's lanky rival and Wario
's partner. Waluigi first appeared in the Nintendo 64
game Mario Tennis
. Despite his close association to Wario, Waluigi is not a major character in the Wario franchise
, in which his appearances are limited to only a few cameos. Most of Waluigi's appearances are in Mario
spin-off games, many in which he is a playable character. Mario Tennis: Power Tour
is the only game in which Waluigi appears without Wario.