Dash Attack

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Wario does the Dash Attack in Wario World.

The Dash Attack[1], also known as Shoulder Bash[citation needed], Body Slam[2], Barge[3], Wario Attack[4], Dashing[5], or simply Attack[6][7][8], is Wario's signature attack. It consists of Wario charging at high speed while ramming everything on his path using his powerful shoulders. It first appeared in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 and has since then appeared in many games featuring Wario, most prominently in the Wario Land series. Its main purpose is to attack enemies, but it can also be used to hit switches or break open treasure chests and blocks.

History[edit]

SNES Wario's Woods title screen

Wario's Woods[edit]

When Toad takes time in a round, Wario will temporarily take the place of Birdo and perform an attack periodically, knocking the ceiling a step downwards.

Wario Land series[edit]

The move is a simple attack in these games; it can be used to attack one enemy at a time or to destroy blocks, and normally allows Wario to move faster than running. Jumping in the middle of this attack changes it into a Jump Attack[9], which ends upon landing or turning around. In Wario Land 3, it can be upgraded to break harder blocks and attack several enemies at once. In Wario Land 4, the "Dash Attack" and "Jumping Dash Attack"[10] were introduced to describe a more powerful variant of the same ability where Wario quickly rushes as his speed greatly increases; then, he is able to run into multiple blocks and enemies without stopping. He is also able to break the more solid, blue blocks. His regular attack is also present, but compared to the "Dash Attack", it is less powerful and Wario bounces back against blocks. To avoid future confusion in later games, the name Dash Attack was given to Wario's regular attack, with the original "Dash Attack" move getting removed, but also giving Wario different alternatives to perform similar moves like the Max Fastosity Dasherators seen in Wario Land: Shake It!.

Wario World[edit]

In this game, the Dash Attack makes Wario take off in a burst of speed when the player presses the R Button Button. This is handy for quickly moving around or barreling through enemies. Another move, coupling a Dash Attack with a punch, can be executed by pressing, holding, and releasing the B Button Button.

WarioWare series[edit]

In the WarioWare games, the attack is used in some microgames, for example to enable Wario to break through walls to escape an avalanche of gold and treasure.

Wario: Master of Disguise[edit]

In Wario: Master of Disguise, Thief Wario can use a short-range, basic tackle resembling the Dash Attack. Unlike in past platformers featuring the move, Wario does not dash forward while executing it, instead immediately returning in place.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

The attack appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as Wario's side smash attack. Like in Wario: Master of Disguise, he stays in one spot while executing it (unless in his Wario-Man form).

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The attack makes a return in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this time as Wario's dash attack. It behaves closer to the Dash Attack from the original Wario Land games, covering a longer distance.

Names in other languages[edit]

Dash Attack[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 体当たり攻撃[11]
Taiatari Kōgeki
体当たり[12]
Taiatari
アタック[13][14]
Atakku
ダッシュアタック[14][15]
Dasshu Atakku
ショルダータックル
Shorudā Takkuru
Tackle Attack (Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3)

Tackle (Virtual Boy Wario Land)

Attack (Wario Land II, Wario Land 3 and Wario Land 4)

Dash Attack (Wario Land 4, Wario World and Wario Land Shake)

Shoulder Tackle (Wario: Master of Disguise)
Spanish Empellón (Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3)
Ataque relámpago (Dash Attack variant, Wario Land 4)
Ataque raudo (Wario Land: Shake It!)
Shove
Lightning attack
Swift attack
German Rippentriller (Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3) Rib Trill, possibly a pun on Lippentriller (lip trill), a type of trill performed on brass instruments
Italian Attacco fulmineo Rapid attack

Jump Attack[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ジャンピングアタック[16][17]
Janpingu Atakku
ジャンピングダッシュアタック[18]
Janpingu Dasshu Atakku
Jumping Attack

Jumping Dash Attack (Wario Land 4)

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wario World instruction booklet, page 9.
  2. ^ Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 English instruction booklet, pages 4 and 5.
  3. ^ Virtual Boy Wario Land English instruction booklet, page 22.
  4. ^ WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Loot Scoot, info
  5. ^ Stratton, Steve. Wario Land: Shake It! Prima Official Strategy Guide, page 4.
  6. ^ Wario Land II instruction booklet, page 5.
  7. ^ Wario Land 3 English instruction booklet, page 5.
  8. ^ Wario Land 4 American instruction booklet, page 7.
  9. ^ Wario Land 4 American instruction booklet, page 9.
  10. ^ Wario Land 4 American instruction booklet, page 10.
  11. ^ Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 3.
  12. ^ Virtual Boy Wario Land: Awazon no Hihō Japanese instruction booklet, page 18.
  13. ^ Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Japanese instruction booklet, page 5.
  14. ^ a b Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara Japanese instruction booklet, pages 7 and 10.
  15. ^ Wario Land Shake Japanese instruction booklet, pages 19, 24 and 25.
  16. ^ Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Japanese instruction booklet, page 6.
  17. ^ Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara Japanese instruction booklet, page 9.
  18. ^ Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara Japanese instruction booklet, page 10.