Wario Car

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Wario Car
Wario in front of his Wario Car while carrying a hot dog.
Artwork from Wario Land 4
First appearance Wario Land 4 (2001)
Latest appearance WarioWare: Get It Together! (2021)
“I feel like The Man hopping into my wonderful Wario Car”
Wario, Wario Land 4 instruction manual

The Wario Car (or Wario's Jalopy[1]) 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.

History[edit]

Wario Land series[edit]

Wario Land 4[edit]

Wario Car in the intro of Wario Land 4
An animation of the Wario Car in the Wario Land 4 intro
Wario Car
Sprite of the Wario Car from 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

An enemy resembling a small Wario driving the Wario Car with spikes on its front can also be seen in levels of Topaz Passage.

Wario Land: Shake It![edit]

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[edit]

A screenshot of Mario Party 10's Wario Board
The Wario Car in Mario Party 10

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.

WarioWare series[edit]

In the instruction booklet of WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Dr. Crygor states that he created Wario's car.

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.

In WarioWare: Get It Together!, the Wario Car appears in 18-Volt's gallery, where he and 13-Amp pose in front of and on top of it respectively.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

Wario Car
Artwork of the Wario Car from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Speed Gold star.pngGold star.pngGold star.pngGold star.png
Acceleration Gold star.pngGold star.png
Weight Gold star.pngGold star.pngGold star.pngGold star.png
Kart driver Wario

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.

The manual mentions that the Wario Car's top speed was 450 km/h (280 mph), consistent with its specifications in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!. However, for the Mario Kart Grand Prix, its engine had been turned down.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

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 subseries[edit]

Character select screen from Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
The Wario Car in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2

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.

Other appearances[edit]

Rock and Roll Background from Tomodachi Life containing Wario's Car

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Wario Car is featured on a sticker that raises launch power by 47. It can only be used by Wario during The Subspace Emissary.

In Tomodachi Life, the Wario Car makes a minor cameo in the Promo (Rock & Roll) background in the Photo Studio.

Profiles[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Sticker of the Wario Car from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  • Sticker
    • Name: Wario Car
    • Artwork from: Mario Kart Double Dash!!
    • Effect in The Subspace Emissary: Launch Power +47
    • Usable by: Wario

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Wario Car.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワリオカー
Wariokā
Wario Car

Chinese (simplified) 瓦力欧汽车[2][3]
Wǎlì'ōu Qìchē
Wario Car

French Wario-mobile
From Wario and "automobile"
German Wario-Schlitten
Wario Carriage
Italian Autowario
Car Wario
Spanish Carro de Wario
Wario's Car

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hodgson, David S. (November 25, 2003). Mario Kart: Double Dash PRIMA's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 0-7615-4424-0. Page 29, 36, 87, and 118.
  2. ^ iQue (2004). 瓦力欧寻宝记 (Wǎlìōu xúnbǎo jì) manual. iQue (Simplified Chinese). Page 6.
  3. ^ iQue (2005). 瓦力欧制造 (Wǎlì'ōu Zhìzào) instruction booklet. iQue (Simplified Chinese). Page 21.