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Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – Tips, Tricks, & Cheats

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – Tips, Tricks, & Cheats

by Steve CullumApril 2, 2013

If you are looking for all the tips, tricks, and cheats in Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, you have come to the right place. We have compiled all of them below.

SPOILER WARNING: If it was not completely obvious, some of these will contain spoilers, so tread lightly.


Easter Eggs

  • Mario Strikers Charged Music: Enter the elevator in the last level of the first mansion. You will hear Mario Striker Charged music playing in the background.
  • Dancing Luigi: If you spin the circle pad in a tight circle several times in a row, making sure that Luigi completes 360-degree turns on each rotation, Luigi will eventually stop spinning with a quick pirouette move, like a ballet dancer.
  • Showering Plumber: After you turn on the water in the Haunted Towers area, look for a pipe that spouts water by the entrance. Place Luigi directly under the running water, and he will take off his hat and begin acting as if he is taking a shower.
  • Boo Binary: Go to the Warehouse in the first level of the Old Clockworks, and unravel the red thread roll at the far right. A Boo enemy pops out, whose name is ComBooter, and he says “01100010 01101111 01101111,” which spells out “Boo” in binary code.


  • Scarescraper Mode: Beat the mission “Visual Tricks” in Gloomy Manor.
  • Surprise Mode: Beat the single-player campaign and beat each Scarescraper mode at least once, then select the Scarescraper option from E. Gadd’s bunker to unlock this mode.
  • Vault Statues: Collect all of a mansion’s gems to unlock a statue, which can be seen in the vault’s gem collections.
    • Luigi Statue: Collect all the gems in Gloomy Manor
  • Endless Floors in the Scarescraper: This option creates a Scarescraper with infinite floors as well as its own difficulty, also named “Endless.”
    • Hunter Endless: Beat a Hunter mode in a 25F Scarescraper, then “Create a Scarescraper.”
    • Rush Endless: Beat a Rush mode in a 25F Scarescraper, then “Create a Scarescraper.”
    • Polterpup Endless: Beat a Polterpup mode in a 25F Scarescraper, then “Create a Scarescraper.”
    • Surprise Endless: Beat a Surprise mode in a 25F Scarescraper, then “Create a Scarescraper.”
  • Bonus Missions: Capture Boos to unlock bonus missions as early as Gloomy Manor’s “Visual Tricks” mission.
    • Gradual Infiltration: Capture all 3 Boos in “Gloomy Manor”
    • Hostile Intrusion: Capture all 3 Boos in “Haunted Towers”
    • Outlandish Interruption: Capture all 3 Boos in “Old Clockworks”
    • Severe Infestation: Capture all 5 Boos in “Secret Mine”
    • Terrifying Invasion: Capture all 3 Boos in “Treacherous Mansion”

E. Gadd Medals

  • #1: Defeat King Boo and complete the story. Then, watch the ending and credits.
  • #2: Obtain 3-Star ranks on every mission.
  • #3: Capture all the ghosts and bosses in the ScareScraper/Thrill Tower

Poltergust Upgrades

  • Power Gauge Level 2: Collect 2,000 Gold
  • Dark Light Level 2: Collect 4,000 Gold
  • Power Gauge Level 3: Collect 7,000 Gold
  • Dark Light Level 3: Collect 10,000 Gold
  • Super Poltergust: Collect 20,000 Gold


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About The Author
Steve Cullum
Steve is a Senior Editor for NintendoFuse. He has been a Nintendo fan since the NES and Game Boy. His favorite types of games are action platformers, multiplayer “party” games, and any game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours. Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since 2008.

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