Wario is one of the stronger characters in Brawl, but he is artificially held back by a unique vulnerability to an aerial grab release infinite.
Now that aerial grab releases are no longer an issue, the full potential of Wario is unleashed. To keep his matchups even, a couple points of damage have been removed off his forward smash and up aerial. This somewhat checks his KO power, but all around, Wario still remains a very reliable character with a lot of advantages.
All said and done, Wario is proving himself to be in just the right spot.
Balanced Brawl Bonus: Coins!
Wario’s pummel now rewards him with a coin stolen from the foe. This makes Wario so happy he is inspired to escape grab release tricks and infinites.