Foulwater Falls

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Foulwater Falls
Foulwater Falls.png
Level code 1-3
Game Wario Land: Shake It!
Music track Foulwater Falls (before freeing Merfle)
Gurgle Gulch (after freeing Merfle)
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Foulwater Falls is a level in Wario Land: Shake It! that is located in Ratl Ruins. There is also a Secret Map in this level that leads to Gurgle Gulch.


Throughout the level, there are many small lakes where Wario can fall in and also many ropes to get over it. Many small coin bags appear here that require Wario to swing on ropes to reach. Later in the level, the player will come up to an area with many gaps with spikes. Wario can either jump over them or also swing off ropes to cross larger gaps. There is also a gap leading to hidden treasure that Wario can only cross by having an extra speed boost. The next part of the level is in a cave with even more ropes to climb. There are also sections where Wario can throw enemies at rocks to let water escape from behind it and fill large gaps. Later, Wario will meet the caged Merfle. When freeing him, an alarm will go off and Wario will have to run to the beginning of the level to escape.

Secret Map location[edit]

The Secret Map in Foulwater Falls
Wario finds the level's Secret Map.

This level has a Secret Map to Gurgle Gulch. As Wario enters the cave, he needs to get to the end where there is a small coin bag on the ledge above. Standing under the ledge and performing an Earthshake Punch reveals the map.


  • Finish before the clock hits 1:45:00
  • Beat the stage without taking damage
  • Collect 30,000 coins
  • Beat the stage without falling into the water



Chest location Treasure Image NTSC-U description PAL description
The first treasure chest in Foulwater Falls Recyclable Bottle
Spring Water
WLSItreasure10.png This bottle can be returned to the store to get your deposit back! Purified water from Foulwater Falls. Refreshing!
The second treasure chest in Foulwater Falls Silver Armor
Silver Armour
WLSItreasure11.png Armor forged of pure silver. Stylish? You bet. Practical? Not in the slightest. Armour forged of pure silver. Stylish? Absolutely. Practical? Not in the slightest.
The third treasure chest in Foulwater Falls The Key to My Heart WLSItreasure12.png Opens the heart of that special someone. Be your own Cupid!


  • Given time: 2:30:00
  • Sum of coins: 32,000

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アルデガラのたき
Arudegara no taki
Pun on "Niagara Falls" and possibly「あるで」(aru de, a certain…); name shared with a waterfall in Virtual Boy Wario Land's Awazon river basin

German Kaskadenplateau
Cascade Plateau
Italian Cascate imboscate
Ambush falls
Korean 날아가라 폭포
Nal'agara Pokpo
Pun on "Niagara Falls" and possibly "날다" (nalda, to fly)

Spanish Cascadas caladas
Soaked Falls