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Title screen
Title screen, with instructions
Publisher Nintendo
Platform(s) Browser
Release date 2001[citation needed]
Genre Sports
Rating(s) N/A
Mode(s) Single player
Media HTML
Input Mouse

PolterCue was an activity that was part of the Lab Flash game on the Luigi's Mansion microsite on Nintendo's North American and European websites.[1][2] It is based on cue sports.



The player has to direct a billiard ball into one of the six pockets on a billiard table using a "PolterGust 1000" that can be dragged from side to side with the mouse. This is done by flipping the switch on the PolterGust to vacuum the ball, then flipping it again to turn the PolterGust off before the ball gets sucked into it. This will leave the ball with enough momentum to continue rebounding off the table's margins and potentially fall into a pocket. If the ball gets sucked into the Poltergust, the game has to be retried.

The game consists of three rounds, during which the player has to perform a certain number of bank shots with the ball, meaning it has to be rebounded a certain amount of times before it ends up inside a pocket. Round 1 requires one bank shot; Round 2, referred to accidentally as "Round 3", requires two bank shots; the actual Round 3 requires three. If the ball starts out in an inconvenient position, the player is given the option to reposition it as many times as desired. The player has three tries per round to earn a correct shot, and losing all of them ends the game.

The music that plays during the game is a shorter version of The Lab theme from Luigi's Mansion.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian Polterstecca

External link[edit]


  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20011121085751/http://www.luigis-mansion.com/lab.html The game on the official Luigi's Mansion website
  2. ^ http://ms.nintendo-europe.com/luigismansion/enGB/poltercue.html The game on the official Luigi's Mansion website[dead link]