3DS friend codes of Luigi's Mansion 2 players:
1) Revive other players when their health has dropped to 0. Walk up to them and press the X button. This will also spawn two hearts that each replenish 10 health.
2) Use the d-pad for communication.
Up: Call others. Useful in Rush mode when you've found the goal or during other occasions that require teamwork.
Down: Ask for help. Useful when you get knocked out or trapped.
Left/Right: Say thanks and good job, respectively. Not important at all.
3) Each time a floor is cleared, a little bonus game starts where the players have to collect four red coins within a time limit. Scatter across the map as soon as the floor is cleared to collect the red coins with proper teamwork.
4) Press the B button to dodge while using the vacuum cleaner. It resets the power bar, but it's better than getting knocked off the ghost(s).
5) Don't try to steal ghosts. Focus on delivering a proper finishing blow to earn more money which translates to more upgrades for everyone. Catching ghosts for personal gain only leads to very pitiful and unneeded money rewards for the story mode (where you only need a total of 20,000 for all upgrades).
6) Try to suck up two or three ghosts at once, because it increases the money rewards.
7) There are three kinds of traps:
- Pots of Luigi's size: Really annoying. They make you helpless until another player gets you out of them by using his vacuum on the red thingy. It's advised that you don't examine such pots, although ones that were made visible with the darklight are probably safe.
- Carpets: They make you unable to move, but you can still make use of all your other actions. Another player using his vacuum on one of the corners of the carpet gets you out. No advice to avoid them, because there doesn't seem to be a way to tell which carpets are traps.
- Curses: Hidden in various objects. Curses reverse directions on the Slidepad, another player can cure you with the darklight.
8) The big fat yellow ghosts are best defeated by moving clockwise or counter-clockwise around them, because they spit stuff in your direction. Be careful when pressing the A button. Do it right after you dodged some stuff, because it stops your movement.
9) The purple puddle ghosts are easy to defeat, if you keep an eye out for them. Use the vacuum on the puddle to get them into their proper form, then use the flashlight and finish them off.
10) On higher difficulties it's best to split into two teams of two when examining the rooms due to traps and a bigger amount of ghosts, plus big Polterpups in that specific mode who can easily escape from a single player.
11) Since Rush mode has been giving us trouble, it's necessary to lay out a strategy. Instead of rushing towards finding the goal, it's better to take our time by clearing rooms from ghosts (who often drop extra time on top of the money we need for upgrades) and examining objects (also for extra time). A player who has found the exit should go right back to examining objects after making the other players aware of the exit (by pressing up on the d-pad). The room with the exit usually has several objects with extra time in it. If other players are far away from the exit, it doesn't hurt to examine nearby rooms for more extra time. Rush mode is by far the easiest mode to fail on, so good teamwork is required.
12) If the last remaining ghosts in Hunter mode or the last Polterpup are in a far away room and already dealt with by other players, spend your time on examining the room you are in and the nearby rooms instead of doing nothing. You might find some money or melons/pumpkins which contain hearts to replenish your health.
13) Speaking of hearts, don't collect them if your health is full. There might be another player who actually needs them.
14) Bosses require teamwork. If you see two guys already working on the boss, then direct your attention towards smaller ghosts who keep respawning during boss fights and can cause all sorts of trouble (this is also a good way to collect additional money during mid-boss fights). If there are no small ghosts at any given moment, then you should of course help on the boss.
15) Teamwork, teamwork, teamwork. Nobody cares if you had the best or worst stats. All that matters is beating the scarescrapers, because that's the only statistic the game keeps a record of.
I was close to slamming my 3DS on the floor. Aside from it being troublesome to start a game (both as host and guest), disconnects seem to be common as well. Then I get to play with an idiot who holds a key and doesn't realize it, making me curse for two minutes until that idiot tries to open a fake door and loses the key, so I can pick it up and unlock the last room. Of course soon afterwards he disconnected just like the other two people. If I wanted to play alone, then I would pick that option right from the start.
I doubt that the problems are on my end, because Mario Kart 7 and Resident Evil: Revelations always worked and so does the eShop. Also, it's other people dropping out while I can continue to play. I would expect to get kicked out of the game, if the disconnect was on my end.
Let's get to the point: For once I'd like to finish at least a five floor game. Some people around here must own the game, so let's play together as soon as possible. Also, has anyone else experienced problems with this game's online?
Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.
Biased reviews are a pleasure to read. Just my opinion, of course.