Pinball tulip

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Pinball tulip
Sprite of a Pinball Tulip from Wario Land 4
A slot with jaws that continually opens and close.
First appearance Wario Land 4 (2001)
Wario about to throw a Chomp ball into a pinball tulip. The pinball digital counter nearby indicates there are three tulips left.

A pinball tulip[1] is an object in Wario Land 4. They are only found in the level Pinball Zone across six different rooms, with four in each room. They are slots which continuously open and close.

Wario must find each Chomp ball within the room and time its placement within a pinball tulip. This may involve throwing, or performing a Smash Attack to roll the ball into the tulip. Doing so successfully will cause the pinball tulip to disappear, dropping a Bronze Coin worth 50 points and making the number on the pinball digital counter drop by one.

Once all four pinball tulips are cleared in a room, the digital counter will read zero, and approaching it will cause it to disappear. This then allows the player to access the next room in the level.


  1. ^ Wario Land 4 source code name (s_PinBall_Tulip_OPEN)