Konami Wai Wai World (コナミワイワイワールド Konami Wai Wai Wārudo?) is a Konami mascot 2D platform game initially released for the Famicom game system in 1988. It stars Konami Man and Konami Lady as the main protagonists, and contains a series of stages inspired by several other Konami games, including Gradius.


Playable characters

  • Konami Man (コナミマン Konamiman?): The game's main protagonist, who had only made small cameos in other Konami games.
  • Konami Lady (コナミレディー Konamiredī?): A female android created by Dr. Cinnamon to fight alongside Konami Man.
  • Goemon: This chivalrous thief from the Ganbare Goemon series is found in the Edo stage.
  • Simon: The descendant of the renowned vampire hunter from the Castlevania series is found in the Castle stage.
  • Getsu Fuma: The main protagonist of Getsu Fūma Den. He is found in the Hell stage.
  • Mikey: The lead character in the Goonies Famicom games. He is found in the Port Town stage.
  • Moai: Moai are common enemies in the Gradius series and also a playable character in Moai-kun. He is found in the Kaijū stage.
  • Kong: From the Japan-only Famicom game King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch, which was based on the film King Kong Lives. He is found in the City stage.
  • Vic Viper: The spaceship from the Gradius series. The player can only take control of this ship in the shooter stage.
  • TwinBee: From the TwinBee series. Like the Vic Viper, the player can only take control of this ship in the shooter stage.

Other characters

  • Dr. Cinnamon (シナモン博士 Shinamon Hakase?): Scientist from the TwinBee series. Helps the characters throughout the game.
  • Dr. Simon (サイモン博士 Saimon Hakase?): Dr. Cinnamon's twin younger brother who brings defeated characters back to life.
  • Pentarō: Penguin from the Parodius series. Transports the player to one of the six main levels.
  • Hanako: Penguin from the Parodius series replacing Pentarō (mobile phone version).
  • H005: This computer is used to record and to input the password of the game.
  • Warudā (ワルダー?): The game's main villain. Dark lord who tries to conquer the Earth.


Main article: Wai Wai World 2: SOS!! Parsley Castle

A sequel to this game, Wai Wai World 2: SOS!! Parsley Castle, was released for the Famicom in January 5th, 1991. Its gameplay mechanics and overall character and graphical designs are quite different from the first game, and the main protagonist is a character that goes by the name of Rickle. However, gameplay remains similar in essence, allowing the player to take control of a number of different Konami mascots to traverse the various levels in the game.

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