Waluigi's Toenail Clipping Party (lost Nintendo online Flash game; 2000)
Waluigi's Toenail Clipping Party, also known as Waluigi's Foot Fault, was a Flash game developed by Nintendo in 2000. The game was made to promote Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64 and was discovered in a Nintendo Power magazine article. In this game, the player is tasked with clipping Waluigi's toenails and catching them with a jar in which points are earned.
In the "Nintendo Power Online" section from the September 2000 issue of Nintendo Power, there's an entry titled "Mammia Mia! It's Waluigi!" describing the contents of the promotional website waluigi.com. The snippet states that Wario enlisted Waluigi's help in order to overthrow Mario as the video game king. The full text of the entry is as follows:
Mamma Mia! It's Waluigi!
He's so bad, he sold Luigi's underwear on EBay. Which raises an interesting question... who bought the stuff?
He's lean, he's mean, he hates the color green! Yes, with hopes of finally overthrowing Mario's supreme reign as the video game king, Wario has enlisted the help of Waluigi. The big fellow with a nasty smirk and burning hatred of good, ol' Luigi finally shows his ugly mug in Mario Tennis, and to mark the momentous occasion we're giving the purple one his very own website! You can check out www.waluigi.com for all your evil sidekick needs: photos, secret information, and all the wacky hijinks you could ever desire. We're looking to have online games, too, including the Waluigi's Toenail Clipping Party. It seems that everyone's favorite mustachioed mischief maker has let his personal grooming go, and it's up to you to help him. Clip those nails good, and be sure to aim for the jar, or you'll be left with ragged clippings and toe jam all over your hard drive. Eewwww!
No archived version of the game is known.
An SWF file named "toenails_coming.swf", believed to be for a preview or promotion of the game, can be found on the Wayback Machine. Three other SWF file URLs were found – namely, "toenails.swf", "paint_the_lines.swf" and "deface_painting.swf", all found on the mariotennis.com website – but none are archived on the Internet Archive.
- An SWF file containing the game's preview.
- An Inverse article briefly mentioning the game.
- A GameFAQs board discussing the game.
- A Nintendo World article detailing the game's objective. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
- Nintendo Power Issue 136 (September 2000), p. 12. Internet Archive. Retrieved 5 February 2023.
- An LMW forum post listing more information. Retrieved 20 May 2022
- mariotennis.com/toenails_coming.swf. Internet Archived. Retrieved 5 February 2023.