A true tour de force worthy o’ Hemingway. Wario’s riding his personal plane that rich people always have o’er an unnamed forest when the usual inconvenience happens: his engine spontaneously combusts, causing him to crash in said forest. The game shows off Wario’s invincibility by having him bounce ’way from the vanishing debris harmlessly.
There he returns to his feet & looks both ways, presumably in search for a mechanic to help him rebuild his plane. He soon elects to search the cave to his right—where mechanics usually dwell.
But ’stead he finds a music box there, just sitting on a pedastal—the most logical thing to happen in this story so far. Ne’er one to let treasure lie uncollected, he grabs it, only to be warped inside by some unnamed magic.
Inside we find Wario fast asleep, only to be awoken e’en mo’ quickly to find some giant face peering in @ him. Said face, called in-game “A hidden figure,” ’splains the rest in a glorious poem worthy o’ Longfellow:
Are you aware, Wario ?
This world is in the music box
you were peering into.
I was the god that protected this world.
But one day, a wicked being sealed away my
power, and took control of this world.
I want you to find the 5 music boxes needed to
break the hidden seal and recover my powers.
If you find them, I’ll send you back to
your own world.
Of course, all the treasure you find is
yours to keep!
Will you help me ?
Wario gives the hidden figure a thumbs up & jogs on his way to the o’erworld map.