Story - 87%
Graphics - 88%
Audio - 83%
Gameplay - 89%
Replayability - 80%
Last week, on Halloween, marks the launch of Luigi’s Mansion 3, the 3rd game in the Luigi’s Mansion series(to think this all started back in 2001) and it’s a real fun and entertaining game to play!
So the story goes that Luigi, Mario, Princess Peach, Polterpup and a group of toads was invited for a nice holiday at the luxurious high-rise hotel called the Last Resort. After they arrive and a nice nights sleep to help with the long travel things goes pear shaped! The owner of the Hotel, Hellen Gravely is in cahoots with King Boo and they have trapped Mario and the gang in portraits. It is now your job(with the help of Prof E. Gadd) to free Mario and the team.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 is a massive 16 floor hotel that you get to explore, each floor has a unique theme to it and each puzzle and it’s final boss reflects that theme. As you go along you get the new Poltergust G-00(you started off only with your trusty torch), a thing that if it was a real vacuum then I want one as well….it sucks up anything! From books to Ghosts, the Poltergust G-00 is your go to tool. For it you also get some accessories to make your Ghost hunting better, from your trusty torch to a new dark light bulb that reveals hidden objects or in the case of the entrapped Mario get them out of there paintings. There is even a plunger that the Poltergust G-00 can use!
There is even a Luigi doppelganger(he is on your side) called Gooigi! Gooigi can go places that Luigi can’t normally get into and he also gives you that extra bit of firing power when fighting bigger bosses(two is always better than one they say!). You can also let your Player-2 take over Gooigi and get them to help you or even play against you! You can only progress through the levels by collecting the buttons for each floor, this you can get by defeating certain ghosts. Luigi’s Mansion 3 also supports up to 8 players in multiplayer(locally and online), here you get to play in the ScareScraper for co-op play and the ScreamPark for competitive play.
Overall It was really fun to play Luigi’s Mansion 3, the levels are fun and I love the themes for each level. The only thing that I didn’t like to much is the voices as it sounds a bit like The Sims, but that why you get a mute button! I would recommend this to anybody that has a Switch, and it is on my must get list of games for the Nintendo Switch and is a Instant Classic. This is your local mad scientist signing out…who needs the Ghostbusters if you have a Poltergust G-00
Reviewed On: Nintendo Switch
Release date: 31 October 2019
Download Size: 6.8Gig
Price: R929 (Nintendo Download)