It took me several years after the launch of the GameCube to play the original Luigi’s Mansion. I liked it, but I didn’t love it. I had never finished the original as there was a quest near the end that I could not beat. I had skipped the second game on the Nintendo 3DS, but I decided to give the series another fair chance with Luigi’s Mansion 3 on the Nintendo Switch.
The game starts with Luigi getting an invitation to stay at a hotel for free. He even brings along his brother Mario, Princess Peach, and some of her Toad servants. Nobody from the Mushroom Kingdom apparently can tell that the whole staff at the hotel are apparitions.
And sure enough, it was all a trap set up by King Boo who escaped from his ghostly prison that Luigi trapped him in which I’m assuming was from the 2nd game. So the whole hotel turns haunted, and it’s up to Luigi to go through the hotel and save everyone.
The mechanics of the game works just like the original. Shine ghosts with your flashlight and vacuum them up in time. This time you have a slimey doppelganger named Gooigi who can do everything you do and more. Not surprisingly, many puzzles require team work from both human Luigi and gelatin Luigi.
My feelings towards Luigi’s Mansion 3 are about the same as the original. It’s good but the later hotel floors become unfun chores. So I got sick of that before the final floor which I was somewhat close to. I had fun, but I will most likely skip the fourth Luigi’s Mansion if Nintendo decides to make one.