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What if Mario wasn't the famous brother?

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Imagine if you will, a world where black is white, up is down… and Luigi is the more famous and beloved Mario brother. In this parallel dimension, the overlooked and shunned plumber is the biggest gaming icon on the planet. Adored by millions, he’s fronted some of the greatest titles of all time, brought awareness to the medium like no other character and has driven his older brother to shameful, desperate acts in the process…


The rise of Luigi

On one fateful day in 1983, Nintendo genius Shigeru Miyamoto has an epiphany: he's going to go with the green one...

As Luigi captures the hearts and minds of tens of millions of gamers all across the globe, his fame swells and he soon becomes a cultural icon who Hollywood rush to honour with his own summer blockbuster.

Oh, and this is also totally a universe where Tails has broken out from under the shadow of his cruel hedgehog overlord and become the most successful character Sega has ever created.  

 

Next up, we look at the tragic demise of Mario, as the portly plumber takes any job he can get to make ends meet.
 

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42 comments

  • guiarherodrummer1998 - August 16, 2010 6:40 p.m.

    Luigi Kart Wii, anyone?
  • FuzzyBee - August 16, 2010 5:54 p.m.

    Nice article, Dave :)
  • FlamingChaos35 - August 16, 2010 3:22 p.m.

    What about Mario's Mansion?
  • greenjoker - August 15, 2010 5:46 p.m.

    bahahhahahah
  • HawtKakez - August 14, 2010 10:52 p.m.

    Also, there is an internet craze for "Maiyo" with a beady eyed Mario staring at something.
  • slimjim441 - August 14, 2010 10:39 p.m.

    Mario looks more depressed than 'Prostitute Mickey.'
  • RonaldRayGun - August 14, 2010 5:54 p.m.

    That was interesting
  • philipshaw - August 14, 2010 11:45 a.m.

    The last image was super dark
  • AuthorityFigure - August 14, 2010 11:04 a.m.

    So, does that mean Luigi gets Peach, or a famous version of Daisy?
  • Ddz53 - August 14, 2010 1:53 a.m.

    tall vs short slim vs fat green vs red slick mustache vs untrimmed mustache Luigi wins
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - August 14, 2010 12:41 a.m.

    Mario would control as Fat Wario did in Warioland 4 (which would never exist), in comparison to Luigi's superiour speed and jumping abilities. Oh, and he's have gripy shoes for once. And Waluigi would be a relevant evil character. *shudders*
  • wud03 - August 13, 2010 11:13 p.m.

    lol lucas...
  • Metroidhunter32 - August 13, 2010 11:09 p.m.

    You could have done so much more with this. It feels like you just sort of slopped a few ideas together, the article doesn't feel complete.
  • shyfonzie - August 13, 2010 10:46 p.m.

    It doesn't really look like that gilr is going to pin the tail on Mario. Great article. NOW EVERYBODY GONNA PAY ATTENTION TO WEEEGEEEE.
  • ViewtifulBrandon - August 13, 2010 10:17 p.m.

    So if the whole world is turned upside down is Microsoft's mascot Blinx the cat or the kid from grabbed by the ghoulies?
  • SillyPigeon - August 13, 2010 10:12 p.m.

    LOL at Luigi & Tails at the olympic games. I've always loved Tails
  • Felixthecat - August 13, 2010 8:43 p.m.

    Forgot to say that Bowser > Luigi. I'm sorry. I want Bowser to have a game dedicated to him first, THEN Luigi's Mansion 2, Nintendo.
  • GOD - August 13, 2010 7:33 p.m.

    Hey now GR, don't start giving Sega more bad sonic game ideas, ex: Tails and the Black Knight and Tails Unleashed(I guess he'd be a werefox?)
  • coolman229 - August 13, 2010 7:31 p.m.

    What about Mario's Mansion?! That game was awesome!
  • MinxRiot - August 13, 2010 7:23 p.m.

    Idk man, I could live in a world of Luigi. I always liked him better anyways. Just saying.

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