Artwork from Wario Land 4
|First appearance||Wario Land 4 (2001)|
|Latest appearance||WarioWare: Get It Together! (2021)|
The Wario Car (or Wario's Jalopy) is a vehicle that Wario drives. It is purple in color, and its design is based on a 1958 Cadillac Eldorado, while also bearing a resemblance to the Batmobile from the Batman comics. It first appears in Wario Land 4.
Wario Land series
Wario Land 4
In Wario Land 4, Wario reads an article about a pyramid hidden deep in a Jungle, with a large amount of treasure hidden inside. Wario uses his Wario Car to cross a desert to reach the pyramid, and to return with the treasure.
If the player completes certain difficulty modes, Wario will drive different vehicles in the ending credits.
- Normal Mode: Wario Car
- Hard Mode: Pick-up Truck
- Super Hard Mode: Futuristic Hover-Car
Wario Land: Shake It!
The Wario Car has a minor appearance in the intro of Wario Land: Shake It!, where Wario is seen sleeping in it.
Mario Party series
The Wario Car only makes two small appearances in the Mario Party series. In Mario Party-e, Wario drives the Wario Car in the minigame Wario's Bluff. In Mario Party 10, a toy-like Wario Car can be seen on the southeast of the Wario Board in amiibo Party. It is simply a background element.
The Wario Car has made various minor appearances in microgames throughout the WarioWare series. In WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!'s Produce Pandemonium, Wario is shown to be driving the car. In WarioWare: Touched!'s Public Transportation, a silhouette of Wario driving in his car appears in the second level of the microgame, chasing the rail cart. In the WarioWare Gold version of the WarioWare: Smooth Moves microgame Road Wario, the driver and car from the original version are replaced by Wario and the Wario Car, respectively.
Mario Kart series
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, it is the signature kart of Wario and can fit two people. The Wario Car is a heavyweight kart, meaning it is tough and speedy. However, in comparison with the other heavyweight karts, the Wario Car is rather light; its weight is tied with the Turbo Birdo and the Parade Kart. In terms of its actual stats, the Wario Car's top speed is only tied with the Green Fire and Parade Kart, despite of its four-star speed stat. It also shares the same acceleration as the Green Fire and Barrel Train. The Wario Car does not have a windshield like in Wario Land 4. It is also the only heavyweight kart in the game that does not return in Mario Kart Tour.
In the manual for Double Dash!! it was mentioned that the Wario Car's top speed was 450 km/h (280 mph). However, for the Mario Kart Grand Prix, its engine had been turned down.
Mario Kart DS
In Mario Kart DS, Wario has a new vehicle named the Brute. The appearance of this new kart resembles the Wario Car. However, it is black instead of purple, has a white checkered pattern in front as opposed to Wario's trademark mustache, and has regular black-wall tires instead of white-wall tires.
Mario Kart Arcade GP series
In Mario Kart Arcade GP, the Wario Car makes an appearance as one of Wario's special items. It is functionally identical to the Star, but it also grants the cosmetic change of turning Wario's kart into the Wario Car temporarily. The Wario Car reverts back to a standard kart after the item's effects wear off. A variant of the item known as the Wario Car+ exists. This variant extends the duration of the invincibility.
In Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, Wario receives a special kart, which is the Wario Car. It has very high top speed and high weight, but abysmal acceleration. The aforementioned Wario Car item has been removed, as all characters now use the Star as their invincibility item.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
|Name||Image||Artwork from||Effect in The Subspace Emissary|
|Wario Car||Mario Kart Double Dash!!||Launch Power +47|
Usable by: Wario
In Tomodachi Life, the Wario Car makes a minor cameo in the Promo (Rock & Roll) background in the Photo Studio.
- For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Wario Car.
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! screenshot of the Wario Car getting a Double Dash
18-Volt and 13-Amp posing with the Wario Car in WarioWare: Get It Together!
Names in other languages
|French||Wario-mobile||From Wario and "automobile"|
|Spanish||Carro de Wario||Wario's Car|
- Hodgson, David S. Mario Kart: Double Dash PRIMA's Official Strategy Guide. Pgs. 29, 36, 87, 118.
- Official Chinese manual for Wario Land 4, page 6.
- Official Chinese manual for WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, page 21.