy shows that he graduated from the Brooklyn Plumbers Academy together with Mario. The live-action segments show the two as having gained a reputation for their plumbing skills, even being awarded the title Plumbers of the Year in the segment of the same name. In the cartoon segments of the show, Luigi regularly joins his brother in various adventures in the Mushroom Kingdom. In the cartoon segments, Luigi is depicted as cowardly and overly cautious, a trait he later shows in the Luigi's Mansion and Mario & Luigi games.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

“How can we help America when we can't even help ourselves? They've got us triple-guarded!”
—Luigi, "Reptiles in the Rose Garden"

Luigi is played by Tony Rosato in the two cartoon follow-ups to the Super Show: The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World. The former is almost exactly like the Super Show, except the Koopa Kids join their father in making trouble for Luigi and the others. Once again, Luigi is depicted as a cautious and timid character; easily startled and reluctant to do anything dangerous, unless it means saving others.

In the episode "The Beauty of Kootie," Kassanova Koopa is what Luigi turned into to trick Kootie Pie into letting Toad, Toadstool, and the King of Desert Land free. Kootie tricked Mario by having her brother Cheatsy change her into a human so she could flirt with him and distract him in order to carry out their plan. After the trick was revealed and the Mario Brothers got away, Mario used a swiped Magic Wand to transform Luigi into Kootie's "dream reptile" as a distraction. The trick worked for awhile, but after Kassanova Koopa tricked Kootie Pie into releasing the prisoners and Kootie started kissing him, she accidentally activated her wand. Subsequently, Luigi was reverted into his true state, which made Kootie Pie scream and chase him with Cheatsy behind her.

Super Mario World

“It's all right! He wants to shake hands! He wants to be friends!!”
—Luigi, "Rock TV"

The Super Mario World television series shifts the setting from the Mushroom Kingdom to Dinosaur World, but once again, it is relatively the same as the earlier cartoons, with Mario, Luigi, and Princess Toadstool stopping the evil plots of King Koopa and his Koopa Kids. However, the heroes are now aided by the dinosaur Yoshi (replacing Toad), who was actually discovered by Luigi, who found an egg after falling down a waterfall. When he hatched, Yoshi affectionately called Luigi Mama Luigi.

Amada Anime Series: Super Mario Bros.

Luigi and Koopa in the Super Marioanime series

Luigi also appears in another anime, called the Amada Anime Series: Super Mario Bros., where he is depicted as wearing his traditional blue overalls and green shirt. Luigi only appears in the last story of the Super Mario anime series film, Shirayuki-hime appearing just in time to save Mario and Princess Peach from King Koopa.

Super Mario World: Mario to Yoshi no Bōken Land

Luigi in Super Mario World: Mario to Yoshi no Bōken Land

Luigi is a main character in the interactive OVA Super Mario World: Mario to Yoshi no Bōken Land. He is part of a group trying to rescue Princess Peach from King Koopa. His appearance is notable for being one of the earliest examples of his cowardly personality - preceded by his appearances in ths DIC Mario cartoons - depicting him and Yoshi initially being too scared to enter a Ghost House. He also gets easily angered when Mario triggers an explosion when Luigi is in blasting range, and everyone laughs at him, causing him to abandon the mission. However, he eventually overcomes this through his love for his brother and Princess Peach, and comes to the rescue when Mario is having trouble fighting King Koopa.

Super Mario Bros. pinball machine

Luigi next to Mario and two bumpers

Luigi appears in the Super Mario Bros. pinball machine on the front artwork, where he is depicted to be held captive in the world six Castle by Wart, despite the fact that Luigi is never held captive in Super Mario World (the game on which the machine is based) and Wart never appears in said game at all. He also appears in the playfield next to Caped Mario and between two bumpers.

Mario Kart series

“Oh yeah, can't stop Luigi!”
—Luigi, Mario Kart 8
LINEsticker of Luigi waving in his Pipe Frame

Luigi has appeared in every Mario Kart game to date. Throughout all his appearances, he is classified as a medium weight, making him a balanced racer, like Mario.

Super Mario Kart

In Super Mario Kart, a computer-controlled Luigi often uses Super Stars as his item of choice. In Mario Kart 64, Luigi gains a course of his own called Luigi Raceway, which is the first race of the Mushroom Cup and, consequently, the first race of the game. Luigi also has a race course in Mario Kart: Super Circuit's Lightning Cup. Notably, Luigi uses his Mario Kart 64 Japanese voice-overs in all versions of Super Circuit.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Luigi has a special item, the Green Fireball, as well as an unlockable personal kart, the Green Fire. Mario is his default partner. As in Mario Kart 64, the first course in the game is Luigi Circuit, but Luigi also has a battle course, which is his haunted mansion. Baby Luigi also makes his debut playable appearance in the Mario Kart series here.

Mario Kart Arcade GP series

Luigi also appears in the Mario Kart games for the arcade, Mario Kart Arcade GP, Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, and Mario Kart Arcade GP DX. His and Mario's special character items are the Super Star, Fireball, Hammer, and Chain Chomp. In Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, his personal kart is a train-like vehicle while in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, his personal kart is the Vacuum Star. Luigi has also an alternate color which resembles Ice Luigi.

Mario Kart DS

In Mario Kart DS, Luigi's personal karts are the Poltergust 4000, the Streamliner, and the Standard LG. Luigi's karts each offer all-around stats for the speed, acceleration, and handling categories, but with poor drifting abilities. A race course based on his mansion reappears as a course in the Mushroom Cup, as well as the Luigi Circuits from Mario Kart: Super Circuit and Mario Kart: Double Dash!! in the Leaf Cup and Shell Cup respectively.

Mario Kart Wii

In Mario Kart Wii, Luigi can use a variety of karts and bikes, although there are no personal karts. The only course based on Luigi in this game is Luigi Circuit, the first course of the Mushroom Cup. Luigi adds a small speed boost to his karts, but his best bonus is the weight stat.

Mario Kart 7

Luigi reappears in Mario Kart 7. He is once again a middleweight racer with relatively balanced stats. Luigi Raceway from Mario Kart 64 and Luigi's Mansion from Mario Kart DS return as the first and last races of the Shell Cup respectively.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Luigi returns in Mario Kart 8 as a playable character, though he does not have any courses based on him in this game. This is the first game in the main series since Super Mario Kart to not feature a course of any kind based on Luigi. Luigi also has a racing team in this game called Luigi Gusters. Luigi reprises his role in the game's enhanced port, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Luigi's Mansion from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! also returns as a retro battle course in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Mario Kart Tour

Luigi reappears in a playable role yet again in Mario Kart Tour, where he was made available since the 2019 Halloween Tour as a Super character; like his brother and Metal Mario, the Fire Flower reappears as Luigi's special item.

Not counting Penguin Luigi and Builder Luigi, Luigi has three variants in the game, which are all classified as High-End drivers.

Luigi also has his own self-named cup and a Team Rally tour between him and his brother Mario.

Super Mario Adventures

Luigi in Super Mario Adventures

The Super Mario Adventures comic serial's depiction of Luigi features him in an similar portrayal to his personality in the games and cartoons, however, he is often hungry and wanting to eat. In the first installment, Luigi wants to eat his lunch before working on repairing the Princess's horribly mangled plumbing, whining about his hunger as he grows frustrated with the job, while Mario cheerfully reconnects the pipes. He gets very upset when Mario is bitten and falls onto his lunchbox, and as more pipes pop up around the brothers, Luigi wants to grab the remains of his lunch, but Mario drags him out of the castle. Interestingly, Luigi is actually enticed by a Ghost House that Bowser has set as a trap for them, wanting to spend the night in it, while Mario tries to warn him that it is a trap. Luigi rushes inside when Bowser lets loose the scent of a giant hunk of aged provolone cheese, and starts eating it, oblivious to the Boos coming up behind him until Mario alerts him. It is also worth noting is that Luigi disguises himself as Princess Peach to infiltrate the Koopalings' hideout at one point, a strategy he would later use in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.

Mario is Missing!

“Right, I'll watch the back door. Be way careful M, Bowser's one rascally reptile. And remember, don't take candy from strangers.”
—Luigi, Mario is Missing!
The "idle" sprite of Luigi from the PC game Mario is Missing!. This sprite is the source image for "Weegee," an odd drawing of the character that has become an Internet meme.

In Mario is Missing!, Mario gets kidnapped by Bowser, so it's up to Luigi to rescue him. In order to do so, Luigi has to recover stolen artifacts in order to figure out what real world city he's in so he can call Yoshi to leave and return to the main castle. While the gameplay and details of the game differed between versions, Luigi's role remained the same. This game marked Luigi's first solo adventure and was the only one until Luigi's Mansion, eight years later.

The PC version of the game has become infamous among fans and internet memes due to the sprite of Luigi fans have dubbed "Weegee".

Super Mario Bros. film

“Nothing's impossible, Mario. Improbable, unlikely, but never impossible.”
—Luigi, Super Mario Bros. (film)
Main article: Luigi (film character)

Luigi is a main character in the Super Mario Bros. movie, played by John Leguizamo. Here, Luigi is portrayed as a kind and courageous character, often jumping into trouble and making brash decisions due to his determination to protect and save Daisy.

Mario & Wario


In Mario & Wario Luigi appeared as the level's goal and the player had to navigate the level to get to Luigi. Luigi himself does not do much aside from pacing at the goal while waiting for the player to arrive. Once the player does reach Luigi, he removes the bucket covering the player character's head.

Mario's Time Machine

Mario's doodle of Luigi in Mario's Time Machine

In the PC release of Mario's Time Machine, Luigi appears twice: once on the hint icon, reaching out his hand towards Mario, and as a doodle in Mario's journal, which Mario claims that he drew himself as he shows it to Jeff Griffeath.

Hotel Mario

“I hope she made lotsa spaghetti!”
—Luigi, Hotel Mario
Luigi as seen in Hotel Mario

Luigi is one of the main characters in the game Hotel Mario. Princess Peach was retained as a "permanent guest" by Bowser, who turned the Mushroom Kingdom into his own personal resorts. Luigi was controlled by the second player, his sprite being a palette swap of Mario and his controls being the same as Mario's once again. Despite this, the cutscenes feature Luigi with a different appearance. This was Luigi's only appearance on the Philips CD-i.

Yoshi's Island series

Main article: Baby Luigi
The two babies with their family

In various entries of the Yoshi's Island series, Luigi and Mario appear as babies who are to be delivered to their parents via the Stork, referred to as Baby Luigi and Baby Mario, respectively. However, Baby Luigi is subject to being kidnapped by Kamek and taken to Baby Bowser's castle, where he must be rescued by the Yoshis and Baby Mario in order for him and his brother to be delivered to his parents.

Adult Luigi makes a small cameo in Yoshi's Story in the level Torrential Maze of the second world. His name is printed in the background of the stage.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

“I wanna be a great plumber like my brother Mario.”
—Luigi, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Luigi hosted the game's physical instruction booklet, only directly appearing at the start of the game's ending credits. There is a mention of him on Star Hill, where a Wish Star states his wish; in the English version, he wants to be a great plumber like his brother Mario, but in the Japanese version, he merely states that he wants to help his big bro (only implying that it is Luigi's wish). The Japanese version contains additional references to Luigi, such as Garro's description of A Plumber's Lament originally including the subject's well wishes toward his little brother, and as one of the possible answers to the Dr. Topper quiz, "Luigi" is an answer for the ultimate enemy in the adventure (instead of Bowser).

A pre-release screenshot showed Luigi (along with Mario and Mallow) attending a banquet hosted by Valentina, suggesting he might have been playable or at least would've had a bigger role.

Game & Watch Gallery series

Mario and Luigi, from the Game & Watch Gallery version of Fire.Luigi, from the Game & Watch Gallery 3 version of Mario Bros..
Luigi, from the Game & Watch Gallery 4 version of Boxing.

Luigi's different game sprites from the Game & Watch Gallery series

Luigi appears in each of the Game & Watch Gallery titles, with his role changing based on the Game & Watch game being played.

In the Game & Watch Gallery minigame Fire, Luigi assists Mario in trying to save passengers who are escaping from the top of a burning castle. In Oil Panic, Luigi is normally sleeping. However, if Mario spills any oil on him, he wakes up and gets mad, and the player gets a miss.

In Game & Watch Gallery 2, Luigi appears in Chef as one of the cooks who delivers food to Princess Peach.

In Game & Watch Gallery 3, Luigi appears in Mario Bros., where he assists Mario in moving cakes onto a truck.

In Game & Watch Gallery 4, Luigi retains his roles in Fire, Chef, and Mario Bros., as well as appearing in Rain Shower and Boxing. In Rain Shower, one of the characters that Mario has to keep dry is Luigi himself, who sleeps in the hammock in the upper left-hand corner. If a water balloon hits Luigi, he will wake up and get mad, earning Mario a miss. In Boxing, Luigi has to face a Wiggler, a Big Boo, and Waluigi in a set of three different boxing matches.

Club Nintendo

Luigi also made several appearances in the Club Nintendo comic series, usually as a companion of his brother, Mario. In the story "Super Mario: Im Rausch der Geschwindigkeit," however, Luigi worked as a policeman and actually imposed a fine on Mario when the latter was violating the speed limit of Brooklyn while riding Yoshi. Luigi also insisted on being called "Officer Luigi."

Mario Party series

“Time to play!”
—Luigi, Mario Party 10
Luigi in Super Mario Party

Luigi has appeared in every Mario Party installment to date and has been a playable character in each title, aside from Mario Party-e. In the earlier Mario Party games, his character color was green, but has been changed to blue starting in Mario Party 3 (green is now specific to Yoshi). Like with other characters in the first Mario Party, Luigi has his own board called Luigi's Engine Room. In Mario Party 2 and Mario Party 3, his favorite item is the Skeleton Key, and his Duel Mode partner is a Goomba. Also in Mario Party 3, Luigi is used in a character's place during the story mode if the player is already playing as that character. In Mario Party 4, Luigi helps reclaim the player's birthday present; in Mario Party 5, Luigi helps his friends save Dream Depot; in Mario Party 6, he helps settle an argument between Brighton and Twila. In Mario Party 7 he shares his Character Orb, the Fireball Orb, with Mario and his partner is usually his brother. Whenever Luigi throws an orb, it has Luigi's emblem on it, which is a green letter L on a blue background. In Mario Party 8, Luigi competes with his friends at the Star Carnival to win a year's supply of candy; in Mario Party 9, he helps his friends recollect the Mini Stars. In Mario Party Advance, Luigi (or Mario) is needed to complete the Mustached Hero! quest. During Toad Scramble in Mario Party: Star Rush, if the player has Luigi on their team, he stomps on the Goombas in their way and grants the player use of the Jumpy Dice Block. Luigi has appeared in Mario Party: The Top 100 as a playable character, and he reappears in Super Mario Party in a playable capacity. Luigi's Dice Block has three 1's, one 5, one 6, and one 7, either rolling very low or very high.

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros.

SmashWiki article: Luigi (SSB)

In the first Super Smash Bros., Luigi is an unlockable character. He can be unlocked by completing the Break the Targets bonus game with all eight of the starter characters, followed by beating him on the Peach Castle stage. Despite being a locked character, he always appears alongside Mario on Stage 4 of 1-P Mode and the How to Play tutorial. Luigi weighs 100 units just like Mario.

Luigi is one of the slowest characters in the game, on the ground and in the air (tied with Ness for the slowest running speed, and the slowest air speed), as well as one of the lowest falling speeds. Luigi's attacks are either weaker than Mario's, or they deal the exact same damage. Keeping with his distinct gameplay in the Mario series, Luigi also has the lowest traction of any character, but has the highest jumps. Luigi's moves are mostly copied from Mario, though his copied moves have their distinctions. His standard special move is Fireball, which travels in a straight line through the air rather than across the ground like Mario's. His down special is Luigi Cyclone, in which Luigi spins around rapidly; the move only hits twice, but deals greater damage and knockback. Finally, his up special move is Super Jump Punch, which only hits one time, but if it hits at the start of the move, it deals much greater damage and knockback. In addition, Luigi's taunt is a low, short kick that can damage opponents, making it the only taunt in the game that can deal damage.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

SmashWiki article: Luigi (SSBM)

Luigi is also an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee. To unlock him, the player has to either fight 800 VS matches or clear the first level of Adventure Mode with the seconds value on the timer being a 2 (ex. XX:X2XX). Upon clearing the later requirement, Luigi takes Mario's place in the following fight on Princess Peach's Castle. Fighting 800 VS matches or clearing Adventure Mode while meeting the requirements brings the player to the Mushroom Kingdom II stage to fight Luigi. Defeating Luigi then unlocks him as a playable fighter. Luigi retains his physics from the previous installment, having the lowest traction in the game, the second highest jump height (now surpassed by Falco), and somewhat poor mobility overall, while being a middleweight.

For this game, many of Luigi's moves were changed, increasing his distinction from Mario. Luigi's attack speed has majorly improved, and many of his attacks are now stronger than Mario's. Luigi has become faster on the ground, in exchange for a lower air speed. In addition, his taunt, returning from Super Smash Bros., is now a meteor smash when used against opponents on or near the ledge. Luigi also gains a distinct side special move, Green Missile, in which Luigi launches himself head-first into opponents. Unlike Mario, Luigi cannot Wall Jump in this game.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

SmashWiki article: Luigi (SSBB)
Luigi's snapshot in The Subspace Emissary

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Luigi appears as an unlockable character once more. To unlock him, the player must either play 22 Brawl matches, clear Classic mode without using a continue, or have him join the party in The Subspace Emissary by clearing Subspace (Part 1); with any of the former two methods, Luigi must be defeated on Luigi's Mansion to be unlocked. For this game, Luigi's appearance has been updated to reflect his current design, and his voice clips use his distinct voice, rather than being Mario's voice clips at a higher pitch like in the previous games. Once again, a few of Luigi's animations were changed to make him less identical to Mario. Like many other characters, Luigi's damage output was decreased from Melee; despite this, his attacks remain stronger than Mario's.

For this game, Luigi is now lighter than Mario (weighing 97 units), rather than sharing his weight. He is also one of the few characters that is able to crawl. While few of Luigi's moves are changed in this installment, his Final Smash is Negative Zone, in which Luigi creates a green void that deals a random status effect to any opponents caught in it.

The Subspace Emissary

Luigi first appears where he pretends to threaten and attack on-coming Waddle Dees. They are harmless and make no move to attack him, but he is frightened by them nonetheless. From behind, he is attacked by King Dedede, who slams Luigi with his mallet, sending him flying into the air. After he comes back down, he becomes a trophy. A Western-style remix of the Luigi's Mansion theme plays during this segment. King Dedede places him on the road as bait for Wario, who is coming down the road. Wario takes the bait, and King Dedede manages to steal Luigi along with the rescued princess and Ness.

Later, Dedede places a special brooch on Luigi and the others. When Tabuu transforms everybody else into trophies, the brooches, which were revealed to be timer-based revival tools, turn Luigi and Ness back into living beings. Luigi and Ness then revive King Dedede. The unlikely trio set off to help out the others in Subspace. Luigi, along with Ness, then watch King Dedede battle Bowser, and later help him convince Wario to join them. After they turn the trophies back to normal, they all face off against Tabuu.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

SmashWiki article: Luigi (SSB4)

Luigi appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U where, for the first time in the series, he is a default character. None of his moves have been changed from the previous game with the exception of his down throw, which is now a Ground Pound instead of a body slam; and Final Smash, which is now Poltergust 5000; when used, Luigi pulls out the vacuum, which sucks in opponents, damages them, and launches them back out.[14] Luigi now also scuttles during his jumping animation, making him more closely resemble his depiction in the main Mario franchise. Luigi's damage output has been lowered overall, but in exchange, his mobility is faster.

In this game, Luigi can use equipment to boost his stats at the cost of others. In addition to generic badges, Luigi, like Mario, can wear certain additional equipment such as shoes (speed), overalls (defense), and gloves (attack). Finally, Luigi can use alternate special moves, which function differently than the base moves.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

SmashWiki article: Luigi (SSBU)

Luigi returns as an unlockable playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He has a new running animation, which is very similar to his running animation in Luigi's Mansion. Like Mario, Luigi also receives a new walking animation. Aside from this, a few of his moves have changed, such as his up tilt and forward tilt. The former is an uppercut that goes straight upwards instead of a spinning uppercut (in the original Super Smash Bros.) or a "paw swipe" with his fists (in subsequent games), while the latter is now a side kick instead of a roundhouse kick. Luigi also now uses his new Poltergust G-00 for his grab and throws.[15] The Poltergust G-00 functions as a tether grab, and can be used in midair. Luigi's forward and back throws involve him slamming the opponent in multiple directions, while his up throw has him eject foes directly from the Poltergust G-00. Luigi also uses the Poltergust G-00 in his Final Smash. Luigi's up smash is nicknamed the Lead Headbutt, while his standard air is the Luigi Kick.

Luigi benefits from universal changes: his mobility has been made faster, no longer being below-average; his short hop timing and landing lag in his aerials are reduced, making them faster; he can directionally air dodge once again, improving his recovery; and he can use any ground attack out of a run and any aerial attack while holding onto ladders. Luigi's traction has been majorly improved, no longer being the lowest in the game, and is more in line with Mario's. Luigi's forward tilt and dash attack both deal more damage, his forward smash deals more knockback, and his down smash's clean hit is more likely to connect. His down tilt deals less damage, in exchange for having less ending lag.

Luigi appears in Simon's debut trailer, "Vampire Killer", where he is walking through Dracula's Castle with his Poltergust while terrified of his surroundings. He attempts to ward off various approaching mummies with his Poltergust's flashlight, eventually hitting one of the mummies in the face with a plunger, which sticks for a few seconds before causing the Mummy to pursue Luigi in a rage, forcing him to flee. He then exits the door into another room, only to find a moving Medusa bust with glowing eyes, causing him to flee again before tripping and landing on his posterior. He then gets back up and looks up to see Death, who kills him with his Scythe as he is screaming. Death is then ambushed and warded off by Simon. At the end of the trailer, Luigi's soul attempts to reunite with his corpse, but as he does so, Carmilla's mask appears in the window next to him, causing him to scream.

Luigi briefly appears in Piranha Plant's reveal trailer, where he is seen dazed alongside a group of Yoshis.

Luigi is unlocked as the 33rd character to be unlocked via playing VS matches, completing Classic Mode as Mario or anyone within his unlock tree, being the fifth character in Mario's unlock tree, or getting him to join the player's party in World of Light.

On a side note, as with several other returning characters, Luigi's victory theme, which is the orchestral arrangement of the level clear theme from Super Mario Bros. (and is shared with Mario, Dr. Mario and Peach, and in this game, Daisy) has been slightly shortened and sped up compared to the previous installments.

Classic Mode route

Luigi's Classic Mode route has him fight dark or scary opponents, referencing his cowardly nature, which is most prevalent in the Luigi's Mansion series. Luigi's Classic Mode route's name also alludes to the Luigi's Mansion series, which has him fight ghosts.

Mario Tennis series

Luigi in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

Luigi also appears as a reoccurring character in the Mario Tennis cast. Through all titles, Luigi is an all-around tennis player like his brother, although he had better control and net play. Luigi also gained a rival by the name of Waluigi in the Nintendo 64 version of Mario Tennis and Luigi is one of the few characters to be initially playable in the Game Boy Color version. In Mario Power Tennis, his mansion appears as a court. In both Mario Power Tennis and Mario Tennis: Power Tour, Luigi's Offensive Power shot is the Squeaky Mallet and his Defensive Power Shot is the Poltergust Return. In Mario Tennis Open, the Miis can wear a uniform based on Luigi, as well as his costume, which is unlocked by winning the doubles Final Cup. Luigi also appears in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash and Mario Tennis Aces as a balanced character. In Mario Tennis Aces, he wears tennis gear instead of his usual outfit by default, although his usual outfit could be unlocked by accumulating 2000 participation points in the January 2019 online tournament. In the game's Adventure Mode, Luigi is possessed by Lucien, and Mario has to rescue him.

Paper Mario series

Paper Mario

Luigi dressed up to lead the parade at the end of Paper Mario

At the start of Paper Mario, Luigi accompanies Mario to Peach's Castle for her party. Once Bowser started lifting Peach's Castle into the sky with his own castle, Luigi escaped back to his house, where he is found for the remaining duration of the game.

Luigi spent most of his time lamenting his own inactivity, begging for Mario to take him along and practice for future quests. With all his downtime, Luigi also built a basement in which he kept a secret diary where he wrote about various things, such as how he disliked being left out of adventures with his brother. One notable entry in his diary had him dreaming about starring in his own game, foreshadowing his next solo quest, Luigi's Mansion. Every time Mario gets a move upgrade, Luigi is in a different spot. Mario could use his new moves to enter or affect these areas, triggering some humorous dialogue with Luigi. In the ending, Luigi, learning how Mario got the Star Rod back from Bowser, deduced it was another adventure in the books despite days having passed since then. He also got another invitation to a party from Peach from Parakarry (who got an invitation himself), and then traveled with Mario to Toad Town before leaving him due to "important business", and citing he can't tell Mario due to it being top secret. He also leads the parade in the end credits, much like in Super Mario RPG. Later in the game, a Duplighost tries to turn himself into Kooper, but instead turns himself into Luigi.

Tattle information

He's Luigi. I don't have to say anything about him, do I? He's your brother!

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Luigi, telling Mariohis first story

While Mario is on his mission to collect the Crystal Stars in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Luigi is on a mission of his own. After every chapter in the game, Mario could find Luigi and listen to his story in Rogueport. When telling Mario the story, Luigi constantly exaggerated to make the story better and to make himself sound much more heroic; Luigi's partners (including Blooey, Hayzee, Jerry, Screamy and Torque), who generally hated him and only traveled with him because Luigi owed them a debt, almost always secretly told Mario what really happened. Later, Luigi got interviewed and five Super Luigi books were sold. Luigi's adventure involved rescuing Princess Eclair of the Waffle Kingdom from the Chestnut King. Luigi's story sounded extremely similar to Mario's in most aspects. He usually messed up during his adventure, such as accidentally knocking his partner Blooey the Blooper into lava.

Luigi also appears in the audience of Mario's battles, sometimes throwing helpful items to him. He also cheers Mario on during the final battle with the Shadow Queen, shouting "YOU GO, BRO!". His fan club, whose members include Toadia, a Toad from Poshley Heights, was also given two mentions in the game. The "L Emblem" Badge changes Mario's color scheme to Luigi's when equipped. The character Pennington constantly mistakes Mario for Luigi until almost the very end of the game. Lastly, Luigi's silhouette is the first of the many white character silhouettes that walk across the screen during the game's ending credits, continuing Luigi's past RPG roles as a parade leader.

Tattle information

Who's this guy? ...Come on, you really need to ask me that? Gimme a break! That's your brother, Luigi! But...I wonder why he's here? I'm sure he'll tell you if you ask him.

Super Paper Mario

Luigi's appearance in Super Paper Mario
See also: Mr. L

In the game Super Paper Mario, Luigi plays a very large role, much bigger than he did in the previous Paper Mario games; in fact, a considerable part of the entire story of the game depends on him (as the man in green of both prophecies, he must decide which one of them, the light or the dark, to trigger). He is noticeably as brave as Mario here, rushing in to save Princess Peach, jumping on Bowser, and calling Count Bleck a "goon". He is a playable character for the first time in the series, and the last character to join Mario's party. His special move is the super jump, which has him fold up then launch into the air; he also has a somewhat higher regular jump and slightly lower traction than his brother.

At the beginning of the game, Mario and Luigi head to Bowser's Castle once they learn Peach has been kidnapped again. Luigi is then sucked into a vortex along with Bowser and his minions by Count Bleck. Luigi then wakes up during Peach and Bowser's forced marriage and attempts to stop the wedding, but fails. He is then rendered unconscious until the end of Chapter 2, where a pair of Goombas witness his awakening. Luigi wishes to try and save the Princess again, but the Goombas convince him to help them escape. They head off, but are stopped by a dead end. As they try to think of what to do next, Nastasia appears and hypnotizes one of the Goombas. Trapped by her and a group of Koopa Troop-turned-Bleck minions, the other Goomba simply surrenders to her and willingly joins Bleck's forces. Nastasia then orders the minions to hold Luigi in place as she brainwashes him. It is due to this that Luigi became Mr. L, also known as "The Green Thunder".

Before Mario could get his hands on the fifth Pure Heart, Mr. L makes appearance in the Whoa Zone, Mario and his team do not recognize that Mr. L is actually Luigi. Mr. L returns again as a boss during Chapter 6, after Sammer's Kingdom is destroyed. After being defeated, Dimentio betrays him and sends Mr. L to The Underwhere. He lost all memory of his having been Mr. L and returned to his normal state. Mario finds Luigi scared in The Underwhere (Chapter 7), and the two soon regrouped with the other playable characters (Bowser and Princess Peach) as well.

Eventually, Luigi faced Dimentio in Castle Bleck alone, without a single Pixl by his side. After defeating Dimentio, Luigi gets knocked out by Dimentio's fake suicidal attack. Peach later finds and awakens him, and they and Bowser later rejoined Mario, and their combined strength allowed them to defeat Count Bleck. However, Dimentio then snatched the Chaos Heart from him and activated a mind-controlling Floro Sprout he had planted on Luigi much earlier, turning his mind back into Mr. L. After explaining that the prophetic Dark Prognosticus stated that Luigi was the ideal host for the Chaos Heart, Dimentio merged himself and Luigi with the Chaos Heart, becoming Super Dimentio. After defeating Super Dimentio, Luigi returns to normal, and they all witness Count Bleck and Tippi using their love to stop The Void.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Luigi makes another appearance in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. Here, he can be seen in the backgrounds and scenery within five areas:

  • W1-6: Goomba Fortress - While Mario crosses the bridge to the tower, Luigi is seen sitting on the wall in the background.
  • W2-5: Drybake Stadium - When Mario reaches the fourth floor, if he takes the exit on the left, Luigi is sitting near a window on the right.
  • W3-12: Whitecap Beach - As Mario walks along the pier, Luigi can be seen sitting on the rock on the right.
  • W4-5: Whiteout Valley - Near the end of the ski ride, Luigi is seen sitting on one of the ski lifts going downhill.
  • W5-5: Rugged Road - After the Save Block, Mario reaches an area with volcanic rocks falling from the sky, creating holes in the ground. Causing one rock to make a hole below an ledge lets Mario reach the underground. Heading north to a hot spring, Luigi is seen in another spring in the background.

The player can Paperize the environment to pull Luigi out, who appears in a small size. Luigi then jumps out of the scenery and leave. Upon finding Luigi in the five areas, he can be seen leading the parade at the credits (replacing the Green Toad), much like in Super Mario RPG, Paper Mario, and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. In Shy Guy Jungle, if the player keeps digging through the pile of paper, they may find a piece of paper that says a "mysterious green guy" was spotted at Goomba Fortress. The player can also read articles about Luigi's various appearances in the northernmost house in the east section of Decalburg. Sticker Star is notable for being the only game in the Paper Mario series where Luigi had no lines of dialogue.

Paper Mario: Color Splash

Luigi reappears in Paper Mario: Color Splash. Like in Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Luigi can be found in various places throughout Prism Island, which usually require Mario to use the Cutout ability to find him. He can be found in the following six areas:

  • Bloo Bay Beach: Located in an outdoor shower room behind the juice bar.
  • Marmalade Valley: Located near the Save Block found on the second level of the excavations area is an "L" carved into an inaccessible corner.
  • The Golden Coliseum: Located on top of one of the spectator stands while Mario is in the arena.
  • Plum Park: Located in the tree found in the area where Birdo is encountered.
  • Redpepper Crater: Located in a waterfall within the hot springs area.
  • Green Energy Plant: A sideways "L" can be found on a monitor outside on the far right near the Green Toad House.

Additionally, Luigi plays a role in the story, where he helps Mario and Huey reach Black Bowser's Castle with his Standard Kart once all the Big Paint Stars have been found, as well as helping Mario and Peach escape said castle. Unlike Sticker Star, Luigi has dialogue this time around. If he is found in all of the six locations, he once again can be seen leading the ending parade while on his kart.

Paper Mario: The Origami King

Luigi in Paper Mario: The Origami King
“Oh! That's right! I was gonna go look for the key to Peach's Castle. We got locked in, remember? Mario's always saving I just wanted to do something nice for him for a change. I'm really happy to see my hat again...but I've still gotta find that key. Let's-a go!”
—Luigi, Paper Mario: The Origami King

Luigi reappears in Paper Mario: The Origami King, where he can be seen driving a Standard Kart, similarly to his appearance in Paper Mario: Color Splash. In the beginning, he and Mario are invited into Toad Town to celebrate the Origami Festival. Upon noticing that the town is deserted, the two head to Peach's Castle. However, they are immediately locked inside, and Luigi goes off to find the key to the front door. After King Olly relocates Peach's Castle, Mario glimpses Luigi's hat left behind in the rubble. After traversing through the Whispering Woods and Graffiti Underground, Mario and Olivia locate Luigi in the castle ruins trapped in a wall. After being freed with the 1,000 Fold Arms, Luigi sets off to find the key to Peach's castle.

Mario and Olivia later find Luigi in the maintenance room of the Ninja Attraction, trapped in several gears. After freeing him, Luigi claims he found the key to Peach's Castle and hands it to Mario, although this key is actually the master key of Shogun Studios, which Mario is coincidentally looking for.

In Snif City, Luigi loses the mood-guessing game and gets trapped in the giant lamp above the game's stall (adorning it with a green "L" in the process). When Mario comes along, he wins the game and frees Luigi from the lamp. Once again, Luigi claims to have the key to Peach's Castle, which turns out to be the key to the suite of the town hotel, but happens to be the key Mario needs at this point.

Luigi is next seen in the backyard of the house on Mushroom Island, having swum all the way there. Mario finds a note from him on Full Moon Island, which directs him here. This time, Luigi has the key needed to access Diamond Island. Although Luigi is embarrassed over constantly finding the wrong keys, Olivia assures him that all the keys he has been finding have still been very helpful. Determined to find the right key, Luigi sets off once more, but not before accompanying the others to the basement and learning about King Olly's backstory through the Origami Craftsman.

In Bowser's Castle, Luigi is found in Kamek's room and is positive he has the key to Peach's Castle this time, which is instead the key to the throne room of Bowser's Castle.

After Mario, Olivia, and Bowser reach the front door of Peach's Castle, Luigi reaches them using a glider on his kart. Luigi initially apologizes over failing to find the key, although Olivia reassures him that via his screwups, he has overall succeeded in helping them with their quest. What's more, it turns out the key has been in the back of Luigi's kart the whole time. Luigi accompanies Mario's party inside, although he falls down the trapdoor in the castle foyer while attempting to save Origami Peach.

Luigi later arrives in the throne room of Origami Castle after King Olly's defeat, bringing the Origami Craftsman with him who helps Olivia fold King Olly's body into the 1000th crane, which Olivia uses to make a wish to undo all of King Olly's actions. Luigi is ecstatic to see Princess Peach back to her normal self, although he wonders why Olivia is no longer with them.

During the Origami Festival at the end of the game, Luigi can be seen sitting in the Boot Car and conversing with its owner, before he joins the others to release paper lanterns in order to honor Olly and Olivia. Following the festivities, he and Mario drive home as the credits roll.


Heya, Big Bro! If you're having trouble with a course, use some assist parts!

Luigi, Super Mario Maker 2



Green 'Stache (Bowser)
Mr. Greenie
Green Hat


Mario (older twin brother, ally)
Unnamed parents


Defeat Bowser (successful)
Defeat King Boo (successful)
Rescue Mario (successful)

Luigi (ルイージLuigi?) is a former plumber who resides in the Mushroom Kingdom. Luigi is Mario's younger, taller twin brother.

Luigi is the deuteragonist of the Mario series and the protagonist of Luigi's Mansion series and Mario & Luigi series.


Physical description

Luigi wears a green hat with an "L" symbol. He wears a long-sleeved green shirt and blue overalls on the inside. Luigi is a fair-skinned, tall human with a slim face. He has short brown hair and a dark brown mustache. He has bright blue eyes and wears white gloves and brown shoes.

In early games, Luigi was under Mario's shadow. Luigi is identical to Mario, but with different colors.

Personality traits

Luigi is a heroic, kind and sensitive character. Luigi is Optimistic, Cheerful, Quiet and Kind-hearted like his Brother, but unlike Mario is most shy, fearful and can be goofy and naive at times, Luigi aspires to be like his brother Mario and become the hero of the Mushroom Kingdom.

He tends to chicken out of situations that are beyond his capabilities. In the Mario and Luigi series, Luigi backed away from boss battles, but Mario reassured Luigi to fight with him. In Luigi's Mansion series, Luigi feared ghosts but adjusted his liking for ghosts and has a pet, Polterpup.

Powers and abilities


  • Superhuman Strength: Luigi can lift and press objects that are several times his weight, but not as much as Mario can. The exact upper limits of his strength are great. In Super Mario 64 DS, Luigi can lift King Bob-omb. Luigi showed an even more impressive feat of strength during the fight with Bowser. Luigi could lift him by the tail, spin him around and then throw him, but not as effectively as Mario and Wario. Luigi spins Bowser around faster and farther with more spins. Luigi's incredible strength also extends to his legs, allowing him to perform his signature move, the Jump Jump. Luigi is extremely good at jumping and is capable of leaping two stories high. He is the best jumper in the Mushroom Kingdom, even better than Mario.
  • Superhuman Durability: Luigi has a significant level of durability. He can withstand great impacts, such as falling from a height of several stories or being struck by an opponent with superhuman strength, impaled, and explosions-- Luigi can also endure extreme environments, such as volcanoes and tundras. Also, he can withstand fire, electricity, and ice.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Luigi can maintain continuous physical activity for an indefinite time.
  • Superhuman Speed: Luigi is capable of running up walls in Super Mario World, running across the surface of the water in Super Mario 64 DS, and outpacing sound in Super Paper Mario. Games display Luigi running faster than Mario.
  • Pyrokinesis: Luigi can create and manipulate fire. This ability changes throughout the games he has appeared. In the platform games, such as Super Mario Bros., Luigi needs a Fire Flower to gain pyrokinesis. But in the RPGs and Super Smash Bros. series, Luigi already has this power. Luigi is quite skilled at using fire like Mario is.
  • Electrokinetic: Luigi has the power to mold lightning in his hand into a sphere, creating a powerful attack, called the Thunderhand, that can shock and damage enemies quite severely. Luigi only uses this move-in Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga.
  • Negative Energy: As shown in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Luigi's Final Smash (Negative Zone) is creating a field of Negative Energy while dancing to exotic music. Some of the effects of this Final Smash include putting opponents to sleep, dealing damage, and causing foes to move in slow motion. This move is fueled by the sadness he felt for constantly being in Mario's shadow.
  • Super Form: Luigi can use a Super Mushroom to transform into Super Luigi.


  • Master Combatant: Luigi has his own fighting style. However, he never uses it in his games, except in the Super Smash Bros. series.
  • Indomitable Will: Luigi is shown to have a powerful force of will, completely free of evil or temptation. He gets scared a lot, but with the help of his friends, he can gain the courage to take on and defeat any foe.
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Video game character

This article is about the Nintendo character. For other people named Luigi, see Luigi (name). For other uses, see Luigi (disambiguation).

Luigi (Japanese: ルイージ, Hepburn: Ruīji, pronounced [ɾɯ.iːʑi]; loo-EE-jee, Italian: [luˈiːdʒi]) is a fictional character featured in video games and related media released by Nintendo. Created by Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Luigi is portrayed as the younger fraternal twin brother and sidekick of Mario, Nintendo's mascot. Luigi appears in many games throughout the Mario franchise, often times accompanying his brother.

Luigi first appeared in the 1983 Game & Watch game Mario Bros., where he is the character controlled by the second player. He would retain this role in many future games, including Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, among other titles. He was first available as a primary character in Super Mario Bros. 2. In more recent appearances, Luigi's role became increasingly restricted to spinoffs, such as the Mario Party and Mario Kart series; however, he has been featured in a starring role in Luigi's Hammer Toss, Mario is Missing, Luigi's Mansion, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon,Dr. Luigi,New Super Luigi U,Luigi's Mansion Arcade, and Luigi's Mansion 3. In most of said games, he is called upon to act as the hero because Mario is in need of rescue. Luigi has also appeared in every episode of the three DiC TV series based on the NES and Super NES games.

Originally developed as a palette swap of Mario with a greencolor scheme instead of red, Luigi has since developed a personality and style of his own. As his role in the Mario series progressed, Luigi evolved into a physically distinct character, and was made taller and thinner than his brother. Nintendo called the period of March 2013 to March 2014 "The Year of Luigi" to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the character's existence. Correspondingly, games released in 2013 emphasized Luigi. An unlockable Luigi-themed version of Mario Bros., titled Luigi Bros., was also included with Super Mario 3D World.

Concept and creation

This emblem appears on Luigi's hat and as a symbol for him in many game interfaces.

The events leading to Luigi's creation began in 1982, during the development of Donkey Kong, where Shigeru Miyamoto had created Mario (then known as "Jumpman"), hoping that he would be able to recast the character in a variety of roles in future games.[5] Miyamoto was inspired by Joust to create a game with a simultaneous two-player mode, which led to his development of the game Mario Bros. in 1983. In that game, Luigi was given the role of Mario's brother as the second playable character. Luigi's name is said to have been inspired by a pizza parlor near Nintendo of America's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, called "Mario & Luigi's".[6] Miyamoto observed that the Japanese word ruiji means "similar", thus explaining the similarities in size, shape, and gameplay of Luigi to Mario.[7]

While Miyamoto originally portrayed Mario as a carpenter in Donkey Kong, both Mario and Luigi were styled as Italian plumbers in Mario Bros., on the suggestion of a colleague.[8] Software constraints at the time of the respective game's origins meant that Luigi's first appearance was restricted to a simple palette swap. In terms of graphics and gameplay, the characters were completely identical;[9] the green color scheme adopted for Luigi remained one of his defining physical characteristics in subsequent releases.

After the success of Mario Bros., Luigi was introduced to a wider audience in 1985 with the release of the console game Super Mario Bros. Once again, his role was restricted to a palette swap and could only be used by the second player. The Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 2 in 1986, later released in the west as Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, marked the beginning of Luigi's development toward becoming a more distinguished character. Luigi's movement was no longer identical; he could now jump higher and farther than his brother, at the expense of movement response and precision.[10]

While this version of Super Mario Bros. 2 was released in Japan, it was deemed to be too difficult for American audiences at the time.[8] Consequently, In 1988, an alternative release was developed to serve as Super Mario Bros. 2 for Western players (and later released in Japan as Super Mario USA); this version played a key role in shaping Luigi's current appearance.[8] The game was a conversion of Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, with the graphics altered to represent characters and scenes from the Mario franchise. In this release, the character of "Mama", who had the highest jump among the original cast, served as the template for Luigi, resulting in his taller, thinner look, combined with his Mario-esque outfit and boasting green color scheme. There were earlier appearances of Luigi being taller than Mario: in Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally and in Super Mario Bros.: Peach-Hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!; in the previously mentioned anime he wore a yellow shirt, a blue hat, and blue overalls. and the color of his hat and overalls were blue. Promotional artwork for Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World depict Luigi with this new look, but the actual games did not adapt this different character design until the 1992 game Super Mario Kart. Luigi's distinctive appearance from Super Mario USA has been used ever since, even for remakes of older games.

Actor portrayal

Much like his appearance, Luigi's vocal portrayal has fluctuated over the years. Mario Kart 64, wherein many characters were voiced for the first time, some characters, including Luigi, had two different voices; the North American and European versions of the game feature a low-pitched voice for Luigi, provided by Charles Martinet, who also voices Mario, Wario, Waluigi, and Toadsworth. The Japanese version uses a high-pitched, falsetto voice, provided by the then French translator at Nintendo Julien Bardakoff. All versions of Mario Party feature Bardakoff's high-pitched clips from Mario Kart 64. Luigi retained this higher voice in Mario Party 2. In Mario Golf, Mario Tennis, and Mario Party 3, his voice returned to a lower state. Since then, with the exceptions of Mario Kart: Super Circuit and Super Smash Bros. Melee, Luigi has consistently had a medium-pitched voice. In Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Luigi's voice was the same high pitched voice from the Japanese version of Mario Kart 64. In Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee, Luigi's voice is made up of clips from Mario's voice taken from Super Mario 64, with raised pitches. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he has his own voice (which is medium-pitched) instead of a pitched-up version of Mario's.[citation needed] Luigi will be voiced by Charlie Day in the upcoming 2022 film adaptation.[4]


The arcade version of Mario Bros., released in 1983, featured Luigi (right) in his debut appearance as a palette swapof Mario (left).

Luigi is portrayed as the taller, younger brother of Mario, and is usually seen dressed in a green shirt, dark blue overalls, and a green hat with a green "L" insignia. Although Luigi is a plumber like Mario,[11] other facets of his personality vary from game to game; Luigi always seems nervous and timid, but is good-natured and can keep his temper better than his brother. A baby version of the character named Baby Luigi debuted in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, who is held captive by Kamek. He also appeared in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time as a playable character along with Baby Mario. He is voiced by Charles Martinet, just like his adult self. Being the younger twin of Mario, Luigi is presumed to be also 24 years old.[12]

While it has not been made official, Daisy may be Luigi's romantic interest. They were a romantic couple in the Super Mario Bros. film[citation needed] and in Mario Kart Wii they are seen in statue dancing together. She was his caddy in NES Open Tournament Golf[13] as Peach was to Mario. Also on Daisy's trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee, it says that she is possibly Luigi's answer to Mario's Peach.[14]


Nintendo did not initially give Luigi a surname. The first notable use of "Luigi Mario" was in the 1993 live-action film adaptation. In September 2015, at the Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary festival, Miyamoto stated that Mario's full name was Mario Mario. As a result, this indirectly confirms Luigi's full name to be Luigi Mario.[15][16]


Main article: List of Luigi video games

Luigi's first appearance was in the 1983 arcade game Mario Bros.[11] as the character controlled by the second player. He retained this role in Wrecking Crew. He later appeared in Super Mario Bros.[11] for the NES, and again in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario World. Super Mario Bros. 2 introduced Luigi as the taller of the two brothers, as well as the better jumper. Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario World returned to featuring Luigi as a reskinned Mario. He made a minor appearance in his baby form in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Luigi was conspicuously absent in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. However, the Nintendo DS remake of Super Mario 64 features him as a playable character alongside Mario, Yoshi, and Wario. He received his own starring role in the GameCube game Luigi's Mansion, where he wins a mansion from a contest he never entered, and saves Mario from King Boo. Luigi's Mansion has cultivated such a cult following that Nintendo made a sequel to the game nearly a decade after the original game's release date. The sequel is called Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and is playable on the Nintendo 3DS.[17] He reprised his role in the third game, Luigi's Mansion 3, on Nintendo Switch.

Luigi has been associated with the more difficult second acts of multiple Super Mario games.[18] These include The Lost Levels, Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Luigi U and the new game plus in Super Mario 3D Land, which offer more challenging elaborations on their respective predecessors and allow the player to use Luigi as the main character, with whom reduced friction and higher jumping is consistent in all of these games. Luigi became playable in the Nintendo DS game New Super Mario Bros. as a hidden character, and as a hidden character in the Wii game Super Mario Galaxy. In its sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2, the player can switch out for Luigi throughout the game.[19] He also appears as a playable character in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, where four players can play at once cooperatively as Mario, Luigi, and two Toads. He also appears in Super Mario 3D Land as a playable character as well as New Super Mario Bros. 2 and New Super Mario Bros. U, the latter having a DLC mode, where he is the main character, called New Super Luigi U. It has levels altered to his specific play abilities, including higher jumping. The DLC is also available as a standalone retail version. Luigi also appeared in Super Mario 3D World along with his brother, Peach, Rosalina and Toad.

Luigi appears in many of the Mario spin-offs, including Mario Kart, Mario Party, and all of the Mario sports titles. He also appears in all five installments of the Super Smash Bros. series; in the first three installments and Ultimate, he is an unlockable character.

Luigi has appeared in every Mario role-playing game. While he originally made a cameo appearance in the end credits of Super Mario RPG, he appears more prominently in the Paper Mario series. He is a non-playable character in the original Paper Mario. In the sequel Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, he appears yet again as a non-player character, going on a separate adventure from Mario's. Super Paper Mario features him as a playable character after he is initially brainwashed into working for the antagonist under the name "Mr. L." In Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Paper Mario: Color Splash, Luigi plays a minor role and can be found in the background of certain levels for a coin reward. In Color Splash, Luigi appears at the end of the game driving a kart and helps Mario reach Bowser's Castle. In Paper Mario: The Origami King, he once again helps Mario by retrieving the keys of Peach's Castle himself.[20] The Mario & Luigi series features Luigi as a main protagonist; the events of the games focus on him and his brother Mario. He has appeared in all seven Mario & Luigi games.

Other media

See also: Super Mario Bros.: Peach-Hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!, Super Mario Bros. (film), and Super Mario Bros. (TV series)

Luigi made his animated debut in the 1986 film Super Mario Bros.: The Great Mission to Save Princess Peach!. In the film, where he was voiced by Yū Mizushima, he was not yet given a consistent color scheme, sporting a yellow shirt and a blue hat and overalls. In the film, Luigi was a greedy character, and even left Mario at one point to look for coins. He was also a little more serious, but less courageous, than his brother Mario, who constantly daydreamed about Princess Peach.[citation needed]

Luigi later made an appearance in the third of a trilogy of OVA's entitled Amada Anime Series: Super Mario Bros. released in 1989, in which the Mario characters acted out the story of Snow White. He appears at the end of the video to save Mario and Peach from the Wicked Queen, portrayed by Koopa.

Luigi regularly appeared in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, airing from 1989 to 1990, which cast Danny Wells as both his live-action portrayal and voice. Like his brother, Luigi's voice actor changed in later cartoons, in his case to Tony Rosato. Even though he was not the starring character in the show, Luigi appeared in all 91 episodes of the three DiC Mario cartoons, in one of which his brother himself did not appear ("Life's Ruff" from The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3).

Luigi played a different role in the Super Mario Bros. film, where he was portrayed by John Leguizamo.[21] He is depicted as a more easy-going character in contrast to the cynical Mario, portrayed by Bob Hoskins.[21] In the film, Luigi is not Mario's twin, but is much younger to the point that Mario is said to have been like a surrogate father to him since their parents' deaths, and his romantic relationship with Daisy is one of the film's main plot elements.

Luigi has also appeared in several Robot Chicken sketches, always alongside Mario.[citation needed] In one sketch, he and Mario accidentally appear in Vice City, from the Grand Theft Auto series, while another features them competing in a Cannonball Run-styled car race.[citation needed]

In 2015, game designer Josh Millard released Ennuigi which relates the story of Luigi's inability to come to terms with the lack of narrative in the original Super Mario Bros.[22][23][24] Reception regarding Luigi's character in Ennuigi ranged from "depressed,"[25] "laconic,"[26] "perpetually miserable,"[27] to "an angsty teenager who just finished writing a book report about Albert Camus' The Stranger."[23] In a Reddit thread, Millard commented "I [...] think it's a pretty weird implied narrative once you step back and look at it, and enjoyed funneling some thoughts about all that into a recharacterization of Luigi as a guy who's as legitimately confused and distressed by his strange life as you'd expect a person to be once removed from the bubble of cartoony context of the franchise."[28]

Year of Luigi

On March 19, 2013, Nintendo began the "Year of Luigi". This included a year of Luigi-themed games like Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Dr. Luigi, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, and New Super Luigi U. A Luigi's Mansion statue was released on Club Nintendo. On March 19, 2014, the Year of Luigi ended.[29]

Month of Luigi

On October 4, 2019, Nintendo declared that the entire month of October would be the Month of Luigi. This was done to celebrate Luigi's Mansion 3, which was released on October 31, 2019. The Month of Luigi ended on November 1, 2019.[30]


Since his appearance in Super Mario Bros., Luigi has received highly positive reception. Nintendo Power listed Luigi as their fifth favourite hero, citing his dependability while describing him as being an underdog. They also listed him as having one of the best mustaches.[31]GameDaily listed the "neglected guy" as one of their top 25 video game archetypes, citing Luigi as an example and stating that he lacks the charisma of his older brother Mario and that he should get another starring role.[32] They also listed Luigi's Poltergust 3000 from Luigi's Mansion as one of the top 25 Nintendo gimmicks.[33]UGO Networks ranked Luigi at No. 16 on their "25 Most Memorable Italians in Video Games" list, ranking him over Mario himself.[34]

Luigi has been featured in many "Top Sidekicks" lists. Machinima placed Luigi on their "Top 10 Sidekicks in Gaming" list.[35] He was also listed as the best sidekick in video games by Maximum PC.[36]IGN ranked him second on their top 10 list, commenting "No pair illustrates brotherly love like Mario and Luigi".[37]Maxim listed Luigi as the second most underrated sidekick, behind Waylon Smithers of the television series "The Simpsons".[38]


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