Frozen Wario

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Not to be confused with Snowman Wario.
Frozen Wario
Frozen Wario WL4.jpg
Artwork from Wario Land 4
Used on Wario
Item needed Yukimaru, Brrr Bear, or Yeti
Power(s) given Get sent backwards, cannot jump or attack, slide across spikes
First appearance Wario Land II (1998)
Latest appearance Wario Land: Shake It! (2008)
“Hey! After burning, I have to freeze?!! Aaah! What’s going on with this game?! Is this some kind of cruel experiment? Anyone else would’ve given up by now!!”
Wario, Wario Land 4 instruction booklet
Wario being hit by the triggering enemy Yukimaru, becoming Frozen Wario

Frozen Wario[1], also known as Ice Skatin' Wario[2] (or Ice-skating Wario[3]) and Freeze Wario[4], is one of Wario's many transformations in the Wario Land series of games. When in contact with the breath of a Yukimaru, Brrr Bear, or Yeti, Wario immediately becomes frozen solid and sent skimming backwards, until he hits a wall. Although a usual inconvenience, he can slide through spikes and other obstacles. In Wario Land 3, the form is specifically necessary for getting past a Prince Froggy in A Town in Chaos. In Wario Land 4, the transformation is mainly of little use to the player and it is used more as a form of annoyance, or to waste time when the switch is hit. They are mainly seen in the levels 40 Below Fridge and Fiery Cavern. Unlike his other transformations, Frozen Wario cannot be controlled.


Wario Land 4[edit]

  • Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program digital manual bio: "You will not be able to control Wario until the ice is broken, but you will slide around as a frozen block."



Sprites & Models[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese づけ[5]
Furīzu Wario
Freeze (Wario Land 3)

Freeze Wario (Wario Land 4)
Spanish Wario Patinador[7]
Wario Congelado[8]
Skating Wario (Wario Land 3)
Frozen Wario (Wario Land 4)
French Wario Gelé[9] Frozen Wario
Dutch IJsglijdende Wario[10] Ice-sliding Wario
German Frost-Wario[11] Frost Wario
Italian Wario Ghiacciato[12] Freezing Wario


  • The official Japanese archive for Wario Land 3 and games' manual lists Ice Skatin' Wario as a new ability, when it was previously seen in Wario Land II. However, this may be because it did not originally have artwork in Wario Land II.


  1. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 22.
  2. ^ Wario Land 3 instruction booklet, page 24.
  3. ^ Official North American webpage
  4. ^ Nintendo Power Advance V.3, page 52.
  5. ^ Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Japanese instruction booklet, page 24
  6. ^ Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara Japanese instruction booklet, page 31
  7. ^ Official Wario Land 3 website (Guías Nintendo)
  8. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 102.
  9. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 62.
  10. ^ Wario Land 3 Dutch Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console electronic manual, tab 11: "Transformatievaardigheden".
  11. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 42.
  12. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 122.