Spear-Mask

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Spear-Mask
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Artwork from Wario Land 4
First appearance Wario Land 4 (2001)
Latest appearance WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase (2009)
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“Who named these guys?! Try being a little more creative! Whatever!! They get tougher as they go from yellow to blue to red, so watch out!”
Wario, Wario Land 4

Spear-Masks[1] are enemies in Wario Land 4. Spear-Masks wear either yellow, blue, or red robes. Spear-Masks are the most common enemy in the Emerald Passage and the Entry Passage. Like Marumen, performing a smash attack near a Spear-Mask will change their color and the amount of coins that they drop. Yellow Spear-Masks will turn blue, blue Spear-Masks will turn red, and red Spear-Masks will turn yellow. Unlike Marumen however, the behavior of Spear-Masks also changes depending on their color.

Yellow Spear-Masks simply patrol a given area, and Wario will get damaged if he touches their spear. They drop a Small Coin upon defeat. Blue Spear-Masks share the same behavior as yellow Spear-Masks, but they will spin their spear before they start to walk or if they change direction. They drop a Bronze Coin upon defeat. Red Spear-Masks share the same behavior as blue Spear-Masks, but they will raise their spears and charge at Wario when they see him. They drop a Silver Coin upon defeat.

The initial color of Spear-Masks depends on the game mode. In Normal mode, yellow Spear-Masks are the most common form, with only one red Spear-Mask being found in Monsoon Jungle. With harder difficulties, blue and red Spear-Masks become more common, and red Spear-Masks are the most common form in S-Hard mode.

A Spear-Mask makes a cameo appearance in one of 18-Volt's microgames, simply titled Wario Land, which was featured in WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase. The objective of the microgame is to do a body slam with Wario onto the enemy, minding its pointy spear at the same time.

Spear-Masks were likely modeled after the Pirate Gooms of Wario Land and Wario Land II. With Spear-Masks, each of all four handheld Wario Land games features an enemy holding a spear. Spear-Masks also resemble Shy Guys since both have similar body shapes and clothing.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese めんヤリ[2]
Men'yari
From「槍」(yari, spear) and「めん」(men, mask)

Chinese 面具矛仔[7]
Miànjù Máo Zǎi
Masked Spear Guy

French Spear-Mask[4]
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German Spear-Mask[5]
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Italian Mascherone[6]
Big mask
Spanish Lancero enmascarado[3]
Masked Spearman

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2001. Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (British English). Page 23.
  2. ^ 2001. Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara instruction booklet. Nintendo (Japanese). Page 32.
  3. ^ 2001. Wario Land 4 instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (European Spanish). Page 103.
  4. ^ 2001. Wario Land 4 instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (French). Page 63.
  5. ^ 2001. Wario Land 4 instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (German). Page 43.
  6. ^ 2001. Wario Land 4 instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (Italian). Page 123.
  7. ^ 瓦力欧寻宝记. iQue (Simplified Chinese). Retrieved July 7, 2024.