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The 'Wario Chopper is Wario's Side Special Move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It allows Wario to get on his motorcycle. The bike is able to damage opponents by ramming into them, as well as allowing Wario to travel faster, and over spikes.

Overview

The bike's speed can be controlled depending on how much Wario tilts the control stick. He can dismount the bike voluntarily by pressing an attack button as well as being knocked off by another player's attack. To ride his bike again, he must get back on it by using the Special Move again while he's near it. Otherwise, he'll just look around, puzzled.

When Wario dismounts, other characters can pick up and throw the bike, including Wario. Only Wario can ride the bike, although another Wario can ride it and use it as his own. The bike can also be destroyed, eaten, or thrown offstage, but like an uncaught Boomerang, it will respawn after enough time has passed.

Control is essential to using the move efficiently. If moving too fast, it might drive off the stage. If too sharp turn is made, Wario will fall off the bike. Wario always falls off the bike on the 4th turn.

Wario can jump off of his bike in midair, even if he has already used his midair jump. If he did not use it, this will not take it away. When Wario uses his bike in midair, and jumps right before the bike starts falling, the vertical boost is greater than that of his Corkscrew.

If Wario presses up while riding his bike, he will do a wheelie, changing the hitbox, and avoiding things like teleporters and other "character-sensitive" traps, such as the Motion-Sensor Bomb, save for the Pitfall, which catapults Wario like a bronco with enough force for a OHKO. Also if he dismounts during this time, he will fall from a higher position. For example, if he wheelies through a low pass through a platform, he can immediately get off on the platform instead of the ground beneath it. But he is more vulnerable from opponent attacks. But Wario's bike is indestructable while riding it

If Wario is riding his bike in the air, he cannot control the speed, but can control the angle by pressing up or down. Also, he can taunt on his bike, giving him four taunts.

Masahiro Sakurai has warned players not to use the move as Wario-Man. This is because the bike moves incredibly fast, even faster than a car in the Big Blue stage. This actually makes it the 2nd fastest possible option of movement on the ground in Brawl (with Sonic wearing a Bunny Hood being the fastest, though Super Sonic can fly faster than the Wario-Man Bike). However, the bike can be controlled by half skilled or skilled Wario players.

Origin

The Wario Bike first appeared in WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgame$! for the Game Boy Advance. In the introduction, and during Wario's minigames, he is seen riding the aforementioned motorbike. This quickly became a staple part of Wario's new biker persona and has subsequently featured in every title in WarioWare series.

In addition to this, the Wario Bike featured in Mario Kart Wii for the Nintendo Wii as a selectable vehicle for the heavyweight class of characters. There is a theory that the ability to perform a wheelie on the bike in Brawl was inspired by this game, in which wheelies were a large part of the strategy in the racing. However, Mario Kart Wii was released after Brawl, making the theory questionable.

Trophy Description

Wario Bike Trophy
A motorcycle specially designed for Wario by Dr. Crygor, an employee at WarioWare, Inc. This monster bike has an amazing 5,000cc, 4-stroke, 350HP engine capable of pushing it down the road at up to 217 miles per hour. Of course, this road hog is also a fuel hog and gets less than 5 miles to the gallon. Getting the pegs in the right position for Wario's short legs was difficult.
  • WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgame$! (2003)

Strategies

Wheels

If Wario's bike remains on the stage, other characters can damage the bike. After enough damage, the bike will be destroyed, but the front and back wheels will remain on the stage. Both of these can be used as throwable items by any character to do moderate damage and knockback. The smaller front wheel is slightly weaker than the larger back wheel. Because they are made of rubber, the wheels bounce after they hit something and can also roll around the stage. Throwing one downward will cause it to bounce several times, continuing to be an active hitbox while doing so. A tire will only hit the same person once before being re-activated by being picked up and thrown again.

Bike Spike

By throwing his Bike, Wario can Meteor Smash. The bike will "bounce" atop the character it is thrown at and keep them down, often preventing them from making a recovery. If the spiked character keeps trying to recover and successfully recovers, it will rack up over 100% damage.

Projectile Defense

When the bike is on the stage by itself, it will eat up any projectile that comes its way. If Wario's opponent relies heavily on projectiles, Wario can merely go behind his bike and crouch for protection. A Wario skilled with the bike can pull it out, instantly make a sharp turn, thus causing Wario to fall off the bike and leaving a shield right in front of himself. Though the projectiles will eventually destroy the bike, this actually may favor Wario since he now has wheels to use.

Stale Moves

It should be noted that any attack made on the bike counts as an attack that has landed, and as such, it will be recorded in the game's move queue. The game stores the last 9 attacks Wario has landed and decays them accordingly - it is possible to intentionally hit the bike with not very important moves about to refresh more important ones, like Down Aerial/Up Aerial/Forward Smash.

Also, the bike as a projectile counts as a move separate from the bike as an attack with Wario riding it. Furthermore, the bike and the tires that come from it are linked in move decay - landing an attack with the tires will decay the bike and viceversa.

Trivia

  • The Pitfall will give Wario a One-hit KO if he drives over the trap. Unlike what most think, Wario does not fall down and is unable to dismount, but is rather sent flying. It can be seen here.
    • The same result occurs if he drives over and explodes a Deku Nut.
  • There was once a rumor that if one used Wario Bike as Giant Wario, then became normal Wario again, and then ate the bike with Chomp, one would instantly have a fully charged Wario Waft. This rumor has since been proven false.
  • If Wario is on his bike, he can completely prevent himself from falling asleep during Peach's Final Smash.
  • The name on the official Brawl Site was originally the "Wario Chopper" but was changed to "Wario Bike" later on.
  • If Wario grabs a Super Mushroom while playing a giant Brawl on Hyrule Temple, he will grow massive. If Wario tries to use his bike while enlarged in the middle area (where he can grab the ledge, between a slab of rock where he can head down), Wario's bike will enter a very strange animation. May glitch if Wario returns to normal while doing this.
  • Wario is able to swallow his bike whole by using Chomp on the bike. Doing this, however, renders Wario unable to use it again for a few seconds.
  • If one uses Captain Falcon's Final Smash on Wario just as he gets on to his Bike without knocking him out, the bike remains on the stage stood up as though Wario were about to climb on, but invisible. It is not known what causes this. Wario cannot use his Bike unless he is standing next to the invisible one (at which point it becomes visible) or destroys it.
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