Mario Strikers

Mario Strikers Director Reveals Origin Of “Infamous” Celebration For Waluigi

We’re only a few months away from the return of the Mario Strikers franchise, and that has many fans excited. Mainly because the first two games were beloved by fans and they’ve been wanting a new entry for years. But before we look forward, we need to look back at things.

Mainly because Mario Strikers director Mike Inglehart. Inglehart spoke with GameXplain about something very important…the Waluigi celebration that got a LOT of people talking when they first saw it. But how did they get the ability to do THAT in a Nintendo game? He explained its origin:

“The inspiration for that came from quite frankly like the shape – even though it’s a ‘V’, we thought it was a representation of part of the ‘W’, so that’s sort of his way of connecting into his first initial. Waluigi, we kind of depicted him as being – yeah, he’s a bit, I don’t know, a bit edgier than Wario. Wario’s kind of on the nose in terms of a bad guy, and Waluigi, we just wanted to explore him a bit more. He’s actually kind of mean to his sidekicks too. They’re both mean to their sidekicks but Wario’s about self-loathing and Waluigi is about blame, and everybody else has done something wrong.

Again, the crotch shot, you just didn’t expect it to get through, but you know, nobody batted an eye so we didn’t kind of bring it up because we wanted it to be in there and sure enough it landed the way we expected to. I’m not sure if it will be in the threequel but I’m really interested to see if it’s still there. I hope it’s still there.

You know, people don’t ask questions you just kind of don’t bring it up. Once the discs are printed you’re off to the races and that’s it.”

So they got lucky, isn’t that perfect? We’ll see what other interesting moves happen in the franchise when Battle League arrives in June.