Five Nights at Wario's is a fanmade tetralogy of games based off the Five Nights at Freddy's series, but featuring various Super Mario Bros. characters in the place of the FNAF's animatronics. It is made by Nintendo fan WWWario.
You play as 4 various night guards in 4 different locations throughout the tetralogy. Richard McRoy in a fast food factory in Five Nights at Wario's, Thomas Taylor at WarioWare Incorporated in Five Nights at Wario's 2, an unnamed individual in a haunted house in Five Nights at Wario's 3, and Wario himself in his first restaurant in Five Nights at Wario's Origins. These individuals are just going on with their merry little lives trying to get a good pay (as with Wario trying to open up his restaurant for his business), however, they are all stalked by the ghosts of classic Nintendo characters and eventually get involved in a potential murder case. Your goal, as in every FNAF's game, is to survive, as the story progresses through various phone calls.
Each character has different ways to fend off the phantoms in each game. However, as the series progressed, the characters got more and more exposed to the fiends. The first game had the classic doors (er, one door and a window), the second one had no doors, but you were forced to hide in a generator room to keep yourself alive. The third game has the character fend for himself and have to use different techniques and rooms each night, thankfully given to you by the grateful phone calls.
Tropes for this game include:
- Art Evolution: As the series progressed, the characters got more and more disturbing. Most notably Wario, who seemingly had his face melted off in the third game.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Luigi, Peach, and Toad all have this.
- Blank White Eyes: Oh Man, every other character besides the ones mentioned above has these.
- Cosmic Retcon: Word of God has stated that the series was started with one. The staff of the Wario's Fast Food Factory became tormented spirits because of a demonic ritual Wario did out of desperation, and Rosalina attempted to send their souls into the past to limit the number of people they kill. They then arrived in the main timeline.
- Easter Egg: In every game, Wario Man would show up in some fashion.
- In the original, on Nights 3 and 6 only, the Bathroom (Which is usually Audio Only) would pop up with Wario Man staring into the camera, with the lights flickering like crazy.
- In the second one, Wario Man would rarely flicker on screen in rhythm with the lightning for a quick scare.
- In the third one, he would rarely appear in some of the rooms, and then disappear, however, his was given the biggest role in this game as he's revealed to be the suit the killer used to murder the Nintendo characters
- In the prequel, he's the enemy that you face off in the 6th night in the office of the first game.
- In the second game, Yoshi may be looking through the window in the Tool Storage when lightning strikes.
- Eternal Recurrence: According to Word of God, the series is a time loop caused by Rosalina sending the employees' souls back to the past after the Downer Ending of the third game. That said, getting the Golden Ending of the game breaks the cycle by leading the employees' killer to them, whereby he apologizes to them, and all of the ghosts finally pass to the afterlife.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Bowser is this, kicking off the whole chain of events in the storyline by burning down a building, along with himself, before his resurrection.
- Jump Scare: It's a Five Nights at Freddy's fangame, expecting anything less?
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: For some God forsaken reason, in the first game and the first game only, Wario has 2 sets of teeth. It's never explained how he has this, but he does.
- Slasher Smile: While the other characters look flat out depressed, Toad and Ashley have these disturbing grins on their faces.
- The Faceless: Mario without a doubt. He just doesn't have a face, He doesn't have a head, all that remains is his eyes, and mustache.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: These games play around with this a bit. Multiple characters get this throughout each game. Luigi is missing for all of FNAW's 2, but is replaced by Bowser and Toad. Then he returns in the next game, but now Bowser, Toad, AND Peach are missing, having been replaced by Ashley and Yoshi, but in return, they show up nowhere in the ending. This is explained, but not by the game itself. Turns out Luigi possessed the phone guy in the second game and then swapped places with Peach in return in the third one. Bowser burned Wario's face off and was de-cursed.
- Would Hit a Girl: Coupled with Regicide. The killer, out of desperation, had absolutely no qualms about stabbing the kingdom's crown princess to death.