A new Wario Land

A new Wario Land

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A new Wario Land

Title: A new Wario Land
Pixel Artist: Snake  (Level 2 Flatfoot :: 9401 points)
Posted: 11/29/2014 11:34
Palette: 61 colors
Statistics:  32 comments    286 faves    0 avatars

The idea for this one honestly came from a simple thought experiment: "What would Wario's Yoshi look like."

I came up with the idea of a rat companion of sorts that could play in co-op or in a lost vikings sort of style, but I realised pretty quickly that I would lose a lot of the exploration feel of Wario Land by having to manage different characters. Then it hit me. Wario could become the rat.

Using a bell he recieves in the beginning of the game from a cursed castle, Wario can transform for a limited time into a rat that can eat money. Eating money serves as your way of collecting it, and will mean you have to find creative ways to get at it in rat form. The rat form can deform like Wario did in Wario Land 3, having you crush, feed and squeeze Wario to get where you want to go. But the rat form can't fight. Normal Wario has all his power moves and can deal with enemies and bosses, but can also take damage. The later game will have you switching between the two rapidly on the fly to get through the harder areas,

With the previous games being themed after cultures, and the rat transformation having warewolf like aspects, I picked a castle location. Since one of the only obvious transportation the Wario Land games haven't started with was a train, it seemed to fit.

I could probably have done some pretty intense backgrounds for this one, but I wanted to make it feel like a Wario Land game on first glance. A fun experiment at the very least.

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syedahumna56 (Level 2 CGA) @ 6/4/2022 11:15


DukeDarer (Level 3 Clone) @ 4/24/2022 07:11

LOVELY!!! Love the robot enemy so much!

carrion (Level 7 Underboss) @ 9/3/2021 07:16

wow! just wow! everything in this piece is just amazing!

maxoakland (Level 2 Tulip) @ 5/11/2021 12:31

I'm always wishing for a Wario Land 5. This looks crazy good

Drea (Level 7 Teleporter) @ 2/11/2021 18:48

Very inspirational 

ZanyOstrich (Level 3 Litter) @ 12/12/2020 20:33

excellent. would love to see a wario land game with this style

kokesininja (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/11/2017 02:18

Soo Coooooool...

MetinSeven (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/12/2017 10:55

Love this. This would definitely have been a huge hit on 1990s consoles.

CptGuapo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/29/2016 14:27

So awesome! Very nice graphics.

gunswordfist (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/29/2016 11:59

Please make this into a real game!

Drazile (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 10/7/2015 00:10

Am I just seeing things, or is there a subtle Wario face on the moon?

Dnilo (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 5/5/2015 06:36

This is great, excellent work.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/14/2014 06:18

@All, This pixel was featured on destructoid.com HERE

Ubisavis (Level 6 Made) @ 12/4/2014 06:50

its awesome :D

Makapixel (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 12/3/2014 13:41

The budget for this game would be absolutely nuts.

King of Games (Level 1 Thug) @ 12/2/2014 22:02

This game needs to be real!

Otakuhn (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 12/2/2014 13:42

This is a great contribution to mario art

4red (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/2/2014 03:19

61 colors but looks like 256 colors or more.

Sneep29 (Level 4 Deputy) @ 12/1/2014 09:51

Neat grafx.

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 11/30/2014 13:41

Those sprites are so damn solid.

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 11/30/2014 09:43

"Ghost blocks". The three empty squares denote where three blocks would be. When they are filled in they block wario from going in that direction. Doing a certain task or hitting the right switch turns them on/off depending on your needs. 

Its t'š a common gameplay element in nintendo platformers. 

Erico (Level 4 Deputy) @ 11/30/2014 05:59

Sometimes I wish people with trillions would come around here and sponsor the creation of the mocked up game. 

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 11/30/2014 02:08

I loathe the character but can't deny the pixelling skills going on in this piece. 

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 11/30/2014 01:42

Wario Land 5 would be awesome. This is awesome. You are awesome! AWESOME!

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/29/2014 19:09

Wariooooo Time!!
Great Style art!!


StoneStephenT (Level 8 Ruby) @ 11/29/2014 15:56

I knew that was your style from the thumbnail. I’m impressed by the obvious effort you put into this piece.

HZoltan (Level 6 Major) @ 11/29/2014 15:43

I love this character and the mockup's style. A bit darker as I remembered the Wario games, but fitting for the character :)

CraftyPixeI (Level 1 Intern) @ 11/29/2014 15:24

- WTF D:: so amazing. -

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 11/29/2014 14:20

How do you construct a full mockup like this? The canvas dimensions don't seem to fit a specific system, and there aren't that many repetitive tiles that I can see. 

Skab (Level 2 Corporal) @ 11/29/2014 14:05

the day I'll be this good, i will be satisfied with my pixel art.

Mega_19 (Level 6 Manager) @ 11/29/2014 13:05

this is so perfect, the wario sprite looks so amazing.

eishiya (Level 6 Dingonek) @ 11/29/2014 11:43

This looks beautiful! I'd love to see an official game with this sort of style, it'd be an interesting change from the usual brighter, cartoonier styles they prefer for the franchise.

Your gameplay description sounds like it would be a lot of fun, too!

What's the green blocky thing between the stone platform and the wood platform?

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