Wario Kard, also parsed WarioKard, is an unlockable minigame in WarioWare Gold. It is unlocked after collecting all souvenirs from the Capsule Machine and is located in the Arcade menu. The minigame's name and logo reference the Mario Kart games, with the design of the logo in particular being reminiscent of Super Mario Kart's logo.
The objective of this minigame is to defeat enemies in a using a deck of 10 cards that are drawn through Shufflers with an attack mechanism based on rock-paper-scissors.
- As with standard rock-paper-scissor rules, rock beats scissors, paper beats rock, and scissors beat paper. It is a draw in the case of rock against rock, paper against paper, and scissors against scissors.
Defeating enemies give a reward of coins and sometimes a free Shuffler draw.
The amount of attempts a player has to defeat an enemy is indicated by the "(number)x left" under the small enemy portrait on the lower screen. Most enemies have 3 attempts. Some enemies have 5, and one rare enemy, Pile of Gold, has 1. In most cases, if the player is unable to defeat an enemy in one attempt, the damage gets carried over towards the remaining attempts. Some enemies' HP is restored back to maximum between attempts. If the player is unable to defeat the enemy within the given attempts, the enemy may be removed from the list and reappear later in the playthrough.
The player is free to choose whichever enemy they decide to fight. All enemies appear in a predetermined order with the following exceptions:
- The reappearance of enemies that the player was unable to defeat in the current playthrough.
- The rare enemy, Pile of Gold, can appear before of the next enemy appears. Pile of Gold can appear more than once in a playthrough after defeat. Pile of Gold's level does not increase in its multiple appearances within the same playthrough. Once the last monster (Friendless Beast) appears in the list, no new enemies appear until every other enemy is defeated.
Once an enemy is chosen, the player can choose from 4 decks to use in battle. Each deck must contain 10 cards, and can be edited by the player manually, or automatically made with the Auto function. Every card in a deck is assigned either rock (red), paper (yellow), or scissors (blue), and given a rank (A, B, or C). Cards unusable due to restrictions by the enemy are grayed out with a red border and slash through the middle.
Garlic is spent after choosing a deck for each attempt against enemies in Wario Kard. The player starts with the maximum amount of 3 garlic. It takes 5 minutes to refill one garlic. Once the player spends all of their garlic, the player may choose to spend 500 coins to challenge an enemy as the player waits for the next garlic to be refilled.
The player is dealt 3 cards to choose to attack the enemy with. Some enemies may reduce the number of cards drawn down to 2. The player is given one redeal per round, replacing cards with a new set of cards from the remaining cards from the deck. Cards replaced during a redeal are discarded and will not reappear later in the round.
Every card has a Power Level, as indicated by a number next to a red sword icon. This serves as the base damage against the enemy. Every turn, an enemy will have either rock, paper, or scissors displayed, which will affect the base damage of a card.
- Winning deals double (x2) damage, losing deals half (x0.5) damage (rounded down), and draw deals normal (x1) damage.
Despite the enemy using rock-paper-scissors themselves, the enemy does not attack the player in any form.
The player is given 10 points every round. The point cost on a card is indicated as a number on a yellow hexagon. Points are used to play cards to attack, as well as a penalty for not playing a card within the time limit. Some enemies may double points spent, ending the round quicker than usual. The round will end if the player is unable to defeat an enemy after using up 10 points, or if there is insufficient points for any further attacks with the player's redraw used up.
The player has a timer that decreases before choosing an attack. The amount of time added by a card is indicated as a number next to a cyan clock icon. The total amount of time a player can have depends on the total timer value from each card in a player's deck. The player must choose an attack before the timer reaches 0. The player loses 1 point (2, if double points spent) every time the timer decreases to 0. The timer resets after choosing any attack. A redraw does not replenish the timer. Some enemies may reduce the timer by half, or change the timer to a fixed amount of time each turn.
A Pair Attack can be done if two characters in a player's hand are partners, regardless of rank. A glowing yellow border will appear on cards that can perform a Pair Attack.
- If there are two cards of the same partner of different ranks, the player must choose one of the two cards to use for Pair attack.
- For example: Kat and Ana are partners. A player has Kat (Rank A), Ana (Rank B), and Ana (Rank C) in the player's hand. When the player chooses to use a Pair Attack, the player must choose to use Ana (Rank B) or Ana (Rank C) to complete the Pair Attack. Every partner card have the same point cost as its counterpart, regardless of rank. The point cost for a Pair Attack is equal to one card of either pair.
A Special Attack is an additional x2 multiplier that can activate just before an attack. The chance of a Special attack can increase based on a card's SP, as indicated on a card as a number next to a yellow star. The SP of a card is increased by drawing duplicates of the same card from the Shuffler. The maximum SP for each card is 50. Some enemies may prevent Special Attacks from happening.
This is the order in how damage is calculated during an attack:
- Step 1: Power level of a single card or combined power levels of a Pair Attack
- Step 2: Power level limit restriction, if applicable (any attack that exceeds the limit is reduced down to the limit)
- Step 3: Win / Lose / Draw multiplier (x2 / x0.5 / x1)
- Step 4: Special Attack, if activated (x2 multiplier)
- Step 5: Ignore damage restriction, if applicable (either the damage being below a certain threshold or not winning rock-paper-scissors)
If the player is unable to defeat an enemy by the end of an attempt, but manages to reduce the enemy's HP down to an amount of 10% or less, there will be a wheel with "Success!" (in red) and "Failure!" (in gray) that the player will stop to determine whether or not the Chance Attack will be a success. If the wheel stops on "Success!", the enemy's remaining HP drains to 0, granting a victory. If the wheel stops on "Failure!", the current attempt will end as a loss. The size of "Success!" and "Failure!" depends on how much HP is remaining. The lower the enemy's HP, the greater the chance for a "Success!"
Regardless of victory or defeat, all cards in the player's deck after a battle receive experience points. Earning enough experience points will level up a card, increasing its power level. A rank receives +15 per level, B rank receives +10 per level, C rank receives +5 per level. All cards start at level 1, and the maximum level is 20, therefore the maximum cumulative power level increase is 285, 190 and 95 for A Rank, B Rank, and C Rank, respectively.
If the player manages to defeat an enemy on the first attempt, the player receives the full coin reward. However, if the player is unable to defeat an enemy on the first attempt, but defeats it on a subsequent attempt, the player receives half of the coin reward. Some enemies give one free rare Shuffler draw upon defeat. This is indicated by the blue card icon with two yellow sparkles.
Once all enemies are defeated, the list of enemies are reset back to the beginning, except with the difficulty increased, as indicated by number of skull icons. Level 2 enemies have x1.5 the HP of Level 1 enemies and Level 3 enemies have x2 the HP of Level 1 enemies. Enemies stay at Level 3 on the fourth and future playthroughs. Enemy rewards remain the same between levels.
List of Wario Kard enemies
|Enemy||Description||Number of Tries||Level 1 HP||Level 2 HP||Level 3 HP||Coin Reward||Shuffler (R)?|
|Tiny Ninja (Arrow Space)||Uses only rock.||3||400||600||800||1000||No|
|Chomp the Turtle (Munch a Bunch)||Uses only rock.||3||500||750||1000||1000||No|
|Baby Handerson (Butterfingers)||Uses only scissors.||3||400||600||800||1000||No|
|Mr. Schnozz (Gold Digger)||Uses only scissors.||3||500||750||1000||1000||No|
|Shop Teacher (Nail Call)||Uses only paper.||3||400||600||800||1000||No|
|Pyoro (Super Pyoro)||Uses only paper.||3||500||750||1000||1000||No|
|Egg (Fragile!)||Uses only rock or scissors.||3||560||840||1120||1200||No|
|Astronaut Family (Mars Jars)||Uses only rock or paper.||3||560||840||1120||1200||No|
|Baby Face (Shave the World)||Uses only scissors or paper.||3||560||840||1120||1200||No|
|Door to Nowhere (Crazy Cars)||No extra details.||3||800||1200||1600||1600||Yes|
|Tweezy (Up for Grabs)||Often uses rock.||3||560||840||1120||1400||No|
|Chicken Bug (Chicken Pinch)||Often uses scissors.||3||560||840||1120||1400||No|
|Baroness Drip (Nighttime Allergies)||Often uses paper.||3||560||840||1120||1400||No|
|Earmuff Gal (Fashion Plate)||Often uses scissors or rock.||3||720||1080||1440||1600||No|
|Chatty Kathy (Local News)||Often uses rock or paper.||3||720||1080||1440||1600||No|
|Handerson's Mom (Peak-a-boo-boo)||Often uses paper or scissors.||3||720||1080||1440||1600||No|
|Haute Model (Walk This Way)||On first move, uses only rock.||3||860||1290||1720||1700||No|
|Stray Cat (Kitty Cover)||On first move, uses only scissors.||3||860||1290||1720||1700||No|
|Noisy Nuisance (Sleepy Head)||On first move, uses only paper.||3||860||1290||1720||1700||No|
|Mr. Dentist (Tooth Trouble)||No extra details.||3||1020||1530||2040||2000||Yes|
|Phantom Foodie (Spirit Spot)||Double points spent. Uses only scissors.||3||780||1170||1560||1800||No|
|Son of Schnozz (Gold Digger)||Double points spent. Uses only paper.||3||780||1170||1560||1800||No|
|King of Jam (Getcha Groove On)||Reduces your hand to two cards. Often uses rock.||3||930||1395||1860||1900||No|
|Dude in Undies (Grape Aim)||Reduces your hand to two cards. Often uses scissors.||3||930||1395||1860||1900||No|
|Tiger Cub (Kitty Cover)||Reduces your hand to two cards. Often uses paper.||3||930||1395||1860||1900||No|
|Clever Pup (Burning Sensation)||Prevents nonhuman cards from being used.||3||1110||1665||2220||2000||No|
|Shades (Cutting It Close)||Prevents human cards from being used.||3||1280||1920||2560||2000||No|
|Tigronic v.1 (Manic Mechanic)||Attacks ignored if you don't win rock-paper-scissors. Often uses paper.||3||1510||2265||3020||3000||Yes|
|Tigronic v.2 (Manic Mechanic)||Attacks ignored if you don't win rock-paper-scissors. Often uses rock.||3||1510||2265||3020||3000||Yes|
|Tigronic v.3 (Manic Mechanic)||Attacks ignored if you don't win rock-paper-scissors. Often uses scissors.||3||1510||2265||3020||3000||Yes|
|Distant Darling (Love Tester)||Prevents Special Attacks. Always uses rock on second move.||3||1100||1650||2200||2400||No|
|Long-Lost Love (Love Tester)||Prevents Special Attacks. Always uses scissors on second move.||3||1100||1650||2200||2400||No|
|Block Buster (Crack Down)||Prevents Special Attacks. Always uses paper on second move.||3||1100||1650||2200||2400||No|
|Squibbly Eggplant (Dungeon Dilemma)||Always uses the same move for first three rounds. Recovers fully after battle.||3||520||780||1040||2700||No|
|Snack Sucker||Always uses the same move for first three rounds. Recovers fully after battle.||3||540||810||1080||2700||No|
|T.P. (Clog It)||Always uses the same move for first three rounds. Recovers fully after battle.||3||560||840||1120||2700||No|
|Brown Nose Bear (Foiled Again!)||Reduces time by half. Prevents nonhuman cards from being used.||3||1280||1920||2560||3000||No|
|Bobby Pitts (Oh, Snap!)||Reduces time by half. Prevents human cards from being used.||3||1310||1920||2620||3000||No|
|Cave Man (Grape Aim)||Reduces your hand to two cards.||5||2400||3600||4800||3200||No|
|Mewtroid (Mewtroid 2: Return of Sameow)||Attacks ignored if you don't win rock-paper-scissors.||5||2800||4200||5600||4000||Yes|
|Handerson (Right in the Eye)||Attacks of less than 60 damage are ignored. Uses only rock.||3||1600||2400||3200||2800||No|
|Turbo Doll (Heavy Lifting)||Attacks of less than 60 damage are ignored. Uses only scissors.||3||1600||2400||3200||2800||No|
|Shadowy Samurai (Stab in the Dark)||Attacks of less than 60 damage are ignored. Uses only paper.||3||1600||2400||3200||2800||No|
|Rhythm Ninja (Sure, You Can)||Attacks of less than 60 damage are ignored. Uses only rock or paper.||3||1480||2220||2960||3000||No|
|Part-Time Sumo (Heat Wave)||Attacks of less than 60 damage are ignored. Uses only rock or scissors.||3||1480||2220||2960||3000||No|
|Squidian C (Strength in Numbers)||Allows use of only C-Rank Cards. Often uses paper.||5||1520||2280||3040||3500||No|
|Shroom C (Salad Daze)||Allows use of only C-Rank Cards. Often uses rock or scissors.||5||1520||2280||3040||3600||No|
|Random Raccoon (Sync or Sink)||On first turn, uses only rock.||3||2100||3150||4200||4400||No|
|Odd Duck (Paddle Parade)||On first turn, uses only scissors.||3||2100||3150||4200||4400||No|
|Clownkeeper (Goal in One)||On first turn, uses only paper.||3||2100||3150||4200||4400||Yes|
|Soggy Cat (Off-line)||Reduces any power status of more than 50 to 50. Always uses the same set of moves for the first three turns.||3||1000||1500||2000||3000||No|
|Gate to Beyond (Secret Ingredient)||Reduces any power status of more than 50 to 50. Always uses the same set of moves for the first three turns.||3||1000||1500||2000||3000||No|
|Interviewee (Going Up)||Prevents use of A-Rank cards. Reduces timer by half.||3||1740||2010||3480||3200||No|
|CEO (Going Up)||Prevents use of A-Rank cards. Reduces your hand to two cards.||3||1810||2715||3620||3600||No|
|Wunderkind (Going Up)||Prevents use of A-Rank cards. Doubles points spent.||3||1930||2895||3860||3900||No|
|Toby (Crescent Roll)||Alternates between rock and paper attacks.||3||2400||3600||4800||3600||No|
|Menta (Crescent Roll)||Alternated between paper and scissors attacks.||3||2400||3600||4800||3600||No|
|Head Chef (Top Notch)||Alternated between scissors and rock attacks.||3||2400||3600||4800||3600||No|
|Bill Tanbuff (Pumped Poser)||Attacks of less than 120 damage are ignored. Often uses scissors.||3||2780||4170||5560||4600||No|
|Iris Dryer (Dry Eye)||Attacks of less than 120 damage are ignored. Often uses scissors.||3||980||1470||1960||5000||Yes|
|Mischievous Moon (Crescent Roll)||Reduces any power status of more than 40 to 40. Often uses rock.||3||1010||1515||2020||3860||No|
|Eggplant Knight (Dungeon Dilemma)||Reduces any power status of more than 40 to 40. Often uses paper.||3||1080||1620||2160||3860||No|
|Goalie Blockman (Body Block)||Recovers fully after battle. Alternates between rock, scissors, and paper attacks.||3||850||1275||1700||4200||No|
|Rodney Snips (Sloppy Salon)||Countdown changes to three seconds no matter what. On first turn, uses only rock.||3||2640||3960||5280||4800||No|
|Nintenman (Classic Clash)||Countdown changes to three seconds no matter what.||3||2710||4065||5420||5200||No|
|Viridescian (Tearful Reunion)||Attacks ignored if you don't win rock-paper-scissors. On first move, uses only scissors.||3||2900||4350||5800||5600||No|
|Vermalian (Tearful Reunion)||Attacks ignored if you don't win rock-paper-scissors. On first move, uses only paper.||3||2900||4350||5800||5600||No|
|Man in Leotard (Grape Aim)||No extra details.||3||2300||3450||4600||6000||No|
|Stan Firm (Extreme Patty-Cake)||Reduces your hand to two cards. Prevents use of A-Rank cards.||3||2500||3750||5000||6400||No|
|Eggplant King (Dungeon Dilemma)||Reduces your hand to two cards. Prevents use of A-Rank cards.||5||3800||5900||7600||7200||Yes|
|Fizeetah (Crypto Zoo)||Reduces your hand to two cards. Prevents use of human cards. Attacks ignored if you don't win rock-paper-scissors.||3||2900||4350||5800||7600||No|
|Evil Oinker (On the Edge)||Reduces your hand to two cards. Prevents use of nonhuman cards. Attacks ignored if you don't win rock-paper-scissors.||3||2900||4350||5800||7600||No|
|Mr. Schnozz's Dad (Nose Dive)||Often uses paper. Prevents Special Attacks.||3||3500||5250||7000||9000||No|
|Tiganormous X (Manic Mechanic)||Often uses scissors. Prevents Special Attacks.||3||3500||5250||7000||9000||No|
|T.P. Tube (Clog It)||Often uses rock. Prevents Special Attacks.||3||3500||5250||7000||9000||No|
|Lee Kasoop (Punch Out)||Cycles through the same three moves. Attacks of less than 100 damage are ignored.||3||4000||6000||8000||16000||Yes|
|Fun Gus (Punch Out)||Cycles through the same three moves. Attacks of less than 150 damage are ignored.||3||4300||6450||8600||18000||Yes|
|Gaz Puncho (Punch Out)||Cycles through the same three moves. Attacks of less than 200 damage are ignored.||3||4600||6900||9200||20000||Yes|
|Rufus (Monster Chase)||Recovers fully after battle.||5||3200||4800||6400||40000||Yes|
|Friendless Beast (RAAAARRRRGGGHH)||Attacks ignored if you don't win rock-paper-scissors. Time is reduced by half.||3||8000||12000||16000||40000||Yes|
|Pile of Gold (Safecracker)||Recovers fully after battle. Worth a lot of coins.||1||1000||1500||2000||20000||No|
- Got all those souvenirs? Good.
If you collect all of the souvenirs from the arcade, you’ll unlock something really special. Well, kind of special. It’s Wario’s own virtual card game, WarioKard! You can earn more cards through the Shuffler, which can help you unlock not-so-common cards.
Wario’s micro-tip: Always wax your moustache before a WarioKard battle!