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After collecting the music boxes, Wario returns to the oracle's temple, where the monstrous figure reveals its true form as the horrific Rudy the Clown. Rudy reveals that he used Wario to collect the Music Boxes so that his powers could be restored, and that the "enemies" encountered throughout the game were actually the enchanted citizens of the Music Box World.
In a climactic battle, Wario defeats the stubborn boss, resulting in his cavern collapsing around him. After narrowly escaping, Wario is greeted by the grateful citizens of the enchanted world, who thank him immensely for inadvertently saving their land. Their gratitude proves fruitful for Wario, as they allow him to keep any treasures he found in his adventure.
There, he stumbles upon a Black Catwho leads him into a chasm in the ground. Wario soon discovers that he is deep within the Pyramid walls, and proceeds to steal its treasures as he searches for a way out.
After battling through five agonizing worlds20 levelsand six bossesWario gets to challenge the goddess of the pyramid, the Golden Diva. After defeating her, Wario discovers that the Black Cat was actually Princess Shokorathe true goddess of the pyramid, whom the Golden Diva had cursed into a feline form. Her human appearance depends on how many Treasure Chests have been collected; if he doesn't have enough riches, Wario's princess may turn out to be a child or a fat lady, something Wario is not pleased about, however upon collecting vast amounts of treasure, the princess reveals herself to be a beautiful, ethereal maiden.
After successfully raiding the pyramid and pilfering a monstrous load of treasure, Wario returns home and treats himself to an all-you-can-eat steak buffet, which ironically costs a mere ten dollars. Wario in Wario Land: Wario as he appears in Wario Land: The locale's peace is shattered by the Shake Kingwho imprisons Queen Merelda and her loyal subjects called Merflesand steals the legendary Bottomless Coin Sackwhich spits out coins whenever it is shaken.
Captain Syrup observes the Shake Dimension's crisis from the outside world. Setting her sights on the legendary treasure, but with no desire of doing the dirty work herself, she steals the Ancient Globe and sends it to Wario. True to form, Wario prepares to raid the beleaguered kingdom when a Merfle escapes to the outside world in hopes of finding help. When Wario hears of the Bottomless Coin Sack, he sets out to defeat the Shake King and thereby acquire that legendary treasure.
However, as soon as he returns victorious from the Shake Dimension, Captain Syrup appears and steals the Bottomless Coin Sack from the bewildered Wario. He along with Luigi comes to "crash the party" after Mario is invited to see Princess Peach. After the three enter the castle, they are captured by Bowser's minions and locked behind doors that can only be opened with special keys.
Wario is the last character that the player can unlock. His portrait is located in the mirror room on the second floor of the castle, on the other side of the mirror; the player must use Luigi's Invisibility Power to enter it. Once there, Luigi must get through a small icy stage and fight Chief Chilly in order to obtain the key.
Wario's Metal form Wario is the strongest of the four characters, but is also the slowest at both running and swimming and has the lowest jump. He can break black bricks and can cause more damage to enemies with his attacks.
Wario can grab signs and ground pound objects such as pillars with twice as much strength as the others. Also, he moves faster than Mario and Luigi when carrying enemies, including King Bob-omb; he also carries them on his back and throws them the farthest. Mode, Wario is able to stun opponents with his punches and kicks. He's able to lift stunned opponents, spin, and throw them as well.
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Wario also makes appearances in two of his minigames: Coincentration and Intense Coincentration. A Toad in the castle also makes notice of this.
New Super Mario Bros. Battle of the game's minigame mode, where he represents the third player. Mario's Picross series While Wario was absent from the first game in the Mario's Picross series, he is prominently featured in its sequels Mario's Super Picross and Picross 2where he acts as the host of the more difficult puzzles.
In Picross 2, Wario is seen with the topee from the early Wario Land games again, being comparable to Mario's archaeologist outfit. Mario, being informed by Princess Peach about this, searches for the thief, becomes Bunny Mario and manages to beat Wario and returns the treasure. In this game, Wario has low speed and acceleration, but his heavy weight can push nearly anyone off the road.
For his racing debut, Wario has converted a motocross racing venue into a self-styled go-carting course, Wario Stadium. This long and dangerous course began a trend in the Mario Kart series of Wario having incredibly long and technique heavy tracks bearing his likeness.
Wario also appears in Mario Kart: Super Circuit as a heavy character, capable of ramming most other drivers off of the road. This is the only mainstream Mario Kart title that features Wario where he does not receive a track bearing his likeness.
Wario can only ride the heavy karts, so his choices are limited. His default kart is the Wario Carand the Bob-omb is his special item.
This game introduces Wario Colosseum ; a 2-lap, roller coaster themed track bearing Wario's tastes. This track is known for being incredibly technical and is notable for being the longest track in the game. This marks the final game that Wario wears long sleeves. Wario's personal karts are the Brutea car reminiscent of the Wario Car, the Standard WR, and the Dragonflya red tractor possibly a reference to Wario's farming roots in Wario Land 2.
As players progress, they can later use Wario on any kart, whether it is standard, or special. Wario Stadium returns as a playable track, however rather than being a replica of the stadium found in Mario Kart 64, this particular track is a completely new track, although it shares the motocross theme of the previous iteration, bearing dirt roads and death-defying jumps.
This is also the first game where Wario wears his current short-sleeved shirt. Wario later appears in Mario Kart Wiiwhere he is classified as a large character. In this game, Wario features a small weight bonus and a small off-road bonus.
He gets a strong mini-turbo bonus as well. The Wario Bike from the WarioWare series is a selectable vehicle in this game. Wario's track in this game is an incredibly technical course called Wario's Gold Minefeaturing winding railroad tracks, low-flying Swoopers and many gold-filled mine carts that serve as obstacles.
Wario lounges lazily outside of his Bolt Buggy in Mario Kart 7. Wario is also a playable character in Mario Kart 7 and for the first time in the series, he is an unlockable character. Wario is a heavy character, and as a result, he gets one of the best speed and weight boosts among all the playable racers, balanced by having nearly all other stats poor. He is unlocked by winning the Flower Cup on cc.
Wario also gets another new track, Wario Shipyard. This track takes place underwater and has some small platformed-areas and ramps above water. This track appears to be inspired by Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3as Bull Wario can be seen adorning a banner and the shipwreck theme is reminiscent of the pirate theme present the Wario Land series.
In fact, the music played on this track is a cover version of the overworld theme present in the aforementioned game. Wario returns as a heavyweight racer in Mario Kart 8where he returns as a default character. In addition to his appearance, he receives a new track called Mount Warioa single-lap race down a snowy mountain. DS Wario Stadium returns as a retro course, albeit with anti-gravity features to enhance it. This leaves Mario Kart 8 with the most Wario themed tracks in the history of the franchise.
This in return means that Wario can potentially have the best possible speed and weight, but at the same time, have the worst possible acceleration, handling, and grip. His kart emblem is a purple "W" on a yellow background.
This time, he only shares stats with Dry Bowser. In these games, Wario is once again a heavy character, rivaling the entire cast in weight and speed. Wario has several of his own tracks in the first two installments with the introduction of the Wario Cup.
Wario's hometown of Diamond City appears as a racetrack in both installments, as well as a snow-themed version of the track named Snow Panic. Densetsu no Stafy 3 starfywiki article: Wario Wario appears throughout Stage 8 Undersea Ruins in Densetsu no Stafy 3after getting warped there via a large portal.
In each level, Wario is affected by one of his three more common status effects - Puffy WarioFlaming Warioand Bubble Warioall of which Wario uses to help Starfy complete the level. Wario's role is somewhat based upon the events of Wario Land 4. Wario must locate a switch before escaping the area and four gems to enter the boss room and battle Gachatakkoru. When Wario enters the boss room, he only gets kicked out of the room as if he failed the battle, but Starfy later uses his Shooting Star ability to defeat Gachatakkoru.
Bun Bun Mario Battle StadiumWario is a playable character in all versions of the game but the first one. He rides a yellow bike. Wario is also an unlockable playable character in Ball. Mario Party series —Wario when winning a board in Mario Party and Mario Party 2 Wario's appearance in Mario Party 4 with his long sleeves Wario has been in the Mario Party series since the first game and has played a large role in the series, except for Mario Party Advance.
He has his own level in Mario Party which stands as one of its hardest. Wario's color is purple, and in early Mario Party games his sleeves are long, while in the rest, they are short. This starts the argument that develops the party.
When used it lets Wario spin a roulette to steal an amount of coins from each of his opponents, either 1 coin, 5 coins, or 10 coins. Only he and Waluigi can use it. In Mario PartyWario has two losing animations while every other character has only one.
Star Rushand Mario Party: Additionally, Wario appears in Super Mario Party as a playable character. Mario Golf series Wario in Mario Golf. Wario's shoes are pink, but in the artwork, his shoes are green. Wario appears as a playable character in the Mario Golf series. He has a shorter drive than Mario in these games, but is still one of the stronger golfers to choose from.
In Mario GolfWario must be unlocked through the "Get Character" mode in single-player modes, but he is available from the start in multiplayer modes and in Toadstool Tour.
He also appears in the portable iterations of the series as a playable character. He returns as a playable character in Mario Golf: When the Mii talks to him, he will claim that he was there only for the food.
His golf clubs and ball can be used by Miis, and his costume can be unlocked by collecting all the Star Coins in the Seaside Course. Mario Tennis series Wario appears as a playable character in most games of the Mario Tennis series since its Nintendo 64 installmentwhere his sidekick Waluigi made his very first appearance.
Wario is generally portrayed as a power player. He was absent from Mario Tennis: In the beginning of the intro they are facing the Mario Bros. They are easily defeated in the end.
While viewing the tournament board, they notice that they have been eliminated, and decide to vandalize the picture of the Mario Bros. They are found and chased by a group of police for vandalism. On the run from the police, Wario and Waluigi stumble across Bowser's workout room, where the three form an alliance. Bowser then forces the two to undergo extreme training while the tournament continues.
The duo hijack the final match of the tournament; the Mario Bros. They are booed, and decide to fire Bob-ombs at the Mario Bros. Bowser helps them in a giant balloon full of Bob-ombs. Mario then hits a Bullet Bill fired by Bowser, which hits the Bob-omb machine, which topples over and launches a Bob-omb at Bowser's balloon. Full of Bob-ombs, the balloon crashes into the ground near Wario and Waluigi, causing a huge explosion.
The three villains faint as a result. In the blooper reel, Wario's mother calls him on his cell phone, revealing that his ringtone is the 8-bit Mario theme. Like in most Mario Tennis games, Wario is a power character. His serving and hitting power are strong, although weaker than Bowser's and Donkey Kong's. He also has less reach than the two. The advantages he has include being able to run faster and control the ball better. His lunge, which involves his tumbling or doing a cartwheel, is also much longer.
Wario's offensive power shot, the Thunder Cast Shot has him get bonked by a training machine in the opening, so when he hits the ball, the ball is encased in electricity.
Any character that hits the shot without using a defensive power shot gets electrocuted. Any action is halted twice. For his defensive power shot, the Ultra-Hand ReturnWario uses a stretcher with a glove to return the ball.
If the ball is far enough, Wario may have to hop once or twice. Wario's taunt has him shake his rear end while saying "Come on" three times. Mario Power Tennis also marks the last appearance of his original long-sleeved shirt.
He is relatively unchanged from Mario Power Tennis, except he now wears his current short-sleeved shirt. Tennis gear designed based on him can be used by Miis, and his costume can be unlocked by collecting coins in Super Mario Tennis Level He also serves as an antagonist in the game's Adventure Mode, where he and Waluigi hear about a legendary tennis racket named Lucien and opt to steal it for themselves.
However, it possesses them, along with Luigi, forcing Mario to search for the five Power Stones to stop Lucien. Mario finds three, while Wario and Waluigi find two, so they challenge Mario, Peach, and Daisy to a tournament for ownership of the Power Stones.
Wario and Waluigi face Peach and Daisy in a doubles match, in which they are defeated, while the possessed Luigi is defeated by Mario. Lucien and the Power Stones are then stolen by Bowser, who uses them to become Bowcien. They express disappointment at Lucien's destruction, believing that such a powerful racket could have made them the best tennis players in the world, causing Daisy to remind them of how that was what started the mess in the first place.
Mario 64 In Dr. Mario 64Rudy the Clown fulfills the role of the villain again. He sends out his minion Mad Scienstein to steal the Megavitamins from Dr. Mariosince Rudy wants them for curing his cold. Wario attempts to get the Megavitamins as well in order to sell them for money, but fails. However, Mad Scienstein manages to steal the medicine and escapes. Mario and Wario go after him and meet many creatures known from Wario Land 3 on their way.
Mario or Wario is able to defeat Rudy and the doctor takes back his Megavitamins. Wario makes a mistake when he steals a large black jewel in his first 3D adventure, Wario World. It turns out that the black jewel is actually alive and evil, as it proceeds to turn all of Wario's treasure into monsters, and kick him out of his own castle.
To regain his castle, Wario must traverse huge worlds, collecting his treasures, crushing huge monsters, and overcoming gigantic challenges as he goes. After the player collects all Power Stars and defeats Bowser again, the player has to play the entirety of the game again, this time as Luigi. Luigi has different attributes and controls differently than Mario: Cosmic Luigi is also faster and takes different routes than Cosmic Mario. Additionally, the names of the stars that have "Mario" in their title are changed to "Luigi".
Left to right Comparison of models for Mario, playable Luigi, and non-playable Luigi While Luigi is the controlled character, the NPC Luigi in the game is not switched out, essentially having two Luigis in the game. While the playable Luigi is adjusted to fit Mario's build for gameplay purposes, the NPC Luigi is slightly taller and colored darker, matching Luigi's actual proportions.
When the playable Luigi first rescues the trapped Luigi in the Ghostly Galaxy, the NPC Luigi dismisses the player as someone who happens to look like him. When the Mailtoad has mail, the letters are addressed to Mario as usual instead of Luigi, causing the Mailtoad to feel bad for Luigi. Additionally, some of the letters contains 20 1-Up Mushrooms instead of the usual 5.
During any of the modes, player one is always Mario and players two through four can choose to be either Luigi or one of the Toads; however, Luigi is also playable in single-player mode, done by activating the Super Guide and pressing to take control of him. Luigi's and the Toad's properties are all the same as Mario's, meaning Luigi doesn't have his unique attributes like the higher jumps or low traction. Luigi is slightly taller than the other characters, however, making him easier to get by hit by enemies above him.
However, he accidentally locked himself out of his hot air balloon while distracted waving goodbye to the Toads, having it take off without him. If the player s die enough times in a stage, a Super Guide Block appears. Hitting it activates the Super Guide where a computer-controlled Luigi plays through the stage for the player.
This Luigi only attempts to get to the end of the stage, usually avoiding any secrets or unneeded power-ups. His attributes and controls are retained from the first Super Mario Galaxy. If Mario talks to Luigi, he asks Mario if he can get the Power Star instead and accepting his offer lets the player control Luigi instead of Mario until the player completes or exits the current mission.
Completing missions with Luigi unlocks staff ghosts for that current mission. The ghosts appear as Luigi and begin moving to a particular spot in the stage once the player touches them. If the player uses the Co-Star Luma to spin in front of Luigi when he appears in a galaxy, he releases several Star Bits.
Once the player completes Bowser's Galaxy Generatorthey can alternate between using Mario or Luigi by way of entering the large door behind where the player starts on Starship Mario.
The Mailtoad receives a letter from Luigi telling the player about the option, signifying when the option becomes available. Also, while the player is playing as Luigi, the Tip Network signs and the Cosmic Guide do not appear. To unlock Luigi, the player has to clear Special 1-Castlein which Luigi becomes playable.
To switch between Mario and Luigi, the player has to tap either the "M" or "L" icon depending on which brother is currently being played as on the bottom screen during the level select map screens.
In term of controls, Luigi controls much like how he does in Super Mario Bros. Luigi has a higher jump than Mario, but lower traction, causing him to slide. Luigi can use all of the same power-ups as Mario, though when collecting a Super Leafinstead of turning into Tanooki Luigi like in Super Mario Bros. Most other languages, including the Japanese version, call this form Kitsune Luigi.
Later English games officially call this form Kitsune Luigi as well. Like with the other New Super Mario Bros. Luigi's Raccoon appearance appears similar to his Kitsune form from Super Mario 3D Land, taking on the ears and tail of the fox, and Luigi turns silver instead of gold when under the effects of the Gold Flower. Both forms are to differentiate him from Mario and both appearances are purely cosmetic; they do not affect the power-ups' properties at all.
Luigi is unlocked for the single-player mode after clearing World 6-Bowser's Castle. Defeating Bowser reveals the code the player has to input when choosing a file, which is the same as in New Super Mario Bros. Like in New Super Mario Bros. Like with New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Luigi can usually only be controlled by players either two, three, or four as Mario is always player one, but he can also be playable in single-player mode by activating the Super Guide and pressing.
To make it easier on the players, Luigi controls like the other characters, with him and the two playable Toads having the same controls and attributes as Mario. In the opening title sequence of the game, Luigi moves along with the other characters, though in some rare cases, Luigi ends up tripping instead, causing him to mess up his Ground Pound action.
In this game, Luigi is given his unique play style again; he jumps higher and farther than Mario, but has worse traction, as in other titles such as Super Mario Bros.: Consequently, the other characters jump higher as well. These are images, statues, and 8-bit sprites of Luigi that are hidden in every level. As the game's cast is primarily based on Super Mario Bros. Unlike with the other titles with simultaneous multiplayer, Luigi can be selected by player one.
The power-ups Luigi uses also change to his color scheme accordingly, such as the Boomerang Suit becoming green, and his Kitsune Luigi form returns when he gets a Super Leaf.
Luigi is also featured as the playable character in the game's " Luigi Bros. Player one's Luigi is colored similarly to his modern appearance, whereas player two's Luigi has the colors from the original game.
Both Luigi's have the same physics and controls, which are carried over from the original game. They are usually 8-bit sprites of Luigi and are hidden in most of the levels.
The costume can be unlocked either at random upon completion of the Mario Challenge, or by scanning a compatible Luigi amiibo.
His appearance is based on that of Super Mario Bros. The costume replaces some of the usual Super Mario Bros. Fire Luigi in his Super Mario Bros. Luigi is an unlockable character. To unlock his housethe player has to recruit Green and Purple Toads each through Toad Rally, then spend coins to build the house. Luigi has his higher jump in this game. The aforementioned outfit and cap are also unlockable via the Luigi amiibo or by completing the game with a certain amount of moons.
Luigi himself was added as an NPC in the update released on February 21,where he hosts the new Balloon World minigame. He appears with a green polka dotted bow tie and a luggage hanging on his back with balloons attached to it, allowing him to float.
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On the luggage are various stickers from the Mushroom Kingdom and a sticker with his emblem on it. Luigi's dialogue changes depending on the clothes Mario is wearing upon talking to him.
As of March 14,Nintendo began posting extra Hint Art on social media leading to locations of hidden Luigi sprites. Upon emerging or if ground poundedit lets out a distorted cry, and if Mario throws Cappy at it, it spins into the air.
The way Luigi and his red, blue and yellow balloons are positioned corresponds to the layout of the .