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Psycho Waluigi is a fangame made by Thunder Dragon of MFGG fame. Set in the Mario Universe, it stars Wario's underappreciated partner, Waluigi.After taking a nasty fall from his hot air balloon, Waluigi wakes up in an unfamiliar land with a strange, purple, eyeball cloud watching him. The eye identifies itself as Psycho Iris and tells Waluigi that he is in the land of Unconcia. He goes on to explain that due to both the natural influence of the land and his own phenominal power, Waluigi now has psychic powers. Now that he has his own super powers, what will he do with them? Save a princess of his own?...Nah, he's gonna go take out the Hazelnaut Army and conquer Unconcia for himself.Download for free here.
Accidental Hero: Waluigi spends most of the game conquering kingdoms and kicking army ass, but then Psycho Iris reveals he'd rather destroy Unconcia than get bored ruling it and that's where Waluigi draws the line!
The final World 0 stage has the player controlling General Hazel in a Journey to the Center of the Mind, and takes the opportunity to go into her backstory. Getting all 40 gold crowns lets you play as her in the main game.
Affably Evil: Psycho Iris. He's pretty friendly and jokey with Waluigi, but that doesn't stop him from locking him inside his own head when he doesn't want to destroy the world.
And Now For Something Completely Different: Occasionally, Waluigi will commandeer a tank or airplane from the Hazelnauts, leading to shooter segments with unique controls. Also, the world 0 stages have you take control of a mook, giving you unlimited access to that particular species' power.
Auto-Scrolling Level: Some specific levels have this. Almost every level in the game has this occur when you reach the throne.
Big "NO!": Waluigi lets one loose whenever he dies.
Battle in the Center of the Mind: The final boss fight takes place here. After Psycho Iris takes over Waluigi's unconscious body and seals the purple plumber in his own mind, Waluigi uses his imagination to create his own psychic powers and exorcise the iris from his body.
Big Good: General Hazel and the Hazelnaut Army play this role, mobilizing to protect and take back the kingdoms that you conquer. Hazel herself pilots the mechs that you fight at the end of each world.
Bittersweet Ending: For our protagonist, at least. Waluigi ends up back in the Mushroom Kingdom, with no one believing/caring about his adventures. However, Unconcia is saved and Waluigi is recognized as a hero, getting a giant statue built in his honor.
Brick Joke; At the very end of the Falling Sky Kingdom, it finally hits the ground.
The Cameo: After unlocking Hazel, return to Monkeybag's shop and fly over the roof to the other side. You'll find an irritable shadowy guy hiding under some crates, a reference to one of Thunder Dragon's previous fangames, Toad Strikes Back.
Continuing Is Painful: Losing all your coins once Waluigi runs out of health isn't so bad, since earning gold crowns is optional. However, the timer doesn't reset, which can be inconvenient on harder levels (particularly the Final Conquest).
General Hazel is very reminiscent of Dr. Eggman, showing up to fight you at the end of each world, piloting a variety of mechs, flying away after she's beaten, etc.
Fundamentally Funny Fruit: Eyeflies are attracted to psychics who feed them eggplant. Upon breaking Psycho Iris's seal, Waluigi learns that he had been cursed into the form of an eggplant, and he had to eat him in order to free Psycho Iris's spirit and gain his ultimate power.
Gimmick Level: Every stage, usually in form of a level-unique task, hazard or other gameplay mechanic.
The Greatest Story Never Told: When Waluigi returns to the Mushroom Kingdom, he tries to tell Wario about his adventures, but Wario doesn't believe him. Well, less "disbelieving" than plain not caring and getting bored to sleep (thanks to the former's story delivery).
Invincibility Power-Up: With a twist — the Ragin' Rainbow Stars are harmful to you, so you need to grab it with your psychic powers and use Mind Control to become invincible.
Jump Scare: The Face (an MFGG In-Joke) makes a cameo appearance in Static Void Kingdom.
Meaningful Echo: "After all, this is your mind. Anything you think up will become reality..."
Meaningful Name: Blind Eye Kingdom was built primarily to seal away Psycho Iris, thus blinding him.
Mind Control: In a manner reminiscent of Kirby, Waluigi can use the Mark of Psycho Iris to pick up minions with special powers and use their skills against the other enemies. This can turn Goddamned Bats like the Frolruses into weapons of mass destruction.
Omnicidal Maniac: Once freed, Psycho Iris wants to destroy the conquered Unconcia. Waluigi doesn't approve of this plan very much.
Our Founder: Most post-boss level cutscenes involve Waluigi spreading statues of himself over the kingdoms he's conquered. At the end of the game, it's revealed that a statue was erected in honor of Waluigi defeating Psycho Iris and saving Unconcia.
Power-Up Food: Waluigi can collect eggplants to attract Eyeflies.
Pragmatic Villainy: Waluigi eventually thwarts Psycho Iris's plans of destroying Unconcia, because he'd rather rule it himself.
Recursive Reality: Subverted. In the ending, it initially looks like Waluigi would be forced to create another Unconcia-like world inside his own mind. However, he breaks out of Psycho Iris's control.
Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Psycho Iris leaves you for the penultimate level, due to bad memories of the time he tried to conquer that kingdom alone. This means you'll have to rely on traditional Mario styled platforming rather than the Psychic Powers you've grown accustomed to.
Sealed Evil in a Can: Psycho Iris causually mentions that the cloud cursor that you are using isn't really him, but a psychic manifestation he's using to guide you. He's really sealed at the bottom of the ocean, waiting for someone to free him.
Slouch of Villainy: The goal of every level is to reach the kings and take over their thrones.
Sugar Bowl: Amusingly, the penultimate level, Blind Eye Kingdom, is one of these, despite being being set up as a dark and spooky place and being smack in the center of the Mordor like World 6. Made even better by Psycho Iris' apprehension about the stage, his horror story about his first defeat there, and his terrified Screw This, I'm Outta Here! once you finally reach it.
Superpowered Evil Side: Once Psycho Iris is freed, he fuses with Waluigi, creating the titular Psycho Waluigi. While in this form, Waluigi can fly and shoot an incredibly powerful laser blast from his mind.
Suspiciously Specific Denial: Played with. Psycho Iris constantly tries to put Waluigi's mind at ease that he has no plans to betray him when he is free. He's telling the truth. He wants to join forces with Waluigi to make the most of both their power. Then he eventually ends up having a different plan for the conquered Unconcia than Waluigi does. And winds up locking Waluigi up in his mind when he is knocked unconscious.
After buying the Gold Crown from the shop, it's replaced with a $10,000 "Commemorative Coin" that the owner insists is not a scam. It really isn't. The coin shows up on screen after completing a level. You can get several more as well, each with a unique design.
Mordor: World 6. (Which are the kingdoms Psycho Iris had conquered. The exception is Blind Eye Kingdom, which was built to capture him so he could be sealed away and thus does not share the setting theme.)
Victory Is Boring: Discussed. Once Psycho Iris reveals his true intentions, he explains to Waluigi that he'd rather have Unconcia destroyed than have to deal with all that comes with ruling it (bureaucracy and so forth). He does initially relent, hoping that Waluigi will eventually snap from boredom. Then Hazel attacks them and Waluigi gets knocked out, allowing Psycho Iris to take over his body.
You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Subverted. After Waluigi frees Psycho Iris, the latter says he's going to destroy the former. Psycho Iris then admits he's just telling Waluigi what he expected to hear.