The Golden Pyramid in Wario Land 4
|Wario Land 4 (2001)
|WarioWare: Get It Together! (2021)
|Princess Shokora, Golden Diva
- “Forgetting even to take my mid-morning nap, I hopped into my fantastic Wario car and headed for the Golden Pyramid. All that treasure for me! Guhahaha!”
- —Wario, Wario Land 4 instruction manual
The Golden Pyramid is a location in Wario Land 4 which was once ruled by Princess Shokora. However it has been taken over by the Golden Diva, the game's main antagonist. Wario visits the pyramid deep within a jungle after he reads a newspaper article about the "legendary treasure" hidden there. In the game's intro, Wario follows a black cat to the pyramid's entrance, and he falls down a precipice in the pyramid, landing at the Entry Passage to commence the first level of the game.
The pyramid contains a Sound Room and six passages, each with a boss and either two or four levels. Switches are found before each level, which open up a vortex to transport Wario to another world away from the Golden Pyramid. Treasure chests and pieces of jewellery are recovered after defeating each boss, and these are later found with the final boss, the Golden Diva. Once she is defeated, the Golden Pyramid begins to crumble. Wario hauls the treasure in a sack and follows the black cat out of the pyramid, watching it disappear in the ground. It is then revealed that the black cat is Princess Shokora, who thanks Wario and is lifted into the sky.
The Golden Pyramid makes a minor appearance in WarioWare: Twisted! as a picture in the opening cutscene, along with the Music Box from Wario Land 3. A similar picture appears in WarioWare: Get It Together! as one of the possible obstructions in Level 3 of the microgame Where Goes the Nose?
- Entry Passage
- Emerald Passage
- Ruby Passage
- Topaz Passage
- Sapphire Passage
- Sound Room
- Mini-Game Shop
- Item Shop
- Golden Pyramid
The Golden Pyramid also refers to the final area of the game, which rises out of the ground to reveal a door once the player has cleared the five passages preceding it. It contains one level, the Golden Passage, followed by the final boss, the Golden Diva.
|This is the only level where Wario lands on the switch as soon as he enters, requiring Wario to complete the entire level within a time limit. It is decorated with gold bricks, chandeliers and red drapes. Enemies which are otherwise exclusive to the Sapphire Passage appear here.
|Golden Diva (boss)
|The final boss of the game, who wears many masks which eventually reveals her true form. The Golden Diva produces a variety of objects and enemies which Wario must utilise to counterattack.
iQue Club wallpaper featuring the article about the Golden Pyramid
| Golden Pyramid - Music heard when inside the pyramid
| Golden Pyramid - Golden Diva boss battle music
Names in other languages
Ōgon no Piramiddo
|Piramide D'Oro (Pyramid)
Passaggio d'Oro (Area)
- Wario Land 4 North American game manual, page 6 - "When I read the article, I learned that the ruins held the buried pyramid where the princess Shokora, who once ruled this area, had been put into a cursed sleep by the arrogant, selfish, money-crazed Golden Diva."
- Wario Land 4 European manual, pag. 104
- Wario Land 4 European manual, pag. 109