This is one of my favourite levels, as it is more puzzle-solving than combat or timing – but, if I’m perfectly honest, I’m not sure that I’ve cracked the code properly as to how to clear this level perfectly.
What makes this somewhat additionally satisfying is that I played as Luigi, which playing, in what essentially amounts to a haunted house, has echoes of Luigi’s Mansion.
For starters, I explored the entire areas thoroughly, and I still wasn’t able to collect all the special coins! I suspect that it has something to do with the ‘ghosts’ and the shaking doors, but I will have to replay the level a few times and experiment with different options.
I guess the ‘deception’ in the level title is probably the first hint.