In the last episode,
of Super Wario Sunline, Wario's search for the Sun Stones began. He was
transported to the fishy Tuna Town and was given a partner called Goombradley.
While searching for the mystical gems, the pair had a brief run-in with
the clumsy Count Cannoli and won by a fluke. Wario and his partner then
happened upon a strange underground chamber and were told of an eerie dog-like
monster by an odd, mask-wearing gentleman. Will Wario and Goombradley's
adventure stop here? Find out in this addition of Super Wario Sunline!
Wario and Goombradley
entered the tunnel, revealing a maze of trails with teeth marks and toppled
rocks in every direction. Wario then noticed some carvings on the wall
beside him. "Huh?" he grunted. "What's this? 'N W E W'? What does that
yelped, shaking. "I-I'm not sure I wanna do this, Wario! I mean, this thing
looks big, really big! A-aren't you even scared?"
"No way," Wario
replied, smiling. "Wario's not afraid of anything!"
Goombradley muttered, looking down the north tunnel. "I just hope we
can find it before it finds us!"
Chapter 2: Tunnel
"Are you sure,
stranger?" the Clown Guy asked, scratching his head. "It's sure to be a
dangerous feat, facing off with that thing."
Wario spat back. "I've dealt with monsters before, what do you think I
am, a newbie?"
"Well, do it
at your own risk," the odd Shy Guy replied, shrugging. "I ain't telling
you what to do. Oh, you might want to take this with you, though." The
Shy Guy pulled a mining hat from his pocket and slapped it atop Wario's
"All right, Goombrady
or whoever," Wario said to the sailor Goomba, "let's-a go!"
At the same time,
Wario and Goombradley leapt into the dark hole. As they both landed, they
couldn't see in the darkness. "I'll turn on the headlight." Wario stated,
flicking the switch atop the helmet, brightening the way before him and
revealing a large tunnel dug through solid brick.
exclaimed nervously. "L-look at that! It seems that whatever's down here
dug a whole tunnel for itself!"
"Let's go find
whatever's down here and show it who's boss!" Wario laughed, cracking
Wario and Goombradley
advanced into the north tunnel and soon came to another fork. "Oh, no,"
Goombradley groaned. "Which way do we go? ... Wait, Wario, what did that
carving on the wall say?"
he panted, waving his arms frantically. "It came up from the hole! Run!
RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!"
The Clown Guy
then sprinted past Wario and Goombradley, waving his arms above his head.
All of a sudden the entire wall before Wario exploded open, and a massive
Chain Chomp tore through the rocky chamber toward the pair, barking fiercely.
Goombradley hollered, leaping off the ground. "RUN FOR IT!"
Wario began running as hard as their stubby bodies could muster away from
the destructive Chain Chomp, leading them to a brick wall.
"Oh, no!" Goombradley
whined, turning back to gaze at their impending doom. "A dead end! Wait,
we could do the High Jump!"
"Good idea, Goombobby!"
Wario complimented, jumping on Goombradley's head.
"1... 2... 3...
NOW!" exclaimed the pair as they successfully dodged the Chain Chomp,
causing it to smash through the brick wall behind them and revealing a
"Oh, and for
the record," Goombradley said to Wario, "my name's Goombradley."
whatever." Wario yawned. "This place just keeps getting weirder and weirder...
Why is there an underground maze?"
The Clown Guy
then crawled out from under a rock and looked to the left and the right
before stepping over to Wario. "I owe you one, stranger," he said to them.
"If you hadn't’ve opened that door, I'd have been a goner. Here- let me
repay you with this map I found down here... It may or may not be useful,
but hey, you did save my life."
Shy Guy handed Wario the map, and Wario gave it to Goombradley. "This is
a map for one of the hidden treasures," the Goomba stated, squinting to
read the directions given. "And according to the map, the treasure is somewhere
within that maze!"
widened and he let out a bellowing “YIPPEE!” before grabbing the
Shy Guy and hugging him tightly. "You're my best friend in the whole world,
Mr. Clown Guy!" the purple-overalled fiend laughed, spinning around with
the Shy Guy held tightly in his grip.
"*gasp* The name's
Maurice... and I would appreciate it if you put me down, stranger."
Wario then dropped
Maurice flat on his behind harshly. He then got to his feet and brushed
himself off. "Now," Maurice spoke, "the thing you must remember about this
maze is... not everything is as it seems. I was told that a few
days ago by a strange man in green robes and hat."
"A strange man
in green robes and hat...?" Wario repeated, scratching his head. "... I
know! It's that Eldmack guy!"
"My name is
Eldmitch, Wario," Eldmitch's voice called, "and you must continue
your adventure... Heed my words, enter the maze, and do not trust your
eyes. Defy all your mind tells you and power on through, for the Sun Stone
is near, and its user has used its power to cast a spell over the maze.
Go now, Wario, Goombradley, and Maurice... The fate of the world is at
wait," Wario said, placing a hand over his eyelids, "I get another partner?"
Wario," the green-robed elder told him. "Maurice will not be your
partner permanently. But he holds a particular power that can help you
greatly in the maze. Oh, and you must take this."
Suddenly a small
flash of light glimmered before Wario and a hollow gold ball appeared.
Wario grabbed it and held it up to his face. "So how much is this thing
worth?" Wario asked, grinning.
"That is the
Partner Orb,"Eldmitch explained. "With that, you will be able to
switch between partners using its power. The unused partners are sealed
temporarily within the orb and await their time of need."
"What's it like
inside?" Goombradley asked eagerly.
it's a five room, three bathroom," Eldmitch said, smiling. "I'm
sure you'll enjoy it."
"Okay, but what
can Clowny here do?" Wario questioned, crossing his arms.
began, "I have a spell that can allow you to see what is reality or illusion.
This works on objects, places, and even enemies."
specific," Goombradley remarked. "I think we'll have to depend on your
Wario said, stretching his arms. "Let's get a move on!"
Wario then pulled
open the Partner Orb and a ray of white light shined out. Goombradley casually
stepped inside and Wario closed it up again.
the greedy plumber called. "Let's go find that hidden treasure!"
Chapter 3: Mayhem
in the Maze
With that, Wario
and his new partner, Maurice, entered the maze. As they travelled through
the many winding paths, they would reappear back at the entrance to the
maze, no matter which path they took. Wario's face began to grow redder
and redder with each time they appeared back at the start, until finally...
Wario screamed, stomping his feet. "This is so annoying! How do
I keep coming back here?!"
should let me use my spell," Maurice suggested. "After all, Eldmitch did
say not to trust your own eyes."
Wario complimented, slapping Maurice's back. "Make it happen!"
began waving his arms around him in a circular motion, causing several
electric orbs to appear and float around him. He then shot his arms into
the air quickly and a shockwave was released, causing a wall in front of
them to appear red.
said, cracking his knuckles. "I have revealed the hidden paths you may
take. The fake objects are highlighted red. Hurry, my magic can only last
for so long before dissipating!"
Wario began walking
through the red walls and soon was in another part of the maze with many
other red walls around him. He then pulled out the secret map and began
"'Head to the
east and heed the carvings,'" Wario read aloud. "'Keep in mind all is not
what it seems. Head west and north to have the treasure in your grasp and
to lower the maze'. What does 'heed the carvings' mean?"
"Maybe it is
telling us to look out for carvings," Maurice estimated. "But we need to
head down the east path first."
The pair entered
through the east fake wall and entered a sealed room with carvings. Wario
began reading the carvings with Maurice.
are terrifying creatures that patrol this maze, searching for food. They
appear as large beasts with hammers and hoods. Be careful, their large
ears are super sensitive to any sounds and they will attack at random,'"
Maurice read aloud. "Well, it seems like these Hobblegoblins are sure to
give us trouble... What should we do if we see one?"
"It said 'N W
E W'," Wario said. "Why? What does it mean?"
"I think it means
north, west, east, west," Goombradley thought. "It might have been
carved by someone else who wandered down here."
"Okay, so let's
go west." Wario said, pointing west.
Wario and Goombradley
then travelled into the west tunnel, leading them into another room with
a fork. They both headed east, came into another forked room, and headed
west, leading them into another portion of the tunnel, with a smashed wall
over across the room.
"I've got a bad
feeling about this," Goombradley shuddered. "Maybe we should turn back."
"No can do, Goombuddy,
we've got to keep moving!" Wario replied, determined.
They then entered
a room with a large straw nest in the middle of it and no further tunnels.
Within the nest, something glimmered, which immediately caught Wario's
attention. The greedy plumber gasped and leapt into the nest, grabbing
the shiny item and holding it high.
"Oh, it's just
a key." Wario groaned. "I was hoping for this to be some money or
"That must be
the key to the door in that chamber!" Goombradley told him.
"Darn, I forgot
my way back up!" Wario yelled, stomping his foot. "How're we supposed to
get back up there?!" Wario then kicked the nest over, revealing a large
hole underneath it with a cannon inside it.
exclaimed. "That's odd... What would a dog-like monster want with a cannon?"
"Who cares? We
can get back up now," Wario said, climbing into the cannon, with Goombradley
not far behind.
cannon shot Wario and Goombradley high into a tunnel above, sending them
flying into the room on the other side of the locked door.
let that one guy in," Goombradley advised. "After all, he did give you
Wario then used
the key and unlocked the door. Suddenly the Shy Guy ran in, grabbed the
key from Wario, and locked the door behind him.
himself and turned to Maurice with a sour expression. "We run, dummy!"
Wario barked, grabbing the Shy Guy by the shoulders and shaking him. "What
else?! Are you suggesting we fight them?!"
Wario and Maurice
froze, afraid a sudden movement would alert the beast, which would send
them to their doom. They stood very still, unsure if the Hobblegoblin's
beaming red eyes could see well from under its dark hood or not.
whispered, "what do we do...?"
"I don't know,"
Wario muttered back. "Stay still and maybe it won't see us."
staredown between Wario, Maurice, and the Hobblegoblin lasted a few minutes.
During those minutes, the only thing that could be heard was the reoccurring
pounding of Wario and Maurice's hearts and the heavy breathing of the hammer-wielding
monster until... the monster stepped away and headed down another path
in the maze. Wario and Maurice let out a sigh of relief simultaneously
and looked at one another.
"What was that?"
Maurice said, smiling behind his mask.
must need an eye test," Wario chuckled, patting Maurice on the back.
more Hobblegoblins came storming from the place the other had exited, and
the pair of adventurers froze once more. The beasts began grunting and
growling to each other, as if speaking in an unknown language. Suddenly
one raised his hammer and let out a loud screetch, sending the other Hobblegoblins
to come sprinting at the pair, swinging their hammers wildly into the air,
thus, starting a battle.
his yellow hammer and hit one of the Hobblegoblins, doing a total of one
damage. "Boy, these guys are strong!" Wario said nervously.
paused. "'Keep in mind all is not what it seems'... I've got it!
These guys aren't Hobblegoblins, they're just illusions! Let me use my
Struck with an
idea, Maurice charged up his magic and shot a ball of energy at all three
of the Hobblegoblins, revealing the menacing beasts to be nothing more
than two Shy Guys stacked up.
Wario laughed, pointing at the Shy Guys. "You little runts actually had
us going there for a minute! But now, we're gonna kick your butts!"
All the Shy Guys
toppled over and each one scrambled to their feet. Wario used a Bag of
Bullet Bills and defeated two Shy Guys, leaving four to go. Maurice used
his Electro Charge attack and defeated two more. Wario then tackled the
last two, ending the battle.
"Wow, that was
really easy," the yellow plumber said, brushing himself off.
and north to have the treasure in your grasp and to lower the maze'.
I think we've got this maze just about wrapped up," Maurice said, reading
the map. "We just need to find the hidden treasure and we can high-tail
it outta here."
his magic one last time to reveal a red wall to the west of them. They
headed through the wall and turned north into a room with a large chest
in the middle of it. Wario's eyes widened as he leapt at it, pushing the
hatch open and revealing a large diamond. "Wahoo!" Wario hollered, holding
the diamond above his head with both hands before shoving it in his pocket.
"This oughta be worth a fortune!"
the maze walls around the pair lowered into the ground, revealing a long
but clear path to a door. Wario and Maurice high-fived and began running
toward their exit, excited to escape the underground chamber... when seemingly
out of no where, a familliar top hat-wearing mechanical spider dropped
from the ceiling and blocked the exit. The hat lifted off the robot, revealing
the dastardly Count Cannoli.
"I swore you
hadn't seen the last of me, Wario," he said, smiling. "And I'm a man of
"So you're back
for more, eh, Cannoli?" Wario yawned, stretching his arms. "Fine, looks
like you'll have to explain a second failure to Dr. Reldiface or whoever."
"Ah, not this
time, my friend," the count said, adjusting his glasses. "This time, you
will be the one to get pummelled! For you see, my robot is now empowered
with an energy amplifyer, and that is powered by a Sun Stone, thus
A very loud belch
bellowed from Wario's mouth, interrupting Count Cannoli's monologue. The
man's face grew very red and he slammed a button on the robot's control
panel, lowering the hat back onto the robot. "Fine, don't listen to me,"
Cannoli fumed. "Let my robot's artillery do the explaining!"
opened on the sides of the robot spider, releasing twin missile launchers
preparing to fire. They entered a battle.
As Wario's opening
attack, he used his last Bag of Bullet Bills and broke off three of the
robot's six legs. Maurice used his Electro Charge attack and broke off
the other three, sending the robot's legless body to the ground. Suddenly
the robot fired several homing missiles that Wario dodged and Maurice did
not, resulting in a four-damage hit.
Cannoli teased. "I'm just getting warmed up!"
"Bring it on,
Cannoli!" Wario hollered, readying his hammer.
Wario then smacked
the robotic spider with his hammer, doing five damage. Maurice also shot
several electric orbs at the robot, doing three damage. Suddenly the hat
exploded off the spider's head, leaving the count vunerable. "You're gonna
have one POUNDING headache, Cannoli!" Wario laughed, smacking Count
Cannoli with his hammer and doing six damage.
"Oh, now you've
asked for it, you yellow-dressed twit!" the count yelled as the hat returned
to the robot. Hatches opened from the sides of the spider and rotating
buzzsaw arms extended out. They slashed at Wario and Maurice, but they
successfully dodged. Wario then smacked the robot with his hammer, doing
four damage, and Maurice used his Electro Charge, also doing four. Suddenly
the entire robot exploded with a thundering BOOM! and pieces of
jagged metal flew in every direction, landing with several clangs and bangs.
"I thought you
weren't afraid of anything, Wario!" Goombradley's voice called from
inside the Partner Orb. "Were you lying?"
"Err, no," Wario
grunted, his face turning red. "What would make you say that?! I was...
just telling Maurice that if we... fight them, he may collapse and... hold
me back. Yeah, that's it."
Maurice remarked, rolling his eyes behind his clown mask. "Anyway, the
map said 'Keep in mind all is not what it seems'. What could that
mean? These messages appear so cryptic."
"I guess we'll
find out later," Wario sighed, adjusting his hat. "In the meantime, we're
stuck in this room, so try to use your power to get us outta here."
used his magic to make the wall in front of them appear red. As they stepped
through the wall, hoping to find another part of the maze... they happened
upon something far worse. There- at the far end of the passage- stood a
Hobblegoblin, clutching its hammer menacingly.
Just then, out
from the wreckage of the robot, floated the Sun Stone, this time, looking
like a ruby. Wario snatched it from the air and stuffed it into his pocket
before dancing on the spot with Maurice. "YES! Wahoo! Oh, yeah!"
he cheered, while doing the moonwalk.
Cannoli cried, wiping his glasses in disbelief. "What on earth is that
"What we're running
from," Wario yelled, grabbing the count's arm and dragging him toward the
exit. "Now let's get outta here!"
The group dashed
through the door and began running through the tunnel, too frightened to
look back. They finally lucked out when they found a long rope ladder leading
up to the surface, where a tiny ray of light could be seen. "Up the ladder,
quickly!" Wario ordered, pointing up at it.
They all began
climbing frantically. The higher and higher they climbed, the higher and
higher the giant Chain Chomp behind them would speed toward them. As they
reached closer and closer, Wario began to notice the Chain Chomp growing
angry. "Uh oh," Wario exclaimed, looking at the Chomp's red face. "That
thing's getting mad! We gotta pick up the pace, people! Climb faster
or you're monster chow!"
The Chain Chomp
began barking louder and louder as it grew closer to the group, chomping
its massive teeth at them as it hoped to get a meal. Finally, Wario reached
the surface, grabbed Maurice and Cannoli by the hands, and flung them away
from the hole before diving from the Chain Chomp, which became stuck in
the hole, too big to fit through.
panted, wiping the sweat from his forehead. "That was a close call, eh,
"I'd prefer not
to relive it, thank you," Cannoli sighed, getting to his feet.
"That was nuts,"
Maurice said, brushing himself off. "But at least you got the Sun Stone,
"Yup, and now
I've got four more to go!" Wario stated before walking over to Count Cannoli
and laughing in his face. "You hear that? Four more to go! So you
go tell your master Dr. Reldefank or whoever that I BEAT YOU AGAIN!"
Cannoli smiled, crossing his arms. "You honestly think that you will ever
collect the remaining Sun Stones? It is inevitable that you will fail by
the hand of Dr. Reldemire even if you do collect them, which is impossible
"I didn't understand
a word you just said," Wario grunted, pointing at Cannoli, "but I'm still
gonna get all the Sun Stones, and you or that stupid Dr. What's-His-Name
can do nothing about it!"
"Ugh, you incompitent
fool!" Count Cannoli fumed, facepalming himself. "I can't stand to be in
your presence any longer. Good day, Wario, and don't be surprised if you
see me again!"
pulled out his remote and clicked a button, releasing his hotair balloon
hat to activate, and off he flew, leaving Wario and Maurice.
"You did very
well, Wario," Eldmitch complimented. "You have successfully retrieved
the second Sun Stone, and I must say, congratulations."
Eldmax, just transport me to wherever the next Sun Stone is," Wario demanded,
snapping his fingers.
"My name is
Eldmitch, Wario," he sighed.
deep underground and barely escaping a massive Chain Chomp twice, Wario-
with the help of his temporary partner, Maurice- finally collected
the second Sun Stone from Count Cannoli, leaving the other four. Will Wario
be able to retrieve the other Sun Stones from Dr. Reldemire's minions?
What location is Wario travelling to next? And will his dream ever come
true? You'll find out if you keep reading...
"I can't believe
we did it," Maurice laughed, dancing with Wario. "We got the Sun Stone!"
"Laugh and cheer
while you can," Count Cannoli growled, covered in ash. "But this is far
from over, Wario! Dr. Reldemire will make you pay for this!"
"I'm sure he
won't," Wario chuckled, shaking his rear at Cannoli, "because he'll be
too busy making you pay for losing to me twice!"
All of a sudden,
the whole underground chamber began shaking vigerously. This alerted both
Wario and Maurice, as well as Cannoli while he was sulking in the fragments
of his robot, and got them on guard. Then the ground beneath them began
bulging, and eventually broke open, revealing the massive Chain Chomp that
Wario and his two partners outran previously.
To Be Continued...