|This actually gets quite hard by stage 3.. a museum with a confusing map and some pretty tough puzzles. There's a lot of paths that look like you could go that way but it's actually blocked off by walls or doors that you haven't opened yet... The enemies are museum guards that blow a whistle when they see you to bring a bunch of other guards into the room to fight you. They aren't hard or anything but they can get in the way, especially since the whistle-blowing enemies can't be killed, only stunned. |
This level makes use of the "Genius" disguise a lot (found in world 2) to hide some important passageways that you otherwise can't see. Also you get the electrician disguise here, which is only useful for lighting up dark areas and for activating certain electrical machines. There's a really dumb part in this level you have to activate a machine that challenges Wario to a random riddle, where the answer is based on one of the exhibits that you see in this level. You answer a riddle by writing in the answer with the artist disguise. The game doesn't recognize the letter "I" very well at all though. There are a few of these riddle sections, and for the first 2 I just failed on purpose until I got a riddle that doesn't require drawing the letter "I". The Sphinx character at the end tells you to find the 3 sphinx's treasures before it'll let you pass, and then when you do find them it challenges you to 3 riddles in a row... I found out that if you fail any of these you die, so I couldn't retry this time and had to keep redrawing a straight line about 100 times until it finally registered it as "I"...
This level took me an hour to complete... the game is definitely picking up in difficulty. Other than those riddles I really liked the puzzles in this level. I have to admit I did use a guide to look up the riddle answers, but that was the only thing I used a guide for. Also this level had the "Captain" disguise, which makes Wario into a pirate wearing a swimming tube, which lets you float and swim across the surface of water instead of just sinking to the bottom.