Luigi (ルイージ Ruīji?) is the deuteragonist of the Mario series. He is the younger twin brother of Mario and a heroic individual. 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.
- 1 Game appearances
- 1.1 Mario & Sonic series
- 1.1.1 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
- 1.1.2 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
- 1.1.3 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
- 1.1.4 Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
- 1.1.5 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
- 1.1.6 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
- 1.2 Super Smash Bros. series
- 1.1 Mario & Sonic series
- 2 External links
Mario & Sonic series
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Luigi is Mario's brother and the family resemblance is obvious. Like Mario, Luigi is an All-Around type of guy, not excelling in any one area but showing solid ability in many events in the Olympic Games.
— Luigi's profile, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games website
In both versions of the game, Luigi has the following characteristics and icons:
In the Mission Mode in both the Wii and Nintendo DS versions of the game, Luigi has to beat a set of five missions, which will unlock a final mission. Clearing all six missions will award the player with the Luigi Emblem. These missions include:
- Triple Jump: Jump perfectly from the foul line! - Run at maximum speed and perform the best jump right before the foul line 1 time(s)!
- 4x100m Freestyle: Aim for the specified time! - FInish with a time between 3 min. 21 sec. and 3 min. 25 min.!
- Dream Platform: Destroy the blocks! - Destroy 6 blocks by ramming into them and enter the water first!
- 400m: Stagger to the finish line! - Stagger to the finish line with your stamina used up and come in 1st place!
- Dream Table Tennis: Win and score ten points in one rally! - Play a 10 shot rally, score 10 points all at once and defeat your opponent!
- Dream Fencing: Beat your rival! - Defeat Waluigi!
- Nintendo DS:
- 100m Freestyle- Earn 3rd place!
- Triple Jump - Jump between 13m and 15m!
- Archery - Hit black, red and blue rings in that specific order!
- Table Tennis - Win five points using spin shots.
- Dream Basketball - Score at least 15 points in 10 consecutive shots!
- Dream Race - Beat Shadow when he's in top condition!
in both the Wii and Nintendo DS versions of the game, the player can also earn the Luigi Crown by getting all gold and 1st medals using Luigi.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Luigi is a playable character in both the Wii and Nintendo DS version of the game. In the Wii and Nintendo DS version, Luigi also has the special skill, the Luigi Rocket, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.
In both versions of the game, Luigi has the following characteristics and icons:
|Icon||Skill Type||Stats||Special Skill||Emblem|
In the Wii version of the game, a Mii costume based on Luigi can be unlocked in the game after winning five gold or/and 1st place medals in any Olympic/Dream Events with Luigi and then buying the costume in the boutique.
In Adventure Tours mode in the Nintendo DS version of the game, Luigi appears as one of the unlockable characters who can take part in the mode's sports competitions. He can be found in Frostown, where the player must beat beat him in a Cross-Country event. After that, Luigi will join the player's team. When later arriving in Sparkleton, Luigi helps Sonic and Sonic look for a key. However, a Boo scares Luigi away, causing Luigi to run into a tree. Fortunately, this led to the discovery of the key the heroes were searching for, which falls out of the tree Luigi hit. However, it gets stolen by the Boo. Luigi gives chase to the Boo and initiates the "Get the key!" mini-game. If Luigi gets the key in less than forty seconds, the Boo runs away to report what happened to King Boo. When the player later clears the ice walls at Polastraits, King Boo will appear, angry over that the Boo told him that Luigi upset them in Sparkleton. Luigi subsequently challenges King Boo to an Alpine Skiing GS event, which the former wins, prompting King Boo to run away.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Luigi appears as one of the playable characters in both the Wii and Nintendo 3DS version of the game. In the Wii version, Luigi also has the special skill, the Luigi Rocket, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.
In this game, across both versions, Luigi has the following characteristics and icons:
|Icon||Skill Type||Stats (Wii)||Class (3DS)||Special Skill||Flag|
In the Wii version of the game, Luigi also appears as an interactable character in London Party Mode. Here, the player can speak to him on two different occasions in order to play the minigames "Goomba Hunt" or "Go away Boo" and earn stickers. Also, a Mii costume based on Luigi can be unlocked in the game by either winning it through a Scratch Card or paying ten blank cards.
In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Luigi belongs to the Heroes class and can only take part in sports events selected for this class. During the events of the mode, Luigi and Mario arrived in London for the Olympic Games, only to find a colored fog enveloping the city. Finding Toad collapsed in the Main Stadium, Luigi and Mario came across Fog Imposers of Sonic and Tails, whom they defeated, which made them disappear. Seeking to lift the fog by defeating more Fog Imposters, Luigi, Mario, and Toad set off with Omochao into the thickest part of the fog. There, they found Dry Bowser and a Dry Bones, whom they defeated in an event. Afterward, Luigi and Mario destroyed the local Fog Machine spreading the fog, thus clearing the area of the fog. Noticing that Hyde Park was still foggy however, Luigi and Mario went there to investigate. Upon their arrival, they found Peach, Daisy, Amy, and Blaze, who had already cleared the area of the fog. Following then a lead from Rouge, Luigi and Mario went to the British Museum to discover the truth behind the mysterious fog. On their way to the museum, they met Sonic and Tails, with whom they joined forces with to destroy the remaining Fog Machines. They soon after managed to clear the grounds of the British Museum by defeating Dr. Eggman Nega and destroying his Fog Machine. In the museum, the heroes discovered that the fog came from an Fog urn in which the Phantasmal Fog was sealed up in. Now, however, it was being used by Dr. Eggman and Bowser. When Charmy Bee then returned from some reconnaissance, Luigi and his friends decided to split up and find the bad guys and their Fog Machines in different parts of the city. At the London Tennis Club, Luigi and Charmy found Waluigi challenging Metal Sonic. After Waluigi beat Metal Sonic, Luigi and Charmy followed them to Eton Dorney. Here, they saw Waluigi and Wario defeat Eggman and Metal Sonic, before destroying their Fog Machine. Leaving Eggman in Wario and Waluigi's hands, Luigi returned to the stadium, with the fog having been removed from everywhere around London, where he told his friends about everything.
Sometime later, the fog returned, this time spreading over all of London with increased intensity. Luigi, Mario, Sonic, and Tails later rescued Cream and Cheese from their fog imposters at the stadium. Afterward, the group and Omega traveled to Stonehenge to follow a clue from an amnesiac Omega. There, the heroes found the lid for the Fog urn, which they took with them. Omega, who had regained his memory files, also informed them that Eggman and Bowser had set up their base inside Big Ben. The heroes subsequently went there while defeating more Fog Imposters, but Toad could not go any further, so he was taken away by Omega. Luigi, Mario, Sonic, and Tails then traveled to Big Ben, where they faced Eggman and Bowser, who were empowered by the Phantasmal Fog. However, Sonic and Mario managed to win the clash. Mario and Sonic then destroyed the Master Fog Machine, returned the Phantasmal Fog to its urn and sealed it. After the fog was gone, Eggman and Bowser explained that they wanted revenge for not being invited to the Olympic Games. It turned out, however, that their invitations had been lost, but they could still take part in the competition if they signed up in time. Later, Luigi attended the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games.
In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, a badge of Luigi can also be obtained from the badge machine.
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
In Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Luigi appears as one of the playable characters. In this game, Luigi has the special skill, the Luigi Rocket, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.
In this game, Luigi has the following characteristics and icons:
|Icon||Skill Type||Special Skill||Biography||Flag|
|All-Around||Luigi Rocket||Taller and slimmer than his older brother Mario, the multi-talented Luigi is ready to show the world what he can do.|
In Legends Showdown, Luigi is on the third team, along with Daisy, Shadow and Vector. Also, a Mii costume based on Luigi can be unlocked in the game by riding the ice ball for 65% of a Snowball Scrimmage match.
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
In the Wii U version of the game, Luigi is available from the beginning and playable in all events. Also, a Mii costume set based on Luigi can be unlocked in the game by completing Luigi's Carnival Challenge. However, it must be collected in two separate parts, each with their own stat changes.
In the Wii U version of the game, Luigi has the following characteristics, description and icons:
|Icon||Skill Type||Stats||Playable Event(s)||Biography||Flag|
|All-Around||5||6||7||All events||This green-capped Mario brother is easily scared, but a kind person at heart. Although he often finds himself overshadowed by his older brother, he's actually quite skillful himself. He's come to Rio with the goal of winning more Olympic medals than Mario, who always seems to hog all the attention.|
In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Luigi is available from the beginning and has the following characteristics:
|Artwork||Stats||Playable Event(s)||Challenged in Road to Rio?|
||Sonic's Story Day 2|
In the arcade edition of the game, Luigi is available from the beginning and has the following characteristics:
|Icon||Skill Type||Stats||Recommended Event(s)|
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Luigi appears as a playable character.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Luigi makes his third appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series as a playable fighter. In this game, Luigi must be unlocked by completing any one of following objectives:
- Play 22 VS. matches. Luigi must then be defeated on .
- Beat Classic Mode with no continues. Luigi must then be defeated on Luigi's Mansion.
- Have Luigi join the player's party in the Subspace Emissary (Subspace (Part I)).
In gameplay, Luigi is a strong, middleweight character. He is mostly recognized by his fast, yet powerful attacks that can result in many reliable finishers that can achieve KOs at percentages under 100. Together with his well-chained attacks, these skills give him several efficient set-up moves and combos. He is also one of the few characters that can crawl. However, Luigi's downside is that he has mediocre mobility, floaty movements, slow dashes, and very slow movements in the air that make it difficult to get near opponents. His attacks also have extremely poor reach. He likewise has low traction that causes him to slide considerable distances when he is blocking attacks with his shield, limited shield punishing options, and a less-than-effective projectile attack that is both slow and short-ranged. To make matters worse, all of these drawbacks to Luigi supplement his weakness in the field of mobility and movements. He is also crippled by the game's missing ability to air dodge diagonally into the ground for a short forward slide, as his traction issues greatly exacerbate his approach and make his maneuverability a handful to control, causing him to be at a disadvantage against characters that possess disjoined hitboxes and strong camping abilities.
In the Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary, Luigi is one of the many characters from the World of Trophies that got caught up in the schemes ofand his minions, whom they would work to defeat together.
Luigi also appears in the game as several Trophies and Stickers:
|Image||Name||Page||ID||Area of Effect||Effect||User|
|Luigi (Luigi's Mansion)||32||82||N/A||Launch Power +8||Everyone|
|Paper Luigi (Super Paper Mario)||39||98||Electric||Attack +20||Everyone|
|Mario & Luigi (Mario & Luigi: SS)||41||103||Flame||Resistance +19||Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Bowser|
|Luigi (Mario & Luigi: SS)||42||104||N/A||Launch Power +23||Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, Peach|
|Luigi & Baby Luigi (Mario & Luigi: PiT)||43||108||N/A||Launch Power +8||Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, Peach|
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
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In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Luigi made his fourth appearance as a playable fighter in the Super Smash Bros. series. In both versions of this game, Luigi is a starter character, making him available from the beginning.
In gameplay, Luigi is a middleweight character. In this game, Luigi's performance has overall improved: while his damage out is lowered, his mobility is now faster and he has received a new Final Smash that involves his Poltergust 5000. His most recognized attribute this time around however, is the utility of his various moves; in addition to retaining his great combo gameplay, his overall fast frame data makes it difficult to find an opening in his attacks to exploit. His excellent airborne attack gameplay is as well complemented by a number of ground attacks that have great chances at knocking an opponent into the air in favorable ways. He also has higher jumps and great utility of his aerial moves, which possess a number of favorable mechanics that support combo attacks, and his back aerial and clean neutral aerial moves are good options for performing KOs. Luigi's Fireball technique is now also fairly quick and possesses a respectable range, and his dashing speed has increased. In addition, Luigi's aerial game, and aerial mobility benefit from his heightened falling speed, higher gravity, lower short hop, and increased jumping height. Luigi's recovery also remains unpredictable, long-distanced and risky to intercept. Despite all these improvements however, Luigi retains his weaknesses from the previous title. His mobility, despite its improvements in this title, is still slow and awkward, his dashing speed is below average in performance, and his low traction and low air speed still hold him back in many regards. Also, excluding the Fireball, the range of Luigi's moveset is still mostly short. Luigi also now also scuttles during his jumping animation, making him more closely resemble his depiction in the main Mario series.
Each version of the game also comes with their own Trophies of Luigi:
|Luigi||Fighter||7: Super Mario Bros.||Luigi recently celebrated his 30th anniversary with the Year of Luigi, but all that attention just made him even more shy and awkward. In Smash Bros. (as in life), Luigi tends to follow his brother's lead, but he adds his own flair to moves like Super Jump Punch. His taunts, however, are 100% Weegee.||With the Year of Luigi long gone now, it's up to you to prove to everyone that Mario's cowardly co-star is still awesome. He may share a lot of moves with his brother, but he still puts his own spin on things. When you Super Jump Punch a foe just right, for example, the noise he makes is epic. His taunts are pretty funny too. Try them!||Clear Classic with Luigi.|
|Luigi (Alt.)||Fighter||N/A||Luigi may sulk when his down taunt is used, but his little dejected kick can actually hurt a nearby enemy fighter. It can even trigger a meteor smash! Notice an enemy leisurely hanging from the edge? Run over and pout on the edge—that foe will be the one with something to pout about!||Luigi might look a bit sulky when you use his down taunt, but when he does it next to another fighter, it can get in a little hit - well, a "little hit" that can also sometimes be a meteor smash! Say you spot a fighter hanging off the edge of the stage. Just give them a pout and a kick with this taunt, and they'll fall to their doom.||Purchase at the Trophy Shop for 1000G, after clearing Classic with Luigi.|
|Poltergust 5000||Final Smash||92: Final Smashes 3||A ghost-sucking vacuum cleaner created by Professor E. Gadd. In Luigi's ghostly adventures, it's the only thing standing between him and complete terror. In this game, it sucks in enemies, damages them, and then fires them diagonally upward. If it's used in an area with no ceilings, you might send them soaring right off the screen!||A ghost-sucking vacuum cleaner created by Professor E. Gadd. In Luigi's ghostly adventures, it's the only thing standing between him and abject terror. In this game, it sucks in enemies, damages them, then fires them diagonally upward. Use it in an area with no ceilings, and you might send them soaring right off the screen!||Clear All-Star with Luigi.|
|Luigi||Fighter||Luigi recently celebrated his 30th anniversary with the Year of Luigi, but all that attention just made him even more shy and awkward. In Smash Bros., Luigi takes a lot of cues from his brother in fighting style, adding flair to moves like Super Jump Punch. His taunts, however, are truly unique.||With the Year of Luigi long gone now, it's up to you to prove to everyone that Mario's cowardly co-star is still awesome. He may share a lot of moves with his brother, but he still puts his own spin on things. When you Super Jump Punch a foe just right, for example, the noise he makes is epic. His taunts are pretty funny too. Try them!||Clear Classic with Luigi.|
|Luigi (Alt.)||Fighter||Luigi may sulk when his down taunt is used, but his little dejected kick can actually hurt a nearby enemy fighter. It can even trigger a meteor smash! Notice an enemy leisurely hanging from the edge? Run over and pout on the edge—that foe will be the one with something to pout about!||Luigi might look a bit sulky when you use his down taunt, but when he does it next to another fighter, it can get in a little hit - well, a "little hit" that can also sometimes be a meteor smash! Say you spot a fighter hanging off the edge of the stage. Just give them a pout and a kick with this taunt, and they'll fall to their doom.||Clear All-Star with Luigi.|
|Luigi (With Poltergust 3000)||Luigi (With Poltergust 5000)||Fighter Related||Luigi's trusty tool, the Poltergust 3000. This isn't your neighbor's boring, old vacuum—the Poltergust 3000 sucks up ghosts! It also can find them when they are hiding and can blow them around a room! Why doesn't every family own one of these, I wonder...||Unlike your run-of-the-mill vacuum cleaner, this one sucks up...ghosts! And it doesn't just suck them up - it blows them around, draws them to you, and even helps you find them when they're hidden. Talk about convenient! No home should be without one. No Luigi should be without one, either.||Collect 500 or more unique Trophies.|
|Paper Luigi||Series Related||Paper Luigi is Paper Mario's younger brother. He shows up from time to time during Paper Mario's quest for the Royal Stickers, but he doesn't stick around for long. Such a modest guy... I wonder what he's getting up to now!||Paper Mario's little brother, Paper Luigi. While Mario is searching for the Royal Stickers, you might see Luigi here and there, just lounging around in the background. If you try to peel him away like a sticker, he runs off quick as a flash. What on earth are you playing at, Luigi?||Random|
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Luigi made his fifth appearance as a playable fighter in the Super Smash Bros. series. In this game, Luigi must be unlocked by completing any one of following objectives:
- Play VS. matches, with Luigi being the 33rd character to be unlocked. Luigi must then be defeated on .
- Clear Classic Mode with Mario or any character in his unlock tree, being the 5th character unlocked after Ike. Luigi must then be defeated on Luigi's Mansion.
- Have Luigi join the player's party in World of Light.
In gameplay, Luigi is a reasonable-sized, middleweight character. This time around, Luigi has a new Final Smash again that incorporates the Poltergust G-00. He has also received a new up tilt that is similar to Mario's and a new dashing, walking and running animation. He is also able to perform grab and throws on both the ground and in midair using his Poltergust G-00 as a tether grab. In addition, Luigi's up throw involves him ejecting his foes directly from his Poltergust G-00. His traction issues from previous games have also been improved, and many of his other attacks have been modified. Outside of changes to Luigi's attributes, Luigi has received an improvement in gameplay thanks to changes in the game's mechanics: his mobility has been increased in speed, the timing and landing lag for his short hop are faster, he can once again perform diagonal air dodges, his recovery has undergone an improvement, and he now has more attack options in different situations.
In the Adventure Mode of the game, "World of Light", Luigi was one of the many fighters (aside from Kirby, who had managed to escape) who got captured byso that he could clone them and create puppet fighters for evil spirits to control. Luigi was later one of the many fighters that fell under 's control upon Galeem's first defeat. During the Adventure Mode, several puppet fighters of Luigi are used for spirit battles. An evil version of Luigi can be fought and defeated so that the true Luigi can be awoken and join the fight to defeat Galeem and Dharkon.
In this game, Luigi also appears as a Fighter Spirit and a Support Spirit with the following characteristics:
|4||Luigi||Super Mario Series||
|Enemy Fighter(s)||Enemy Power||Stage||Battle conditions|
|3,400||(hazards off)||Rule(s): N/A
|Luigi (Mario Tennis Aces)||Neutral||★★ (Advanced)||"Stadium Theme - Mario Tennis Aces"||
|133||1||Weapon Attack ↑|