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Hanging Luigi
« on: November 25, 2018, 04:03:50 AM »
I have not yet played the Luigi’s Mansion remake for the 3DS. Can anybody who has played the game confirm whether or not the legendary Hanging Luigi Shadow in the telephone room still appeared in this version? Oddly I have searched like crazy yet can’t confirm or deny. I know it was a glitch in the original so I know it was unlikely, but maybe out of respect for video game lore, Nintendo kept it in?

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Re: Hanging Luigi
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2018, 04:13:57 AM »
This video has the answer:



If you don't want to watch the video, then no it doesn't appear.




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Re: Hanging Luigi
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2018, 04:21:51 AM »
Which is great because that will stop people from assuming it's an easter egg.

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Re: Hanging Luigi
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2018, 01:31:14 PM »
video game lore
Mario has none :P

and the hanging Luigi illusion is just a rendering quirk, they're not gonna waste time replicating it in a new engine that should render shadows properly.
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Re: Hanging Luigi
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2018, 01:46:25 PM »


You see that "arm" in the right? That's not actually an arm, it's the tube for the Poltergust 3000. The shadow is copying Luig's pose, but at a different angle. I have no clue what that stuff jutting out of Luigi's belly is but most certainly a distortion of the shadow at the strange angle.
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Re: Hanging Luigi
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2018, 01:53:20 PM »
You're either talking about the Game Boy Horror (the square bit that's jutting out) or just the table and Luigi being merged.
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Re: Hanging Luigi
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2018, 03:05:54 PM »
I'm pretty sure someone at Nintendo had to catch wind of the glitch when people on YouTube started talking about it, so it's not too surprising that they'd fix it.

I haven't played the remake yet, but from what I heard I think the biggest crime is that Luigi doesn't ride the Poltergust in the Boolossus fight.

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Re: Hanging Luigi
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2018, 03:38:42 PM »
I wouldn't call it a "glitch". It's more like a case of pareidolia from outdated rendering techniques.
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Re: Hanging Luigi
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2018, 03:28:09 AM »
I always thought that, if it were an Easter egg, it was the ghosts in the mansion playing a trick on Luigi or trying to freak him out by creating the illusion (not a premonition of any sort). I think a lot of fans wanted it to be a spooky and fun Easter egg, but I think the depiction of a hanging in a game would have immediately merited the game a Mature rating from the ESRB (unless it just being a faked shadow of a hanging that did not take place makes any difference in that respect. I don’t claim to know).

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Re: Hanging Luigi
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2018, 07:27:34 AM »
I don't think it would change the ESRB rating that much even if it was intentional. I mean TTYD had a noose smack dab in the middle of Rogueport and it was still rated E by the ESRB.
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Re: Hanging Luigi
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2018, 10:16:33 AM »
I mean kids don't even know what it's for, so yeah, sometimes people take those things a bit further than they should.

Which is why I am more scared of some things in video games than 7 year old me would be.