Albatross

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This article is about the bird. For the golfing term, see List of golfing terms § Albatross.
Not to be confused with Albatoss.
An albatross in Wario Land II

Albatrosses[1] (also described as "gulls"[2]) are harmless birds that appear in some levels in Wario Land II, first appearing in the level Get in the Tea Cup. They are found flapping their wings in one place in midair. Wario can use them as platforms to reach remote locations; however, they fly away before long once he touches them but come back shortly afterwards.

An albatross in Game & Watch Gallery 3
An albatross in Game & Watch Gallery 4

Albatrosses reappear in the Modern version of the Game & Watch title Donkey Kong Jr. in Game & Watch Gallery 3 and Game & Watch Gallery 4. In these games, when Donkey Kong Jr. gets the key on the second stage, an albatross appears and acts as a platform so that he can reach his father's cage. Unlike its Wario Land II counterpart, the albatross does not fly away when Donkey Kong Jr. touches it. However, it does regularly fly away for a short time, forcing Donkey Kong Jr. to time his jump carefully. An albatross also occasionally appears in the background of the Modern version of Fire from Game & Watch Gallery 4.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カモメ[3]
Kamome
Gull
French Albatros -
German Albatros -
Italian Albatros -
Spanish Albatros -

References[edit]

  1. ^ World of Longplays (March 18, 2017). Game Boy Advance Longplay [148] Game & Watch Gallery 4 (Part 4 of 4) YouTube. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 106, page 65. "Getting aboard the good ship Tea Cup isn’t as easy as it sounds. You’ll have to swim through caves, then hop onto the backs of flying gulls, and finally evade hungry eels."
  3. ^ Wario Land 2: Nusumareta Zaihō Shogakukan guide, page 112.