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Thank you for selecting the Wario Land(TM) Game Pak for the Nintendo(R) Virtual
Boy(TM) System. Please read the instruction booklet thoroughly to ensure
maximum enjoyment of your new game. Save this booklet for future reference.
This product MUST NOT be used by children under the age of seven (7) years.
Artificial stereo vision displays may not be safe for such children and may
cause serious, permanent damage to their vision.
Before using the Virtual Boy, carefully reed the Virtual Boy Instruction
Booklet and the Consumer Information and Precautions Booklet. Make sure
before playing that you correctly adjust the hardware, including the IPD
and FOCUS. Do not play if you are feeling tired. Discontinue use immediately
if you feel dizzy, nauseated or tired or if you eyes hurt or become
strained. Do not use unlicensed or counterfeit games. Failure to follow
all instructions could injure you and cause serious damage to your vision
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CHOKE HAZARD - SMALL PARTS
NOT FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF THREE YEARS. Babies and young children could
choke on the Virtual Boy Game Pak cover. Keep the Game Pak cover out of reach
of small children.
This Game Pak has a battery backup function to record the
progress of the game.
CAUTION: Do not rapidly turn the power switch on and off, as this
may shorten the life of the batteries and cause battery backed-up
Game Paks to lose your stored information.
Before Starting The Game .................................................. 4
IPD Adjustment ............................................................ 5
Focus Adjustment .......................................................... 6
Auto Pause Adjustment ..................................................... 7
The Title Screen .......................................................... 8
Prologue .................................................................. 10
Controller Functions ...................................................... 12
How To Play The Game ...................................................... 14
Items ..................................................................... 18
Wario's Actions ........................................................... 20
The Power Ups ............................................................. 23
The Enemy Characters ...................................................... 28
Before Starting the Game
When using the Virtual Boy, several adjustments must be made before starting
the game. For your health and safety, be certain to perform these adjustments
each time you play. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, be sure to wear
them while using the Virtual Boy.
Insert the Game Pak into the Virtual Boy, then turn the POWER switch located
on the front of the controller to the ON position. When the screen pictured to
the right appears, continue with the IPD and FOCUS adjustments.
Press the START button to display the "IPD and FOCUS adjustments screen." Both
adjustments are made using this screen.
This adjustment sets Virtual Boy to the distance between your eyes (the Inter
While looking at the adjustment screen, turn the IPD dial located on top of
the Virtual Boy until you can see a mark in all for corners of the screen, as
shown to the right.
The best adjustment may allow you to see only three marks, or four slightly
blurred marks. When you have completed the IPD adjustment, proceed with the
This adjustment makes sure that you see the game image in the Virtual Boy
Move the FOCUS slider to the CENTER POSITION as on the housing. For most
people, the center position should give you the clearest image. If the image
is still fuzzy, adjust the FOCUS slider right or left until the image is sharp
Automatic Pause Adjustment
All Virtual Boy Game Paks contain an automatic pause function. After
completing the IPD and FOCUS adjustments, press the START button and the
screen pictured at right will appear. The automatic pause is preset to the ON
position. Nintendo recommends that you ALWAYS set the automatic pause to ON.
To override the setting, use < or > on the left +Control Pad, then press the
START button to begin the game.
After playing for 20 minutes or more the game will present you with the
Automatic Pause Screen when you are between stages. At this point, please take
a break and rest.
Press the START button to resume play.
The Title Screen
The title screen appears after you press START on the Automatic Pause switch
screen. Pressing START again brings up the SELECT screen.
The Select Screen
At the top of the screen there are caves, in the middle of the screen is the
brightness adjustment and at the bottom of the screen is the Automatic Pause
Switch between them by pressing < or > on the Left +Control Pad.
The Data Vaults
There are three Data Vaults. The number of completed stages is displayed above
the vaults. Choose a Data Vault by pressing < or > on the Left +Control Pad,
and then press the START button.
The game will load the level shown above the Data Vault.
The Vault on the far right is the Erase Data Vault. Press the START button on
this Cave and move the bomb in front of the Data Vault you wish to erase.
Press the START button to erase the data. To cancel, press the START button in
front of the Erase Data Vault.
To adjust the brightness of the display, press < or > on the Left +Control
Automatic Pause Function Switch
Turn the Automatic Pause ON or OFF by pressing < or > on the Left +Control
I, Wario, have an interesting story to tell. One day during my vacation in the
Amazon river basin, I landed my trusty seaplane, Bulldog, and decided to relax
in the shadow of the beautiful Aldegara Waterfall. While basking in the sun, I
spied some strange creatures with masks entering the waterfall. This piqued my
I hurried over and followed them into the waterfall. Behind the falls there
was a large cave, and in the back of the cave ... there was a vault filled
with a glorious mountain of treasure!!
Some of the masked creatures jumped me, but I quickly overcame them. "This
treasure is all mine now!", I thought to myself and rushed in to collect the
loot. Suddenly, the floor collapsed and I fell!
I found myself deep within the Earth! I was quite angry and vowed revenge on
these creatures, "I will get their treasure!!!"
LEFT +CONTROL PAD
Change menu item
Wario will dash
Accept menu item
Wario has several different actions. Refer to page 20.
TIPS FOR WINNERS
Dash 'n Bash both blocks and enemies!
Beware enemies with thorns, they can damage Wario.
Wario will dash
RIGHT +CONTROL PAD
Accept menu item
How to Play the Game
THE GAME SCREEN
NUMBER OF CIONS GATHERED,
NUMBER OF HARTS GATHERED,
NUMBER OF LIVES,
The Battery Indicator
When the batteries gets low, the indicator will light up and flash on the
bottom of the screen. Please change the batteries as soon as possible.
In each level you will collect coins, harts and treasures.
Find the key some where in each level to open the locked elevator door.
Board the elevator and proceed upwards to the next level.
Some levels are medium Boss levels. The final level is the Big Boss level,
defeat him to complete the game.
When riding the elevator, you can stop between levels and challenge the
mini-games. Proceed up in the elevator to see the Game Progress screen.
Play each game once per level, if you choose.
GAME PROGRESS SCREEN
This screen displays your current level of progress in the game.
Displays collected treasures
The number of collected coins
The total amount of time used
Your current location in the maze
To reset the game, press the START, SELECT, A, B, and R buttons
SAVE AND LOAD
When you ride the elevator to the game progress screen at the end of each
level, the game saves your progress automatically. If you reset or turn off
the power during a stage, the only data saved will be the key and the
Enter the Data Vault to load a saved game. See page 9.
Press the START button during game play to pause the game. Press the SELECT
button while paused to switch to the Adjustment Screen.
Dash into blocks and enemies to make these appear. Collect as many as
These are worth 20 coins.
Each is worth an extra life!
Destroy blocks or defeat enemies with fire to collect these.
These are worth 10 harts. Collect 100 hearts for an extra life.
There is a treasure hidden in all but the Boss stages.
There is one key in each stage. The key will open the locked door blocking
access to the elevator. Sometimes an enemy will posses the key.
When your game ends, and the GAME OVER message appears, you will lose some of
the treasures and coins collected.
TIPS FOR WINNERS
Jump on an enemy to stun it. Touch it to pick it up. Throw it at another enemy
using the B button. If you cause it to hit the enemy before it bounces twice,
then both enemies will be destroyed!
Let me show you how to get the job done!
When moving, press the L or R Buttons to dash.
Press v on the Left +Control Pad to duck. You may crawl left or right while
Move towards the surface by pressing the A Button. Move around with the Left
Press the A Button to jump. For a long jump, dash before jumping.
To use a Jump Board, face the direction you wish to jump, and press the A
First jump. Then, once in the air, press v on the Left +Control Pad.
Land on top of an enemy to stomp them. This will stun them.
Move with the Left +Control Pad, and press the B Button to barge an enemy.
Step into the elevator and press ^ or v on the Left +Control Pad.
CARRY AND TOSS
Touch a stunned enemy to pick them up. Throw them with the B Button.
If you have a key, touch the door to unlock it.
TIPS FOR WINNERS
To destroy enemies, and blocks which are above and to the side of Wario, use
the "Jump Attack."
While moving left or right, press the A and B Buttons simultaneously!!!
The Power Ups
Touch the Viking helmet to become Bull Wario. Bull Wario can destroy blocks
with a single Barge.
When you are regular Wario, become Bull Wario by touching the garlic bottle.
Bull Wario can start an earthquake by doing a Body Slam.
Enemies will be stunned, and blocks beneath Wario will be destroyed.
Touch the Eagle Statue to become Eagle Wario.
Eagle Wario can fly!
Jump and then press and hold the A button while maneuvering with ( and ) on
the Left +Control Pad. Attack while flying with the B Button.
SEA DRAGON WARIO
Touch the Dragon Crystal to become Sea Dragon Wario.
Sea Dragon Wario can breathe fire.
The fire breath can destroy both blocks and enemies.
KING DRAGON WARIO
Touch both the Eagle Statue and the Dragon Crystal to become King Dragon
Wario. This is the pinnacle of Wario's power.
All the Special Powers are available to you!!
When you take damage, you will become Small Wario. If you get hit again, you
will lose a life.
Small Wario has no Special Powers...
Become Bull Wario
Become Eagle Wario
Become Sea Dragon Wario
In this underground labyrinth there are many strange and powerful creatures.
Let me introduce them to you:
This timid creature can hurt you with his mask.
Loves to drop explosive presents on Wario.
This sword-fish comes equipped with a deadly chain-saw.
A happy creature of the forest who loves to throw bombs.
This water monster attacks by tossing his spiked hat.
Guards the farms by dropping watermelons and bombs on trespassers.
A flaying creature who loves to stick Wario with his nasty needle nose.
When the vase is disturbed, Vase-Based will attack with its spears. If Wario
can stand the vase up, good things will happen.
This featherless bird has a clock's hand on its forehead. It leaves bombs to
Beware the cleavers attached to the sides of his face.
This little bee shoots out thorn balls. Its only goal is to thwart
Wario in his quest.
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