For all die hard Nintendo fans, this is a must buy. In this release game, it's not the usual Mario brother bashing the badies. This time it falls to Luigi.
Luigi's won a mansion in a competition he didn't enter, something dodgy going on there!! When he gets there he finds the place riddled with ghosts, and no sight of Mario. After a quick look around, and some other worldly experiences, you meet Professor E. Gadd, inventor of the Poltergust 3000, your weapon to fend off the ghouls. This game gives you good insight of the capabilities of the new style controler, you need nearly all the buttons to play this game. After a brief introduction to ghost catching, it's off the mansion for some serious hunting.
Walking in and out of dark rooms, you can hear Luigi nervously whistling or humming the theme tune. The graphics are lovely. When Luigi shines his torch about you can see dust floating in the air. The flickering candles and the dripping taps all add to the atmosphere.
Catching the ghosts is quite easy, once you get used to the controls, and herein lies one of the main faults of the game. Once you've caught one of the big ghosts, other than trying to find new ways to surprise them, you've caught them all. The most challenging ghosts to catch are actually the Boo's, once you've released them that is. To catch a Boo you have to direct Luigi with the control stick and the 'c' stick.
The game is also surprisingly short. It's possible to finish the game in a couple of days of serious playing.
The idea behind the game is fresh though, and you'll be laughing after 5 minutes play. If this is any indication of things to come from the big N, we should be getting excited.