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Pecan Sands is a large, pyramid-structured, desert level in Wario World. It is the eighth and final level of the game, as well as the second level of Sparkle Land. In order to reach the top and fight Ironsider, the player has to climb up the pyramid. The sand around the stage is pouring out of the inside of the pyramid through several stone faces scattered throughout the stage, and the sand pouring out of them will push Wario off the stage if the player isn't careful.
Pecan Sands is likely named after the famous Keebler snack "Pecan Sandies", which are shortbread cookies with pecan nuts in them.
The player starts off in a sand stream which drops into an abyss. On the way forward, Mummy Magons will spawn out of the sand. At the end of the sandstream is an Enemy Generator and some Hulking Mummies. Up ahead is a stone ramp and a lower path through the sand. Going down the sand path will bring Wario into a battle with a yellow Gem-Bodied Creature. After defeating it, Wario can proceed into an area with Big Scorpers, a wooden chest, and the yellow treasure button. Back by the stone ramp, the chartreuse button can be found in an alcove. Up the stone ramp is a Mummy Ankiron and a stone face that blows streams of wind. To the right of the stone face is a ledge where the chartreuse treasure spawns. To the left are some Mummy Magons and two more stone faces, with the the yellow treasure's spawn point in front of one of them. Further to the left, there is an arena where a blue Gem-Bodied Creature will spawn, but the battle can be avoided by walking around the arena. After that is a "sandfall" with many Glue Globes flowing down it that the player has to use to get across. Below the sandfall is an area with many Big Scorpers, Mummy Hawks, the red treasure button, and Flying Shovels. The Flying Shovels can be thrown into the wall behind the button and used as platforms, much like Monstrous Magnets. Two small platforms away from the button is a steel trapdoor housing the red Spriteling. The sand path to the right of the Flying Shovels leads to a wooden trapdoor containing the yellow Spriteling. Dropping down this ledge takes Wario back to the sand stream at the beginning, where the red treasure's spawn point can be found.
Past the sandfall is a platform with a few enemies, and below the platform is a sand pit with a Scythe-armed Monster. Unlike the one fought in Greenhorn Ruins, this one only takes four cycles to defeat instead of five, and simply drops coins when defeated. There is a trapdoor near the sand pit with a Gold Statue fragment inside. To the left is a Big Scorper and a weathervane. Hitting the weathervane makes it whip up a whirlwind and launch Wario into the air, which is necessary to reach the platform above, which has some enemies and a wooden chest. To the right is a wind-shooting stone face on a narrow path; with a Gold Statue fragment at the end. To the left are several small sandfalls with Glue Globes, and above them is a trapdoor containing the green Spriteling. On a wall to the left of the sandfalls is the green treasure button; finding the chest requires backtracking to the Scythe-armed Monster's sand pit. South of the sandfalls is a sandy area with sculptures of Wario's head, Laser Jigglefish, and a Garlic Dispenser. The cyan treasure button is on the far left of this area, and to the south of it is a steel trapdoor containing a Gold Statue fragment. A weathervane on the far right of this area can be used to get back up, though the player can simply use the Glue Globes on the sandfalls instead. Past the sandfalls is a Stone-Cold Statue blocking a ladder. It must be defeated in order to continue. At the top of the ladder is the cyan treasure's spawn point and a large sand slide leading to a Battle Ring. On the way down is a Gold Statue fragment.
Behind the Battle Ring are two columns, either of which can be used to reach the three platforms between them. The blue Spriteling is on the platform in the middle. To the left of the Battle Ring is the blue treasure button, and to the south of the button are Big Scorpers and a steel trapdoor containing a Gold Statue fragment. The ladder near the Battle Ring leads to an area with some enemies and a wooden chest. South of this area are two scultpures on a narrow path with the blue treasure's spawn point at the end. To the left of the enemies are five ledges with gaps in between; the one on the far left has a trapdoor with a Gold Statue fragment inside. Climbing the chain-link fence leads to a Garlic Dispenser and two Mummy Hawks. Past here is a sand stream with Big Scorpers and sculptures in it, with the purple treasure button on the wall. Up ahead is a set of stone steps leading upward with a Gold Statue fragment underneath. The steps lead to a pair of wind-shooting stone faces with a wooden chest in between, as well as some Mummy Hawks. Further ahead is a Laser Jigglefish and a steel trapdoor leading to the final red diamond sub-level, which contains the purple Spriteling.
Beyond the final trapdoor is another sandfall with Glue Globes where the final Gold Statue fragment is. In front of the sandfall on the right is a platform with the pink treasure button on it. Further ahead and past a Laser Jigglefish is a wall the player needs to use Flying Shovels to get over. Three Flying Shovels will spawn at a time, but only two are necessary to scale the wall. This brings Wario to the top of the pyramid, where the music becomes quiet. The ByeBye Balloons are in between two columns. The tops of two giant stone faces are on opposing sides. A Garlic Dispenser and the purple treasure's spawn point are on one stone face, while the pink treasure's spawn point is on the other. The ladder leading up to the Stone Doohickey is guarded by a Stone-Cold Statue. Once it is defeated, Wario can access the goal.
If Wario reenters the level after defeating the boss, there will be a set of ByeBye Balloons at the beginning that will take him to the Battle Ring.
Red diamond sub-levels
Gold Statue fragments
Names in other languages