How to Save in Luigi’s Mansion 3

How to Save in Luigi’s Mansion 3

Here’s how to save your game in Luigi’s Mansion 3.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 is the latest in the beloved cult horror franchise. Saving your game doesn’t work in the same way as you might expect, so we’ve put together this guide on saving your game in Luigi’s Mansion 3. We’ll walk you through the act of saving and explain whether or not it uses a manual saving system or an autosave one.

Saving Your Game in Luigi’s Mansion 3

While playing Luigi's Mansion 3, you’ll be saving a lot. In fact, the best way to save your game is to simply move between rooms. To save your game, just do the following:

  1. Move into another room.
  2. You’ll be greeted with a message in the bottom right of the screen saying ‘saving’.
  3. Wait 10 seconds before quitting the game, so that you’re sure it’s worked.
  4. You can also head to the main menu by pressing ‘+’, and scrolling down to the ‘Return to Title Screen’ option.

Can You Save Manually?

You can't save your game manually in Luigi's Mansion 3. Instead, you’ll need to refer to the steps above to make sure your progress has been saved. As a result, you cannot manage multiple save files within a playthrough. You can however, manage up to three separate playthroughs of the story, accessed via the main menu.

How to Load a Previous Save

There are some situations, like at the very end of the game, where you might want to load a previous save file. To load a save, head to the Main Menu. Now select ‘Story’, and then select the campaign you’ve been playing. You’ll be greeted with a bunch of save files to choose from.

What is a Story Checkpoint?

If you load into a game, you may notice that some save files have yellow flags next to them. Similarly, when the game is saving, you will sometimes see a yellow message rather than a green one. These are Story Checkpoints and are created at good stopping points throughout your journey through the hotel. They’re basically recommended break points, so feel free to ignore them if you want to keep playing.

This ghost is real spooky | Jake Green/USG

That’s all we have on saving in Luigi’s Mansion 3. For more on the game, there’s our guides on finding all of the Gems and Hidden Boos in the hotel.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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