Illusory Mansion

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Illusory Mansion is a Level in Tri Force Heroes.[1] It is the first Level of The Ruins Area, and is followed by Palace Noir.

Themes and Navigation

Illusory Mansion takes place in a haunted, garden courtyard outside of an abandoned palace. The Level notably features several floating, colored platforms which only the Link whose color matches it can stand on. If any Link walks onto a platform that does not match his color, he will fall through. The matching Link can pick up the other Links as he walks across, allowing them to cross over these platforms as a unit.

Crossing the colored platforms, Stage 1

In Stage 1, the Links appear on a ledge over a great pit. Three sets of colored platforms lie ahead of them, which the matching Links must use to cross over to the other side. The next ledge has two White Poes and three Boomerangs. Immediately after the second ledge is a bridge of green platforms, leading to a blue one. A gap lies between the blue platforms and the next ground area. To cross this gap, the blue Link should first pick up the red Link as a Totem. The green Link then picks up the blue Link, and crosses the green platforms to throw him to the blue one. The blue Link then simply has to throw the red Link over the gap, who can then bring the others back using the Boomerang. In the next area, the Links encounter three more White Poes and a locked gate barricading the Triforce Gateway. Its Key rests inside a Treasure Chest atop a small tower to the south. A pair of blue and red platforms lead to its staircase, requiring that blue Link throws the red Link over. Red Link can then toss the Key over to blue Link, or throw it over the tower onto the ground for one of the other Links to collect. Blue Link will have to retrieve red Link from his platform using the Boomerang.

Ambushed by White Poes at the gate, Stage 2

In Stage 2, the Links enter the mansion's hedge garden. They soon encounter a set of three unlit Torches, which spawns three differently-colored Poes. These Poes can only be attacked by the Link whose tunic matches with their color. Their defeat will light the Torches and drop the Key that unlocks the next gate. As the Links approach the gate, two White Poes appear next to the Squiddy. The gate opens to the next garden with several stone podiums; when all the Links enter, six more colored Poes—two green, two blue, and two red—arrive to fight them. All of the Poes are floating beyond their reach, and require the Links to form Totems of different heights to fight them. After they are defeated, the Triforce Gateway appears. On the right side of the area is a Floor Switch in some tall grass that can be pressed down to lower a gate, revealing a Treasure Chest which contains a Silver Rupee.

Colored platforms rising, Stage 3

In Stage 3, the Links appear in a fenced enclosure next to a ledge. A Cracked Block to the left blocks the Links' passage. The northern ledge has a small blue platform, as well as a Chasupa that will attack if the Links get close. A Bomb Flower sits on a pillar, which can be grabbed by any Link using the Boomerang and used to demolish the Cracked Block. This reveals a Big Switch which, after being pressed with all three Links, reveals more colored platforms to the north side and spawns more Chasupa. The Links must cross these platforms to the other side, while throwing each other onto the matching platforms and using the Boomerangs to carry each other over. On the other side are a pair of Cracked Blocks which must be demolished. This can be achieved by having red Link pick up the Bomb Flower from his platforms and throw it over to the ledge, allowing another Link to pick it up and throw to the Blocks.

The next area features two White Poes and more colored platforms to the right side, as well as a Life Like disguised as a Heart in the north-west among some grass. The blue and red platforms continuously move, requiring the Links to time their throws. The red platform moves close to a ledge above, which can only be reached with a Totem of three. This is made possible by having blue Link carry green Link while standing close to the edge of the blue platform, then having red Link pick them both up when his platform moves close. The top Link can then be thrown up to the ledge, where the Triforce Gateway and a Floor Switch lie. Pressing the Switch raises a drawbridge, allowing the other two Links to walk to the Triforce Gateway.

Crossing the colored platforms, Stage 4

In Stage 4, the Links appear on another ledge with more colored platforms, which also move. The Links must again use a combination of throwing each other across and using the Boomerang to get to the other side. As the Links approach the staircase, five Poes suddenly appear, three of which are colored. Defeating them all reveals a Treasure Chest containing three Hearts. The Links then arrive to a circular platform with a pit in its center, and three Floor Switches to be pressed. The Floor Switches will lower the bridge leading to the platform, and a group of Prankster Poes will appear. These Enemies will attack the Links by sneaking up to them, then grabbing them to throw off the ledge, so it is best that the Links stay close together to be able to save one another. Once the Prankster Poes are defeated, the bridge to the Triforce Gateway appears.

Drablands Challenges

Once the Boss of The Ruins has been defeated, Illusory Mansion can be replayed with the following Drablands Challenges: "Fewer Heart Containers!", "Clear within the time limit!", and "Don't fall at all!". Each Challenge features the same configuration of Enemies.

In "Clear within the time limit!", the Links are given a timer of one minute in Multiplayer, or one minute and 30 seconds in single-player. This timer can be increased by collecting Hourglasses or wearing Linebeck's Uniform.

Materials

At the end of the Level, three Treasure Chests can be opened. Two contain the same Material, and one contains another, more valuable Material.

Drablands Challenge
Magical Materials
Drablands Challenge

Fewer Heart Containers!
Magical Materials
Drablands Challenge

Don't fall at all!
Magical Materials
Drablands Challenge

Clear within the time limit!
Magical Materials
Drablands ChallengeMagical Materials

Fewer Heart Containers!

Don't fall at all!

Clear within the time limit!

Enemies and Traps

Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One at ground level; one at a height of two Links; one at a height of three Links.
  2. Disguised as a Heart.

Treasure Chests

Treasure Chest
Contents
Notes

Atop the small tower in Stage 1

Treasure Chest
Contents
Notes

Behind the gate east of the Triforce Gateway in Stage 2

Treasure Chest
Contents
Notes

Appears after defeating the five Poes in Stage 4

Treasure ChestContentsNotes

Atop the small tower in Stage 1

Behind the gate east of the Triforce Gateway in Stage 2

Appears after defeating the five Poes in Stage 4

Trivia

  • As described in Vol. 5 of the Drablands Diary, a set of green handprints is hidden in each Level of The Ruins. They can be found on a window in Stage 4 of Illusory Mansion, to the left of the bridge leading to the Triforce Gateway.

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNames
Japan
Japanese
まやかし屋敷 (Mayakashi Yashiki)[3]
Canada
FrenchCA
Maison des illusions
The French Republic
FrenchEU
Maison des illusions[5]
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
Schwindelhaus[4]
The Italian Republic
Italian
Casa dispettosa[2]
Latin America
SpanishLA
Mansión del engaño[6]
The Kingdom of Spain
SpanishEU
Mansión del Engaño[7]
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References

  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 160
  2. "Casa dispettosa" — Level Selection (Tri Force Heroes)
  3. "まやかし屋敷" — Level Selection (Tri Force Heroes)
  4. "Schwindelhaus" — Level Selection (Tri Force Heroes)
  5. "Maison des illusions" — Level Selection (Tri Force Heroes)
  6. "Mansión del engaño" — Level Selection (Tri Force Heroes)
  7. "Mansión del Engaño" — Level Selection (Tri Force Heroes)