When someone says Luigi, we immediately know which Luigi they’re talking about. In fact, the little voice in our heads even says it in an Italian accent.
Luigi was originally known just as Mario’s brother (or the second playable character in Super Mario Brothers). As the years went on, Luigi’s popularity as a standalone character has grown, and with it, his own legacy. Today, many young Nintendo gamers know Luigi for a franchise that doesn’t even feature Mario as the main character; Luigi’s Mansion. The latest installment of the game was picked up by 7.8 million fans by the second quarter of 2020.
As Luigi’s fanbase keeps on growing, players want to know more about the background of this curious Italian man that has us all glued to our screens for more than three decades. How old is Luigi? Does he have his own Princess to rescue? What does he eat? In need of such answers, we’ve embarked on a journey to look up fun facts about Luigi you may not have known.
Are Mario and Luigi Brothers?
Not only are Mario and Luigi (Super Mario) brothers, but they’re also twins. They’re universally known as brothers, so that might not come as much of a shock. But to find out they’re actually twins? In light of that fact, it’s safe to say they’re fraternal twins. Just take a look at their height difference.
How tall is Luigi?
Just by looking at the Super Mario brothers, we can clearly see that Luigi’s at least several inches taller than Mario.
Taking into consideration that Mario’s average height by cannon is 5 foot 1, and the obvious height difference between the brothers on-screen, we come to a conclusion: Luigi’s height is estimated to be around 5 foot 9.
How old is Luigi?
Aside from ‘how tall is Luigi?’, another question that’s been on everyone’s mind is ‘how old is Luigi’. Now, according to the Nintendo official cannon, the fraternal twins are both 24-25 years old. A lot of devoted fans will have difficulty believing that our favorite plumber twins are in their mid-twenties, and not 40-something-year-olds. Could it be the mustache, or something else?
In fact, the first time we learn about Mario and Luigi’s age is from Nintendo’s interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Super Mario. Miyamoto himself didn’t see the point of putting any restrictions when it comes to Mario. But that’s the whole beauty of it, we suppose. Fans are always free to make certain assumptions, develop theories of their own based on what is known, and consequently build up their heroes any way they like.
Is Mario older than Luigi?
There’s no birds and bees story in Mario and Luigi’s birth origin story, folks. However, a certain type of bird was involved. A stork delivered baby Mario and baby Luigi to Yoshi’s Island, Mario being the (marginally) older of the two.
Who is Luigi’s Girlfriend?
Mario has his Princess Peach, so it’s only fair that Luigi gets his very own love interest. And who better than Princess Daisy. Luigi’s missus is nothing less than royalty. In fact, she’s the Princess of Sarasaland. Luigi’s lady friend made her first appearance in Super Mario Land for the Game Boy in 1989.
Since the plot of Super Mario Land was set far away from the Mushroom Kingdom, Deiji-hime was created to fulfill the role of damsel-in-distress. Only, she’s not so much of a damsel-in-distress kind of girl. In fact, Daisy is officially described as lively, and a bit of a tomboy, which is quite unusual for a princess. Her spitfire personality likens her more to a little firecracker rather than a damsel waiting to be rescued. It’s no wonder Luigi grew a liking to her.
What is Luigi’s Favorite Food?
You can only say you know someone very well if you know what their favorite food is. In light of that, allow us to disclose the name of Luigi’s favorite food – spaghetti. It’s kind of predictable since he’s Italian, but honestly, we were expecting a bit more spice.
On that note, can you guess what Mario’s favorite food is? Hint – it’s spaghetti. This was first revealed in the Super Mario Brothers Super Show.
The Truth About Luigi
So, there you have it. We’ve reached the end of our pursuit of truth. Now we know that Luigi is Mario’s fraternal twin. Second, he’s 5 foot 9. However, we simply refuse to believe that the man is 24-25 years old. Also, he apparently has a girlfriend – unfortunately, we’re still recovering from that one. And last but not least, both Mario and Luigi’s favorite food is spaghetti.
After we got to know Luigi a bit better, it’s important to remember that he’s still the same Luigi we know and love. He’s brought us joy in many shapes and forms, or consoles if we’re going to be technical about it. So, we’re going to cut him some slack for keeping secrets. Wherever Luigi is, let’s hope he’s enjoying a hot plate of spaghetti with his brother Mario.