The Steep Canyon

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S4 The Steep Canyon

The Steep Canyon is a location found in the south part of the Music Box World in Wario Land 3. Wario cannot access this level at the beginning. However, after he retrieves both of The Anger Spell Book (the Tidal Coast) and the Anger Halberd (Bank of the Wild River), the two will create a storm and opens the path to this level.

The level is a big canyon, with currents in its bottom. A giant fissure will be made by the Giant's Foot and Wario can enter a big cave via that fissured wall. In this cave, Wario can find Jellybobs and some spiked blue slimes. At the top of this canyon, there are two owls that Wario can use to get past some obstacles and reach higher areas. This is also one of the three levels that has an iron wall in it. After being rusted by the Rust Spray found in Castle of Illusions, Wario can access some new areas. The first one is inhabited by Spearheads. The second one has three torches to light, just like in Tower of Revival. The third one has two Beam Robotas in it, a minigame block and a golf room.


Grey Chest: Grab Glove[edit]

Wario getting the Grab Glove

To get this treasure, Wario has to make his way to the right side by breaking walls and avoiding the Fire Robotas and the water hands. The key is at the far right.

As for the chest, he has to roll from the right side of the level and avoid the Prince Froggy to break the rocks in the left side and access the Grey Chest.

The Grab Glove (also known as the "Glove with Superpower") allows Wario to lift small enemies. This opens new possibilities for him in The Tidal Coast, The Frigid Sea, and The Big Bridge. He can find another pair of gloves later on in The East Crater, which power up his ability to lift enemies even further.

Red Chest: Conch Artifact (red)[edit]

The three Conch Artifacts

Wario needs to get the Stone Foot which shakes the ground and fissures The Volcano's Base along with this level to manage to get this treasure. He has to enter the fissure and use the Puffy Wario form to get the red key. Then, use it again and avoid the spikes to get to the platform where the Red Chest is.

When three Conch Artifacts are collected, they cause the Volcano to erupt and make a hole in the east side named The Colossal Hole and open the path for The West Crater.

Green Chest: Telephone[edit]

Wario finds the Telephone

To get this treasure, Wario must get the Frog Prince's Gloves from Out of the Woods and the Steel Overalls from Castle of Illusions. First, he has to go to the Red Key's room and fall into the water. He has to keep swimming against the currents until he reaches a warp pipe. In this room, Wario has to ground-pound the ground to make the spiky enemies float. He can use them a platforms to get to the top. He'll end up near the Green Chest. It cannot be opened however because he didn't get the key. So Wario has to enter the warp pipe near it.

Here, Wario has to use the owl to get past the spikes and the spark-like enemies, and grab the key in his way to a second warp pipe. When entered, Wario will end up in the red Key's room again. He has to do the same thing as before. Now that he has the key, the chest can be opened when he reaches it.

Getting the Telephone does not affect the Music Box World in any way.

Blue Chest: Blue Chemical[edit]

The two chemicals move the heavy blocks

To get this treasure, the wall in this level must be rusted by the Rust Spray found in Castle of Illusions. Then, Wario has to make his way to the wall, destroy it and process. Here, Wario will see the Blue Key and the Blue Chest. However, they cannot be accessed at the moment, so he has to process to the next area. Here, Wario has to light all the torches by using his Fire Form. When done so, the orange fire block will disappear and Wario can process. Here, Wario has to ground-pound the ground to break some blocks and reach the golf room. He has to play golf to make the minigame block above rise. Then, he has to get past the block and roll down the slope. The player must carefully lead Wario to the two blocks blocking the way to the Blue Key and the Blue Chest by avoiding the flames and obstacles. Wario now simply has to open the chest with the key.

This treasure, along with the Red Chemical from Beneath the Waves, will move the heavy blocks from The Vast Plain and Beneath the Waves.

Reaction abilities in this level[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 険しい渓谷
Kewashii Keikoku
The Steep Valley