Flagman D-D

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The title screen

Flagman D-D[1] (or Flagman D.D.[2][3]) is an unlockable minigame in Wario Land II. It can be unlocked by collecting every piece of treasure and winning every map piece. It is based on the 1980 Game & Watch game Flagman. Hence the minigame's name, Mr. Game & Watch has been replaced by a D.D. as the titular Flagman, and the graphics are remade in general.

Gameplay[edit]

Like in the original game, the player has to remember numbers, which need to be repeated in the correct order within a time limit. One point is earned by correctly repeating the whole number sequence. The number sequence increases by one number with every earned point. After three misses, the game is over. The high score can be saved.

Initially, only the D.D. shows the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4, which are triggered with the different buttons on the direction pad. A White puff appears when the player scores 10 points, adding the number 5 to the sequence, and a Gugi appears at 15 points, adding the number 6. Those are triggered by using the A Button and B Button buttons respectively. At 20 points, a person will slowly start moving in a boat far away to distract the player.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フロッグマンDD[4]
Furogguman DD
Flagman D.D.

Trivia[edit]

  • Many graphics for the minigame are recycled from the 1994 game Game Boy Gallery. This game was only released in Europe and Australia and features a remake of Flagman.
  • The background music of Flagman D-D's title screen can also be heard in the “Perfect!” screens of both Wario Land II and Wario Land 3. The latter game’s version of the tune is in a higher key than the earlier game’s version. The “Perfect!” screen shows up after collecting all treasures and panels in the second game, and after the third game’s ending sequence when all treasures have been found.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wario Land II: Frequently Asked Questions. Nintendo.com (June 10, 1998 snapshot via WayBack Machine). Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Campbell, Stuart. Game Boy Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 10.
  3. ^ Brady, Matthew K., Nathan Beittenmiller, Debra McBride, and David Cassady. Game Boy Game Secrets, 2001 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 86.
  4. ^ Wario Land 2: Nusumareta Zaihō Shogakukan guide, page 126.