Duelius Maximus

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The title screen to Duelius Maximus
Duelius Maximus title screen

Duelius Maximus is a two-player mode found in the Variety Pack of WarioWare: Get It Together! It involves two players playing microgames until one of them loses all of their lives.


The players can choose between two modes: the Standard Round and the Lightning Round.

  • In the Standard Round, players can freely choose crew members. The players will play microgames increasing in speed and difficulty, like in the main game and the Play-o-pedia. Players can start with up to four lives. It is the spiritual successor to Battle Time in WarioWare Gold.
  • In the Lightning Round, both players will get the same crew member at random for each round. If a player wins a microgame, their opponent's screen will freeze (if they have not already lost), making it impossible to win the microgame and thus guaranteeing the loss of a life. It is possible for both players to win at the same time, especially if it's a survival microgame (in which case one player is guaranteed a victory if the other fails). Players can start with up to eight lives.

If both players lose their last life from the same round, the mode will enter sudden death and the next person to lose a microgame will lose the battle.

Microgames become more difficult as the game progresses.

  • Rounds 1-8: Level 1 difficulty at increasing speeds.
  • Rounds 9-16: Speed resets in round 9; Level 2 difficulty at increasing speeds.
  • Rounds 17-24: Speed resets in round 17; Level 3 difficulty at increasing speeds.
  • Rounds 25-32: Speed resets in round 25; Level 3 difficulty at rapidly increasing speeds, reaching maximum speed in round 31. With the speed resetting in round 33, this process repeats after every eight rounds.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese いきのこりバトル
Ikinokori Batoru
Survival Battle

Italian Duello tra gladiatori
Duel between gladiators
Spanish Duelius Maximus