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

PolterCue is a Flash game that was part of the Luigi's Mansion microsite on Nintendo's European website.[1]



With the use of a "PolterGust 1000", which can be dragged from side to side using the mouse, the player has to direct a billiard ball into one of the six pockets on a pool table. This is done by flipping the switch on the Poltergust to vacuum the ball, then letting go of the switch, leaving the ball with enough momentum to continue rebounding off the table's margins and potentially fall into a pocket. If, instead, the player does not let go of the switch in time, the ball gets sucked into the Poltergust and 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 several 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; finally, 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. ^ http://ms.nintendo-europe.com/luigismansion/enGB/poltercue.html The game on the official Luigi's Mansion website