The Ironsider is the boss of Pecan Sands, whom Wario fought in Wario World. It is a large, pulsing lion-esque head made of solid iron that enlists the help of huge stone hands in battle. The Ironsider is one of two bosses that is impervious to Wario's punches, with the other being Red-Brief J.
The Ironsider's fight takes place on a medium-sized, suspended arena with a sandy floor surrounding nine stone squares. The Ironsider has two attacks: the first one sends out multiple shockwaves Wario's way, much like other bosses, and the second is a fire breath attack that will sweep the entire are. Even if Wario runs away, the flames move faster than Wario can run. The only way to avoid this attack is to Ground Pound and get stuck in the sand in the arena. The flames will then pass harmlessly overhead. The Ironsider's hands cannot directly damage Wario. Instead, they opt to hold him in place to be punished by one of the Ironsider's attacks, and the player needs to shake the Control Stick to break free. Also, Ironsider's attacks will destroy the stone hands if they hit them.
The only way to hurt this boss is to stun one of the hands, grab it, and either throw it at or piledrive near the Ironsider. Hitting the Ironsider five times will defeat the boss and give Wario access to the Sparkle Land boss, Captain Skull.
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