Zombie Wario

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Zombie Wario
Zombie Wario
Applies to Wario
Item needed Zombie, Skeleton Bird
Power(s) given Invulnerable to enemies, pass through platforms
First appearance Wario Land II (1998)
Latest appearance Wario Land 4 (2001)
“Hey!! Wait a sec! What’s happened to me!? I’ve got a fork sticking out of me, but I’m no piece of meat! Who stuck this in me? I’ll get you!”
Wario, Wario Land 4 instruction booklet

Zombie Wario[1][2], also known as Ghoul Wario[3], is one of Wario's reactions in Wario Land II, Wario Land 3, and Wario Land 4. This undead alter-ego is triggered by being touched by a zombie (Wario Land II and Wario Land 3), touched by a ghost (Wario Land II), spat at by a Skeleton Bird (Wario Land 4), or coming in to contact with Cractus's drool (Wario Land 4). When a zombie, Wario is impervious to all enemy damage, can defeat almost all enemies on touch, and fall through thin floors. On the other hand, he moves slower than before, and his jump height is reduced or in Wario Land II, could not jump at all. To return to his normal form, Wario must walk into light or fall into a body of water.

Zombie Wario appears once in Super Mario-Kun. Wario transforms into Zombie Wario by Cractus's drool. Sunlight reverts him back to normal.


Wario Land 4[edit]

  • Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program digital manual bio: "Press +Control Pad left or right to move and A Button to jump. You will be able to defeat some enemies you previously could not. You will also be able to slip through certain floors."






Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゾンビ[4][5]
Zonbi Wario
Zombie (Wario Land II and Wario Land 3)

Zombie Wario (Wario Land 4)
Chinese (Simplified) 腐尸瓦力欧[7]
Fǔshī Wǎlì'ōu
Necrogenic Wario
Dutch Zombie Wario[8] -
French Wario Zombie[9] Zombie Wario
German Zombie-Wario[10] Zombie Wario
Italian Wario Zombie[11][12] Zombie Wario
Spanish Wario Zombie[13][14]
Wario Zombi[15]
Zombie Wario


  • The artwork of Wario Land II and Wario Land 4 show Zombie Wario lacking shoes, though his in-game sprite shows him wearing shoes. This is referenced on the Japanese website of the former, where Wario claims that the reason he walks slow as a zombie is because he wants to watch his step without shoes.[16]


  1. ^ Wario Land II instruction booklet, page 13.
  2. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 22.
  3. ^ Nintendo Power Advance V.3, page 52.
  4. ^ Official Wario Land 2: Nusumareta Zaihō website
  5. ^ Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Shogakukan guide, page 7.
  6. ^ Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara Japanese instruction booklet, page 29.
  7. ^ Official Chinese manual for Wario Land 4, page 34.
  8. ^ Wario Land II Dutch Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console electronic manual, tab 11: "Aandoeningen".
  9. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 62.
  10. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 42.
  11. ^ Wario Land II European instruction booklet, pag. 113
  12. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 122.
  13. ^ Official Wario Land 3 website (Guías Nintendo)
  14. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 102.
  15. ^ Wario Land II Spanish Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console digital manual, tab 11: "Estados".
  16. ^ 「そうだ!見てのとおりゾンビなのだ!スリラーのバックダンサーではない!少しネタが古いか?オレ様の勝手だ!ゾンビになると、とても歩くのが遅くなる!それはなぜかって?靴を履いてないから、ウンチを踏まないように慎重に歩いているんだ!わかるかな~?わかんね~だろうな~!」 (That's it! As you can see, I am a zombie! Not a Thriller backup dancer! Is that bit too old? I'm out for number one! When becoming a zombie, walking is very slow! Why is that? Since I don't wear shoes, I walk carefully so as to not step on poop! You get it? You don't get it, I guess!) - Official Wario Land 2: Nusumareta Zaihō website