Cuckoo Condor

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Cuckoo Condor
Cuckoocondor.gif
Cuckoo Condor.
Full name Cuckoo Condor
Species Bird
First appearance Wario Land 4 (2001)
Cuckoo Condor grabbing Wario with its claw.
Map of the level

Cuckoo Condor is the third boss in the Game Boy Advance game Wario Land 4. It guards the Ruby Passage.

Cuckoo Condor lives up to both parts of its name. At first, the boss is concealed within a large weaponised 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 centre 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 buzzard-like creature underneath (which doesn't particularly resemble real life condors). 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.

Hiyoko are very similar to the Black Ducks seen in the battle against the Golden Diva. After enough hits, Cuckoo Condor is defeated and Wario is rewarded with the creature's Earrings.

Time given in different modes[edit]

The time given to defeat the boss varies on the game mode.

  • WL4-Normal Mode Sprite.PNG: the time given is 4:00 minutes.
  • WL4-Hard Mode Sprite.PNG: the time given is 3:00 minutes.
  • WL4-S-Hard Mode Sprite.PNG (unlockable): the time given is 2:00 minutes.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コンダラー
Kondarā
From "condor"
Chinese 布谷谷秃鹫[1]
Bùgǔgǔ Tūjiù
Cuckoo Condor

Media[edit]

Audio.svg Cuckoo Condor - Music heard in a normal boss battle
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References[edit]

  1. ^ 阿快尔瑞斯 (July 19, 2014). 【完结】【童年游戏】瓦力欧寻宝记流程 (6P). Bilibili. Retrieved February 3, 2017.