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GAME LIST  &  HISTORY

The game list may be slightly outdated and could use a little reorganization.  I'm working on it.  Feel free to tell me what I'm missing, though.  :)  Luigi's origins may differ slightly depending on the source of information.  I'm trying to put together something general based mostly on the games, but I'd like to expand on it a little in the future.


Game List
Nintendo Entertainment System
Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2 (a.k.a. The Lost Levels)
Super Mario Bros. 2 USA
Super Mario Bros. 3
Mario Is Missing
NES Open Tournament Golf
Yoshi
Tetris (you can see him when you do well on B Type)

Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Mario World
Super Mario All Stars
Mario Is Missing
Super Mario Kart
Mario's Early Years: Fun With Letters
Mario's Early Years: Fun With Numbers
Mario's Early Years: Preschool Fun
Mario and Wario (Guide your character to Luigi to win the round.)[not released in US]
Yoshi's Island (You save Baby Luigi at the end)
Super Mario RPG (Hmph. He should have been a main character, but he makes a short walk-on.)
Kirby Super Star (appears in the crowd)
Mario Paint (Check out the stamp icon)
Stunt Race FX (appears on a sign)


Bandai Satellaview-X (Japan Only)

Mario Excite Bike

Game Boy & Game Boy Color

Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (press select before round starts in 1-player SMB game to play him)
Tetris (player 2 in a game link takes on his role)
Baseball
Game and Watch Gallery 2 (remake of "Chef")
Game and Watch Gallery 3
Mario Golf
Mario Tennis

Virtual Boy

Mario's Tennis
Mario Clash (appears in stands in bonus round)

Nintendo 64
Mario Kart 64
Mario Party
Super Smash Bros.
Mario Golf
Mario Party 2
Mario Tennis
Mario Party 3
Paper Mario
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (his picture is in Zelda's room)

Game Boy Advance
Super Mario Advance
Mario Kart Super Circut

Nintendo GameCube
Luigi's Mansion
Super Smash Bros. Melee

PC / Macintosh

Mario Is Missing (PC)
Super Mario Bros. Print World (PC)
Mario Teaches Typing (PC & Mac)
Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up (PC)


History

          Okay, okay...  It is really hard to find any factual information about Luigi.  I've tried.  I've searched the web and mailed Nintendo.  Apparently, there isn't much to find.  But still, I'll tell you what I know.  Luigi first appeared in Mario Bros.  I assume they were looking for another five-letter Italian name to compliment "Mario," but that's just speculation.  If anybody out there knows for sure, please drop me a line.

          It is generally accepted that Luigi's favorite color is green and that he is quieter and less aggressive than Mario.   He's shy and gets scared easily.  According to the instruction manual for Mario Party, Luigi is more intelligent than Mario.  He is also the younger brother.  According to Yoshi's Island, Mario and Luigi are twins, though before that I had always assumed that there were at least a few years in between them.  Obviously, whoever wrote the Super Mario Bros. movie thought the same way.  Though the movie didn't portray the game to my liking, I thought that the portrayal of Luigi was kinda cute.  But that's just me.  Maybe I just like John Leguizamo.  ::shrugs::  But anyway, if they are twins, Luigi is the younger one.  

          Anyway, Luigi grew up with Mario in Brooklyn, New York, and the two became involved in the family plumbing business.   The two accidentally ended up in the Mushroom Kingdom (in a parallel universe) most likely due to a freak plumbing accident.  You know, those funky pipes that seem to be everywhere.  I guess one of them lead to Earth, and, well... plop.  So, Luigi and Mario receive a message that the people of this kingdom are being turned to stone and the princess is being held captive at the hands of the evil Koopa King, Bowser.  The heroic boys that they are, Luigi and Mario offered to lend a hand and defeated Bowser and saved the princess, Peach.  Bowser, being stubborn, and Peach, being unlucky (though not completely helpless), let this process continue quite a few more times.  Of course, the Mario brothers were always there to save the day.