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WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!

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WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!

Also known as: Made in Wario (JP), Wario Ware, Inc.: Minigame Mania (EU), Wario Ware, Inc. (US/EU title screen), Waliou Zhizao (CN)
Developer: Nintendo R&D1
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Released in JP: March 21, 2003
Released in US: May 21, 2003
Released in EU: May 23, 2003
Released in AU: June 6, 2003
Released in CN: July 4, 2005


AreasIcon.png This game has unused areas.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
MinigameIcon.png This game has unused modes / minigames.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article
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And you were just a scroll away from being fired too...
Oh dear, I do believe I have the vapors.
This page contains content that is not safe for work or other locations with the potential for personal embarrassment.
Such as: Wario in the nude.

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! is the gripping tale of Wario and his friends forming their own game company. The result is a bizarre collection of very short (and often very strange) minigames called "Microgames", with a few "Wario" takes on other classic games thrown in for good measure.

Appropriately for Wario, he starts off his new career by stealing from someone else - the whole concept was originally a minigame in Mario Artist Polygon Studio, with several of its Microgames (plus the boombox and music!) being refined here.

Amusingly, given that this was the first WarioWare game and WarioWare's first game, there's a bunch of unused stuff. How wonderfully meta.

Sub-Pages

Read about prototype versions of this game that have been released or dumped.
Prototype Info
Miscellaneous tidbits that are interesting enough to point out here.
Notes
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Development Text
m_BGM_BOMB_Demo_AFRO_0 and a ton of other file names.
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Version Differences
Several differences exist between regions.

Unused (Micro)games

Hmmm...
To do:
Make a list of all the microgames that can be accessed in this method.

With a cheating device or a cheat option in an emulator, change address 03000E61 to one of the following game numbers.

All of the unused games were translated to Chinese in the iQue version (including Ping-Pong VS' title screen), suggesting that whoever was responsible for localization didn't know what was actually used or unused.

Block Fever

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Game Number: 2F
Internal name: BLOCK
A microgame where only two blocks can be broken before time expires. The paddle gets smaller with each level.

This was likely meant for 9-Volt's stage, as it is based on the early Nintendo arcade game Block Fever. The music that plays here is m_BGM_BOMB_02, the same as Crazy Cars, Picture Perfect and I Spy.

F1 Race

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Game Number: 5E
Internal name: F1 RACE
A microgame with all three level variations present. This was also likely meant for 9-Volt's stage as it is based on F1 Race, an early Famicom game. The stats at the top of the screen never change. The music that plays here is m_BGM_BOMB_11, the same as Munch a Bunch, Fruit Shoot, Classic Clash I, Classic Clash II, Coconut Catapult and Classic Clash III.

Level 1 is merely a straight course.

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Level 2 begins with a straight path, but curves halfway through.

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Level 3 starts on a curve, and becomes straight near the end.

Color TV-Game 6

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Game Number: 66
Internal name: TV GAME 6
A microgame with all three level variations. This was also likely meant for 9-Volt's stage, as it is based on Nintendo's late-1970s "Color TV Game 6" home console. The music that plays here is m_BGM_BOMB_75, the same as Stack-Up.

A similar microgame would later appear in WarioWare: Smooth Moves.

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Level 2 has smaller paddles.

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Level 3 has a pair of parallel paddles for each side.

VS Ping-Pong

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Game Number: E5
Internal name: LP. PONG FOR TWO
A game presumably meant to be unlocked with the other VS titles. A similar concept was later used in WarioWare: Touched! as a souvenir, but with a different name (Pong-Ping) and design. The music that plays here is m_BGM_VS_PON2_10, which ended up being used for the VS Dong minigame.

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First to get five points wins. Like the other VS games, L and R move the paddles up and down for their respective sides.

(Source: TheMonkeyBob)

Removed (Micro)games

In addition to the unused microgames that still have coding left, there are some minigames that do not have any coding left, instead they all point to the minigame coding for Crazy Cars, which is microgame ID 00:

ID Internal name Notes
7 KILL VIRUSES This would have played the track m_BGM_BOMB_09, the same as Hare Scare, Go Fer the Tater, Veggie Might and Mashin' Martians.
34 FROG JUMP ( DUMMY ) Comes after the used minigame with ID 33 Hoppin' Mad which it would have most likely been related to, as that microgame has the internal name FROG SWIM. This would have played the track m_BGM_BOMB_20, the same as Manic Mechanic, Guy Scraper, Lift & Shout, Laser Outlaw and Super Fly.
53 SUPER MARIO? BASEMENT It would have been variant of Super Wario Bros., as that minigame has the internal name SUPER MARIO?. Basement in the name implies that it may have been an underground variant. It is assigned the unused track m_BGM_BOMB_25.
d8 LP. STREET FIGHT The LP. prefix is used for the boss minigames and unlockable minigames such as Dr. Wario. Its positioning between the Ultra Machine and Punch Out boss minigames hints that it would have been a boss minigame too, and the name appears to indicate that it would have been a fighting game in the vein of Street Fighter. Usually the field for the music track is blank for boss/unlockable minigames (and handled in the game's function code instead), but this entry points to the track m_x_BGM_BOMB_2bar, the same as Boom Box, City Surfer, Raaaarrrrggghh and Leafy Greens.
de LP. GOMA ( Dummy ) The LP. prefix is used for the boss minigames and unlockable minigames such as Dr. Wario. Its positioning between the Dungeon Dilema and The Frog Flap boss minigames hints that it would have been a boss minigame too. Like the other boss/unlockable minigames, there is no music pointer in this entry, however there are 2 unused associated sounds with GOMA in their filenames: s_BOMB_BOSS_Goma_FALL_0 and s_BOMB_BOSS_Goma_FALL_9.
de LP. ROBO CONTROL An unused VS minigame. Its music entry is blank like the other VS minigames but it most likely would have played the unused music track m_BGM_VS_RoboControl_10.
ef LP. FUNCTION TEST The LP. prefix is used for the boss minigames and unlockable minigames such as Dr. Wario. Usually the field for the music track is blank for boss/unlockable minigames (and handled in the game's function code instead), but these entries points to the track m_x_BGM_BOMB_2bar, the same as Boom Box, City Surfer, Raaaarrrrggghh and Leafy Greens.
f0 LP. 3D TEST

Unused Microgame Variants

The following 4 Orbulon microgames have unused variants with different music and that are 2 bars long, instead of the usual 4 bars:

ID Internal name Final ID Final Name Microgame name Notes
1a LET'S DANCING ca L. DANCE Getcha Groove On This microgame cannot be completed because the inputs for this game are usually taken after 2 bars have passed. The music that would have been played here is m_BGM_BOMB_02, the same as Crazy Cars, Picture Perfect and I Spy.
1e CUP NOODLE bf L. CUP NOODLE Noodle Cup The music that would have been played here is m_BGM_BOMB_08, the same as Dodge Balls, Zero to Hero, Pro Curling, Ring My Bell, The Maze That Pays, Mouse Trap and Alien Ambush.
22 EXCEPTION c0 L. EXCEPTION Odd Man Out The music that would have been played here is m_BGM_BOMB_10, the same as Saving Face, Boing!, Hectic Highway, Hoppin' Mad, Baseline Bash and Family Basic.
3d PRAISE or ABUSE d4 L. PRAISE or ABUSE Praise or Haze II The music that would have been played here is m_BGM_BOMB_05, the same as Space Escape and UFO ASSIST.
41 ENTER COMMAND d5 L. ENTER COMMAND Code Buster The music that would have been played here is m_BGM_BOMB_02, the same as Crazy Cars, Picture Perfect and I Spy.

Unused Dodge Ball Levels

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Dodge Balls retains the higher level capabilities present in the demo from Wario World, including the unused level 7, level 8 and level 9. Munch a Bunch and Repellion, on the other hand, have their coding changed and cannot support levels 4-7 and levels 4-10 respectively.

Leftover Minigame Debug Functionality

There are three minigames that have leftover byte fields that, when set to a non-zero value, will ignore the collision check if the R button is held. They cannot be seen in normal gameplay as those fields are always initialized with the value 0.

Paper Plane

An example of the debugging function active with the R button held
When the byte is is set to a non-zero value and the R button is held, the paper plane will be able to pass through any obstacles. This functionality does not have a leftover equivalent in the microgame version of Paper Plane, or in DSi version of this minigame.

To restore this debug function, change the bytes 80 18 04 70 to 01 22 02 70 at the following ROM locations:

Japanese American European Chinese
e2178 e2748 e2e50 e32b8

Jump Forever

An example of the debugging function active with the R button held
When the byte is is set to a non-zero value and the R button is held, Wario will be completely unaffected by the rope. When the R button is held, Wario cannot walk past the characters holding the rope, however they are able to walk past him - when this happens, Wario's position is reset when he moves again. A side effect of holding the R button is that the "wind" sound effect that usually plays when the rope is at its peak will not play, as it is in the same function as the collision which gets skipped over when R is pressed. Jumpin' Rope, the microgame version of this minigame, does not have an equivalent leftover.

To restore this debug function, change the bytes C2 30 04 70 to 01 22 42 70 at the following ROM locations:

Japanese American European Chinese
d9f6c da52c dac04 db06c

Skating Board

An example of the debugging function active with the R button held
When the byte is is set to a non-zero value and the R button is held, 9-Volt will be able to go past the obstacles and birds. There is no leftover equivalent to this functionality in City Surfer, the microgame version of this minigame.

To restore this debug function, change the bytes 80 18 04 70 to 01 22 02 70 at the following ROM locations:

Japanese American European Chinese
e6516 e6ae6 e724a e76b2

Unused Graphics

Menus

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The menu graphics contain an unused smaller and darker thumbnail for Jimmy T and a white cell phone folder.

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This is loaded into the VRAM of the Introduction grid in place of the microgames it does not have due to being smaller than other grids. Most likely used as a placeholder.

Wario's Games (Introduction)

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This graphic was most likely meant to be used in the boombox's screen (seeing as it is loaded into VRAM when "Speed Up" and "Boss Stage" messages appear on there) at the moment you lose your last VU and the stage finishes, showing a top score screen. However, Wario's messed up face lingers in the screen when that happens, rendering this graphic unused.

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Crazy Cars still has the early version of Wario jumping, as well as a 1UP.

WarioWare Inc-Saving Face.png WarioWare Inc-Clenched Hand.png WarioWare Inc-Clenched Hand 2.png
Saving Face contains a closed fist version of the upper hand. In addition, the sprite of the hand is obscured by the stick, leaving part of the hand unviewable by normal means. Naturally, Wario's hand suffers the same fate.

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Diamond Dig has graphics for a border with much rounder corners than the used border, and a strange white pillar with brown pixels around it.

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Repellion contains an indicator to tell you which ship is yours.

I'm Wario the Naked Guy! I'm naked all over!
Wario Wear has graphics for...a naked Wario. You're welcome.

On a slightly less terrifying note, the pole that Wario is attached to is much longer than what is normally seen, but it does not have any features other than being a plain black bar.

Jimmy T.'s Games

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Baseline Bash has an exclamatory "AU" speech bubble.

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Mountain Mountin' has graphics for standing still and proper walking graphics.

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High Hoops has the words "Clear Line", plus an arrow and a line.

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Snowboard Slalom has a graphic for an unused pose.

Dribble & Spitz's Games

WarioWare Inc-DribbleSpeedUp.png WarioWare Inc-DribbleGameOver.png
These graphics suffer the same fate as the Introduction's boombox game over graphic. In this case, they are matched out by the current point (or mile) counter.

Totally not Mario and Bowser
Classic Clash has unused normal palettes for Nintenman and Kaiju.

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Bubble Trouble has graphics for a spinning ring.

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Space Escape has a large orb with a casing and 13(!) different projectiles.

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UFO Assist has an indicator to tell you which ship is yours, much like in Repellion.

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The boss game Galaxy 2003 has graphics for a fourth powerup and a thick white bar. There's also a rainbow-ish band off the right side of the playfield.

Mona's Games

Wario hid it away
Gold Digger has graphics for an actual gold nugget.

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Fries With That? has a graphic of a girl's head.

Missed an opportunity not making this Kirby
Tilt-n-Tumble has a graphic for a smaller ball.

9-Volt's Games

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Balloon Fight has graphics for the blue balloons, including the popped graphics and the string.

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Duck Hunt has the HUD from the original NES game, but this is just a graphic that does not change.

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Donkey Kong contains the entire layout of 25m from the original game. Although it is used, only the upper half of this layout is visible during gameplay, making the lower half unseen.

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Super Mario Bros. has graphics for a pipe.

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Racing 112 has a full set of numbers, but 7, 8, and 9 are never used.

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Helmet has the word "Home" written offscreen, next to the house.

Dr. Crygor's Games

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Among the graphics for Veg Out is a sprite of a corn cob, which doesn't appear in the microgame.

Kat & Ana's Games

WarioWare Inc-Flower Shower.pngWarioWare Inc-Flower Shower 2.png
Flower Shower has two other flower colors, plus graphics of the girl not holding the watering can. Possibly cheering.

Eat food, make poop
Leafy Greens has a pink poop that comes in multiple shades.

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Veggie Might has the word "Work" and some kind of gem.

Hoppin' Mad and The Frog Flap both have the same tiles.

Wario's Games (Anything Goes)

Just missing the enemies at this point
Wario Bros. has graphics for the POW Block, death sprites for both Wario and Mario, and a full number set (0 and 8 are used normally by the microgame). Wario's death sprite would later be used in the WarioWare: Touched! microgame "Where's Wario".

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Float Your Boat has graphics for music notes. The sound heard after Wario lands properly is supposed to be him whistling, which these notes would've made clearer.

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Vermin has a full set of numbers. These are the unused ones.

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Wario Facial has Wario's gloves and belt placed below the bottom of the screen.

Unused Microgames

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Block Fever has a full set of numbers. Only 0, 2, and 4 are used.

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F1 Race has graphics for the word "Nintendo" with a white background.

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Pong also has a full set of numbers. Only 1, 4, and 5 are used.

Minigames

Hmmm...
To do:
Add Fly Swatter trophies, since their respective originals are on display on the page for Mario Paint.

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Pyoro and Pyoro 2 have unused tiles for a devil counterpart to the angels (Tenshi). There also exists unused, unreferenced animation data that would have alternated between the 2 sprites every 4 frames, just like the used Angel sprites. Interestingly, there is no frame data for devils holding blocks like angels do when a white or flashing bean is eaten or hit. The unused animation data is found at the following virtual addresses:

Japanese American European Chinese
83885d8 8382768 8390a04 839e12c

Unused Audio

File Name Music Notes
x_TEST
A dummy sound which plays if the sound being referenced does not exist.
m_x_BGM_BOMB_4bar
Two test tracks for the different length microgames. 4 bars is the length of Orbulon's microgames, while 8 bars is twice as long. While there is test music for 2 bars, it is used for a couple of microgames.
m_x_BGM_BOMB_8bar
m_BGM_01
Music track of unknown purpose. This track was replaced with a MIDI file with no note data in the European and Chinese versions with the first MIDI track name's set to "EUROPE_NoMidi".
m_BGM_Title_01
The title music played at microgame speed. The title screen does not last long enough to reach the loop, so part of this track cannot be heard normally. The rest of this track would be heard in the credits medley used in Mega Party Game$.
m_BGM_BOMB_Demo_AFRO_NEXT2A
Alternate versions of Jimmy answering his phone.
m_BGM_BOMB_Demo_AFRO_NEXT2B
m_BGM_BOMB_Demo_AFRO_NEXT2C
m_BGM_DraBuru_02_IN
Tune for retrying from between the first and second bosses of Dribble.
m_BGM_DraBuru_03_IN
Tune for retrying from between the second and third bosses of Dribble.
m_BGM_DraBuru_04_IN
Tune for retrying from between the third and fourth bosses of Dribble.
m_BGM_DraBuru_02_END
Music for losing between the first and second bosses of Dribble.
m_BGM_DraBuru_02_BOSS_IN
Tune intended to be used before the second boss of Dribble and can be heard by making the stage go fast enough (via TAS).
m_BGM_DraBuru_03_END
Music for losing between the second and third bosses of Dribble.
m_BGM_DraBuru_03_BOSS_IN
Tune intended to be used before the third boss of Dribble and can be heard by making the stage go fast enough (via TAS).
m_BGM_DraBuru_03_SpeedUp
Tune intended for speed up between the second and third bosses of Dribble.
m_BGM_DraBuru_04_Intro
Tune intended to be used after the third rest of Dribble.
m_BGM_DraBuru_04_END
Music intended for losing between the third and fourth bosses of Dribble.
m_BGM_DraBuru_04_BOSS_IN
Tune intended to be used before the fourth boss of Dribble and can be heard by making the stage go fast enough (via TAS).
m_BGM_DraBuru_04_SpeedUp
Tune intended for speed up between the third and fourth bosses of Dribble.
m_BGM_Loo_Game_1_7
The final two parts of the background music for Dr. Crygor. These are never reached because the background music restarts after every speed up and boss, the latter of which begins before m_BGM_Loo_1_6 can finish.
m_BGM_Loo_Game_1_8
s_Demo_Title_BUMP
Sound of unknown purpose.
s_BOMB_BOSS_Goma_FALL_0
Sounds for the missing boss LP. GOMA ( Dummy ). Both sound similar to s_BOMB_BOSS_Nail_FALL_0, which is the jingle that plays in the beginning of Mona's boss microgame Nail Call.
s_BOMB_BOSS_Goma_FALL_9
s_BOMB_JUMP_12
Assorted microgame sound effects.
s_BOMB_Bound_07
s_BOMB_Count_01
s_BOMB_CURSOR_01
s_BOMB_CAR_03
s_BOMB_BUMP_03
s_BOMB_Beat_Tel_03
s_BOMB_Mario2_Step_ON_1
Sounds for a second Super Mario Bros. microgame.
s_BOMB_Mario2_Step_ON_2
s_BOMB_Mario2_Step_ON_3
s_BOMB_Mario_Step_ON_END2
s_Drum_BD_1
Sounds for some kind of drum set.
s_Drum_SD_1
s_Drum_SD_Rim_Close
s_Drum_SD_Rim_Open
s_Drum_SD_Roll
s_Drum_Tom_1
s_Drum_Sym_Crash
s_Drum_Sym_Sprash
m_BGM_BOMB_06
Music for a 2-bar microgame.
m_BGM_BOMB_16
Music for a 2-bar microgame that has to do with a train.
m_BGM_BOMB_22
Possibly intended to be an alternative track for Gold Digger.
m_BGM_BOMB_25
Music that is assigned to the removed SUPER MARIO? BASEMENT microgame. It's the first few notes of the main Super Mario Bros. theme, using both male and female voices. m_BGM_BOMB_23, the used music for Super Wario Bros. has those same notes of the main Mario theme but with a barking sample instead.
m_BGM_BOMB_32_Wario_01
Three tracks for a 2-bar Wario Land microgame. The main melody comes from the first game, and the first track sounds very similar to the music of that game. The third track uses musical elements from the fourth game, while the second track uses some techno-ish sounds that don't really fit with much of anything else in this game.

Wario Land microgames would eventually appear in WarioWare: Smooth Moves, WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase, and WarioWare Gold based on Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, Wario Land 4, and Wario Land 3 respectively.

m_BGM_BOMB_33_Wario_02
m_BGM_BOMB_34_Wario_03
m_BGM_BOMB_45
Duplicates of the microgame music for Tip the Scale.
m_BGM_BOMB_47
m_BGM_BOMB_86
Possibly an alternative track for Right in the Eye.
m_BGM_BOMB_Finish_2
An alternate version of the tune for finishing Introduction. Sounds similar to the game over music for the bonus Easy, Thrilling, Hard, and Total Boss stages, but ends differently.
m_BGM_BOMB_Demo_2
Music track of unknown purpose. The only thing named similarly is m_BGM_BOMB_Demo_11, the speed up tune for Introduction, although this has more to do with the main menu theme than it does that.
m_BGM_VS_RoboControl_10
Music for a VS minigame. Uses voice samples from Four Seasons.
s_VS_PON_Power_1
Sounds intended for the unused VS minigame Ping-Pong.
s_VS_PON_Power_2
s_VS_Push_HIT_01
Sound intended for the VS minigame Dong Dong.
s_v_WARIO_WIN_YOKI
Wario saying "Yahoo!", more drawn-out than heard in-game. Like all of his other voice sequences, this is recycled from Wario Land 4.
s_v_App_Morning_1
Jimmy saying "Good morning."
s_v_App_Hello_1
Jimmy saying "Hello?", as heard in Level 3 of Cymbalism.
s_v_App_Night_1
Jimmy saying "Good night." Later used in WarioWare: Twisted! for Staying Asheep.