Luigi’s Mansion 2/Dark Moon Tips, Cheats and Unlockables
Having trouble getting everything in Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon? Wonder how some people have multiple medals next to their names online? Well you’re in the right place, since here’s my list of cheats, tips and unlockables for the game. Hope it helps!
Capture all the Boos in each of the mansions to unlock the various ‘infestation’ missions. These are basically time trials where you can go wherever you like, and have to capture ghosts that randomly spawn in the rooms of each of the mansions. Here’s how to unlock each:
Gradual Infiltration: Get all the Boos in Gloomy Manor
Hostile Intrusion: Get all Boos in Haunted Towers
Outlandish Interruption: Catch all Boos in the Old Clockworks
Severe Infestation: Capture all Boos in the Secret Mine
Terrifying Invasion: Get all Boos in Treacherous Mansion
For these, get all the gems in each mansion to unlock the Luigi statue for that mansion. As per the above, all five mansions have a corresponding statue.
E Gadd Medals
Displayed on the bottom screen during file loading and online, these mark your general progress through the game. Here’s how to unlock all three.
Medal 1: Beat King Boo and complete the story/watch the ending and credits
Medal 2: Get Three Star rankings on all missions
Medal 3: Capture all ghosts and bosses in the ScareScraper/Thrill Tower
ScareScraper/Thrill Tower Options
You also unlock various things by playing through the ScareScraper/Thrill Tower. They are as follows.
The ScareScraper/Thrill Tower itself: Beat the Visual Tricks mission in Gloomy Manor to unlock the ScareScraper/Thrill Tower and to let you play online/with others.
Endless Mode: Complete a 25 floor tower in any mode to unlock the endless version of that mode. Hence beating a 25 floor Hunter mode Tower gets you endless Hunter mode, beating a 25 floor Rush mode tower gets you endless Rush mode, etc.
Surprise Mode: Complete the main storyline, then/also beat at least one run through of each ScareScraper/Thrill Tower mode. So in other words, get through at least five floors of Hunter, Rush and Polterpup mode at minimum.
Surprise Mode also has its own endless variant you unlock by beating 25 floors of it.
Poltergust 5000/Dark Light Upgrades
There are also various upgrades you get to your ghost hunting equipment once you amass a certain amount of cash in the vault. Here’s a list of those:
- A Pull Level 2: Get 2000 G (gold)
- Dark Light Level 2: Get 4000 G
- A Pull Level 3: Get 7000 G
- Dark Light Level 3: Get 10000 G
- Super Poltergust: Get 20000 G
If you were wondering, the A Pull upgrades let you charge the meter further when capturing ghosts and administer more powerful electric shocks to reel ‘em in, the Dark Light upgrades let you use the Dark Light for longer and the Super Poltergust sucks in ghosts more quickly (as in depletes their health faster).
These upgrades do not carry over to multiplayer/The ScareScraper/Thrill Tower, which has its own upgrade method based on each specific run through.
*Warning, Spoilers Ahead!*
King Boo’s Illusion
To open up the final boss battle to replay, beat it during the main story. This technically counts as an ‘unlockable’ since there’s usually no gap between the last Possessor battle and facing King Boo due to the latter managing to ‘hack’ the Pixelator/Pixelshifter.
Once you’ve beaten him though, you can play the final boss and final Possessor missions separately.
How to get Three Stars
This is based on three things (appropriately enough):
- How much gold/treasure/money you’ve collected in a mission
- How much damage you’ve taken from enemies and obstacles
- How quickly you finished the mission/beat the boss
From what I can tell, it works kind of like that old saying where you can either have something cheap, quickly or good and to ‘choose two’. So if you aim for at least two of the things mentioned above, then you’ve got a good chance at getting Three Stars at the end of the mission.
Of course, it’s probably easier to balance all three things out well rather than focus too much on one of them, but I have heard (and seen myself) people going for either max money, a no damage run or a speed run and ending up with Three Stars at the end despite failing miserably in at least one other condition. Still, keep in mind that your best shot at Three Star ranks involves going for at least two of the above factors and doing near perfectly at them.
Well, that’s the list of tips and unlockables for Luigi’s Mansion 2/Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon, I hope it helped other people as much as it did me. Additionally, if you have any other cheats/tips/unlockables I should mention or are having trouble with the above, either post a comment or ask about it on Nintendo 3DS Community.