Gold Mice are mice ghosts that appear in Luigi's Mansion. They are similar to the Blue and Purple Mice, but are more prominent because they release treasure if vacuumed into the Poltergust 3000. In this regard, they are similar to Speedy Spirits, which are also hidden ghosts who release treasure. If defeated with an element, however, they do not relinquish any treasure.
Ten Gold Mice appear throughout the mansion, and appear in a location from either one of two conditions. Half of them emerge from a hidden cheese block if Luigi scans it with the Game Boy Horror, while the other five have a twenty percent chance of appearing in a predetermined room or hallway. When one appears, the "puzzle complete" jingle plays, followed by the mouse squeaking. Luigi must capture a Gold Mouse before it escapes into the wall. However unlike Speedy Spirits, Luigi has another opportunity at catching the Gold Mouse if he re-enters the location later, as long as the lights are not turned on.
Gold Mice release a variety of treasure, including Coins, Bills, Gold Bars, and even a Jewel. Every Gold Mouse releases thirty Coins, ten more than the amount released by Speedy Spirits. In the PAL Hidden Mansion, each Gold Mouse relinquishes thirty Coins, twenty Bills, a Gold Bar, and a Blue Diamond.
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