Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (2013)

by Christopher
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Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon: A Spooktacular Adventure for the Ghost-Hunting Plumber

Released in 2013 for the Nintendo 3DS, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is the highly anticipated sequel to the original Luigi’s Mansion game released on the GameCube in 2001. Developed by Next Level Games and published by Nintendo, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon takes players on a spooky adventure filled with ghosts, puzzles, and haunted mansions.


Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon retains the core gameplay mechanics of its predecessor. Players control Luigi as he explores various mansions, using his trusty Poltergust 5000 vacuum cleaner to capture ghosts. The Poltergust 5000 can be used to suck up ghosts, blow away cobwebs and other obstacles, and solve puzzles.

One of the major additions to Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is the inclusion of the Dark Light Device. This device allows Luigi to see hidden objects and ghosts, and can also be used to stun ghosts before capturing them. The Dark Light Device adds a new layer of strategy to the gameplay, as players must now carefully search each room for hidden secrets and ghosts.


Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon begins with Luigi and Professor E. Gadd investigating a mysterious mansion that has appeared in Evershade Valley. Upon entering the mansion, Luigi and E. Gadd are attacked by ghosts and separated. Luigi must then team up with E. Gadd’s new invention, Polterpup, to capture the ghosts and uncover the secrets of the mansion.

As Luigi progresses through the game, he learns that the mansions are being haunted by King Boo, who has once again escaped from the Ghost Zone. King Boo has stolen the Dark Moon, which controls the balance between the ghost world and the human world, and has used its power to create a new army of ghosts.


Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon features five unique mansions, each with its own unique theme and challenges. The mansions are:

  • Gloomy Mansion: A dark and gloomy mansion filled with cobwebs and spiders.
  • Haunted Towers: A towering mansion with tall towers and winding staircases.
  • Secret Mine: A mansion located underground, filled with mines and traps.
  • Treacherous Mansion: A mansion filled with traps and hazards, including moving platforms and swinging axes.
  • Final Mansion: The final mansion, where Luigi must confront King Boo and restore the balance between the ghost world and the human world.


Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon received critical acclaim upon release, with many reviewers praising its charming characters, clever puzzles, and eerie mansions. The game was also a commercial success, selling over 6 million copies worldwide.

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is a must-play for fans of ghost-hunting games and Nintendo fans alike. With its charming characters, clever puzzles, and eerie mansions, it’s a spooky adventure that will keep you entertained for hours.

Tips for Playing Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

  • Use the Dark Light Device to find hidden objects and ghosts.
  • Stun ghosts with the Dark Light Device before capturing them.
  • Use the Poltergust 5000 to blow away cobwebs and other obstacles.
  • Be careful not to get caught by ghosts!
  • Explore every nook and cranny of each mansion to find all the hidden secrets.

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