2013 is the Year of Luigi, because Luigi appeared for the first time in the arcade game Wrecking Crew, which came out in 1983. It's been thirty years this year. Cool for him, except the poor guy still can't get enough recognition. Always in his brother's shadow, Luigi is really in a pitiful situation.
Despite this year's celebration of the green bro, we have to ask the question... Is Luigi still overlooked? It's kind of hard to tell.
|Evolution of the Luigi|
|Hey, Whomp King! You want a piece of the Wild Green|
Wonder? ...Come and get it, you walking gravel.
|Aw, he's scared of the cutte little deadly Subspace critters!|
Also, let's not forget that wherever Mario goes, Luigi follows. Luigi has always been a part of Super Smash Bros., ever from the very first game. Let's not forget either all the other medias, such as the Mario cartoons: Luigi is always there too. But those have stopped airing, so they're mentioned here just for the sake of information.
So, is Luigi still overlooked? No, not that much. He still is, a little, because Mario is still the main focus of a lot of games (and Mario's name is in almost all the spinoff games: Mario Party, Mario Kart...), but usually there will be a way to play as Luigi, and that's a good sign. It proves Nintendo cares for the lesser bro. It proves the fans demand more Luigi. Go, second fiddle, and steal the show!