Luigi's Mansion (series)
The Luigi's Mansion series is a series of action-adventure video games with a few light horror elements. It spans over three different systems and consists of three different games. It is a spin-off from the Super Mario series. It is the only series within the Mario franchise to have all of its games feature Luigi as the main protagonist, instead of Mario. Throughout the series, Luigi explores various haunted buildings, taking on a ghost-hunting role by capturing various types of hostile ghosts. The series commenced with the release of the first Luigi's Mansion game as a launch title for the Nintendo GameCube.
The gameplay revolves around Luigi exploring various haunted locations solving puzzles and defeating ghosts. The player uses Luigi's Poltergust to stun and vacuum up ghosts. In the first game, the player would have to use the flashlight to stun ghosts' hearts once they were exposed. From the second game onwards players use the Strobulb to stun ghosts and then proceed to suck them up, but also a device known as the Dark-Light Device that would reveal objects that were hidden by spirit balls. This was used for puzzles and secret areas. The first game featured Portrait Ghosts that the player would have to defeat by exposing their heart through a certain method, whereas the third game has Boss Ghosts that are similarly required to be defeated through certain methods. All three games feature bosses, with the first having three and a final boss, the second having five and a final boss and the third having sixteen and a final boss. The first game features certain Portrait Ghosts such as Chauncey and Bogmire, the second game features a Possessor along with a mini-boss for each mansion, and the third game features Boss Ghosts such as Chambrea or Johnny Deepend. These ghosts are defeated by other, more complicated methods than simply stunning and sucking them up.
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