Switch (Wario Land 4)
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A switch, also referred to as a timer, is an object that appears at the end of every level in Wario Land 4. When Wario jumps on a switch, the switch will open up to reveal a ticking time bomb, and any solid Frog Blocks will turn transparent, and vice-versa. Wario will then only have a certain amount of time to escape the level by returning to the vortex at the beginning of the stage. If Wario doesn't escape before the timer runs out, his coins will drop, and the player's score will be the timer, dropping extremely fast, and the theme will be less intense, but the theme changes into a sound resembling a clock ticking. After this, If Wario can't escape before the score reaches zero, Wario will be forced out of the level and back to the main map, losing the score, requiring the player to start the level from the beginning. The Switch also appears before the level on the main map. Wario would have to hit that one to open the vortex and enter the level. The times given by the switches vary on the game mode. A complete list of times can be seen in the section below. Switches resemble a blue frog on top of a red base that has a green and yellow trim. When the switch is hit, Wario shouts "Hurry up!" to the player, and an intense tune begins to play, which induces the player to run fast back to the beginning of the level. In the level Fiery Cavern, the switch turns the level into ice. In the Hotel Horror, there are two doors which have a frog sign on it. These doors will only open when the switch is hit.
List of time limits
This table is a list of time limits given to complete levels in different game modes. It also includes the times to defeat the in-game bosses. Note that the Golden Passage's switch is located at the beginning of the level in all modes.
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