Gaugau

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Gaugau
Color artwork of Gaugau
A Gaugau in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
First appearance Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (1994)
Latest appearance Wario Land II (1998)

Gaugau are aggressive, bandana-clad, wolf-like creatures (described as "rats" by Prima Games[1]) featured in the Wario Land series. They are chunky in appearance and bear canine or rodent-like traits. They are members of the Black Sugar Gang, and are often found in the vicinity of other members, such as D.D. and Guragura. Their usual method of attacking is by throwing various projectiles at Wario.

History[edit]

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3[edit]

Several sprites of Gaugau in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3

In Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, Gaugau make their first appearance in Course No. 3 in Rice Beach of Kitchen Island. They wield throwing knives for battle, which they will toss at Wario when he gets in range. When Wario gets hit, he will regress to Small Wario, or lose a life. When the knife hits a wall, it will stick there for a moment and then disappear. Wario can jump on it and use it as a stepping stone while it is still there.

Wario Land II[edit]

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Gaugau reappear in Wario Land II, where they assume another role. In this game, they are stationary enemies, always seen leaning out of windows. When Wario gets too close to their windows, they will start throwing an infinite amount of bottles at him. One hit of these bottles will cause Wario to lose coins and be tossed backwards. Gaugau are usually present in places where the player has to climb narrow platforms, so the thrown bottles act as a great hindrance.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

ガウガウ
種族 海賊
性格 いのち知らず
登場ゲーム ランド3
ナイフ投げは百発百中
ブラックシュガー団で一番のナイフ使い。特に投げナイフの技はすばらしい。ワリオといえども、真正面からの体当たりは危険。後ろに回ってやっつけよう。[2]

Gaugau
Tribe: Pirate
Disposition: Reckless
Game appearances: Land 3
Knife-throwing is a hundred and one hits.
He is the best knife user in the Black Sugar Clan. His throwing knife technique is particularly impressive. It is dangerous to hit him head-on, even as Wario. Go behind him and take him out.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガウガウ[3][4][2]
Gaugau
Likely an onomatopoeia for wolf's bark

References[edit]

  1. ^ Campbell, Stuart. Game Boy Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 96. "On the second level of Mount Teapot, you can find two rats at the end who throw knives at you."
  2. ^ a b 「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 51.
  3. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Mario Vol. 24: Super Mario Land 3 Part 1. Pages 6-7.
  4. ^ Wario Land 2: Nusumareta Zaihō Shogakukan guide, page 79.