Gurgle Gulch

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Gurgle Gulch
Gurgle Gulch.png
Level code 1-S2
Game Wario Land: Shake It!
Music track Foulwater Falls (before freeing Merfle)
Gurgle Gulch (after freeing Merfle)
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Gurgle Gulch is a secret level in Ratl Ruins in Wario Land: Shake It! It can be unlocked by finding a Secret Map in Foulwater Falls.


Gurgle Gulch is filled with many fossils and rock formations. Spikes are very common obstacles here. The background of this level is either purple rock formations or waterfalls and a purple sky. Crackpots and Bandineros are very common here along with ropes. Many Scarracudas also inhabit the waters here. First Wario will have to use the Certainy Switch to drain the water and proceed. Like Foulwater Falls, Wario need to swing on ropes to reach higher places. Inside the gulch, lengthened ropes make their first appearance, allowing Wario to swing farther and collect coins. When he exits, he will have to drain the water to use the Max Fastosity Dasherator underneath and rush to the platform above. The 'Golden Enemy' here is a golden Bumbleprod. Once Wario discovers the caged Merfle, he will have to drain the water again, avoid spikes and bombs, and rush back to the start before time flies.


Wario near the golden enemy in Gurgle Gulch
Wario near the level's golden enemy
  • Finish before the clock hits 1:45:00
  • Beat the stage without taking damage
  • Collect 30,000 coins
  • Don't take any large silver coins
  • Defeat the golden enemy
  • Beat the stage without using the checkpoint
  • Don't touch any Scarracudas



Chest location Treasure Image NTSC-U description PAL description
The first treasure chest in Gurgle Gulch Imperial Boxers WLSItreasure19.png Originally belonged to a gullible and naked emperor. Check out those regal polka dots! The emperor's new underclothes. Check out the regal crown motif. And polka dots!
The second treasure chest in Gurgle Gulch Wario's Dustcloth
Wario's Duster
WLSItreasure20.png Wario's embroidered dustcloth. Who puts this in a treasure chest? Wario's embroidered duster. Who put this in a treasure chest?
The third treasure chest in Gurgle Gulch Something Important
The Most Important Thing
WLSItreasure21.png Somebody said that this is really important or something. What's the big deal? There's a subtle lesson to be learned here.


  • Given time: 3:00:00
  • Sum of coins: 32,590

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese エンドルフォール
Endoru Fōru
A portmanteau of エンドルフィン "Endorphins" and フォール "Falls".
German Gluckerklamm Happy Gorge
Italian Gole gorgoglianti Bubbling gorge