Started back in late 2019, this unique hack for Luigi's Mansion was completed last-minute to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the game, and is now available (after a few delays) to download off Romhacking.net.
Using special AR codes by Laser Crusader, Sky Bluigi has created a modification that puts a little twist on the classic Gamecube title, switching the game-play perspective to a first-person viewpoint; thereby making the experience all the more thrilling and immersive.
Several optimizations were made to the game to make it possible to explore all that the adventure has to offer, while staying directly in the shoes of Luigi. Examples include:
-Reworked cut-scenes (where practical)
-Modified movement (to keep Luigi more steady)
-Disabling of a particular 'item-pickup' sequence
-Adjustments/removal of certain object placements
Despite these measures, however, the creator has tried to keep the game just the same as it was... with a few tiny extras.
In addition to the above tweaks, a menu option to explore the Lab is also included, as well as a new HP cap of 70 health points for when you tackle the Hidden Mansion. And since you also no longer have your health restored after depositing ghosts, you can attempt a no-healing run, if you so desire.
Perhaps these new features don't speak much to you; and that's okay. Sky Bluigi is still learning the ropes of how to modify different things in the files, so he can't do a whole lot yet. (In fact, this hack wouldn't have been done if he hadn't asked for help many times over from expert hackers of the game.)
And though this hack is impressive, it definitely has a few quirks in it, despite great efforts to maintain professional quality. Still, if you can get behind that, you should give this amateur project a try. It might be just what you need to get back to replaying this cult favorite for the umpteenth time. :)RHDN Project PageRelevant Link