Frozen Wario

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Not to be confused with Snowman Wario.
Frozen Wario
Frozen Wario artwork
Artwork for Wario Land 4
Applies to Wario
Item needed Yukimaru, Brrr Bear, Yeti, or blue Flimflam
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

Frozen Wario,[1] also known as Ice Skatin' Wario,[2] (or Ice-skating Wario[3]) and Freeze Wario,[4] is one of Wario's reactions in the Wario Land series. In this form, Wario is covered in ice and slides to the direction that triggers it, and unable to be controlled until he hits a wall, which returns him back to normal.


Wario Land series[edit]

Wario Land II[edit]

Frozen Wario near the enemy that triggers this condition.
Wario being hit by a Yukimaru, becoming Frozen Wario

The Frozen Wario form makes its debut in Wario Land II. If Wario comes into contact with the snowflakes spawned by a Yukimaru, he will immediately become frozen solid, and begin to slide backwards until he hits a wall. Being frozen enables him to slide over spikes and other obstacles without harm. As Frozen Wario can only be triggered by a Yukimaru, it is only available in the levels Syrup Castle, Invade Wario Castle, Uncanny Mansion, and The Really Final Chapter.

Wario Land 3[edit]

Frozen Wario returns in Wario Land 3, where it is referred to as Ice Skatin' Wario. It reprises its purpose from the previous game but is triggered by contact with snowflakes from Brrr Bears. This form is necessary to get past obstructing enemies such as a Prince Froggy in A Town in Chaos, or harmful obstacles like spikes.

The Wario Land 3 instruction booklet and Japanese website list Ice Skatin' Wario as a new form, even though it appeared in the previous game. This may be because in Wario Land II, it was unnamed and did not have artwork.

Wario Land 4[edit]

Frozen Wario reappears in Wario Land 4. Like previous games, Frozen Wario can be used to bypass spikes without taking damage. Unlike in previous games, this reaction is not necessary to progress within any level. This reaction is triggered by the frozen breath of a Yeti, mainly appearing in the levels 40 Below Fridge and Fiery Cavern.

This is the first game in which this form is referred to as Frozen Wario.

Wario Land: Shake It![edit]

Frozen Wario also appears in Wario Land: Shake It!. Blue variants of Flimflams can be found in Slipshod Slopes and Freezing Fields, either on the ground in groups or falling from generators on the ceiling. If Wario makes contact with one, he will slide backwards until hitting a wall as in previous games, defeating any enemies he comes into contact with on the way. However, this form is not required to complete either of the two levels.


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.




Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese こおりづけ[5] (Wario Land 3)
フリーズワリオ[6] (Wario Land 4)
Furīzu Wario

Freeze Wario

Chinese (simplified) 冰冻瓦力欧[7]
Bīngdòng Wǎlì'ōu
Freeze Wario

Dutch IJsglijdende Wario[8]
Ice-sliding Wario
French Wario de glace[9] (Wario Land 3)
Wario Gelé[10] (Wario Land 4)
Ice Wario
Frozen Wario
German Schlitter Wario[11] (Wario Land 3)
Frost-Wario[12] (Wario Land 4)

Frost Wario
Italian Wario di ghiaccio[13] (Wario Land 3)
Wario Ghiacciato[14] (Wario Land 4)
Ice Wario
Freezing Wario
Spanish Wario Patinador[15] (Wario Land 3)
Wario Congelado[16] (Wario Land 4)
Skating Wario
Frozen Wario


  1. ^ Nintendo (2001). Wario Land 4 instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (British English). Page 22.
  2. ^ Nintendo (2000). Wario Land 3 instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 24.
  3. ^ Ice-skating Wario - General - Strategy - Wario Land 4 - Nintendo. (American English). Archived December 29, 2002, 08:58:24 UTC from the original via Wayback Machine. Retrieved May 31, 2024.
  4. ^ Fall 2001. Nintendo Power Advance Volume 3. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 52.
  5. ^ Nintendo (2000). Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel instruction booklet. Nintendo (Japanese). Page 24.
  6. ^ Nintendo (2001). Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara instruction booklet. Nintendo (Japanese). Page 31.
  7. ^ iQue (2004). 瓦力欧寻宝记 (Wǎlìōu xúnbǎo jì) instruction booklet. iQue (Simplified Chinese). Page 36.
  8. ^ Wario Land 3 Dutch Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console electronic manual, tab 11: "Transformatievaardigheden".
  9. ^ Nintendo (2000). Wario Land 3 instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (French). Page 58.
  10. ^ Nintendo (2001). Wario Land 4 instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (French). Page 62.
  11. ^ Nintendo (2000). Wario Land 3 instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (German). Page 38.
  12. ^ Nintendo (2001). Wario Land 4 instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (German). Page 42.
  13. ^ Nintendo (2000). Wario Land 3 instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (Italian). Page 116.
  14. ^ Nintendo (2001). Wario Land 4 instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (Italian). Page 122.
  15. ^ Guía, trucos y ayuda de Wario Land 3 - "Controles y Transformaciones. Guías Nintendo (European Spanish). Retrieved May 31, 2024. (Archived June 16, 2021, 14:47:29 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  16. ^ Nintendo (2001). Wario Land 4 instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (European Spanish). Page 102.