Waluigi has been added to Super Smash Bros. 64…as a stage

by Martin Watts, 20 September 2019

Super Smash Bros. 64 Waluigi stage

What do Super Smash Bros. fans currently want more than the option to play as Waluigi?

Perhaps a stage created in his almighty, purple likeness? Maybe not.

Nevertheless, you can now battle it out in the Super Smash Bros. 64 Waluigi stage.

Known as “The Wa”, this custom arena enables you to fight on top of Waluigi’s hat, arm, or hand. It’s a single-stage mod works on both an original N64 console and emulators.

Could it eventually feature in larger mods such as Smash Remix and Super Smash Bros. More Stages Edition? Let’s hope so!

The Super Smash Bros. 64 stage select screen featuring "The Wa", a custom Waluigi stage.

Wah a place to be

The Super Smash Bros. 64 Waluigi stage replaces Hyrule Castle in the line-up.

Funnily enough, it has exactly the same stage hazard too.

Having tornadoes whirl around Waluigi’s body doesn’t really make sense. But it doesn’t matter when the whole concept of a Waluigi stage is bonkers anyway.

The Super Smash Bros. 64 Waluigi stage hazard, which is a tornado.

Waluigi’s head, arm and hand make up the playable area. A psychedelic portrait of his face can be seen in the background.

Interestingly, despite its massive size, his nose doesn’t serve as a platform. You simply fall through it.

Waluigi’s hand pointing downwards is a nice touch. It’s a subtle reminder to spike opponents into the bottom of the stage.

How can I play the Super Smash Bros. 64 Waluigi stage?

You can get the Super Smash Bros. 64 Waluigi stage from N64 Vault.

The file comes as an xdelta patch. You need to use Delta Patcher to apply this to an unmodified NTSC ROM of Super Smash Bros. 64.

To play this mod on an N64 console, you need to use a flashcart such as an EverDrive 64.

Ness and Samus battle it out in and around Waluigi's nose in custom Super Smash Bros. 64 stage The Wa.

Performance issues on console

The Super Smash Bros. 64 Waluigi stage mod is compatible with original N64 hardware. However, it doesn’t run very well.

For starters, there’s a lot of slowdown compared to other stages. It’s especially bad with four players.

There are also some very noticeable graphical glitches. They’re not bad enough to prevent you from playing, but they may prove distracting.

Will you be duking it out over Waluigi?

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Martin Watts

Martin has been running N64 Today since it began in 2017. He has also written for Nintendo Life and Time Extension, and appeared in the 2022 documentary GoldenEra. He got the Nintendo 64 as a Christmas present back in 1997 and it's been his favourite console ever since. His favourite N64 game is Goemon's Great Adventure.