Bottom line: The multiplayer DLC is just as silly and fun as the original game. Luigi gets new outfits that correspond with themes from three of the hotel floors, and there are also new minigames for you and your friends to discover.
Three new minigames
Three new costumes for Luigi
More floor themes for ScareScraper mode
Six additional ghosts
DLC is only multiplayer content
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Back on Halloween 2019, one of my favorite Nintendo Switch games released: Luigi's Mansion 3. In addition to offering a super fun main story that you can share with a buddy, up to eight people can participate in the multiplayer minigames. I was honestly surprised to find that these multiplayer options were entertaining for both kids and adults, making Luigi's Mansion 3 both a great single-player game and a fun party game.
The Luigi's Mansion 3 DLC multiplayer pack adds even more options for you to enjoy with others. I had the opportunity to test this DLC, and I have to say that it really does make the local and online multiplayer aspects of Luigi's Mansion that much more enjoyable.
New costumes, and games
Luigi's Mansion 3 DLC Pack What I like
The Luigi's Mansion DLC released in two parts, but now they are both accessible if you purchase the expansion.
Three new minigames Additional ways to have fun
Three new multiplayer minigames find their way to Luigi's Mansion 3 upon purchasing the DLC: Tricky Ghost Hunt, DodgeBrawl, and River Bank. I was happy to see that the goals and gameplay are unique between these three additions, which gives more variety to the multiplayer options. However, they still use the simple mechanics from the original game.
In Tricky Ghost Hunt, you compete with up to eight players total attempting to catch the most ghosts within a time limit. However, the floorboards can flip over and electrocute you. If you don't move to a safe section of the floor in time, you lose points. This is a great minigame to play with lots of people since there's plenty of room to move around and the competition can get pretty crazy.
Dodgebrawl allows two teams with up to four players each to square off against each other in a good old game of dodge ball. Suck the ball in with your Poltergust and then take aim and hit an opponent. If one of your teammates loses all their health, you can keep the game going by reviving them. Just don't get hit while doing so! The team with the most points by the end wins.
The minigame that really had me shrieking and laughing maniacally was River Bank. Up to eight players jump into the water on various animal-themed floaties attempting to gather coins as they move down the river. However, if a log pushes you below the screen or if you bump into a mine, you'll lose everything you've accumulated so far. The team with the most coins at the end wins.
Each of these minigames was enjoyable. I found myself getting competitive while winning and laughing at Luigi's exaggerated reactions whenever I got electrocuted, hit by a ball, or blown up by a mine. If you have the right group, you'll find yourselves laughing and screaming at each other in the way that all shared-screen multiplayer games should be played.
New ScareScraper levels and costumes They match hotel themes
When playing through the ScareScraper with others online, anyone with the DLC now has the option of playing as regular Luigi, Groovigi, The Green Knight, or Mummigi. You'll notice that these costumes correspond with different level themes in the hotel. I've got to say that I absolutely love Goovigi's disco attire and hair. I can't look at him without chuckling to myself.
In addition to these costumes, people with the DLC can access three new types of levels in the ScareScraper as well as encounter 10 new types of ghosts. Both the levels and the ghosts share themes with the new Luigi costumes: There's a medieval theme, an ancient Egyptian theme, and a new disco theme. I saw mummies, disco ghosts, and ghosts in knight armor, among others. I've found that these new enemies and locations help shake up the gameplay and provide new things for me to explore during online multiplayer sessions.
DLC is only multiplayer
Luigi's Mansion 3 DLC Pack What I don't like
I really REALLY enjoyed the main Luigi's Mansion 3 game. As such, when I heard that DLC was coming, I got really excited. However, that excitement diminished a bit when I realized that it was only coming in the form of multiplayer content. Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed the Multiplayer Pack, but I wish there was additional main story to discover.
Luigi's Mansion 3 DLC Pack Bottom Line
Luigi's Mansion 3 is one of the best games on Nintendo Switch. In addition to the main storyline that allows you and a buddy to run through the hotel, up to eight players can enjoy hilarious party games together. The DLC expands the number of minigames you can play and allows you to look a little more unique when running around the online multiplayer ScareScraper.
Considering how inexpensive this DLC is, you get a decent amount of fun for just $10. I do wish that this purchase included content for the main game, but the multiplayer games are entertaining and the costumes will make you smile. If you really love Luigi's Mansion 3's party multiplayer options, you should really consider purchasing this multiplayer pack.
It's-a party time!
Even more multiplayer fun
With three new minigames for the ScreamPark and three new silly costumes for you to choose from in the ScareScraper, the DLC adds plenty of fun for you to enjoy with family and friends.
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