ickypaintlikegoop

ickypaintlikegoop:

Can we talk about how much more awesome this game’s plot would be if Shadow Mario was a real character instead of just a disguise

Right? I mean, I love this game and all, but Shadow Mario acting as a facade for Bowser JR. is pretty lame. If they were to have kept Shadow Mario as a real character, he would probably be quite reminiscent of Shadow the Hedgehog, which is no big deal by any means.

Spooky - The Operative Bulldog
Probably one of the more obscure subjects of the Luigi’s Mansion prototype. It seems that at one point in development, Spooky was supposed to be a living organism. This is the only screenshot released revealing that Spooky was actually alive at one point in time. In the E3 trailer, he is shown as a ghost; so this could come from an even earlier build of the game. Perhaps even before the E3 demo build. I ponder as to why they changed this.Also, note that the graveyard is completely absent from behind the wall.

Spooky - The Operative Bulldog


Probably one of the more obscure subjects of the Luigi’s Mansion prototype. It seems that at one point in development, Spooky was supposed to be a living organism. This is the only screenshot released revealing that Spooky was actually alive at one point in time. In the E3 trailer, he is shown as a ghost; so this could come from an even earlier build of the game. Perhaps even before the E3 demo build. I ponder as to why they changed this.

Also, note that the graveyard is completely absent from behind the wall.

Earlier leftover ghosts designs for ‘obake01’ and ‘obake02’.
From what little information lies upon these two designs, they are actually the two ghosts seen in the Spaceworld 2000 FMV.

The teal-colored ghost was the first spectre Luigi had encountered when he first entered the mansion. I hear the ghost tries to attack Luigi by trying to bite him or something across those lines. Luigi then dashes away from the ghost, sliding down a banister, dodging a falling chandelier, then being scared out of his mind. I would believe he now runs to the Foyer in hopes of hiding from the ghost. This isn’t the case as he is now surrounded by several ghosts sporting a bulbous nose. These guys are utilizing the green ghost’s design. Another possible theory is that Luigi fleed to the Foyer to look for a hiding spot. But instead, he catches sight of three ghosts playing some sort of card game (I assume poker). Now what is strange is that the ghost on the very right is donning a toupée. It is always strange to go back and look at a specific game’s development cycle. Some hardly change, some have such drastic changes you almost wonder why they overhauled the entire game.

Photos come from Luigi’s Bigger Mansion.