Over the years, Luigi has developed from a simple palette swap of Mario to a very distinct character, with a significant part of his personality being centered around living in his brother’s shadow. In Ennuigi, a fan game created by Josh Millard, this personality trait, combined with the nonsensical and destructive nature of the Mario Brothers’ adventures, is taken to a hilarious extreme. You play as a depressed, chain smoking Luigi who wanders the Mushroom Kingdom, reflecting on his life and the choices he’s made.

Millard describes the game as the product of his critical examination of the original Super Mario Bros., which has very little in the way of narrative, especially within the game itself. Ennuigi, then, acts as a possible interpretation of Luigi’s thoughts on his actions in the official games as well as a variety of other subjects, and it manages to be pretty amusing in the process.

That’s just one writer’s opinion, though. You can play it here, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Source: Lexaloffle Games

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Gabriel McBride
I'm a guy who likes video games, which you probably gathered given that this is my user profile on a video game news site. I started gaming with Pokemon Gold on the Game Boy Color, then moved on to Ruby on the GBA, which eventually led me to the Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. It was there that I fell in love with the Zelda series, and to this day Minish Cap holds a special place in my heart. As I became increasingly obsessed with the Zelda series, I eventually discovered Zelda Informer and have stuck around ever since, though I have spent more time commenting on Gamnesia ever since it emerged from ZI's forehead fully formed. I love all things Nintendo, and some of my favorite (non-Zelda) games include Chrono Trigger, Okami, the Mother trilogy, the Paper Mario series (but especially Thousand Year Door), Xenoblade Chronicles, and various Fire Emblem titles. Outside of video gaming, I'm also fond of reading, watching anime, and occasionally playing board games.


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