|A jewel piece within its box, showing the head of the Golden Diva.|
|First appearance||Wario Land 4 (2001)|
A jewel piece, also referred to as a Gem Piece, is a collectable object in Wario Land 4. Four jewel pieces can be found in each level inside a jewel piece box, with a Gold Coin worth 500 points. The boxes have an image of the Golden Diva on the front. When four jewel pieces are joined together, it creates a complete jewel. The player does not need to find all the jewel pieces to go on to the next level, but they do need to find them all in order to battle the boss found at the end of the passage.
The jewel pieces collected in a level can be viewed on the pause screen by pressing . Once the player finds a jewel piece and completes the level, that jewel piece cannot be collected again. However, the box can still be opened to collect the Gold Coin. The location of the jewel piece box varies depending on the game mode the player has selected.
The color of the jewel piece depends on the passage Wario is in.
- Emerald Passage – emerald jewel piece
- Ruby Passage – ruby jewel piece
- Topaz Passage – topaz jewel piece
- Sapphire Passage – sapphire jewel piece
Four purple jewel pieces appear in Hall of Hieroglyphs, and four golden jewel pieces appear in the Golden Passage.
When Wario Land 4 was in development, Wario originally needed a key to unlock the four boxes (much like in Wario Land 3) to gain the four jewel pieces. In the final game, Wario merely has to touch the box in order to open it. Besides the Keyzer, no other type of key is seen in the game.
A sapphire jewel piece in Crescent Moon Village
Names in other languages
Hōseki no kakera
|French||morceau de joyau||jewel piece|
|Italian||pezzo di gioiello||Jewel piece|
Fragmento de Joya
- ^ Wario Land 4 American instruction booklet, page 15.
- ^ Wario Land 4 official European website (web archive; screenshot)
- ^ Nintendo Power Advance V.3, page 53.
- ^ Official Wario Land 4 North American gamepage (web archive)
"Wario cannot face a passage's end boss until he collects all four Gem Pieces hidden in each level."
- ^ Nintendo Official Magazine (UK) Issue 114, page 59.
- ^ Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara Japanese instruction booklet, page 13.
- ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 50.
- ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 30.
- ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 110.
- ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 90.
- ^ Official Wario Land 4 website (Guías Nintendo)