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Orbulon
OrbulonGameWario.png
Orbulon, as he appears in Game & Wario.
Full name Orbulon
Species Alien
First appearance WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (2003)
Latest appearance Game & Wario (2013)
Rhythm Heaven Megamix (Rhythm Heaven series) (2015)

“Astonishing! Human ingenuity never ceases to amaze me!”
Orbulon, WarioWare: Twisted!

Orbulon is a major character in the WarioWare series. He is an alien of unknown origin who once plotted to take over the planet that he calls "Earth." However, his pig-like spaceship, the Oinker, crashed in Diamond City, so he just settled down there, and his views obviously changed. Orbulon's trademark attribute is his very high intelligence. He first appeared in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! as one of Wario's friends who helped him produce microgames.

History[edit]

WarioWare series[edit]

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$![edit]

Orbulon could be seen in the intro of WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, where he was called by Wario to join his "company" WarioWare, Inc. and to produce microgames for his upcoming game. Like Wario's other friends in Diamond City, Orbulon agreed.

The Alien Bunnies go to rescue Orbulon.

In his own story, Orbulon headed in his spaceship for Diamond City's planet. However, a meteoroid flew right at the Oinker and crashed the spaceship. Orbulon was distraught and ran to the exit door of the Oinker and sent a distress call. Shortly after that, a rescue team of Alien Bunnies (then known as Space Hares) appeared. From their spaceship, they sent a cylindric container connected with a chain into Orbulon's ship. The alien entered it, and the Alien Bunnies retracted the chain with the container.

However, after Orbulon arrived in the container at the bunny spaceship, one Alien Bunny tripped a switch, after Orbulon vowed to take over the ship, detaching the container from the ship. The container with Orbulon inside flew back into the Oinker, which has now separated from the meteoroid. Orbulon had no more control over it and it crashed Diamond City, but the alien survived, as with all of his various crash-landings. The events in Orbulon's story segment might happened before Wario's call, but isn't mentioned if this was the first time Orbulon crashed Diamond City when he still planned to conquer its planet.

Orbulon's ending changes depending on when it is activated. Clearing the stage for the first time features the alien bunnies left after the boss or four when viewing it in the Options menu.

Orbulon also made a short appearance in the ending story of the game, where Wario told his employees in the WarioWare headquarters that they wouldn't get anything of the money he earned with the game he and his friends made and then he escaped. Orbulon was shocked, but like the other employees except for Mona, he didn't chase after Wario.

In the unlockable dual-player mini-game "VS Hurdle", Orbulon appears as the character of the player who has to use the L Button button and has to reach the finish in a hurdle race before Dr. Crygor, the other player's character.

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$![edit]

Dribble asking the assumed woman where to go.

In WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!, Orbulon lost his Oinker in space for unknown reason, while still being himself on Diamond City's planet. In order to return to it, Orbulon shapeshifted into a woman with red hair and black clothing. He hailed a taxi, namely Dribble and Spitz's taxi, which was constructed by the scientist Dr. Crygor and able to move in outer space. After the assumed woman got into the taxicab, she called her destination "the farthest reaches of outer space". Dribble managed to steer the taxi to this place. On the way, Orbulon revealed his true identity, but Dribble and Spitz didn't seem to care about Orbulon's trick.

Finally, the three got into Orbulon's Oinker. There, Orbulon thanked the two taxi drivers and decided to make Dribble and Spitz to his underlings. Before they could respond to Orbulon's idea, an asteroid suddenly appeared and hit the Oinker. Again, Orbulon lost the control over it and the spaceship crashed in Diamond City. This time, it felt directly into Dr. Crygor's Lab. Dr. Crygor had been asleep at the moment of its crash, but awakened quickly due to the unexpected visitors. Crygor got into the taxi as well to leave his lab's island and to get to Diamond City's mainland, since the taxi was also able to swim on water. In the taxi, now with four people inside, Spitz turned on the taxi's television in order to watch the Super Show. It isn't known what happened after that.

An indefinite time later, Wario and the WarioWare employees, including Orbulon, dined at the restaurant Sora Sora, where Mona worked part-time as a waitress.

Orbulon is one of the ten selectable characters in the multiplayer games in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!. He is one of the small characters, meaning that he moves fast over the screen in the multiplayer modes Outta My Way and Survival Fever.

WarioWare: Twisted![edit]

Orbulon and his "bunny minions" inside of the Oinker.

In WarioWare: Twisted!, Orbulon traveled in space again with the Oinker. However, steering the ship wiped him out, so he gave over this task to his two "bunny minions", which were both Alien Bunnies. Orbulon himself relaxed in his seat behind his minions at the control panel. He assigned one Alien Bunny to rub his shoulders, but it didn't do it strong enough. Because of that, Orbulon broke the fourth wall and spoke to the player with the words "You out there, take over!". The player had to move the Alien Bunny's arms by tilting the handheld to massage Orbulon's shoulders. After it was done, Orbulon decided to take a nap and told his minions to take care of the things. However, 30 minutes later, the Bunnies fell asleep as well.

Three hours later, an alarm in the ship awakened the crew. The ship approached a black hole. Quickly, Orbulon tried to activate the ship's Warp Mode in order to escape, but in his panic, he forgot the password for a moment, but finally he could remember it and so Orbulon and his minions managed to escape in the last second. In order to rest, they steered the spaceship to an assumed planet. However, it was actually Space Monster Gabriel, a giant, planet-like being with a big mouth. Gabriel opened its mouth and tried to gulp the Oinker, but for some reason, it didn't seem to taste well for it, so the monster just sput out the spaceship, which crashed Diamond City once again. The Alien Bunnies managed to escape from the ship somehow and floated through the space by swimming moves.

In Wario-Man's story, Orbulon gave Mona, Kat and Ana, 9-Volt and 18-Volt a flight in his spaceship. All five humans sat on seats behind Orbulon. This time, he steered a slightly differently shaped yellow Oinker. During their journey, the occupants noticed an unknown being in space wearing a purple mecha suit. It was actually Wario who had accidentally transformed into Wario-Man and gained a mecha suit because of Dr. Crygor's Gravitator. However, Orbulon didn't recognize Wario and so the Oinker attacked the presumed enemy and destroyed Wario-Man's mecha suit. After the suit was removed, Orbulon and the other people seemed to identify Wario, but it was already too late and Wario fell into the sea near Dr. Crygor's Lab.

In the mini-game "Batting Practice", Orbulon briefly shows up in his Oinker when the player managed to score five home runs. As for the other WarioWare developers, there are souvenirs related to Orbulon, namely a fan, a figurine, and a lightwand.

WarioWare: Touched![edit]

Orbulon and Ashley are about to bump into each other.

While Orbulon didn't have his own story segment in WarioWare: Touched!, he made a few appearances in other characters' stories. In the segment of Ashley and Red, Orbulon flew with his spaceship over the gloomy place where Ashley's Mansion is located. Suddenly, a lightning hit the Oinker and Orbulon popped out of the spaceship. While the Oinker still flew through the air, Orbulon fell down near the mansion. He ran after the Oinker, but quickly crossed the way of the young witch Ashley and bumped into her. While Orbulon excused himself for his mishap, Ashley got mad and her hair turned white. Being frightened by her behavior, Orbulon took leave of Ashley and Red and ran away. However, Ashley discoverd that Orbulon is the missing ingredient she needed for her magic potion. Her little demonic friend Red offered to catch the alien for her. Red chased after Orbulon and attacked the alien with his trident, but Orbulon managed to escape from the red demon.

Orbulon briefly reappeared in 9-Volt and 18-Volt's story. Again, the Oinker flew uncontrolled over Diamond City and Orbulon despairingly ran after it. He was seen while 9-Volt and 18-Volt went back to 9-Volt's House with the video game they bought.

In the character selection screen of WarioWare: Touched!, Orbulon appears in his Oinker, despite not having an own stage. His purpose is to store newly obtained souvenirs in his spaceship until the player taps it with the Stylus. Souvenirs which aren't stored in the Toy Room also appear in the Oinker again when the player starts the game.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves[edit]

Orbulon sliding on the ground in the Temple of Form.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves showed Orbulon travelling in outer space with the Oinker again. However, it was soon hit by an enigmatic object, causing the Oinker to crash-land into the Temple of Form in the suburb of Diamond City. Orbulon was thrown out of the spaceship and bounced and slid on the ground inside of the Temple. The object fell into the temple as well, hitting Orbulon's head and bouncing forward. He stopped to slide directly in front of two mysterious artifacts, the Form Baton and the Balance Stone, the latter one being the object that caused the crash. The unsuspecting alien picked up the artifacts and hold both in his hands. But when he moved them, the Temple of Form suddenly flew high into the air and even reached outer space. Being enthused by this, Orbulon claimed that this "spaceship" would now belong to him. However, the inhabitants of the Temple, the Splunks, abruptly appeared and called on Orbulon to give back the Form Baton and the Balance Stone. The Temple of Form moved back to its former place and the Oinker with Orbulon inside was sent towards the sky.

WarioWare: D.I.Y.[edit]

Orbulon is trapped on the rocket.

Orbulon's spaceship was hit by a lightning again in WarioWare: D.I.Y.. He popped out and fell on a rocket shortly before it started, taking Orbulon with it high into the air.

Rhythm Heaven Megamix[edit]

Orbulon makes a cameo appearance in the Wario... Where? challenge set of Rhythm Heaven Megamix. He appears in Dr. Crygor's version of Freeze Frame, where he can sometimes be seen on the player's snapshots of the Tiny Warios racers.

Microgames[edit]

Orbulon comes with an own set of microgames in most games of the WarioWare series.

For WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Orbulon created microgames of the IQ genre. As its name implies, Orbulon's games require more thinking than the other developers' games. Because of that, they are twice as long as the other microgames. WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! does also feature Orbulon's IQ microgames, plus a multiplayer game made by him, All For One. Unlike the other multiplayer modes, players have to team up rather than playing against each other in this mode.

In WarioWare: Twisted!, Orbulon's microgames continue to last longer than other developers' games and require more thinking again. In this game, his set of microgames is called Time Warp and the player has to use all kinds of spinning techniques.

In WarioWare: Touched!, Orbulon doesn't offer a set of microgames. Various microgames of other developers last twice the amount of time and partly also require more thinking, making Orbulon's special role for microgames in previous installments obsolete. The same goes for WarioWare: Smooth Moves.

However, in WarioWare: Smooth Moves Orbulon hosts a set of microgames again. This time, his microgames also differ from each others' games in one aspect. They involve the form The Diner, meaning that the player has to use both the Wii Remote (Form Baton) and the Nunchuk (Balance Stone).

In WarioWare: D.I.Y., Orbulon returns to his original role and hosts a new set of IQ microgames again.

Official Profiles and Statistics[edit]

Profile page from the WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames$! manual[edit]

Hello, I'm the outer space life-form known as Orbulon. It might be hard to believe, but my carbon matter will turn 2000 years old this year! My fun units test the limit of your brain matter with challenging IQ games. You know, my propulsion transport device crashed into Wario's house on a previous visit. Since then, he allows me to crash there whenever I want!

Profile Information from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$![edit]

  • Age: 2003
  • IQ: 300
  • Occupation: Alien
  • Bio: Orbulon once plotted to take over the earth, but after his UFO crashed Diamond City, he just settled down. He's superintelligent, but he still has a tough time with English.

Game & Wario character card[edit]

-Alien; studying human language
-Intends to take over Earth
-Probably shouldn't trust him...
-Cape wrinkles easily

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Sticker Information[edit]

Image Game Effect
Orbulon WarioWare Mega Party Games.png WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! [Freezing] - Attack +12

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オービュロン[1]
Ōbyuron
Orbulon
Chinese 奥布伦[2]
Àobùlún
Orbulon

Trivia[edit]

Orbulon's eye spot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nintendo. メイド イン ワリオ ~ワリオカンパニーのホームページ~. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  2. ^ iQue. 瓦力欧制造 登场人物 奥布伦. Retrieved December 6, 2016.