With the recent release of the remaster for Luigi's Mansion, on the Nintendo 3DS, there were many changes added to the game. I will be comparing the original version on the GameCube and the new remaster on the 3DS.
GameCube version (2001)
Mediums: GameCube Disc
Frame Rate: 30 FPS
Compatible Controllers: GameCube Controller
Aggregate Score: 78/100 (Metacritic)
Other Notes: Stereoscopic 3D was originally planned
Nintendo 3DS version (2018)
Mediums: Nintendo 3DS Cartridge, Digital
Frame Rate: 30 FPS
Compatible Controllers: Built-in Nintendo 3DS controls (varies by model)
Aggregate Score: 71/100 (Metacritic)
Other Notes: Features Boss Rush mode, features cooperative mode, features stereoscopic 3D, features retextures, features SOME enhanced lighting, map features are displayed on touchscreen
Overall, this game really outdid itself for the extent of changes onto the Nintendo 3DS, ESPECIALLY controls, where the older models lacked a second analog stick whereas the original version required it. Since the Nintendo 3DS also lacked analog triggers and the older model lacked a Z button, those features were reworked around quite well.
However, most of the other aspects obviously didn't live up to expectations. Playing a game on a lower resolution really isn't worth it if you already own the game. Although the textures were somewhat improved, and some of the lighting was as well, most other aspects weren't. The darkness aspect was obviously downgraded and the textures were not sharp. The frame rate is relatively the same, but the original still held stable frame rate.
I would consider this as a tie, because most of the extra features aren't entirely necessary. I WOULD choose the Nintendo 3DS for the extra features, but I would stick with the GameCube version simply because it's enough to satisfy me.
What do you think of this game? Which one do you own? Which one do you prefer?