Switch (Wario Land 4)

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Switch
WL4-Frog Switch Artwork.png
Artwork of Wario jumping on the switch
Description
A switch with a frog on the top.

First appearance

Wario Land 4 (2001)

Latest appearance

Densetsu no Starfy 3 (2004)
“This switch has an ignorant little frog face!! Once you step on it, hurry up and get back to the vortex!”
Wario, Wario Land 4 instruction booklet
The switch in the Hall of Hieroglyphs.

A switch,[1] also referred to as a Timer[2] or Portal Switch[3], is an object that appears at the end of every level in Wario Land 4. When Wario jumps on a switch, it will open up to reveal a ticking time bomb, and any solid Kaeru Blocks will turn transparent and vice-versa. Wario then yells "Hurry up!", the game's theme becomes more intense, and the player is given a certain amount of time to escape the level by returning to the vortex at the beginning of the stage. If Wario does not escape before the timer runs out, his coins and score will quickly deplete. If the score reaches zero, Wario will be forced out of the level and back to the main map.

The times given by the switches vary on the game mode. In the level Fiery Cavern, the switch turns the level into ice. In Hotel Horror, there are two doors which have a frog sign on it. These doors will only open when the switch is hit.

The switch made a cameo appearance in Densetsu no Starfy 3, where Starfy and Wario must trek through the Undersea Ruins. A switch is found in the middle of the level, opening up a new area.

List of time limits[edit]

This table is a list of time limits given to complete levels in different game modes. It also includes the times to defeat the in-game bosses. Note that the Golden Passage's switch is located at the beginning of the level in all modes.

Level Time limits given in different game modes to complete the levels
Normal Hard S-Hard
Entry Passage
Hall of Hieroglyphs 1:00 0:15 2:30*
Spoiled Rotten (boss) 1:00 0:30 0:15
Emerald Passage
Palm Tree Paradise 1:30 0:45 4:30*
Wildflower Fields 2:30 1:20 0:50
Mystic Lake 3:00 2:00 1:30
Monsoon Jungle 4:00 2:45 2:00
Cractus (boss) 4:00 3:00 2:00
Ruby Passage
The Curious Factory 3:30 2:50 2:30
The Toxic Landfill 5:00 3:30 2:30
40 Below Fridge 4:00 3:30 2:00
Pinball Zone 6:00 5:15 3:30
Cuckoo Condor (boss) 4:00 3:00 2:00
Topaz Passage
Toy Block Tower 4:00 2:30 2:00
The Big Board 3:00 2:30 2:00
Doodle Woods 6:00 5:15 4:00
Domino Row 4:00 3:00 2:00
Aerodent (boss) 4:00 3:00 2:00
Sapphire Passage
Crescent Moon Village 3:30 2:45 2:00
Arabian Night 4:00 3:00 1:30
Fiery Cavern 5:00 4:00 2:45
Hotel Horror 4:00 3:15 2:00
Catbat (boss) 4:00 3:00 2:00
Golden Pyramid
Golden Passage 9:30 6:00 3:30
Golden Diva (boss) 6:00 5:00 4:00
*Switch position changes

Gallery[edit]

Media[edit]

Audio.svg Switch - Music that is heard when the switch is hit
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スイッチ[4]
Suicchi
Switch
Spanish interruptor[5]
Rana Azul[6]
switch
Blue Frog
French commutateur[7] switch
German Schalter[8] Switch
Italian interruttore[9] switch

Trivia[edit]

  • A redesign of this switch is unused in Wario Land: Shake It!. It is still mostly functional and activates shake blocks.
  • Wario's "Hurry Up!" dialogue is not always the same. Wario can say "No-no-no.. Hurry up!" or "H-H-Hurry up!" as well.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wario Land 4 American instruction booklet, page 15.
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Advance V.3, page 56.
  3. ^ Nintendo Official Magazine (UK) Issue 114, page 59.
  4. ^ Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara Japanese instruction booklet, page 13.
  5. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 90.
  6. ^ Official Wario Land 4 website (Guías Nintendo)
  7. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 50.
  8. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 30.
  9. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 110.