An Animal Crossing: New Horizons player was able to reproduce Luigi’s Mansion 3 with the help of the island ghost Wisp and other resources.
With the help of a beloved local NPC ghost, a creative Animal Crossing: New Horizons player recently exhibited their in-game reproduction of Luigi’s Mansion 3. Luigi’s Mansion 3 was released just over a year before Animal Crossing: New Horizons, arriving on the Nintendo Switch in late 2019. The game is regarded as the greatest in the series, and it is the third instalment of the unique, eerie Luigi-focused game.
Even though the game was published over three years ago, regular DLC updates kept Luigi’s Mansion 3 experience fresh, helping to keep interested in the ghost-centric Super Mario Bros. spin-off alive. While DLC added new mini-games and other elements to the game, the game’s narrative remains focused on eerie ghouls, with King Boo, the game’s most considerable ghastly danger, serving as an essential enemy in Luigi’s Mansion 3. King Boo is a colossal white ghost with a gleaming jewel crown, flashing pink eyes, and a purple tongue. Following his debut in the original Luigi’s Mansion in 2001, King Boo is recognised as one of the most fearsome foes in the Super Mario Bros. franchise.
Acnhsulky, a Reddit member who plays Animal Crossing: New Horizons, has revealed their in-game reproduction of Luigi’s Mansion 3. acnhsukly outfitted their playable character in Luigi-style clothes, including his iconic “L” logoed green paperboy cap and blue suspender suit. However, to enhance the overall image, acnhsukly cleverly enlisted the services of village ghoul Wisp, who was given a crown that resembled Luigi’s Mansion 3 adversary King Boo. Despite being a fraction of the size of King Boo, Wisp has a striking resemblance to the infamous ghost. acnhsulky also gave their playable character a vacuum cleaner, which is Luigi’s go-to weapon in the frightening game series. Acnhsulky appropriately adorned the interior of their surrounding structure to look like a decrepit, terrifying home, adding to the already accurate version of Luigi’s Mansion 3.
Fan-made collaborations with other video games are joint in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The Legend of Zelda is a prominent source of inspiration in Animal Crossing, with some players replicating Hyrule from the previous game on their ACNH islands. One Animal Crossing player recently replicated the entrance to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Lost Woods – a frightening and foreboding area of the game’s map, similar to the Luigi’s Mansion games’ settings. Although the weather on Animal Crossing’s islands is typically sunny and clear, the player who built the Lost Woods entrance managed to get a photo of the construction on a day with snow and deep fog for added effect.
While acnhsulky’s interpretation of Luigi’s Mansion 3 is far from the first (or final) time an ACNH player has collaborated with another game property, acnhsulky’s design is significant for its unique usage of Wisp. NPCs are regularly featured in fan-made in-game creations, but Wisp is rarely seen in these works. Now that acnhsulky has demonstrated Wisp’s usefulness in their Luigi’s Mansion 3 replica; perhaps others will follow suit.