Fiery Cavern

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Fiery Cavern
Fiery Cavern
Level code 5-3
Game Wario Land 4
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Fiery Cavern map icon from Wario Land 4.
Map of the level

Fiery Cavern is the third level of the Sapphire Passage in the Game Boy Advance game Wario Land 4. As its name suggests, it is infested with fire pits that spit out torrents of hot magma. Touching either will damage Wario. A unique enemy appears here, Iwao, that throws rolling rocks at Wario. Only a Ground Pound can defeat them. Upon hitting the switch at the mid-way point of the level, the whole area's lava, fire, etc, becomes frozen, and the Iwao become Yeti. Some lava torrents freeze over, allowing Wario to use them as platforms to reach higher places. Wario will re-encounter areas that he has visited before hitting the switch, but all the heat has frozen over, so it seems like a completely different area. This level's CD is called You and Your Shoes, and once collected, it can be played in the Sound Room.

Time given in different modes[edit]

The time given to escape the level after hitting the switch varies between game modes.

  • Normal Mode game sprite: the time given is 5:00.
  • Hard Mode game sprite: the time given is 4:00.
  • S-Hard Mode game sprite (unlockable): the time given is 2:45.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ほのおのどうくつ
Honō no Dōkutsu
Fiery Cavern
Chinese 火焰洞[1]
Huǒyàn Dòng
Fiery Cavern


Audio.svg Fiery Cavern - Level theme
File infoMedia:WL4-Fiery Cavern.oga
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  • Given Fiery Cavern's placement in the Sapphire Passage and its theme, it seems to be based on Hell from Christian mythology. The way the level freezes over when Wario hits the switch is a possible reference to the term "Hell freezes over", denoting an unlikely event.
  • This is the only level in the Sapphire Passage where the Skeleton Bird and Minicula don't appear.


  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.