Wario: Master of Disguise
|Wario: Master of Disguise|
Also known as: Kaitou Wario the Seven (JP)
This game has unused areas.
|This article is a work in progress.|
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.
In Wario: Master of Disguise, Wario decides to hit it big after watching a TV show about a master thief. He makes a device called the Telmet, which he then uses to enter his TV and take the show for himself. With gameplay and an art style that departed from the normal look and feel of Wario games, it was met with mediocre reviews.
- 1 Debug Menu
- 2 Unused Tiles
- 3 Unused Graphics
- 4 Unused Music/Sounds
- 5 Unused Levels/Screens
- 6 Regional Differences
A Debug Menu exists in all versions of the game, and can be accessed by using the below Action Replay codes.
|JP||94000130 FDFF0000 120D14D4 00000000 D2000000 00000000
|US||94000130 FDFF0000 120D2BF4 00000000 D2000000 00000000
|EU||94000130 FDFF0000 120CD198 00000000 D2000000 00000000
Hold L when the screens fades to black, and you’ll be taken to the Debug Menu. Pressing Select will also instantly bring it up, though it may lock up the game depending on where you are. Do NOT pause and unpause the game, as doing so will freeze the game if attempting to bring up the menu. It's advised to enter the Debug Menu from the title screen when first booting up the game. If the top screen fails to display when going back to the Debug Menu, press L+Down, then pick a screen in SUB to fix it.
When you’re in the Debug Menu, L and R buttons switches between pages (MAIN, SUB, DS), Up and Down on the D-Pad selects the screen. Left and Right reveals the next or previous set of screens/levels, and A will take you to the desired screen/level. A few parameters can also be set, like SCRIPT MAIN, SUB, and ENTRANCE. B toggles SCRIPT MAIN. Y toggles SUB. X sets the entrance, though it's unknown what exactly this option does.
Alternatively, use this less complicated version:
Just hold Select whenever the screens fade out to reach the Debug Menu. These codes only work well in the menus and screens, they have no effect in-game.
There’s the following strings of text in the Debug Menu; "WARIO THE PHANTOM THIEF" which is possibly the game's working title, and a build date.
Misc. Debug Screens
Rank Shop: Sets whether any of the disguises is in possession. A button sets the highlighted disguise to "on", pressing A one more time upgrades it. B takes away the disguise.
Item Shop: Sets what items the player has obtained. The A button adds the selected item to the status screen at top, B removes it.
Explain them in more detail.
Tilesets belonging to an early level (MAP256, specifically) exist in the game.
Detail these better.
Various graphics also exist inside the ROM, completely unused.
Selecting EKAKI in the Debug Menu, and using any of the below codes will display a set of graphics that never appear anywhere else in the game. Interestingly, they seem to be early designs for the treasure pictures in Wario's coffee table book. The first picture doesn't have any description, and instead shows garbled tiles. Touch the garbled icons that blink at the bottom of the touch screen to shift between the images.
Wario Block: Unused block frame.
Wario Bucket: Unused bucket frame.
Bomb: Unused bomb frame.
Axe: Unused axe frame.
Home-run Bat: Unused home-run bat frame.
Meat: Unused meat frame.
Vehicle: Unused Vehicle frame.
Nose Picking Wario
A image of Wario picking his nose. Note that this was not extracted from the games internal files, but found by extensive sprite hacking. The right image shows what it looks like when all parts are joined. They can be viewed on the title screen with the below Action Replay codes.
Replace XX with the below values:
- 04 - Sprite Chunk 1
- 24 - Sprite Chunk 2
- 44 - Sprite Chunk 3
Graphics for ribbons can be found as well. They all go unused in the final game, but can be seen by using the below codes and selecting EKAKI in the Debug Menu. The ribbon parts in the above image have been cleaned and grouped together in one set for better viewing, as every part were originally separated along with some garbage tiles around them.
Replace XX with the below values:
- A0 - Sprite Chunk 1
- B0 - Sprite Chunk 2
- C0 - Sprite Chunk 3
Like the above unused image, the ribbons all come in chunks. By piecing them together, they form the ribbons as seen in the below images.
They correspond to the unused frames above that also are accessible from EKAKI. They read as follows:
|ほねつきにく||bone with meat (such as a rib)|
Get Wario's other unused sprites ripped and animated, and get them up on the page. Also get the other unused sprites and document them, and the frames of that nose thing with glasses performing.
There's quite a bunch of them in here. Use the Action Replay codes below to see them for Wario's respective forms ingame.
Cosmic Wario standing in triumph as the reflection on his helmet shines.
Genius Wario looking down at something while his lab coat blows by the wind.
Wario talking while in his genius form. He never does this in any other forms besides his Thief one, as he just changes back to Thief Wario whenever a cutscene starts.
Thief Wario either kneeling down in defeat, or bowing to someone.
Wicked Wario in a strange pose. It looks a lot like the first frame of Thief Wario's laughing sprite.
Wicked Wario ducking with his wings out.
More graphics belonging to the EKAKI screen.
Replace XX with the below values:
- 81 - Return arrow
- 59 - Numbers
- 69 - Arrow
These unused arrow graphics are loaded during the opening and ending cutscenes. Possibly some sort of fast forward option were being planned? They are easiest to see in the ENDINGDEMO3 screen.
Replace XX with the below values:
- 0D - FFWD arrow
- 19 - FFWD arrow 2
The nose-like creature from the unused minigame W59_09_01 has unused animations for dancing on stage and winning. The only way to see them is to modify the unused minigame's setup pointer address and replace it with the setup from Roach Smash.
The codes don't make the unused minigame fully playable, it just makes some of the animations of the nose creature possible to see.
A number of tracks are unused in the game. For the SSEQ music, use these codes to listen to them in the game.
Replace the XXs with the values that correspond to the below tracks:
Unused Episode 2 Song
Track ID: 0E
A piece of music intended to be used in the second episode. Internal filename is BGM_WORLD02B.
Early Wishstone Theme
Track ID: 1B
An early version of the final Wishstone music. Internal filename is BGM_CHARA_ETC01.
These streams remain inside the ROM, but are unused. They can be heard ingame by using the codes below.
Replace XX with the values that correspond to the below tracks:
Track ID: 01
An unused short jingle. Internal filename is STR_SCOOP.
Unused Music 2
Track ID: 03
Sounds like a jingle that would have played in the scene where Wario demonstrates his Telmet, but is never used. Internal filename is STR_OP_03B.
Unused Music 3
Track ID: 0C
Perhaps an game over jingle. For whatever reason, it ended up being unused. Internal filename is STR_GAMEOVER.
Get up the unused sound effects, and document them regarding their uses and so on.
A whole load of unused sound effects has been left in the game as well. The sounds are categorized by the folder they are located at in the ROM. They can be listened to ingame by using the below Action Replay code to replace all the sound effects with the value specified by 120683AC at the end of the code (EU only atm.):
- XX - The current sound effect being set to play
- XX+XX+XX+XX - Sound bank
List of Sound bank folders:
1F+77+21+CF - SFX_OPED 20+78+22+D0 - SFX_SYSTEM 21+79+23+D1 - SFX_TITLE 22+7A+24+D2 - SFX_MENU 23+7B+25+D3 - SFX_BINDER 24+7C+26+D4 - SFX_ENEMY 25+7D+27+D5 - SFX_TREASURE 26+7E+28+D6 - SFX_ACT_WARI 27+7F+29+D7 - SFX_GNRL 28+80+2A+D8 - SFX_WLD01 29+81+2A+D8 - SFX_WLD02 2A+82+2B+D9 - SFX_WLD03 2B+83+2C+DA - SFX_WLD04 2C+84+2B+D9 - SFX_WLD05 2D+85+2C+DA - SFX_WLD06 2E+86+2D+DB - SFX_WLD07 2F+87+2D+DB - SFX_WLD08 30+88+2E+DC - SFX_WLD09 31+89+2E+DC - SFX_WLD10 32+8A+2F+DD - SFX_BOSS_AG 33+8B+30+DE - SFX_BOSS_01 34+8C+31+DF - SFX_BOSS_02 35+8D+32+E0 - SFX_BOSS_04 36+8E+33+E1 - SFX_BOSS_05 37+8F+34+E2 - SFX_BOSS_06 38+90+35+E3 - SFX_BOSS_07 39+91+36+E4 - SFX_BOSS_08 3A+92+37+E5 - SFX_BOSS_9A 3B+93+38+E6 - SFX_BOSS_9C 3C+94+39+E7 - SFX_BOSS_10 3D+95+3A+E8 - SFX_BOSS_10B 3E+96+3B+E9 - SFX_BOSS_10W 3F+97+3C+EA - SFX_BOSS_10R 40+98+3D+EB - SFX_BOSS_10F 41+99+3E+EC - SFX_CHARA00 42+9A+3F+ED - SFX_CHARA01 43+9B+40+EE - SFX_CHARA02 44+9C+41+EF - SFX_CHARA03A 45+9D+42+F0 - SFX_CHARA03B 46+9E+43+F1 - SFX_CHARA04A 47+9F+44+F2 - SFX_CHARA04B 48+A0+45+F3 - SFX_CHARA05 49+A1+46+F4 - SFX_CHARA06 4A+A2+47+F5 - SFX_CHARA07 4B+A3+48+F6 - SFX_CHARA08 4C+A4+49+F7 - SFX_CHARA09A 4D+A5+4A+F8 - SFX_CHARA09B 4E+A6+4B+F9 - SFX_CHARA09C 4F+A7+4C+FA - SFX_CHARA09D 50+A8+4D+FB - SFX_CHARA10A 51+A9+4E+FC - SFX_CHARA10B 52+AA+4F+FD - SFX_CHARA10D 53+AB+50+FE - SFX_CHARA10E 54+AC+51+FF - SFX_CHARA10F 55+AD+52+100 - SFX_STAFFROLL
The SFX_SYSTEM folder has a few unused sound effects, the four last ones supposedly being for some kind of scrapped mission mode:
Sound ID: 07
The same piece of sound as the one at 06, but in reverse.
Sound ID: 0E
Sound ID: 0F
Sound ID: 10
Sound ID: 11
SFX_MENU contains a couple sounds also, completely unused.
Sound digit: 06
Sound digit: 0C
Sound digit: 0D
Treasure Peek 1
Sound digit: 0E
Treasure Peek 2
Sound digit: 0F
Early Option Confirm
Sound digit: 15
Sound digit: 17
In the SFX_ACT_WARI folder, a number of unused voice samples for Wario can be found:
Sound digit: 31
Sound digit: 32
Sound digit: 35
Sound digit: 36
Sound digit: 37
Sound digit: 38
Sound digit: 39
Get screenshots of the unused levels, document them here, and detail them.
By using the Debug Menu codes, various unused levels, minigames, and screens can be found. The names for the levels here are derived from the Debug Menu.
STAFFROLL01: A unfinished staff roll screen with Wario sitting on his sofa watching TV. This screen never appears in the final game.
W59_09_01: A minigame with a nose wearing glasses standing on a platform. The goal of this minigame could have been that the player would touch the arrows with the stylus (the arrow graphics are not visible for some reason), changing the color of the lights. The player would then tap the "OK" icon and the creature would start performing.
There's unused animations of the creature dancing and hopping in place. It's unknown what the win and lose conditions would be due to the unfinished nature of the minigame.
W50_01_02: Unused Paint Picture minigame. Unlike the above unused minigame, this one is actually playable.
W50_01_03: Same as W50_01_02.
W50_01_04: Same as W50_01_03.
FLAG SHOP: Blanked out, with a single “!” in the top left corner. While it is unknown what this screen was used for due to the code having been removed, it's possible this screen would have let developers set flags that change things in the game, like progress, treasures obtained, and maybe even more debugging functions.
MAP256: An unused level with graphics not used anywhere else. Only the view can be moved around. This level is unplayable in its current state. Trying to make it playable via hacking only makes the level layout become a garbled mess.
The area normally crashes when trying to select it in the Debug Menu. Using any of the below codes fixes it.
EKAKI: Maybe a screen used for promoting the game. Some Japanese symbol graphics which scrolls at the bottom are glitched for some reason.
TITLE: Early title screen with an earlier model of Wario. Touching the blinking nose makes the top screen switch to a screen explaining how to move Wario, using the stylus in gameplay and such.
W10_03_08: The room used for the cutscenes and the final (and easy) phase of the Terrormisu boss, with a few differences; located in the upper left part of the room is Terrormisu along with two Wishstone pieces. At the bottom left part of the room is the door that looks like it can be entered. Even if the player has the Crimson Gem the door still won't open. The door always appear in front of Wario.
W10_01_02: Unused room that would connect between W10_01_01 and W10_01_03. Could be possible that it was to contain some enemies or treasure. The entrances on both sides of the room don't work. Strangely the entrances DO work in the likewise unused W30_01_02 room.
W00_01_45: Unused scene of Wario in front of his TV, with smoke coming out of the screen. This screen comes after W00_01_44, so this would likely have followed the previous scene. In the final version the screens simply fade to black with a "The End" graphic followed next by the Staff Credits, so this screen is never used.
The upper screen for this scene does exist, but selecting it from the Debug Menu in retail versions will freeze the game. It doesn't freeze in the US Kiosk demo though. For retail versions, the below codes fixes the X00_01_45 entry in SUB.
Using another code will replace the BINDER_DUMMY entry in the DS section with the above unused scene.
SAVE FILE DIFFICULTY: An unused screen for setting the chosen file's difficulty level. The purple icon represents the harder difficulty. Although the icon bounches when touched, it has no apparent effect on neither difficulty or gameplay.
The title screen music has lyrics in the Japanese version.
Museum Quiz Typing System
In The US version, The Typing system lets you draw a letter with the Stylus. But in the European version it is replaced with a keyboard. (Possibly to suit the extra languages in this version)
The Wario series
|Game Boy (Color)||Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 • Wario Land II • Wario Land 3|
|Game Boy Advance||Wario Land 4|
|Wii||Wario Land: Shake It!|
|Game Boy Advance||WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (Demo) • WarioWare: Twisted!|
|GameCube||WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!|
|Nintendo DS||WarioWare: Touched! (Demo) • WarioWare: D.I.Y.|
|Nintendo DSi||Paper Plane (iQue Prototypes) • Pyoro|
|Wii||WarioWare: Smooth Moves|
|Wii U||Game & Wario|
|Nintendo 3DS||WarioWare Gold|
|Nintendo Switch||WarioWare: Get It Together!|
|SNES||Mario & Wario • Wario's Woods|
|Game Boy (Color)||Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman!|
|Nintendo DS||Wario: Master of Disguise|