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    Luigi's Mansion Perfect Guide
    This FAQ/walkthrough written by Rob Saty, copyright 2002, all rights
    Version 1.0
    Platform: Nintendo Gamecube
    Warning: This FAQ written by someone who LOVES the Mario games!
    Unlike most FAQ's, this one will tell you everything you need to know
    about this game.  You can trust me because I've beaten the game over
    fifteen times and I still play it today.  Forgive me for any mistakes
    that I make as this is the first FAQ I've ever written.  So whether you
    want the info on the game or you just need a good walkthrough to use,
    it's all here.
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              1. TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    1.	Table of Contents
    2.	Story
    3.	The Basics
    4.	Info
    -	About the Mansion
    -	Characters
    -	Enemies
    -	Tips and Hints
    -	Items
    -	Gold Mouse Locations
    5.	Walkthrough
    6.	After the Game...
    7.	A Little Q&A
    8.	Outro
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    2. STORY
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          One day, while taking a nap, Luigi is awoken by the annoying
    "MAIL CALL!" from the local paratroopa postman.
          "Mario... could you get that?" Luigi says lazily.  He was still
    sore from his last Super Smash Brothers brawl against DK.
          But there was no answer.  Then Luigi remembered that Mario was
    invited to Princess Peach's castle for a cake.  The thing was that
    Mario hadn't come back for a while.  Luigi had an idea of what they
    were doing so he just kept out of their business.  Besides, Yoshi said
    he would go check on him.
          Luigi slowly crawls out of bed and goes outside to get the mail.
    As he's looking through the bills and Mario's fan mail, he notices a
    letter addressed to him.  Could it be? An actual letter to Luigi?
          "Ha!  Take that Mario!" Luigi boasts aloud.
          Luigi opens the letter and reads it only to be surprised out of
    his shoes.
          "Hello there!  This is a letter from Lye R. from the hit T.V.
    show 'Who Wants to Be a Mansionaire?'  Congratulations Mr. Luigi Mario!
    You've won yourself a nice, new mansion!!!!!  Here are the details
    inside and a map of the directions to get to the mansion.  Better
    hurry!  And please no exorcists allowed."
          "Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!!!!!!!!" Luigi screams at the
    top of his lungs.  "I have a MANSION!!!!  Mamamia!  This is great!"
          Luigi is so happy that he forgets that he never entered a
          At that very instant, Mario strolls through the door.
          "Ok, Luigi, I can explain why I've been gone so long," Mario says
    taking a deep breath.  "You see, when I got to Peach's castle, the
    princess was nowhere to be seen.  It turns out that Bowser had
    kidnapped her again.  He stole all the 120 power stars and put them in
    paintings.  I had to get every single power star back and save the
    princess.  Then she baked......a............ca......... Why are you jumping
    around like
          "Mario, guess what?" Luigi says enthusiastically.  "I won a
          So the Mario bros. work out a plan to meet at the mansion to
    celebrate.  Luigi packs his bags and heads off to the mansion (which is
    located in Forever Forest).  Of course, while looking for the mansion,
    Luigi gets lost in the forest.  After being delayed a couple of hours,
    Luigi comes across an old, spooky, run-down mansion.  According to his
    map, it's the mansion that he won in the contest.
          "Phew, I finally made it," Luigi says while wiping his brow.
    "Hmmmm.  This doesn't look exactly like the picture.  Oh well, nothing
    a little fixing up can't handle.  I'll have Princess Peach do the
    interior decorating."
          Luigi finally notices how creepy this place is.  Longing for the
    presence of his older brother, who should have made it to the mansion
    before Luigi, he slowly walks up the creaky steps.  With trembling
    hands, he slowly opens the door and turns on his flashlight.  He calls
    out for his brother.  "Mario?  Hey, Mario!  No answer.  Mario is
    nowhere to be seen...
    The rest of the story is explained in the game.
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    3. The Basics
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    L Trigger = Expels element out of vacuum; fire, water, ice
    R Trigger = Makes vacuum suck up things like ghosts and money
    Z Button = Brings up items and portrait ghosts list
    Control Stick = Moves Luigi
    D-Pad = Changes the Gameboy Horror screen display
    Start Button = Pauses Game
    C Stick = Controls direction of flashlight and vacuum
    B Button = Press down to turn off flashlight
    A Button = Action button; open doors, examine things; call out Mario's
    Y Button = View map of area
    X Button = First-person mode (search mode)
    Game Screen
    Now I will explain the features on the game screen.  All of them are on
    the bottom.
    To the very left of the screen is a heart icon.  When Luigi is at full
    health the icon will have a 100 beside it.  Every time Luigi takes
    damage, the icon gets smaller and the number decreases.  Once the
    number reaches 0, you guessed it, Luigi dies.
    To the right of the heart icon is the boo counter.  You will not have
    this at the beginning of the game.  Once you release the 50 boos, then
    it will appear.  All it does is display the number of boos that you
    Now moving right from that is the element meter.  This meter shows you
    what element you have and how much of it.  The more of the element you
    expel the farther it goes down.  Once it is empty you must refill it.
    And to the right of the element meter is the Gameboy Horror.  This
    displays how many coins, bills, and gold bars you have.  On the top of
    it is a little blue light.  This is the Boo Radar.  When you are close
    to a boo, it will flash yellow.  And when you are right beside a boo,
    it will flash red.
    Luigi will have a helpful map of the entire mansion.  Use it well.
    Every time you get a key your map will come up automatically revealing
    the door that the key fits to.  Every time you complete a room it
    changes to that area's color.  If you are wondering what the colors
    represent, yellow is for Area 1, green is for Area 2, blue is for Area
    3, and pink is for Area 4.
    In the Lab
    A list will come up with the following options:
    Mansion: Select this option if you want to go to the mansion and kick
    some ghost-ass!
    Training:  Select this option to go to a special room in the lab to
    practice catching ghosts.  The professor will tell you all you need to
    Gallery:  Select this option to go to the professor's gallery to look
    at all the paintings.  The professor will also tell you about the
    Gameboy Horror.  To leave, just knock on the angel statue and then talk
    to the professor.
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    About the Mansion...
    This is a very mysterious mansion.  And it ain't going to be no Super
    Mario World ghost-house.  This place is bigger and badder.  There are
    over fifty rooms for you to explore each packed with perplexing puzzles
    and terrifying ghouls.  The mansion has four areas each with a boss.
    Each floor in the mansion is kind of like a level.  That means there
    are five levels in this game: the basement, the first floor (1F), the
    second floor (2F), the third floor (3F), and the roof.  The mansion is
    littered with money totaling in at over 100,000,000g!  It also has
    other secrets for you to find out.
    Luigi: The younger of the Mario Brothers, Luigi is always trying to
    make something of himself.  He's somewhat of a wimp though.  Armed with
    only a flashlight and vacuum, he must save his brother from the awful
    Professor Elvin Gadd:  A nutty professor who saves Luigi from the
    ghosts.  He created the Poltergust 3000; the vacuum that Luigi welds,
    and the Ghost Portraificationizer; a machine that turns ghosts into
    paintings.  Prof. E. Gadd has been catching and researching ghosts ever
    since he was 20.
    Mario:  Of course Mario is going to be in this game.  He was supposed
    to meet Luigi at the mansion but he never showed.  So it's up to Luigi
    to find him.
    Toad:  This little guy can be seen throughout the mansion.  Whenever
    you see him, talk to him and he will let you save your progress.
    Normal Ghosts: These ghosts don't pose much of a threat and simply
    flashing them with the flashlight can expose their hearts.  These
    ghosts will slug you or pound the ground to hurt you.  Health ranges
    from 10 to 30.
    Advanced Ghosts:  These ghosts are more advanced.  They can still be
    stunned by flashing them.  Some of them will grab on to you to deal
    damage or throw bananas at you.  Others hang on the ceiling and drop
    bombs.  To get masked ghosts, just suck off their masks and then flash
    them.  Health ranges from 0 to 40.
    Boos: These ghosts hide in already lit rooms.  Use your Gameboy
    Horror's boo radar to find them.  There are 50 of them each with
    different names.  To catch them, just suck them up.  After catching all
    50, you get a huge, gold diamond worth a cool 20,000,000g!  Health
    ranges from 30 to 300.
    Money Ghosts:  These ghosts look like normal ghosts except they are
    blue.  When searching a room, every now and then a money ghost will pop
    out of a closet or shelf to scare the hell out of poor Luigi!  Make
    sure to flash them and suck them up as fast as you can before they
    disappear forever.  If you do capture one, it will leave behind lots of
    money and sometimes a gem!  Health is 10.
    Element Ghosts:  These ghosts have an element protecting their heart.
    To catch them, hit them with an opposing element; ice for water, water
    for fire, fire for ice.  After the element covering their heart is
    disposed of they become normal ghosts and you can catch them as you
    would a normal ghost.
    Portrait Ghosts:  These ghosts are like sub-bosses.  They require you
    to solve a puzzle to show their hearts.  There are 23 portrait ghosts
    in all.  These are the ghosts that E. Gadd wants to turn into
    portraits.  Pretty psycho, huh?  Also, when sucking up a portrait
    ghost, it will drop mushrooms and pearls.  The longer you hang on to it
    the bigger the pearls.  This determines if the frame of the portrait
    will be bronze, silver, or gold.  Health is 100.
    Boss Ghosts: These are some tough ghosts.  There is one at the end of
    each area of the mansion totaling up to 4.  They are Chauncey the Baby,
    Bogmire, Boolossus, and King Boo.  Each boss has special attacks, it's
    own battling arena, and makes you do special tasks to expose their
    hearts.  After sucking them up, you return to the lab to clean out the
    vacuum.  Health ranges from 100 to 500.
    Books, bears, dishes, and mini ghosts
    Books, bears, dolls, and dishes will be hurled at you to deal some
    damage.  To get rid of them just suck them up.
    Mini ghosts include mice, bats, puffballs, acid puffballs, and
    exploding puffballs.  Just suck them up to get rid of them.  With
    exploding puffballs, douse them with water and they will disappear.
    Fake Doors
    These doors exist in the mansion and look like any other door.  When
    opened they slam Luigi against the wall.  There are three ways to tell
    if a door is fake.  Fake doors don't show up on your map.  Real doors
    when vacuumed will shake unlike fake doors.  And you can shoot a fake
    door with fire and it will disappear.
    There are three elements: fire, water, and ice.  These exist as mini
    ghosts and hang around things of their own element for example, water
    elements hang around water faucets.   Once obtaining certain medals,
    these elements will appear to Luigi and he can suck them up to gain
    that element and expel it from his vacuum.
    Tips and Hints
    1. Check everything in the mansion.  This includes vases, droors,
    chandeliers, fans, tables, closets, cabinets, cupboards, lights,
    baskets, chests, dressers, anything.  You'll find money, hearts, and
    even ghosts.
    2. Getting as much money, gold bars, pearls, diamonds, and gems as
    possible is worth it.  At the end of the game, the amount of money you
    have determines your score.  It also determines something else but you
    can wait and see.
    3. Water every plant you see.  They give you money, gems, and diamonds.
    One plant gives you a huge gold diamond worth 20,000,000g!
    4. Water the diamond plant.  This plant is located in the Boneyard just
    outside the Kitchen.  When you first go out to the Boneyard it will be
    just a seed.  Water it and it will become a sprout.  Now after you beat
    the boss, Bogmire, go and water it again.  It will become a huge
    flower.  Leave it for now.  After you beat the boss, Boolossus, go back
    and water it again.  Its pod will open exploding money out and a gold
    5. Save often!  This will maximize your chances of doing really well in
    the game and you can correct your mistakes.  Always save before
    fighting a boss.
    6. If you are trying to catch a boo and it disappears from the room, go
    in the halls or check the other rooms.  It's around somewhere.  If you
    can't seem to find it just go and save and then quit.  Then when you
    start the game up again, the boo will be in its original room.  Also,
    be careful when trying to capture a boo as they will sometimes throw
    bombs or balls at you.
    7. Suck up money ghosts and gold mice.  They give you a lot of money.
    Gold mice are usually random, as they will appear in certain places for
    no reason.  Other times you'll find a piece of cheese on the ground.
    Go into search mode (X) and then press A on it.  This will cause a gold
    mouse to appear.  But remember that if the lights are on in the room
    the gold mouse will not appear.
    8. There is a special shortcut in Luigi's Mansion.  When you see a
    mirror, approach it and go into search mode.  Then press A and you will
    teleport back to the Foyer.  This works with any mirror in the mansion.
    Cool, huh?
    Mansion Key
    One of the most important items in Luigi's Mansion is the keys that you
    find.  After clearing a room or solving a puzzle, a key will appear.
    Take the key to unlock the next room.
    Boss keys are special keys that you get after defeating a boss to
    unlock the doors with the energy fences over them.  Like right when you
    start the game in the Foyer, there will be a door in front of you with
    a kind of glowing fence over it.  After opening a fenced door, you will
    have access to a new area in the mansion.
    Coins, bills, gems, diamonds, gold bars, and pearls
    All these items exist in the mansion for some unknown reason.
    Collecting them is well worth your time, trust me.  To see all the
    money you have collected during the game, simply during gameplay press
    the Z button and an item list will appear.
    Poisonous Mushrooms
    Usually in previous Mario games, mushrooms would "super size" you.  But
    the mushrooms in Luigi's Mansion are totally opposite.  When searching
    a room or fighting a portrait ghost, a black and purple mushroom will
    appear and bounce around the room.  DO NOT touch it!  If you do, you
    will get hurt, lose money, and instead of growing, you will shrink.
    While in this shrunken state, Luigi will not be able to use his vacuum
    and remain like this for about thirty seconds.
    In the mansion you will find red hearts.  These guys will raise your
    health.  To obtain them, you should search closets or shelves or you
    can get them from sucking up two or more ghosts at a time.  Hearts come
    in three sizes.  Small size hearts raise 10 health.  Medium hearts
    raise 20 health.  And large size hearts raise 50 health.
    Mario's Items
    Throughout the mansion are the dropped items of Mario.  There are five
    in all: his Hat, his Letter, his Star, his Glove, and his Shoe.  Toad
    asks you to find them for him.  Maybe if you could find a fortuneteller
    and show her Mario's Items, you could get some clues to where Mario is.
    After completing a puzzle, a chest will appear.  Green chests contain
    money or keys.  Other colored chests contain something special.
    Warp Pads
    Not really items but you will find them in some rooms.  They are red
    and blue pads and when stepped on they will warp Luigi to the ceiling
    of that room where he can walk around and search high things.  To get
    down, step on another warp pad on the ceiling.
    Gold Mouse Locations
    Gold Mice are mini ghosts and appear either randomly or live in a piece
    of cheese.  They are just like money ghosts in that after being
    vacuumed up they leave behind whole loads of money.  So make sure you
    get them all.  Okay, now I will tell you where to find all of the Gold
    The first gold mouse is in the Study.  It is in a piece of cheese under
    the desk.
    The second gold mouse is in the hall in Area 2 on the first floor.  It
    appears randomly.
    The third mouse is in the Dining Room.  It is under the table to the
    north in a piece of cheese.
    The fourth mouse is in a piece of cheese under the table in the Tea
    The fifth mouse is also in the Tea Room except that it appears
    The sixth mouse is in the south hall in Area 3 on the second floor.  It
    appears randomly.
    The seventh mouse is in the Fortune Teller Room behind the chair.  It
    is in a piece of cheese.
    The eighth mouse is in the Kitchen.  It appears randomly.
    The ninth mouse is the Sealed Room.  It also appears randomly.
    The tenth mouse is in the Safari Room by the boxes and the chair.  It
    is in a piece of cheese.
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    Okay, finally, we made it to the walkthrough.  Well, this walkthrough
    is going to be like no other.  I will tell you where to get every piece
    of treasure, how to solve every single puzzle, and how to beat every
    single boss.  Now to explain how to find treasure in rooms I will be
    using directions (north, south, east, and west).  When you walk into a
    room north is to the top of the screen and south is to the bottom and
    ...well you get my drift.    When I ask you to search things it means to
    have Luigi walk up to something and then press A.  Also, whenever you
    rid a room of ghosts, the lights will come on and a chest will appear.
    A boo will move into that room too.  So don't forget to catch those
    boo's!  Okay, here we go.
    Okay, right now you are in the Foyer and it is pretty dark.  DO NOT
    move north into the circular carpet or a chandelier will fall on you!
    Instead move east or west up the staircase.  When you get to the top
    there are two doors.  Check both of them to find that they are locked.
    A cut scene appears and a ghost drops a key down at the bottom of the
    Foyer.  Go down to where the ghost dropped the key while watching out
    for the chandelier, and pick it up.  A map will come up and show you
    where to use the key.  Go up the staircase and use the key on the door
    just north of Luigi.
    This cut scene shows Luigi shakily exploring the room when a normal
    ghost appears in front of him and scares him half to death!  Just
    before it gets Luigi, a strange force stops it.  It turns out that a
    strange old man with a vacuum strapped on his back is sucking away at
    the ghost.  He chases it around the room and then the ghost retaliates
    by slugging the old guy and then disappearing.  The old man introduces
    himself as Professor E. Gadd and tells Luigi about the mansion.  Then
    all of the sudden three normal ghosts appear and the Professor and
    Luigi run away.
    All right, Luigi starts out in Prof. E. Gadd's lab.  Now if you are
    just starting, I suggest that you go to training.  Learning to use the
    flashlight and vacuum together is pretty challenging and takes a while
    to get used to.  If you want to go to the gallery then go ahead.  But
    you probably don't have any portraits right now.  If you want to leave
    the gallery, then just search the angel statues and talk to the
    professor.  If you are ready to go to the mansion now, then select
    mansion.  Luigi will slowly walk towards the mansion as Prof. Gadd
    waves bye to him.
    Area 1
    Now you are in the Foyer again but this time you have the vacuum in
    your possession.  Talk to Toad to the west and agree to help him.  Then
    the lights will come on and he will let you save your game.  Always
    remember where Toad is.  Now that the lights are on the chandelier will
    not fall.  Search the dresser just beside Toad for any money.  There is
    also a light over the fenced off door that may contain money.  Do not
    touch the door or it will hurt you.  There is a mirror to the east with
    a blanket over it.  To look at it just suck off the blanket.  Every
    time you use the mirror shortcut you will be transported to this
    mirror.  Now walk up either staircase and once you get to the top suck
    on the chandelier.  A whole load of money will fall.  To the north is
    the door you went in before.  On either side are coins.  Make sure to
    get them.  There is nothing in the vases.  Now enter the door.
    Search the dresser to the east for some goodies.  There are coins on
    the table more towards the west and to the northwest is a cabinet full
    of coins.  To the right of the cabinet is another cabinet with candles
    on it.  Search the cabinet to get a ton of money.  Also check the light
    on the ceiling.  Then suck the candles out.  A cut scene starts and the
    portraits on the wall will start threatening Luigi and some normal
    ghosts will immediately attack him.  Once you dispose of them the
    lights will turn on and a chest will appear.  Inside it is a key to the
    door in the northeast corner.
    Immediately after entering this room the doors will be fenced off!
    Suck up all the normal and advanced ghosts and the lights will turn on.
    Search all the droors and the lights.  Then head to the door to the
    Before you search anything suck up all the ghosts first.  Be careful
    because there are advanced ghosts in here.  If you flash them and you
    are too far away, they will disappear before you can vacuum them up.
    Get right up next to them and then flash them.  After sucking them all
    up the room will be dark still.  Go to the cabinet to the east and open
    it.  A money ghost will pop out.  Flash it as fast as you can before it
    flies away.  Vacuum it up and get all the money it leaves behind.  Then
    search the cabinet just left of it.  Money will spray out.  To the left
    of this cabinet is yet another cabinet.  This time a normal ghost pops
    out.  Suck it up and the lights will come on and a key will appear over
    the dress rack.  Suck it up.  Don't forget the light on the ceiling.
    Now go through the door to the west.
    You'll go on a balcony where you meet Toad.  Talk to him and he will
    let you save your game.  Notice the plants around?  Remember them for
    when you get the Water Medal.  Also notice the broken window to the
    south.  We'll get to that later.
    Now go back to the Foyer and go through the next door.  You'll find
    yourself in a dark hall.  Pick up all the coins but do not open the
    door that they lead you to.  It's a fake door.  If you open it, it will
    smash Luigi against the wall causing him to take damage and lose coins.
    Instead, go to the eastern-most door.
    All right, we come to our first portrait ghost.  See the chair rocking
    by itself?  A ghost named Neville is on it reading a book.  But first
    go to the desk to the northeast.  Suck up all the flying books.  There
    should be two.  Now that that hazard is gone go around the desk by the
    chair.  Search the chair.  A money ghost should pop out.  Suck it up
    and get the money.  Next, suck on the desk.  Money should spray out
    from the books on the desk.  Now go into search mode and look under the
    chair.  There should be a piece of cheese.  Go into search mode and
    press A on it and a golden mouse will pop out.  Suck up the mouse to
    get money and obtain a gem!  Now you've probably noticed by now that
    when you look at Neville he disappears and when you turn your back on
    him he reappears.  Have your back to him.  After a sec. he should yawn
    exposing his heart.  Immediately turn and start sucking.  Remember:
    Neville has 100 HP (health points).  Pickup all the pearls he drops and
    avoid any poisonous mushrooms.  Also, keep in mind that the longer you
    hold on to him the bigger the pearls he drops.  After sucking him up, a
    chest will appear.  Open it to reveal a key.  Now leave the room and
    continue to the door that the map points to.
    In this room is yet another portrait ghost.  Search the dresser to the
    west for some goodies.  Search the bigger dressers to the east for even
    more money.  Notice the plant to the northwest corner of the room?
    Remember it so that you can water it once you get the Water Medal.
    Look up on the ceiling and you should see a fan.  Start sucking.
    Nothing will come out at first but after about ten seconds some money
    should spray out.  Now this portrait ghost, Lydia, requires you to do
    something different to expose her heart.  Remember that broken window
    you saw from the Balcony just outside the Wardrobe Room?  Go to the
    curtains to the north on the east side and use your vacuum to pull the
    curtains to the east exposing the broken window.  Wind will flow
    through messing up Lydia's prized hair.  Her heart will appear.  This
    is your cue to suck her up.  After doing so a chest will appear
    containing a key.  After obtaining the key leave the room.
    Once entering the hall you will here a baby cry from a room.  Enter it.
    Okay, you are about to face a boss ghost.  Even though this boss is
    easy I suggest you save.  Anyway, back in the room, if you are low on
    health search the dresser to the east for a large heart.  Search the
    shelves and tables for any money.  There is a rocking horse to the
    southwest with money around it.  If you suck on the horse for a while
    Chauncey the Baby will get on the rocking horse and ask Luigi if he
    wants to play.  Accept his question and then he will start throwing
    bears at you!
    ***SIDE NOTE***
    I heard from someone that while the baby is chasing Luigi and you run
    around it 20 times non-stop, you will have infinite health when you
    face Chauncey!  I tried it and it didn't work but hey, it might for
    Anyway, suck up the bears as they fly at you to make life easier.  Now
    while avoiding Chauncey, look around on the floor for a ball.  Suck it
    up and it will get caught in your vacuum nozzle.  Keep holding the L
    trigger to keep the ball in the nozzle.  Now turn and aim and let go of
    the L trigger to shoot the ball and hit Chauncey.  This will really
    piss him off.  He will start whining and shrink Luigi.  Prepare for
    your first boss battle...
    Boss Area 1: Chauncey the Baby HP: 100 Difficulty: Easy
    Luigi will find himself in Chauncey's cradle.  But this time Chauncey
    is HUGE!  He begins by sending rocking horses at Luigi.  Move back and
    forth to dodge them.  After that he will make four balls bounce around
    the arena.  One of the balls will be left behind.  Suck up the ball and
    then shoot it at Chauncey.  This will stun him momentarily.  Now start
    sucking him up.  Chauncey is very strong and will drag Luigi across the
    arena.  Be aggressive and pull the opposite direction he is going.
    Don't worry if he gets away from your vacuum the first time.  You are
    lucky if you can get his HP to 20 before he gets away.  After that he
    will bounce around the arena.  It is fairly easy to dodge this attack.
    Just wait for him to throw more balls at you and suck him up again.
    Once his entire HP is gone you will be victorious.  You beat the
    game!!!!!!  Just kidding.
    After defeating Chauncey, Luigi will be back in the room and a chest
    will appear.  Open it to get a boss key!  The professor will contact
    you to go back to the Lab.  You've finished Area 1.
    Area 2
    You start out in the Foyer again.  Head north to the fenced off door.
    The fence will disappear.  Open the door by using the boss key.
    ***SIDE NOTE***
    You will find yourself in a hall.  Now if you want to get a money ghost
    then head east all the way down the hall until you come to a door.
    Enter it.  You will be standing in front of a staircase.  Go down it.
    Suck on the light above the stairs for money.  When you get to the
    bottom of the stairs you will see two doors.  Go through the one to the
    Look to the west for a table and search it.  If a money ghost doesn't
    pop out then search the barrels above it.  Suck up the money ghost and
    Now go back up the stairs and through the door.  Go west through the
    hall then north then west again.  Search the door that you come to and
    you will get a message from someone.  It will say, "Erm...um, occupied!"
    Then go through the door just above it, not the fenced-off door!
    Be careful, there are advanced ghosts in here.  Once you suck them up,
    a key will appear on the windowsill to the west.  Then the professor
    will contact you and give you a little belated advice.  Suck the key
    down and leave.  Go to the door it fits in.  Be careful on your way to
    the Ballroom because there are now advanced ghosts littering the
    In here you will find some advanced ghosts.  After disposing of them a
    couple will appear and dance.  They are the Floating Whirlindas,
    portrait ghosts.  To catch them, get on the very edge of the rotating
    platform with your back facing them.  They will appear and every now
    and then they will falter, exposing their hearts.  When this happens,
    quickly turn around and start sucking.  This may be harder as there are
    two of them and they may pull different directions.  Once they are
    disposed of a chest will appear.  Open it to get a key.  Suck on the
    chandeliers for some dough.  Now go to the door in the northeast
    I would save before doing this room.  Anyway, while dodging the normal
    ghost, search the chair to the east for a money ghost.  Then take care
    of the normal and advanced ghosts.  The lights will turn on but nothing
    will happen.  Search the bucket to get some money.  Then notice the
    mirror hanging on the wall to the north.  See the red button?  Now go
    to the south wall and press it.  The wall to the west will slowly slide
    away revealing a secret room.  Suck off the poster to the north to
    reveal another red button.  Push it.
    After pushing the button the trap door in the ground will open and
    there will be a pause.  Then fifty boos will fly out of the trap door.
    They would of attacked Luigi except he has the Poltergust 3000 and they
    get scared and fly away.  You also get a brief glimpse of King Boo.
    Then the professor will contact you to come back to the Lab.
    The Professor will brief you on how to catch boo's and where to find
    them.  Then you will end up in the Foyer again.  Go up either staircase
    and through the first door you entered at the beginning of the game.
    Use your Boo Radar to find the boo.  After you catch it, get the boo's
    from the Anteroom and the Wardrobe Room.  Then go in the hall where you
    got your first portrait ghosts and catch the boo's from the Study and
    the Master Bedroom.  By now you should have five boo's.  The professor
    contacts you and suggests that you go to the Washroom to clean up.
    Before you do so go to the Nursery and get your sixth boo.  The
    Washroom is right beside the Bathroom 1F and gave you that message.
    You will see Toad crying in the corner.  Talk to him and select the
    option "Don't worry about it."  He will be happy again and the lights
    will turn on.  Suck on the light above for some money.  Then search the
    toilet.  A key will fly out.  Grab it then go to the Fortune Teller's
    Immediately after entering this room go into search mode and get the
    mouse out of the piece of cheese.  Search the droors to the east and
    west for money.  Don't worry about the crystal ball for now.  Go
    through the door to the east.
    After you enter this room, a fence will cover the door locking you in.
    There is a huge mirror to the north of this room.  The advanced ghosts
    that attack you are invisible!  You have to use the mirror to see them.
    After sucking up the ghosts, a chest will appear.  Open the chest to
    reveal the Fire Medal.  With this medal in Luigi's possession, he can
    expel fire from his vacuum.  Now go to the pillars with the embers on
    them and an element will come out.  Suck it up to gain fire.  Now
    notice the candles around the room.  Set them aflame and the fence over
    the door will disappear.  Leave.
    There are more candles spread about the room.  Set them on fire and a
    key will appear.  Suck it down.  Now go to the crystal ball and shine
    your light on it until you hear a chime.  A fortuneteller will appear.
    Her name is Madam Clairvoya.  Ask her who she is and she will tell
    Luigi about herself and what Mario's Items are for.  Now leave this
    Now head west down the hall and then north.  You will see a floating
    candle.  Light it and Shivers the Butler will appear.  For some strange
    reason he resembles Count Dracula.  Weird.  Anyway, he will freak out
    and start floating away down the hall.  Follow him into the Laundry
    Room and then into the Butler's Room.
    Shivers will then sit down to talk to himself.  His heart will show
    indicating for you to vacuum him up.  Once that is done a chest with a
    key will appear.  Search the cabinet to the northwest for a load of
    money.  Then go to the very southwest where you will see a bucket.
    Search it to get a blue gem!  Check the tables and the light.  First
    make sure you have fire with you.  Now go to the northeast.  Go into
    search mode and look down to find a mouse hole.  Press A on it and a
    mist will appear.  Go out of search mode and the mist will suck you in.
    You will find yourself in a secret room!  First suck up the yellow
    bats.  Now some ice-elemental ghosts will be in the following chests:
    the middle one, the west one, the east one, and the west one on the
    back wall.  If I'm wrong, sue me.  The rest of the chests are loaded
    with money.  One of them will have red, blue, and green gems in it
    (after sucking up all the elemental ghosts)!  Suck on the chandelier
    too.  Okay, now you can leave.
    There is door to the north right in front of Luigi.  Don't open it.
    It's fake.  Just let it be.  A barrage of normal and advanced ghosts
    will attack you.  After getting them search the shelves to the
    northeast for money.  Then search the washing machine.  Mario's Hat
    will fly out.  Now you can either take this to Madam Clairvoya or you
    can keep it and wait until you get all five of Mario's Items and then
    take them to her.  Your choice.  Moving on, take the key to the next
    We come to my favorite room.  You will notice many instruments set up
    around the room.  Search them to make them play.  After they are all
    playing you should recognize this familiar music.  Now go to the piano
    and Melody Pianissama will appear.  She is impressed with Luigi's gift
    with music (ha, ha) and then she will play a tune.  She will randomly
    give you one of two sets of answers.  If one of the answers is "water"
    then choose that.  If another one is "Super Mario Bros. 3" then choose
    that.  After that she will go crazy and shoot razor-sharp music sheets
    at you!  Suck them up and she will start crying exposing her heart.
    Suck her up.  A chest will appear with a key.  Search the dresser to
    the northeast for money.  Then you can leave.
    Now you are in the Dining Room.  Search the cabinet for money.  Then
    search the other cabinet for a money ghost.  Right underneath the table
    is a piece of cheese with a golden mouse.  Now go over to the portrait
    ghost, Mr. Luggs.  He, as usual, is stuffing his mouth.  Light the
    candles beside him.  Now start sucking up the food he is eating.  Some
    advanced ghosts will come in to give him more food.  Suck up both of
    them and then resume to sucking up the food.  Once it is all gone he
    will get pissed off and burp fireballs at you.  Keep dodging his
    fireballs and after a while he will get tired out and lay on the table.
    His heart will appear.  You know what to do.  A chest will appear and
    spray out a ton of money including a silver diamond!  Now go through
    the west door.
    First notice the burning door to the northwest.  Now what are you going
    to do?  Remember there is a random golden mouse in here.  Okay, first
    suck up all the flying dishes and pans.  Then search the oven to the
    northwest for a money ghost.  Then search the other oven and you will
    see a roast or something on a pan.  Flame it and a red gem will fly
    out!  Open the freezer to the left of the oven and an ice elemental
    ghost will pop out.  Flame it and then suck it up.  The lights will
    come on and a chest will appear.  Open it to obtain the Water Medal.
    Now Luigi's vacuum can expel water!  Go over to the running faucet and
    a water element will fly out.  Suck that up and search the cupboard to
    the east for money.  Check the light hanging from the ceiling for
    money.  Then go to the burning door and cool it off with the water.  Go
    through the door.
    If you are running low on water, then go to the east where a faucet is
    and get some more water.  Then water the little green seed on the
    ground.  It should sprout up.  Just leave it for now.  Next, go over to
    Spooky the Dog and spray him with water.  He will wake up and start to
    attack Luigi!  Dodge him for a while until a skeleton-like advanced
    ghost named Mr. Bones appears and tries to calm Spooky down.  Suck up
    Mr. Bones and one of his bones will fall to the ground.  Spooky will go
    after the bone and start licking it.  His heart will appear and now you
    should suck him up.  Instead of a chest appearing a glow will appear in
    the doghouse.  I would save first.  Go over to it and go into search
    mode and press A on it.  A mist will form and suck you in and fling you
    out into the Graveyard.
    Go east and search the gutter hanging down.  A red gem will fly out!
    Now go over to the graves and search one.  Three skeleton-like advanced
    ghosts will appear.  Suck them up.  The grave with the embers by it
    will start glowing.  First search the rest of the graves for some
    hearts.  Then approach the glowing grave.  A cut scene will start
    introducing your second boss: Bogmire...
    Boss Area 2: Bogmire HP: 100 Difficulty: Medium
    Luigi finds himself in an arena.  A shadowy figure lurks before him.
    Immediately start sucking up the shadow.  It will form into a ball.
    When you see Bogmire, shoot the shadow ball at him and it will cover
    him.  Go over and start sucking.  Bogmire is really strong and will
    drag you around the arena.  Watch out for the other shadows for they
    will hurt you if Luigi touches them.  If Bogmire breaks free (and he
    probably will), repeat the same process with the shadows.  Sometimes
    Bogmire will send down lightning to hurt Luigi.  Dodge the lightning as
    best as you can.  Once you suck up Bogmire, you win.  Phew!
    You'll appear back at the Graveyard and a chest will appear containing
    the Area 3 boss key!  The Professor will contact you and tell you to
    come back to the Lab.  You've completed Area 2!
    Area 3
    Again, you start out in the Foyer.
    ***SIDE NOTE***
    Now that you have the Water Medal, you should think about watering all
    the plants that you saw before.  That means the plants on the Balcony
    2F outside the Wardrobe Room and the plant in the Master Bedroom.  And
    make sure to go back to the Boneyard and water that sprout you watered
    before.  It will become a flower but still nothing will come out.  So
    leave again.
    After you've done that, go to Area 2 to the end of the hall where the
    door with the fence over it is.  The fence will disappear.  Use the
    boss key to unlock the door.
    It's amazing how many people miss this part.  You see, I've read many
    Luigi's Mansion FAQ's and all of them forgot one thing in the
    Courtyard.  Okay, search the statue for money or hearts.  Water the
    four plants.  Then go to the little shack and use your vacuum to open
    it or the door will hit Luigi.  Talk to Toad and agree to help him.
    Search the birdhouse for Mario's Letter.  Then search the statue for
    money.  Now here's the part that everyone forgot about.  Suck up all
    the hanging advanced ghosts.  After you do that, the lights will come
    on and a chest will appear full of money.  I was most fortunate to
    discover this.  I just decided to suck up some ghosts out here and
    vuala!  Now go down the well to the north.
    Go east for a cut scene.
    Luigi peers through a lion statue head.  Then he sees his brother,
    Mario in a painting.  Mario yells; "Get me out of here!!!!"  Luigi
    sticks out his hand as if to grab Mario.  Then he leaves.
    Go to the middle of the well and an advanced ghost will attack you.
    Suck it up and a chest will appear with a key.
    Go up the well and go to the very east of the Courtyard where you will
    come to a door.
    Go to the machines to the southeast and search them for a money ghost.
    Search the light fixtures above for money.  Then go over to the
    unsuccessful weight lifter, Biff Atlas, and hit one of the punching
    bags so that it hits him.  Move out of the way because the punching bag
    will swing back and hit Luigi.  Do this two more times and he will fall
    down exhausted and heart showing.  Suck him up to get a chest full of
    money and a silver diamond.  Then go to the west of the room where you
    will find a treadmill.  Get on it and have Luigi run on it for a while.
    A key will fly out.  Get the key and exit the room.
    ***SIDE NOTE***
    Once you exit the Rec. Room, you will see a staircase to you east and a
    door to your west.  Go to the door to your west and unlock it using the
    key.  This makes for an effective shortcut through the mansion!
    Now that you made the shortcut, make sure you have water and go to the
    staircase and vacuum the bats and the light for money.  Then spray the
    burning door with water and enter.
    Suck up all the flying silverware.  Then search the cabinets for money
    and a red gem.  Go to the north behind the western table and you will
    find a gold mouse cheese.  There is also a random mouse in here.  Suck
    up all the ghosts and a chest will appear on the table.  Unfortunately,
    for some strange reason Luigi can't jump.  So go to the east and step
    on the warp pad.  You will be on the ceiling!  Suck on the chandelier
    for money and then step on another warp pad to fall on the table.  Open
    the chest for the Ice Medal.  Now Luigi's vacuum can spray out ice!  Go
    to the bucket and an ice element will come out.  Now you can leave.
    Check the vases right beside Luigi for money or hearts.  Keep going
    west down the hall.  There will be a lot of advanced ghosts and mini
    ghosts around here.  Now at the end of the hall you will see two doors
    to the west and one to the northeast.  Go through the door to the
    northeast while watching out for the exploding puffballs.
    You will see a portrait ghost named Nana who is knitting in a rocking
    chair.  Leave her for now.  Go to the east of the room and suck on the
    chairs for a money ghost to pop out.  Search the dresser and the light.
    Then go over to the granny.  You will see a kind of table with three
    yarn balls.  If you search it they will fall down and roll around on
    the ground.  This will piss Nana off.  Suck up one of the balls and
    shoot her with it.  Be careful because every time you suck up a ball
    she will shoot needles at Luigi.  You have to shoot all three balls at
    her.  If you miss even once, she will disappear and you will have to
    exit then reenter the room again to capture her.  Once that's done a
    chest with a key will appear.  Okay, leave this room and go through the
    door across from this one.
    You should have ice with you.  Check the light for any money.  Then
    look at the shower curtain.  You will see a hot babe showering.  Why
    don't you pull the curtain aside and take a peek...  Once you do you will
    find out that the hot babe is actually a fat pig.  Seriously!  She is a
    pig.  Her name is Miss Petunia.  She will be mad at your rudeness and
    spit water at you.  Dodge it then ice down her shower.  Petunia will
    sneeze then expose her heart.  Suck her up and a chest with another key
    will appear.  Now you can leave.  Now go south to the next door.
    Suck on the light above for some money.  Then go to the toilet.  Suck
    up the water element.  Then search the toilet.  The lid will fly open
    and a fire elemental ghost will pop out.  Douse it with water then suck
    it up.  A chest will appear with lots of money.  Leave.
    Now go east down the hall and then go south and through the first door
    you see.
    Make sure you have fire with you.  Now search both the dressers for
    cash and the chandelier as well.  If you try to go through the door to
    the east Luigi will end up right back where he started.  So light all
    the candles in the middle of the room.  The doors will lock and a
    barrage of normal and advanced ghosts will attack you.  After sucking
    them up the doors will unlock.  Go through the door to the east.
    This is a very cool room.  Search the dresser for a gold bar.  The
    first time you check it there will probably be nothing so keep checking
    it every now and then.  Search the light above and then search the
    telescope.  Luigi will look through it and see a moon.  Immediately,
    half the room will be eaten away and you will see outer space.  Go to
    the very east of the room.  Some shooting stars will fly past Luigi.
    Suck one up and shoot it at the moon.  The moon will blow up revealing
    star road.  Walk on this path all the way to the east until you come to
    Mario's Star.  Sweeeeeeet!  Now go down to the first floor and into the
    room where the key points too.
    When you first come in you should notice a portrait ghost named Slim
    Bankshot is playing pool.  Let him be for now.  Go over to the table to
    the southeast.  Search the eastern-most chair for a money ghost.  Then
    go west to the two droors and search them.  One should have a gold bar.
    Now go over to Slim.  When he hits the three billiard balls they will
    fly across the room.  You have to suck up a ball and hit him with it
    and you have to do this three times.  He will then get tired and this
    is your chance to vacuum him up.  Be warned for he is pretty strong for
    how skinny he is.  Also, those balls that fly around can hurt Luigi if
    one hits him.  Now a chest will appear full of money and a silver
    diamond.  Vacuum the fan above just like the fan in the Master Bedroom.
    Then go to the door to the east.
    For some reason there is hardly any money in here.  Just check the
    lights for anything.  Then go to the south and search the projector.
    It will turn on.  Go to the north of the room.  Now all the advanced
    ghosts will be invisible!  The trick is to use the shadows displayed on
    the white screen to see them.  Once all of them are disposed of, a
    chest will appear with Mario's Glove!
    ***SIDE NOTE***
    For a little fun, go over to the white screen and suck on it for about
    three seconds then let go.  A picture of a boo saying, "Get out of
    here!" will appear.
    Okay, now go to the room where the other key points too.
    Search the dresser to the west and then search the bunk bed for a money
    ghost.  Then go on top of the bunk bed.  There are two helicopters
    hanging from the ceiling.  The red one comes toward Luigi when vacuumed
    and the blue one goes away when vacuumed.  Vacuum the blue one real
    quickly so the choppers spin and the stop when the red one comes near
    and then vacuum quickly again when the blue one comes around.  If you
    do it right the choppers should spin around.  Make them spin three
    times and then stop.  Get down from the bed and the Twins will confront
    you.  Their names are Henry and Orville.  They will ask you to play
    hide-and-seek so except their offer.  Then leave the room.  They will
    ask you to come in.
    ***SIDE NOTE***
    You will notice that there are five boxes in the room.  You have to
    guess which boxes the Twins are in.  If you so much as guess one box
    wrong, you have to start all over again.  So instead of using trial &
    error tactics, just vacuum the boxes and the ones that vibrate have the
    Twins in them.
    After finding both of them they will get mad and accuse you of cheating
    and then attack you in a plane and a car!  I'm guessing Henry is the
    one in the plane and Orville is the one in the car.  Anyway, suck up
    Orville's car first then vacuum him up.  Then do the same with Henry
    while watching out for the bombs that he drops.  After disposing of the
    Twins a chest appears and you will obtain Mario's Shoe!  Now you have
    all five of Mario's Items.  Time to make a visit to the Fortune
    Teller's Room.
    Summon Madam Clairvoya (flash her crystal ball) and show her all the
    items.  She will give you clues to Mario's disappearance and who's
    behind it.  Then she will ask you, that's right, ask you to vacuum her
    up.  Do as she pleads and then get the key from the chest.  Now go to
    the third floor and enter the door.
    Go to the east and check between the boxes and the chair for a piece of
    cheese.  You know what to do.  Then search the lights above for money.
    Now make sure you have ice with you.  Vacuum the deer heads and some
    water elemental ghosts will attack you.  Ice them down and then vacuum
    them up.  A chest will appear with the key to the Balcony.  GO SAVE
    NOW!!!!!!!! Then go into the Balcony.
    Your Boo Radar should be going crazy!  So go to the middle of the
    Balcony where you will see a circle of boos.  Approach them to start a
    cut scene of the boos scaring Luigi.
    Boss Area 3: Boolossus HP: None Difficulty: Hard
    15 boos unite to form a big boo.  It will start bouncing around the
    arena trying to hurt Luigi.  Go over to the eastern unicorn statue and
    an ice element will come out.  Suck it up and then vacuum Boolossus so
    that it is in something like a tractor beam.  Then bring it over to the
    unicorn horn and it will pop.  15 boos will fly around all trying to
    hurt Luigi.  Start icing them down and then sucking them up when they
    are frozen.  They are very stupid and go right up to Luigi.  Try to get
    at least five boos.  Then they will unite again forming a boo only
    smaller.  Do the same thing to make them split up.  But this time they
    will be more cautious.  Wait until they dive at you to ice them.  After
    a grueling battle you should be victorious.
    Now that you've beaten up Boolossus it will count as 15 boos to your
    boo counter!  If you've caught every boo you've seen, you should have
    39.  A chest with a boss key will appear and the professor will then
    call you back.  You've accomplished Area 3!
    Area 4
    You will start out in the Foyer again.  Go to the Boneyard and water
    the diamond plant one last time.  By now it should be a pod.  When you
    water it, it should explode money and a huge gold diamond out!  Now go
    all the way up to the Balcony 3F.
    This place is a goldmine!  Make sure you have water with you and then
    start watering the plants starting from the east.  You'll find coins,
    bills, gold bars, gems, and a red diamond.  After that, go to the door
    that the boss key fits for.  After the fence wears off, a cinema will
    start where lighting hits the mansion roof and all the lights go out!
    Now ghosts overrun the mansion!  Quickly go through the door.  Go down
    the hall to the last door to the east.
    As you enter this room you will hear a phone ring.  Go over to it, pick
    it up, and say that you are Luigi.  It will be Toad on the phone.  He
    will talk to you then hang up.  Then another phone will ring.  Pick it
    up and talk to the professor.  He will tell you to go after a portrait
    ghost named Uncle Grimmly.  He says that it prefers rooms with mirrors.
    Then he will warn you that some ghosts are approaching your position.
    Suck up all the ghosts then leave the room.  Don't even search for
    money just leave.
    Go back to the Wardrobe Room while watching out for ghosts.  It's just
    a waste of time to suck up the ghosts because they will keep coming
    back.  Just focus on getting to that room.
    Once you enter this room, have Luigi turn his back away from the
    mirror.  Uncle Grimmly will then appear.  Wait 'til he does his scary
    howl and turn and flash him then suck him up.  A chest with a key will
    appear.  This key goes to the Breaker Room.  Some how, it got locked
    up.  Anyways, go down there.
    In here, go to the switch to the north.  Luigi will press it down
    turning all the lights on!  Thank God.  A chest will appear with a key
    to the door across from this room.
    Once entering this room, look to the west.  There is a box.  Search it
    for a money ghost.  Then go east to a barrel and search it for a normal
    ghost.  Then suck up the dust piles.  You don't need to step on the
    warp pad right now.  Search the barrel in the middle of the room for
    another normal ghost then suck it up and the lights will turn on.  It
    will give a key to the Clockwork Room on the 3F.  So go to the
    Telephone Room.  Before you go search the metal racks and the light for
    hearts, a gold bar, and money.
    Before going to the Clockwork Room, go to the chests to the east of the
    room.  One will be full of money and the other will contain a skeleton-
    like advanced ghost.  Suck it up then go to the chest to the north and
    open it for another advanced ghost.  After sucking him up a chest will
    appear with a lot of money.  Then search the cabinet to the east by the
    door for some coins.  Then go through the door.
    In here search the light above for money.  Take a look at the soldiers.
    They are the Clockwork Soldiers and there are three.  Then go to the
    northeast to the clocks.  Search them to turn them on.  Then go to the
    table to the southwest and turn on the clocks there.  Then go north
    from there and turn the clocks on.  The three soldiers will come alive.
    Stay by the clocks and suck on the back of the closest soldier until
    the winder comes off.  Then suck it up.  This is a very strenuous part
    of the game because when you are sucking up a soldier another will come
    and hit Luigi.  So do your best to dodge their attacks while vacuuming
    up the ghosts.  Once you've done that, a door in the little house will
    open.  Go in it and an elevator will lift Luigi to the Roof.
    This roof will house another purpose besides the one I'm about to tell
    you now.  So keep that in mind.  Now, go to the campfire and suck up
    all the advanced ghosts.  Then some ice elemental ghosts will appear.
    Get a fire element and torch them.  After that a chest will appear on
    the western chimney chute.  Climb up the ladder and open it to get a
    key.  Then climb down and go to the eastern chimney chute and climb up
    on to it and you will fall.
    You find yourself in a sealed room.  If you walk south down the hall on
    the 3F you will see a door with 4X4's nailed across it.  That's the
    door to this room.  Now, search the chalice on the ledges and suck on
    the chest on the table and any other chest on the western side of this
    room.  Then go east until you come to a big chest.  Open it for a money
    ghost.  The big chest to the northeast has a lot of normal and advanced
    ghosts in it.  All the rest of the chests have money.  There is also a
    random gold mouse in here.  After sucking up all the ghosts, you will
    get a chest full of money and a silver diamond.  But since the door is
    sealed, how do you get out?  Well go to the north wall and suck the
    drape off.  A mirror will be behind it.  Use the mirror shortcut (go to
    search mode and press A) to get back to the Foyer.
    From the Foyer, go to the 2F and through the door that the key that you
    got from the Sealed Room fits in.
    Once in here, go to the candle to get a fire element.  Search the
    chairs and table for money as well as the lights above.  Then light the
    candles.  Some normal ghosts will appear.  Suck them up and then get a
    water element because some fire elemental ghosts will appear.  After
    getting all the ghosts go through the door to the east.
    This room is weird because everything is upside down!  Get some water
    and spray the sleeping girl, Sue Pea, three times.  She will get pissed
    and hurl dolls at you.  Suck them up and then suck her up.  A chest
    appears on the ceiling but there are no warp pads in here.  So leave
    the room.
    A rumble can be heard so go back in the room.
    Upon entering, the room will now be right side up.  Open the chest for
    a silver diamond and a lot of money.  Water the plant for a gem and
    search the dresser that the doll is on for coins.  Then leave.
    Now go to the 3F and to the door that the other key fits for.
    There are many suits of armor in this room.  You have to search all of
    them to get ghosts to come out.  Be careful because some of them drop
    their weapons and can hurt Luigi.  It would be a good idea to search
    them from the sides or behind.  After that, search the baskets.  They
    either contain money or ghosts.  Once all the ghosts are disposed of, a
    chest appears with a key to the Pipe Room but first go to the door in
    the northeast corner.
    Search all the vases in here for money and a gem.  Also search the
    light.  Then get an ice element.  Stand in the middle of the room and a
    portrait ghost named Jarvis asks you if you want to play a game with
    him.  Accept his offer and he will then dive into a vase.  He will then
    pop up from a random vase and you have to spray him seven times with
    ice.  It's really easy to do.  Once you win his game, he will get mad.
    So suck up this retard.  You will then get a chest full of money and a
    silver diamond.
    Now go down to the basement and to the door where the key fits. An easy
    way to get to the basement is to go to the Armory and use the mirror
    shortcut on the mirror on the north wall.
    ***SIDE NOTE***
    While going to the basement, you must pass through the Cellar.  This is
    the room with all the dust piles.  Instead of taking forever by sucking
    up all the dust piles, just suck up the eastern dust pile to reveal a
    warp pad.  Step on it and walk on the ceiling all the way to the
    western side and drop down.  This is a handy shortcut.  If you are
    going the opposite way, then suck up the dust pile on the western side
    and then step on the warp pad and go to the entrance to this room.
    This room is kind of hard because not only are there a lot of advanced
    ghosts in here, but the acid pool shoots out acid puffballs and they
    deal a lot of damage.  So focus on sucking up the puffballs first and
    then get the advanced ghosts.  When the lights turn on, a chest will
    appear behind the waterfall.  So get an ice element from the drum
    bucket and spray it on the acid until it freezes.  Then cross it and
    approach the red handle.  Luigi will turn it causing the waterfall to
    disappear.  Now you can go over to the chest and open it to reveal a
    key to the next room.
    ***SIDE NOTE***
    I'll say it again; the Pipe Room is kind of hard.  So I know a way of
    making it easier.  When you first enter this room, immediately leave.
    Then go back in but do not move.  If you did it right, only the acid
    puffballs should attack you.  Just suck them up and then move to make
    the advanced ghosts attack you.
    This place is pure ice so Luigi will slide around.  Watch out for
    icicles because they will fall and hurt Luigi.  Get a fire element and
    go over to the block of ice in the northwest corner.  Flame it so it
    melts.  A portrait ghost named Sir Weston was frozen in the ice.  For
    some reason he gets mad at you for thawing him out.  Start sucking him
    up but watch out for his ice wave attack.  After vacuuming him up a
    chest will appear with a key to the hardest room in the mansion.
    Once entering here the famous Vincent Van Gore will confront you.  He
    is the one who brought all the ghosts alive (besides portrait ghosts)
    by drawing them and then they came alive.  Well he's about to give you
    a little sample on his drawings...He will start out by making three
    normal ghosts appear from his paintings.  Suck them up and then he will
    make another three normal ghosts appear.  Then after sucking them up,
    he will make yet another three normal ghosts appear.  He will make four
    more groups of three advanced ghosts appear.  If you manage to vacuum
    up all of his ghosts he will expose his heart and you can finally
    vacuum him up.  The lights will come on and a painting he was drawing
    is a chest that pops out a key.  The master boss key!  Before leaving,
    check the light for money.  Also, this room should contain the 50th boo.
    This one is very hard to capture and flees the room often.  What I do
    is suck at him until he leaves the room then when I leave the room and
    I run to the west of the hall and suck at him to scare him back into
    the room.  This way he doesn't go into the Clockwork Room because it
    takes forever to get there.  After sucking up your 50th boo it will
    leave behind a gold diamond!  Now go down to the basement and through
    the metal door to get to the Secret Alter.
    SAVE NOW!!!!!  You are about to face your final boss, King Boo.  Just
    before walking up to him search the chandelier above for a gem.  Then
    go to the east to the two incense pillars for some money and a gold
    bar.  Then approach King Boo.
    King Boo will confront you while looking at the painting of Mario.
    Then the room will turn dark and the Mario painting will turn into the
    form of Bowser!  Bowser will suck Luigi into the painting.  Prepare for
    the final showdown...
    Boss Area 4: King Boo HP: 500 Difficulty: Very Hard
    Luigi finds himself on the roof again except that a wall of fire
    surrounds it!  Then a shadow looms over Luigi.  And all of the sudden
    Bowser drops down scaring the shit out of Luigi!  Excuse my French.
    Try to remember what the Super Mario 64 Bowser looked like.  Back then
    you thought he was bad but look at him now.  He's gorgeous.  The
    texture is perfect and I can tell he's made of plenty of polygons.
    When he breaths fire it just looks perfect.  This is definitely the
    best part of this game.  Bravo! Errmm...sorry...anyway, as soon as the cut
    scene is over with have Luigi run away about two pillars from Bowser.
    He will first breathe fire.  Then he will throw three black spiked
    balls at Luigi.  Go to the closest one and suck it up.  Bowser will run
    to Luigi and begin to either suck him up or breathe fire.  When he
    lowers his head to do so, back away and shoot him with the ball.  His
    head will blow off and King Boo will awkwardly fly out!  So this isn't
    really Bowser but a machine suit of him that King Boo is in!  Anyway,
    start sucking up King Boo's hit points.  Be careful because now
    Bowser's head will float above and shoot ice at Luigi.  While sucking
    up King Boo, dodge the ice by walking around in a circle or getting as
    far away from Bowser's head as possible and then just moving back and
    fourth.  You should get at least 100 HP from King Boo.  After awhile he
    will return in the Bowser suit.  When he does this, run to the other
    side of the roof.  Be careful of Bowser's sucking attack.  If he sucks
    you into his mouth he will chew on you for a while and then spit you
    out causing a lot of damage.  Now wait 'til he throws the balls again
    and do the same thing to blow his head off.  After you get King Boo's
    HP to 200 or less and when he returns into the suit the head will go on
    backwards!  Then Bowser will romp around destroying every thing in his
    path.  To escape this attack, go to one of the chimney chutes and hide
    by them so that Bowser can't get you.  Continue on with the battle
    until you capture King Boo.  This is a very tough battle so it may take
    you a few tries.  After defeating King Boo the Bowser suit will fall
    and you will retrieve King Boo's crown.  This crown also has a red
    diamond in it!  King Boo is no more!
    Luigi will appear back at the Secret Alter.  He will find the portrait
    of Mario (Mario passed out) and take it back to the Lab.
    Luigi will be in the Lab with the Professor and he will tell Luigi that
    the mansion disappeared but the money is real and that Luigi can keep
    it.  Then they send the rest of the portrait ghosts in the Ghost
    Portraificationizer.  Your total score is added up and then the
    Professor sends the Mario painting backwards through the machine.  He
    pops out of the machine safe and unharmed and finally reunited with his
    brother.  Enjoy the credits (yeah, right).
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    6. AFTER THE GAME....
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    The Rank
    So now you've beaten the game but what do you do with the money?  Well,
    since the mansion disappeared, the professor decided to build Luigi a
    new mansion with the money!  Now, how much money you got determines how
    big the mansion is.  If you got over 100,000,000g then you get an A
    rank and the mansion is huge.  Anything lower and you will get either a
    B rank or C rank, D, E, F ranks and so on.  Good Luck!
    Hidden Mansion
    Wait, isn't there any replay value to this game?  Of course there is!
    Once beating the game you will get a new option in the list at the Lab.
    Below the option: Mansion, there is a new option called Hidden Mansion.
    This option lets you play the mansion again only your vacuum is way
    stronger and the ghosts cause more damage than usual.
    Full Gallery
    And when you beat the game you get a full gallery.  You can go in there
    and look around and get close-up views of the portraits.
    Gold Portraits
    If you've done all the secrets than try this, play the hidden mansion
    but try to focus on getting all gold portraits on the portrait and boss
    ghosts.  It's a great challenge.  To get gold portraits for portrait
    ghosts, you must suck them up without them getting away once.  With
    boss ghosts, you have to beat them with 80 health left or more.  This
    means you have to save a lot.  Currently, you don't get a new mode or
    secret from doing this but it provides an extra challenge.
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    7. A LITTLE Q&A
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    1. Question: Why does this game star Luigi and not Mario?
    Answer: Because so many fans have been asking Nintendo to give Luigi a
    spotlight for once.  The only lead-starring role that Luigi has ever
    had was in Mario's Missing and lets face it, that game just plain
    2. Q: How come this game is shorter than previous Mario games?
    A: Nintendo has come up with a new formula for making games; shorter
    games available quicker.  So this game is probably about 8 or 9 hours
    in length but came out really soon while other Mario games lasted 18 to
    20 hours and took a long time to develop.
    3. Q: But why is this game so different than other Mario games?  Luigi
    can't even jump for crying out loud!
    A: Well, this is the Gamecube and things, including games are going to
    be a little different to see if fans accept it.  Also, Shigeru Miyamoto
    did not direct this game.  He was just a supervising producer.  The
    actual director is Hideki Konno.  So the game is going to be a little
    4. Q: Are all upcoming Mario games going to be short and different like
    Luigi's Mansion?
    A: I'm betting not.  Take for example, Super Mario Sunshine.  This game
    has been in development for around 2 years and is said to be just as
    long as Super Mario 64.  New elements will in fact be put in like the
    water backpack Mario will carry on his back.  I think Mario games are
    only going to get better and more appealing to audiences.
    5. Q: Why did you write this FAQ?
    A: I've read many Luigi's Mansion FAQ's and they kind of suck.  They
    didn't tell what to really do and left out many things from this game.
    I wanted to make a FAQ where people saw it and said, "Hey this is a
    really good FAQ."  I want people to get something out of this.  Fun has
    a role in the development of this FAQ too.  It's fun to write something
    for a game you really love.  It kind of shows how much of a fan you
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    8. OUTRO
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    Well, this is the end of my FAQ.  I had a great time writing it.  I
    hope that it helped you in any possible way because that's the reason I
    wrote this.  I would just like to thank my dad for buying me this
    computer because without it this FAQ wouldn't have been possible.  I
    would also like to thank all the sites I got my information from and I
    would like to thank God.  As for legal matters...I don't care.  Bye!
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