|Stage 9... this is where the game gets unbearably annoying... this stage has buttons that require electricity, and to fill up the electricity you have to go back to this one room and fill it up with zap wario.. the level layout has a lot of floors that you can drop through with Dragon Wario to get back down to where you came, and it has a lot of spike traps and really tricky platforming... |
and it has the "Wicked Wario" costume, where you gain wings and can fly in the air by blowing in the microphone. At first you can only fly straight up and float slowly down, and it's only useful for going up through floors that you can go up through... but much later in the level you gain the mastery of that ability that allows you to move around while flying. It's really annoying to control though, since blowing in the microphone doesn't work all that well.
At the end, you get to where the 4th wishstone is, and Cannoli and the bad guy he is partnered with have already gotten to it. Then I have to race the bad guy through an obstacle course in order to get the wishstone back. this obstacle course uses all of your abilities. it is rigged in his favor, and it took me a while to realize I had to rig it myself by using art form to block the other guy's path.
That level took almost an hour and a half. I'm probably close to the end (still 1 wishstone left), but I just can't continue playing this for now, it's too boring and annoying. The treasure minigames have gotten much harder, but it's not the good kind of hard...