- The PAL Hidden Mansion will be available in the JP and NA releases.
- Confirmed, kinda. Many of the PAL HM gimmicks are in the remake HM, but some, most notably the mirrored layout, are not.
- Melody Pianissima's piano quiz will have more tunes/questions than just the same two.
- Jossed, it's still the same two.
- The unexplained "Bowser paradox" will be cleared up by making it look like an actual mecha this time, complete with a different battle.
- Jossed. Bowser's appearance and battle are completely the same, just with an updated background and the Bowser suit looking better proportioned.
- It also takes the form of a vacuum because it needs a host to move it around and hunt prey for it, in exchange for protection from the ghosts, giving it characteristics of The Symbiote.
- Not 100% Jossed per se, but it's explained that the mansion is an illusion created by the Boos. As for repeating their actions, they're doing what they most enjoyed while living and don't have any particular reason not to. And at least one ghost, Chauncey, was actually born as a ghost after his parents died.
- Thank you Luigi! But your brother is in another mansion!
- The second part is Jossed.
- Also, the last mansion contains two Toads to rescue. ...which is technically one more than "a Toad".
I'm actually kinda surprised that nobody has guessed this yet. King Boo is actually the ghost of Bowser coming back from the dead to take revenge on Mario in the afterlife. The game states that Bowser had died, and King Boo himself said that trapping Mario in a painting is revenge for all the troubles; it also explains why he has a giant robot of Bowser for the final boss. Additionally, the 50 Boos you capture in the game are the spirits of his long dead Koopa army.
- Actually, King Boo ISN'T Bowser. When he talks about a grudge against the brothers, he could be referring to his various other defeats, such as in Super Mario Sunshine, which had Bowser as the final boss. Partially Jossed.
- Luigi also uses the Poltergust 3000 for other occasions as well, such as Mario Power Tennis as his Defensive Power Shot, and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, where he uses it to suck E. Gadd in two occasions. In both the games mentioned, Bowser was clearly alive. Completely Jossed.
- Also, the King Boo in Super Mario Sunshine isn't the same King Boo from this game. The one in Sunshine is due to a Dub Name Change; his is Boss Teresa, rather than King Teresa like the more usual one.
- How and why King Boo attacks the brothers is also explained. The DS remake of Super Mario 64 adds an extra mission where the player has to fight an invisible King Boo, who can only be seen in a mirror. He's first fought as Mario, but can be rematched with Luigi or Wario and has unique dialog with them. Again, this is made less obvious in the English version due to a Dub Name Change - for whatever reason, they decided to call him the more generic Big Boo, despite another non-boss enemy having that name.
The shadow "glitch" just seems too logical, and it would further explain this situation he's in.
- Jossed, it seems like he's alive for the sequel.
- Doubly so as the glitch is patched in the 3DS remake.
- If nothing else, it would be a great Shout-Out, plus all the new ghost types along with the old ones? Yes please.
- Personally, I think that it would be cooler if Ashley is the boss and you have to fight her.
- Maybe one of them, since the sequel will have multiple mansions.
- Makes it even creepier, then, how the ominous music we hear matches his humming.
- It's plausible that Lydia died while still pregnant with Chauncey.
- Wow, this actually makes sense... Nice Fridge Brilliance.
- Check the relative ages of Chauncey vs his parents. Unless they were ageless when alive, then they must have died long before he was born.
- Lydia is 34 while Neville is 42 so I can't quite figure where you got that idea from. Also, they were stuck in paintings for some undetermined length of time. Lydia may have been pregnant inside hers for decades.
- Egad indeed.
- Black magic? King Boo already has supernatural powers. It wouldn't be a stretch to assume that he used those powers to turn Mario into a painting.
- Fully Jossed thanks to Luigi's Mansion 3. King Boo's crown is shown near the start of the game as being able to create Ghost Portraits and trap things and people inside them.
Basically, the mansion is real. Professor Gadd only saw it appear out of nowhere because the Boos brought it back from a pocket dimension they put it in. They are known to do this to parts of the house throughout the game. Due to the fact that there is electric light hooked up to the house, there is no way the Boos could have made it from scratch. They hate light, it makes them extremely vulnerable to the Vacuum, which, according to King Boo, they are very aware of. They also go out of their way to keep the lights off. That's where the ghosts that were human came in.
They made a Deal with the Devil (or King Boo, but whatever) in which they were freed from their portraitsnote and they would get their mansion back, sharing it with the Boos, of course, in return for keeping the lights of the house off, and stopping (or at least hindering) any of Mario's allies, such as Luigi.
Also, who are these ghosts, really? If this mansion has existed before the Boos caused their mischief with it, we can surmise that the original owners were most likely Nevillie and Lydia. They had their twins while alive, and while Lydia was pregnant with Chauncey, they all got some kind of disease, measles, smallpox, whatever, and died. As for the rest of the people, well, in whatever order, famous, rich people bought the house (musicians, athletes, models) and also died. Sue Pea is a strange case, but it's possible that she's a friend of the twins who stayed the night at one point... and died. When scanning her, she says something about promising not to wet the bed, so, perhaps Neville or Lydia or whoever was really letting her stay murdered her for wetting the bed... Anyway, I'm still not sure where Bogmire fits in here.
- Bogmire was stated to be a product of the mansion's fear and despair. Perhaps the mansion was cursed, and Bogmire was the reason for whatever killed everyone. To be perfectly truthful, I've always thought Bogmire had something to do with the mansion, but was never quite sure what. Thanks to your theory, I now have some form of answer! Thanks!
- Jossed. He traps Mario in a painting again, but this time, he wants to trap Luigi and all of his and Mario's friends in paintings too and hang them in his throne room for when he takes over the world!
- Mega Jossed. They've been shown to be separate characters for years.
- As above, kinda. Some of the gameplay effects are implemented, but the more obvious gimmicks aren't.
King Boo obviously doesn't like outsiders on his turf to begin with much less ones with access to some of the few weaknesses of his species. While the interloper Gadd is setting up shop King Boo goes around to assemble his loyal subjects, only about fifty but given the size of the woods more then enough, and they collectively assault the lab. While some of the boos are messing with E. Gadd who can do little but keep them at arms reach with the poltergust and a tray of ice cubes the rest free his collection of dangerous ghosts before fleeing back into the woods.
King Boo gives the newcomers the rundown, they need a place to crash until the old kook drops dead or gives up while he needs muscle for his revenge. They strike a deal with King Boo magicing a mansion into existence with all of the amenities to fulfill their afterlifes desires. E. Gadd is to frail to face them all when he originally took them on in small groups and with Van Gore will supplied he can churn out enough canon fodder to keep other intruders out or take down Gadd if he comes knocking. They guard the place keeping out unwanted guests while King Boo keeps them supplied until the Mario Bros show up.
- Actually, if you look closely, you'd notice that when future E. Gadd contacts his past self, he has four of the six pieces of the Dark Moon, which puts the testing during the Secret Mine part of Dark Moon - which is before when the Poulterpup is contained securely, so it is indeed possible that they jumped back in time to help out Luigi.
- Gooigi's reintroduction scene in Luigi's Mansion 3 supports the separate timelines theory; Gadd's dialogue heavily implies he did have Luigi's first game self test the prototype, but Luigi in this game has no memory of it. The original version of the first game, the second, and the third all take place in one timeline whereas the remake of the first takes place in its own separate timeline due to the effects of time travel.