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Wario in the Bulldog.
Wario flying the Bulldog plane
A purple or red miniature aircraft that is seen throughout the Wario franchise.
First appearance Mario & Wario (1993)
Latest appearance Wario Land 3 (2000)
“One day during my vacation in the Awazon river basin, I landed my trusty seaplane, Bulldog, and decided to relax in the shadow of the beautiful Aldegara Waterfall.”
Wario, Virtual Boy Wario Land

The Bulldog[1] is a small airplane sometimes used by Wario. It is depicted as a generic monoplane in Mario & Wario, as a seaplane in Virtual Boy Wario Land, and as a biplane in Wario Land 3.


Mario & Wario[edit]

Wario in the Bulldog.

The Bulldog was first used by Wario in Mario & Wario. In a minigame between level areas, Wanda can hit Wario in the Bulldog with her hammer.

Mario Kirby Meisaku Video[edit]

Artwork of a scene from Mario Kirby Meisaku Video.
The Bulldog in Mario Kirby Meisaku Video

Wario also rides the Bulldog during his battle with Bunny Mario in Mario Kirby Meisaku Video. When Bunny Mario first encounters Wario, he uses the Bulldog to fire at Bunny Mario, causing him to fall down. However, Bunny Mario uses a stick of bamboo to launch himself back upwards and punch the Bulldog, defeating Wario.

Wario's Woods[edit]

Toad's bomb destroys the Bulldog

In Wario's Woods, Wario uses the Bulldog to patrol the skies over the woods and cause trouble for Toad, who seeks to free the forest from Wario's control. At the end of the Round Game mode in the SNES version, Toad throws a bomb at Wario's castle as he flies around worriedly in the Bulldog. The bomb's explosion causes the Bulldog to break, sending Wario flying out of it and falling to the ground.

Wario Land series[edit]

Virtual Boy Wario Land[edit]

A sprite of Wario flying Bulldog, seen in the title screen of Virtual Boy Wario Land.
Wario flying Bulldog in Virtual Boy Wario Land

The Bulldog appears in Virtual Boy Wario Land, where it is referred to by Wario as simply "Bulldog", rather than "the Bulldog".

During the events of the game, Wario takes a vacation to the Awazon river basin, and he decides to land Bulldog in a lake near the Aldegara Waterfall. Relaxing by the river, he soon falls asleep. He is then awoken because a mysterious Beaver emerges from the lake and spits water in his face. The Beaver quickly moves out of sight while Wario spots some strange creatures carrying treasure. The creatures enter a cave within the Aldegara Waterfall, and Wario decides to follow them. When he returns from his adventure, Wario finds that his seaplane has attracted many of the lake's creatures, who have found it amusing to damage Bulldog while Wario was not around. The Beaver then gives Wario an idea for transportation, which varies depending on how much money Wario obtains by the end of the game. The modes of transportation from the worst ending to the best ending are: two fans, a dirigible powered by peddling, a dragon and its children, and a remote controlled airplane in which Wario sits on top of the glass covering for the cockpit. If all the treasures and the most amount of money are collected, Wario gets a vase and a carpet. The game does not get to the damaged airplane scene, but instead cuts to Wario riding the flying carpet while keeping the money he has, as well as a woman in a bunny-themed outfit.

Wario Land 3[edit]

The Bulldog in Wario Land 3

In the opening cutscene of Wario Land 3, Wario flies what appears to be the Bulldog over some woods, when suddenly, it runs out of gas. Unharmed, Wario comes across a cave where the music box that contains the music box world is located. This opening cannot be seen again until the player wipes their save data.

Mario and the Incredible Rescue[edit]

In the short children's book Mario and the Incredible Rescue, the eighth chapter has Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Toad fighting Wario, as he rides a plane dropping Buckets on the group. Eventually, Mario and Yoshi manage to put one of the Buckets on Wario's head, blinding him and causing him to spiral out of control. The plane is not mentioned by name, but considering the fight is a nod to Mario & Wario with the buckets and plane, it is very possible that it is the Bulldog.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブルドッグ[2][3]
Bulldog unit


  1. ^ Virtual Boy Wario Land English instruction booklet, page 11.
  2. ^ Mario & Wario instruction booklet, page 2.
  3. ^ Virtual Boy Wario Land: Awazon no Hihō Japanese instruction booklet, page 7.