Wario's Woods (location)

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This article is about the location. For the game that this location appears in, see Wario's Woods.
Wario's Woods
A scene showing the control of Wario over the Peaceful Woods.
First appearance Wario's Woods (1994)
Ruler Wario (temporarily)
Inhabitants Sprites and various creatures

Wario's Woods (formerly known as the Peaceful Woods) is the location of where the events of the game Wario's Woods take place. The woods were owned by Wario, and at least one of its meadows even features its owner's face before he was defeated (SNES version only).

The forest had been revealed to once have been in peace inhabited by the sprites (fairy-like beings) and quiet creatures until Wario arrived and took over. He then proceeded onwards by placing a spell over the monsters in the woods.

While the location was originally struck by the evil of Wario and his forces, the woods were restored to its original state thanks to the help of Toad and his allies.


Toad running after wario
Ending of Wario's Woods (NES)

In the Wario's Woods, Wario had manipulated and gained control of the Peaceful Woods through his mysterious powers. The antagonist then sent out the woods' monsters (imprisoned by the curse he put over them) to overrun the forest. Toad, along with Birdo and the Sprites, ventured into the woods (which, in the SNES version, were the both the first and last areas seen in Round Game mode and the only setting of VS Com mode) in order to bring peace to the woods. Throughout their journey, the trio faced countless battles against Wario's monsters and their leaders (the mini-bosses). After passing through countless areas, Toad and his two friends eventually make it to the end of the woods where they meet Wario; thus, causing the final battle for the woods to occur between Toad and Wario (in the NES version and the SNES version's VS Com mode).

Ending of Wario's Woods (SNES)

Upon thwarting Wario, Toad is seen either chasing Wario out of the woods (as in the ending of the NES version) or destroying his castle with a single bomb (as in the Round Game ending of the SNES version). Once Wario is defeated, the woods had changed back to normal as peace returned to the area. The monsters who had acted as Wario's minions earlier on had also been stated to have awoken from the nightmare that Wario placed on them allowing them to finally live in peace within the woods. The Sprites were also able to live in peace after the defeat of Wario. As a result, tranquillity returned to the area.

It is unknown whether Wario still has ownership of the woods after Toad had defeated him. It is likely that the woods were set free after Toad had defeated the greedy owner Wario as the monsters were stated to have been in peace by this point, though it is not impossible that Toad got the ownership of the woods as well as the fate of the woods was never stated at the end of the game.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 平和
Heiwa no Mori
Wario no Mori

Peaceful Woods

Wario's Woods

Italian Boschi Pacifici; Boschi di Wario[1]
Regno della Foresta quieta[3][4]
Peaceful Woods; Wario's Woods
Kingdom of the quiet Forest


  • As stated above, a meadow in Wario's Woods (this meadow happens to be the setting of the majority of Vs. Com mode) has Wario's face cut out in its grass. The posing of this face appears to be based on artworkMedia:Wario SML2 artwork.jpg from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
  • The creatures that had once inhabited the forest in peace are nowhere to be seen in the actual game. However in the SNES version, it is implied that Wario's monsters are these creatures though they are under a spell by Wario so they could be used as his minions.


  1. ^ Wario's Woods (NES) Italian booklet; pag. 13
  2. ^ Back of Italian SNES boxes, where there are descriptions of other SNES games: "Questa volta tocca a Toad difendere la foresta!"
  3. ^ Nintendo.it description
  4. ^ Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online - Il Regno della Foresta quieta era un luogo sicuro per le creature buone…