Flat Wario

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Flat Wario
WLIIFlatWarioSprite.png WL4 Wario4.png
Used on Wario
Item Needed A falling weight, Compressor
Power(s) Given Turn flat and reach otherwise unaccessable places
First Appearance Wario Land II (1998)
Latest Appearance Wario Land 4 (2001)

“I’ve been smashed flat by a weight!! You’d expect my guts to be all squished and squashed, but wait! What’s this?! How mysterious! How could this be! Now I feel very light and I can squeeze into thin passageways!!”
Wario, Wario Land 4

Flat Wario getting crushed by a Compressor in Wario Land 4.

Flat Wario is one of Wario's many transformations in the Wario Land game series. If crushed by a falling weight in Wario Land 2-4, Wario is squashed flat, shortening his jump and drastically affecting his speed. However, he can glide smoothly in the air to reach places previously unattainable, and slip through tiny cracks in walls. Certain machines and enemies will return Wario to his original shape, as well as getting wet. In Wario Land 4, Wario must be crushed by a Compressor in order to transform, and a Decompressor will transform him back into his normal self. Flat Wario can also fall in water to transform him back into his normal self.

Also, in Wario World, the boss DinoMighty as well as many other monsters and obstacles can smash Wario into the ground and flatten him.

Flat Wario makes a cameo appearance in WarioWare: Touched! at the end of the game. At the end of Wario-Man's cutscene, the guru that Wario stole the DS from is mad from before, so he whacks him on the head with his cane. As a result, he turns into Flat Wario.

In Wario Land: Shake It!, Wario can be flattened by large objects (such as blocks) that fall on him, however it possesses no actual importance to the gameplay.

A possible reference to this form of Wario can be found in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour. In one of his failure animations, Wario holds a huge boulder over his head and tosses it into the air in rage. The boulder eventually comes down again and hits him in the head, flattening him in the process. He then proceeds to walk off to the right of the screen in a manner similar to Flat Wario.

Artwork[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ペッタンコワリオ[1]
Pettanko Wario
Flat Wario

Trivia[edit]

  • Flat Wario's sprite in Wario Land II and Wario Land 3 has black shoes and Flat Wario's sprite in Wario Land 4 has purple shoes, while in the artwork and in the Japanese commercial of Wario Land 4, Flat Wario has green shoes and his hat is seen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara Japanese instruction booklet, page 28