Snowman Wario

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Not to be confused with Frozen Wario.
Snowman Wario
Snowman Wario
Wario Land 4 artwork of Snowman Wario
Applies to Wario
Item needed Snowdrift
Power(s) given Cannot run or jump, defeat enemies on by touching them, break blocks on slopes
First appearance Wario Land 3 (2000)
Latest appearance Wario Land: Shake It! (2008)
“Somebody! Give me some tissues! It’s not that I need to go to the bathroom or anything, but a lump of snow just fell from the ceiling, and I’ve become a big snowman! Now my nose is running like crazy! What’ll Nintendo do if their BIG STAR gets a cold?!”
Wario, Wario Land 4 instruction booklet

Snowman Wario[1][2], also known as Snow Wario[3][4], is one of Wario's many transformations in the Wario Land series of games. It is triggered by having a snowdrift fall on Wario's head. He is then covered in snow, reducing his walking speed (as well as disabling his ability to jump in Wario Land 4), but allowing him to defeat baddies when he touches them. Also, if he steps on a slope, he will turn into an uncontrollable rolling snowball able to break Snowman Blocks. When he hits a wall, he will become normal Wario. This transformation is functionally similar to Ball o' String Wario.


Wario Land 4[edit]

  • Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program digital manual bio: Press +Control Pad left or right to move and A Button to jump. Press +Control Pad down on a slope to roll.


Sprites & Models[edit]



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese だるま[5] (Wario Land 3)
スノーマンワリオ[6] (Wario Land 4)
Sunōman Wario

Snowman Wario
Dutch Sneeuwpop Wario[7] Snowman Wario
French Wario de neige[8] (Wario Land 3)
Wario Neige[9] (Wario Land 4)

Snow Wario
German Schneemann-Wario[10] Snowman Wario
Italian Wario-uomo di Neve[11] (Wario Land 3)
Wario Uomo di Neve[12] (Wario Land 4)

Snowman Wario
Spanish Wario Muñeco de Nieve[13][14]
Wario Bola de Nieve[15]
Snowman Wario
Snowball Wario


  1. ^ Wario Land 3 instruction booklet. Page 24.
  2. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet. Page 22.
  3. ^ Nintendo Power Advance V.3. Page 52.
  4. ^ Official North American webpage
  5. ^ Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Japanese instruction booklet. Page 24.
  6. ^ Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara Japanese instruction booklet. Page 29.
  7. ^ Wario Land 3 Dutch Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console electronic manual. Tab 11: "Transformatievaardigheden".
  8. ^ Wario Land 3 European instruction booklet. Page 58.
  9. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet. Page 62.
  10. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet. Page 42.
  11. ^ Wario Land 3 European instruction booklet. Page 116.
  12. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet. Page 122.
  13. ^ Official Wario Land 3 website (Guías Nintendo)
  14. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet. Page 102.
  15. ^ Official Wario Land 4 website (Guías Nintendo)