Wario Castle

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Wario Castle
The Black Sugar Gang approaches Wario Castle in the morning.
The castle in Wario Land II
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Latest appearance Mario Party 10 (2015)
Ruler Wario
“So, whaddya think? Pretty sweet, eh? The sparkling golden walls, the luxurious chandeliers... And how about these marble floors? It's a wonderfully gorgeous castle for wonderful and gorgeous me. Hey, by the way—and this is a secret—the lower chambers are brimming with jewels and treasures that I've pilfered from all around the world!”
Wario, Wario World instruction booklet

Wario Castle[1] (or Wario's Castle)[2] is a castle where Wario lives in some of his appearances. It does not always consistently appear as Wario's home, including in Mario & Wario, where Wario has his own estate, named Wario Tei, and the WarioWare series, where Wario lives in a regular home instead.


Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins[edit]

Prior to the proper introduction of Wario Castle, Mario's own castle was taken by Wario when Mario was away. In Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, Wario cast an evil spell over Mario Land, brainwashing its inhabitants into becoming his mindless followers and ultimately transforming it into his own palace. By the end of the adventure, Wario fled and relinquished ownership of the castle to Mario.

Wario Land series[edit]

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3[edit]

Wario's dream come true in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. Note that this is considered an unfinished ending, and that the player is encouraged to earn something even higher than a castle.
The castle in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3

Following after the events of Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, when Wario lost the castle to Mario, Wario was more determined than ever to have a castle. For the events of Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, Wario comes to Kitchen Island to seek the stolen golden statue of Princess Toadstool, which he plans to return for reward money. However, Mario ends up swooping in and claiming the statue when it is revealed under Syrup Castle. The ending of the game wherein Genie grants Wario's wish depends on the amount of money the player earns in the game. Collecting a certain number of treasures grants Wario what is presumed to be Wario Castle, but other outcomes include the smallest home, which is a birdhouse, and the largest possible home, which is an entire planetoid with Wario's face on the surface (the player is urged to try again if this is not the result).

Wario's Land II[edit]

Wario's Castle made its formal debut in Wario Land II, where Captain Syrup seeks her revenge and has her pirates sneak into it, stealing massive amounts of treasure from Wario early in the morning. Wario spends the game in search of his treasure and the crooked captain, which he eventually recovers.

Wario's Woods[edit]

In the SNES version of Wario's Woods, another version of the castle makes a brief appearance in the heart of the woods. It is first seen as the final level of VS Com as it is the setting where Toad, the game's protagonist, must fight the other bosses, including Wario himself. The castle also makes an appearance at the end of Round Game. As Wario rages on by plane, Toad throws one final bomb at his castle. The explosion of the bomb causes the castle as well as Wario and his plane to go crashing down in defeat. Unlike in the NES version (which has a different ending), it is discovered that Wario's Woods has returned to peace, implying that the castle's construction was the source of the corruption of the forest.

Wario World[edit]

Wario Castle interior in Wario World

In Wario World, Wario has recently completed the construction of his castle, now decorated with the gold and jewelry. His happiness with his wealth is short-lived when a mysterious treasure that he stole named the Black Jewel awakens. It destroys Wario Castle and turns it into its own world in its own dimension, all connected through Treasure Square. To get his castle and possessions back, Wario travels through the four worlds the jewel created, which includes Excitement Central, Spooktastic World, Thrillsville, and Sparkle Land. In the ending, after defeating Black Jewel, Wario rebuilds his castle, but its quality is determined by the number of Spritelings that are saved by the player on the adventure. In particular:

  • If Wario saves only one Spriteling, he is seen sitting on his throne within a grove with a tent that is presumably meant to be his "castle" nearby.
  • If Wario saves 2–10 Spritelings, he is seen in a castle resembling an old Wild West-style fort with torches.
  • If Wario saves 11–20 Spritelings, he is seen in a stone castle resembling that of a medieval fortress.
  • If Wario saves 21–30 Spritelings, he is seen in an illuminous castle with various fancy decorations.
  • If Wario saves 31–39 Spritelings, he is seen in a golden castle with treasure chests nearby. Beyond the gold colors and the chests, it is ultimately similar to that of the prior ending.
  • If Wario saves all 40 Spritelings, he is seen in the same castle as above, only surrounded by multiple treasures as well as busts with his face adorning the place. It is also the same castle seen in the opening for the game.

Mario Party 10[edit]

As seen on the Wario Board
As seen on the Wario Board of Mario Party 10

After a lengthy absence, the castle appears on the Wario Board in Mario Party 10.



  1. ^ Wario Land II, CHAPTER 2: Invade Wario Castle
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 106, page 64