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Wario series

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Creator: Wario Land: Gunpei Yokoi
WarioWare: Hirofumi Matsuoka
First game: Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (1994)
Latest game: WarioWare: Move It! (2023)
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The Wario series is a series of games starring the Super Mario character Wario, encompassing the Wario Land series of platforming games and the WarioWare series of party games, as well as other miscellaneous games featuring Wario and characters from the Wario Land or WarioWare games. Wario's character was designed by Hiroji Kiyotake, and much of his character has been defined by his appearances in these games.


The character Wario would debut in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, developed by Nintendo R&D1, as the game's antagonist. For the third game in the series, Wario was instead placed in the starring role, with the game being titled Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. This game would later receive a sequel, spinning off into its own series of platforming games in a similar manner to Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. While the original title and Virtual Boy Wario Land use a similar gameplay structure to the Super Mario series, Wario Land 2 would introduce a "reaction"-based power-up system, making Wario invulnerable to enemy attacks other than losing money, while some enemies would instead transform him in various ways. The goal of each game is to collect as much treasure as possible before the end of the game.

The WarioWare series originally began as a project based upon a series of small minigames in the Nintendo 64DD game Mario Artist: Polygon Studio. Using Wario as the central character as the team could not think of a more suitable character, Nintendo R&D1 began development of the project in secret until they presented the project and it was approved. The games star Wario as the head of his own company creating "microgames", very short minigames that only take seconds to play. Future installments in the series would be developed by Nintendo SPD Group No.1, composed of much of the same staff as the R&D1 team.


Game JP release NA release EU release AUS release KOR release Platform
Wario Land series
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 1994 1994 ??? ??? ??? Game Boy
Virtual Boy Wario Land 1995 1995 ??? ??? ??? Virtual Boy
Wario Land II 1998 (GBC only) 1998 ??? ??? ??? Game Boy / Game Boy Color
Wario Land 3 2000 2000 ??? ??? ??? Game Boy Color
Wario Land 4 2001 2001 ??? ??? ??? Game Boy Advance
Wario Land: Shake It! 2008 2008 2008 2008 2011 Wii
WarioWare series
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! 2003 2003 ??? ??? ??? Game Boy Advance
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! 2003 2004 ??? ??? ??? Nintendo GameCube
WarioWare: Twisted! 2004 2005 ??? ??? ??? Game Boy Advance
WarioWare: Touched! 2004 2005 ??? ??? ??? Nintendo DS
WarioWare: Smooth Moves 2006 2007 ??? ??? ??? Wii
WarioWare: Snapped! 2008 2009 ??? ??? ??? DSiWare
WarioWare: D.I.Y. 2009 2010 ??? ??? ??? Nintendo DS
WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase 2009 2010 ??? ??? ??? WiiWare
WarioWare Gold 2018 2018 2018 2018 N/A Nintendo 3DS
WarioWare: Get It Together! 2021 2021 2021 2021 N/A Nintendo Switch
WarioWare: Move It! 2023 2023 2023 2023 2023 Nintendo Switch
Wario World 2004 2003 ??? ??? ??? Nintendo GameCube
Wario: Master of Disguise 2007 2007 ??? ??? ??? Nintendo DS
Pyoro ?? ?? ??? ??? ??? DSiWare
Paper Airplane Chase ?? ?? ??? ??? ??? DSiWare
Game & Wario 2013 2013 2013 2013 N/A Wii U


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Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 • Virtual Boy Wario Land • Wario Land II • 3 • 4 • Shake It!

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