Warp Pipe

Warp Pipe

Colored Warp Pipes from the board Pipesqueak in Mario Party 3.

Appearance(s) Mario Party 3, Mario Party 4, Mario Party 5, Mario Party 6, Mario Party 7
Effect Changes places with someone else on the board.
Coin Cost 10 coins
Rarity Common


[edit] Overview

The Warp Pipe has appeared in numerous games over the course of the Mario franchise.

[edit] Game Series Effects

[edit] Mario Party Series

The Warp Pipe has made some sort of appearance in every Mario Party game to date. It was used simply to transport players to board maps in Mario Party and Mario Party 2. In Mario Party 3, colored Warp Pipes were a means of transportation in the Duel Mode map, Pipesqueak. They would replace the Warp Block as items beginning in Mario Party 4. When used, a roulette wheel would determine who the user would swap places with on the board map. This is a great item to use when someone else is nearing the Star Space. The effect changed in Mario Party 7 as it became a roadblock item. When someone passed by the space the Warp Pipe was on, it would automatically activate and send the player back to the space s/he started their turn from.

[edit] Super Mario Bros. Series

The Warp Pipes first appeared in the original Super Mario Bros. game. In these games, Warp Pipes would often lead to underground levels and even mini-levels. However, Piranha Plants would also infest some of these pipes and would need to be avoided. These mechanics were kept in the New Super Mario Bros. with a couple of added mechanics as well. When Mario or Luigi were under the effects of a Mega Mushroom, you could kick the pipe around or Ground Pound to lower a raised pipe into the ground. A destroyed pipe would not be usable for obvious reasons, but each destroyed pipe would add to a meter that sometimes led to a 1-Up Mushroom. Mini Warp Pipes were also introduced in New Super Mario Bros. To enter them, Mario and Luigi would need to find a Mini Mushroom first before being able to enter them.

These mechanics would be brought back for New Super Mario Bros. Wii, sans the Mega Mushroom-related mechanics because the Mega Mushroom wasn't in this game. In Super Mario 3D Land, Mario and Luigi could enter a Warp Pipe by pressing the R button on the Nintendo 3DS. It will also be appearing in New Super Mario Bros. 2

[edit] Mario Kart Series

Warp Pipes most commonly appear as obstacles in the Mario Kart series. They mainly appear on the Mario Circuit courses and most can't be entered. The battle course Pipe Plaza and Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course, Mushroom Bridge are exceptions as both feature pipes you can actually enter.

The ginormous Warp Pipe for the Mario Raceway course, first introduced in Mario Kart 64, is a part of the racetrack and meant to be utilized as it is a part of the race track, making this not an obstacle.

[edit] Paper Mario Series

Warp Pipes would take Mario to different places and locations throughout the Paper Mario Series. During Paper Mario and its sequel Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Blue Pipes would appear in the game to let Mario visit areas that he has visited before. They can be unlocked through Toad Town Tunnels and Rogueport Sewers after hitting the Blue ! Switches. A similar pipe would appear in Super Paper Mario. Mario can use Dottie to shrink Mario down so he can enter the pipe. When they are used in Super Paper Mario, they will normally go straight down and the player will split into several small squares before going down the pipe. They also would appear in Paper Mario: Sticker Star.

[edit] Super Mario 64/Super Mario 64 DS

Warp Pipes are predominantly featured on Tiny-Huge Island, where entering one will alternate between the Tiny and Huge versions of the level.

[edit] Mario & Luigi Series

[edit] Super Mario Galaxy series

Green pipes are used in most levels in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They lead to either another spot in the level or to a secret area in the level, where you can get extra lives, starbits or hidden stars. In Super Mario Galaxy 2, the Mario head itself also has a pipe that leads to an area to spin dice to win extra lives or starbits with the use of coins.

[edit] Super Mario Sunshine

Warp Pipes appear in 2 different colors in Super Mario Sunshine. There are both green and red pipes that appear rather commonly throughout the game. The green ones are usually covered in some orange oozy substance. Yoshi is needed in order for the player to enter these pipes. The green pipes are also usually longer than the red ones. Green pipes are most commonly found in Delfino Plaza. Often times, they lead to secret areas that aren't accessible any other way. Red warp pipes can only be found in Delfino Plaza and will take Mario to other places like Sirena Beach and Pianta Village. The Green Warp Pipes have black interiors while red Warp Pipes have multi-colored interiors.

[edit] Super Smash Bros. Series

In Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Brawl Mario and Luigi enter the stage via a Warp Pipe much like Mario enters a level in Super Mario 64. Stages like Mushroomy Kingdom(SSBB) and Mushroom Kingdom(SSB) also have Warp Pipes. You can actually use the Warp Pipes featured on the Mushroom Kingdom stage to go to another Warp Pipe on the stage.

[edit] Wario Land Series

Warp Pipes appear in 4 Wario Land titles. They are seen in Virtual Boy Wario Land, Wario Land 3, Wario Land 4, and Wario Land: Shake It!. The Warp Pipes in these games work just like they do in other Mario games, minus the fact that none contain enemies. You actually have to go through a Warp Pipe to play a certain mini-game in Wario Land 3.

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Last edited by Gotenks on 16 November 2012 at 15:49
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