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Cuckoo Condor lives up to both parts of its name. At first, the boss is concealed within a large weaponized cuckoo clock. The pendulum of the clock features a large claw that it uses to pick Wario up and bring him to the large saw blades bordering the arena to inflict damage. It is difficult to escape this grasp, and impossible unless Wario is seized near the center of the screen. Wario must ram the large claw that it uses to attack, causing it to swing up and damage the boss.
As the boss takes damage in this form, it will start using its buzz and electrical saws to attack Wario. After taking enough damage, the clock is destroyed, revealing the Condor underneath. The small spinning bird on top of the clock remains as a headpiece for the exposed Condor.
In this state, Cuckoo Condor will lay eggs, which hatch Hiyokos upon touching the ground. While initially harmless, if not destroyed after a short period of time, the Hiyokos will flash red and speed towards Wario. If Wario touches these flashing Hiyoko, he will take damage. They will also explode after a set amount of time has passed. Wario can destroy the Hiyokos with any attack (though he should avoid flashing ones). To damage the Cuckoo Condor, Wario must pick up these eggs before they hit the ground, then power throw the egg onto its head. As damage is dealt over time, the Cuckoo Condor begins to lay eggs at a significantly faster rate (and moving increasingly faster), forcing Wario to time his throws properly to defeat the boss.
After enough hits, Cuckoo Condor is defeated and Wario is rewarded with the creature's Earrings.
Time given in different modes
The time given to defeat the boss varies on the game mode.
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