||Luigi's Mansion 4: Haunted Dreams (2009)|
||Luigi's Mansion 5: Curse of the Mansion (2010)|
Health Mushrooms (also known as Life Mushrooms) are special types of mushrooms that appears in Luigi's Mansion 4: Haunted Dreams and its sequel. Their appearance is that of a mushroom, except that the white spots on their heads are replaced with yellow stars.
Luigi's Mansion 4: Haunted DreamsEdit
In Haunted Dreams, Luigi's max health is normally 3, but when he collects a Health Mushroom, his max health will upgrade to six, which also adds an additional circle with 3 more units of health. The health units that were given by the Health Mushroom will all be green. If Luigi currently has 1 or 2 units of health remaining and he grabs a Health Mushroom, his health meter will get replenished to three before he gains the additional three health units that were given by the Health Mushroom. If Luigi's health meter degrades below 4 whenever he takes damage, the Health Mushroom will wear off and Luigi's max health will degrade back to three. It will be that way until Luigi retrieves another Health Mushroom.
Health Mushrooms can be found in certain areas, as well as through the activation of a ? Coin. They can even be found in chests or areas that might be risky and might even make the player lose a life.
Luigi's Mansion 5: Curse of the MansionEdit
Health Mushrooms make a return in Luigi's Mansion 5: Curse of the Mansion. Like the prequel, they will upgrade Luigi's max health to six once collected. In this game, they appear to be a little bit more common here than in the prequel. Also, unlike in Haunted Dreams, if Luigi collects another Health Mushroom while he still has one, he will earn an extra life. This, however, is only possible when all six units are filled up. If Luigi collects another Health Mushroom while he still has one, but his health is not currently full, all that will happen is that his health will go back to six, instead of earning an extra life.
- Health Mushrooms were originally going to appear in Luigi's Mansion 6: U Are Doomed!!, but due to the addition of an eight-unit health meter instead of a three-unit one, Health Mushrooms were thought to be unnecessary, so they were removed.