Luigi's Mansion is a 2001 action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the GameCube. It was a launch title for the GameCube, and the second title in the Mario franchise where Luigi is the main character. It was released in North America on November 18, 2001. It was relatively well-received by reviewers.
The game takes place in a haunted mansion when Luigi wins a contest that he never entered. Mario goes missing while investigating it, and it is up to Luigi to find him. To help Luigi on his quest, a scientist named Elvin Gadd (or E. Gadd) has equipped him with the "Poltergust 3000", a vacuum cleaner used for capturing ghosts, and a "Game Boy Horror", a device for communicating with E. Gadd. He also uses it as a map and to examine ghosts. The ghosts have escaped from Professor Gadd's paintings (with the help of King Boo) and it is up to Luigi to capture them.