Today I stumbled upon the trivia section in Wario Land 4's Wikipedia article, and I read something very interesting. The old archaeologist who appears in the bonus rooms in the game is actually from the Japan-only Game Boy game Kaeru no Tameni Kaneha Naru, or looks identical to the scientist who appears in this game. That's the scientist from Wario Land 4:
So I quickly looked on the named game's official Japanese site where I found this image of the scientist, whose name is Dr. Arewo Shitain. (the translator tells so)
Looks VERY similar, doesn't he? If the translator spits out the right words, the Japanese Wikipedia even implies that both scientists are the same person. That's definitely an important cameo, Dr. Arewo Shitain's return after almost 10 years!
Anyways, I would like to know how this guy looks in the actual game or what role he plays? I never played Kaeru no Tameni Kaneha Naru.
Last Edit: Nov 3, 2008 11:42:50 GMT -5 by Grandy02
Post by Hiker of Games on Jun 24, 2008 12:57:00 GMT -5
That's pretty awesome. And ironic, I was on a site the other day that claimed it was "Professor Scienstein". I always thought this characters was a little too awesome to be just a nameless old guy in a Wario game.
I'm always amazed when cameos like this are found when the game is over half a decade old. I always wondered who the scientist guy was... Grandy, you're knowledge of these Wario cameos is very impressive. Fry has his work cut out for him when his next site update comes along! Off topic, at the top of the thread, there's an ad for a 20th Century Masters CD for some band I've never heard of called Cameo. The album art is unintentionally hilarious:
This just came to my mind: You know, there are Frog Switches that start the timer and Frog Coins to buy items in the Item Shop? It's not important for the gameplay or storyline that those are symbolized by frogs, it could be anything else. But that could also be another reference to Kaeru no Tameni Kaneha Naru (For the Frog the Bell Tolls), where frogs are VERY important. Since a notable character from the named game appears in Wario Land 4 and the Kaeru character designer worked on it, I think it's clear that this is a possible reference. Well, maybe not clear enough for NinDB.
On a side note, you can see the scientist sometimes playing with a Game Boy Advance.
Last Edit: Dec 28, 2008 14:03:41 GMT -5 by Grandy02
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