Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
Developer(s) Nintendo R & D 1
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Game Boy
Release date Flag of Japan January 21, 1994
Flag of USA February, 1994
Flag of Europe May 13, 1994
Genre 2D Platformer
Rating(s) ESRB: Not Rated (NR)
Mode(s) Single player

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, known in Japan as Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land (スーパーマリオランド3 ワリオランド), is a game released for the Game Boy in 1994, and is a sequel to Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins. However, "Super Mario Land 3" is a somewhat misleading title, as the game is not really about Mario at all, but rather about Wario. Mario does, however, make a cameo at the end of the game, stealing the statue Wario worked so hard to collect. However, Wario does get his own house or castle (and at the highest amount, a whole planet) as a reward for saving Kitchen Island.


Desiring a castle of his own, Wario sets out to find a lost golden statue of Princess Toadstool that he intends to ransom to her for the money to buy his own castle. Along the way he gladly collects any other gold coins and treasures he finds. The game is spent navigating a number of levels to reclaim his lost treasures, and has a significant level of replayability due to the branched path many of the levels take.



Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 is a 2D platforming game. It is divided into seven worlds, which each are divided into multiple courses. Once the player completes a course, the next course will become available, and so on. Unlike its sequel, Wario Land II, the game allows players to revisit levels that have already been completed.

Wario starts out on Rice Beach, a small area of Kitchen Island. On the map screen, the player will notice that Kitchen Island is shaped like a skull, and a skull theme is present throughout the game. The save points are skulls, as are the level exits, secret doors, etc.


One of the main features in Wario Land is the various transformations that Wario can go through by eating items. These special powers can at times help Wario overcome obstacles and defeat tough enemies; However, if Wario takes damage when in any of the first three transformations, he will transform into Small Wario, who dies instantly upon taking damage.

100px Bull Wario – Wario can transform into Bull Wario by obtaining a Bull Pot. In this form, Wario can destroy his enemies and blocks much easier. Wario can also create a shock wave by crashing into the ground with his weight, and stick to the ceiling.
100px Dragon Wario – Wario transforms into Dragon Wario by obtaining a Dragon Pot. Upon obtaining the power-up, he wears a dragon-like helmet on his head, which allows him to momentarily breathe fire from it. The fire works underwater as well.
100px Jet Wario – By obtaining a Jet Pot, Wario wears a bird-like helmet on his head, which allows him to glide for a while. He gradually descends until touching the ground, in which he can start walking again.
100px Small Wario – Wario transforms into Small Wario if damaged. He is then not able to body slam, and taking more damage results in loss of a life. Small Wario can transform back into regular Wario by eating any of the three pots.




Each world has a boss that Wario must defeat at the end. Here is a listing of the bosses in order, and which world they correspond to.

Image Name World Description
100px Toge Bro. Rice Beach Toge Bro. is a Bro. armed with spiky armor. In his fight with Wario, he employs a three-pronged attack of striking from land, air, and underground. His shell makes him invulnerable to ground pounds and fire. However, he can be rammed into, exposing his soft belly. After three hits to his vulnerable underside, he is defeated.
100px Beefne Mt. Teapot Beefne is immune to head stomps and ground pounds, due to his horns and thick hide. He attempts to destroy Wario by picking him up and throwing him into the lava below their battleground. To defeat him, Wario has to throw him into the lava instead.
100px Hinyari Sherbet Land Hinyari is a large and bulky penguin that wields two vicious spiked boxing gloves, which he uses to menace Wario. He is immune to ground pounds, fire, and body slams, but Wario can hurt him by hitting his head. He then donns a spiked helmet, but Wario can simply knock it off with a slam and then attack the penguin.
100px Funfun Stove Canyon Funfun is a giant stone head whose fighting style revolves around breaking blocks with his toungue, trying to get Wario to fall into a chasm, and spitting rocks. Funfun is immune to fire, coins, and ground pounds, but the rubble his attacks leave behind are picked up by Wario and thrown at him to defeat him.
100px Bobo SS Tea Cup Bobo has giant, clawed feet and sharp fangs inside his beak, which are used to attack Wario. Bobo makes wind come up from the ground which sends Wario flying upwards. Bobo can be defeated by being jumped on five times.
100px Zenisukii Parsely Woods Zenisukii can paralyze Wario and is immune to body slams, coins, and fire. Zenisukii also turns invisible and drops coins that transform into Yarikuri Obake to attack Wario. Wario can defeat Zenisukii by tossing his Yarikuri Obake minions at him.
100px Denpū Syrup Castle Denpū produces fireballs that chase Wario around. However, Wario can toss Denpuu's magic lamp so that it lands upright, producing a small cloud. Wario can ride this cloud and leap from it to pounce on Denpuu's head. The cloud then turns into a miniature version of Denpū that blasts lightning bolts, but the mini-Denpū is easily destroyed. After enough hits to the head, Denpū is defeated.



Although it didn't sell as well as its Mario Land predecessors, the game received mostly favorable reviews. The game placed 71st in the 100th issue of Nintendo Power's "100 best Nintendo games of all time" in 1997.[1]

In WarioWare: Smooth MovesEdit

A microgame called Wario Land is one of 9-Volt and 18-Volt's games. In it, the player has Wario hold a Pirate Goom and throw it at blocks, Togemaru, Pirate Gooms, Droppers and Debidebi.

When Wario defeats an enemy by throwing, a coin pops out. In the original game, coins only appear out of enemies when Wario shoulder bashes into them.







  • The game was tentatively titled Super Mario Land 3: Kairiki Wario (スーパーマリオランド3 怪力ワリオ). Kairiki Wario roughly means "Super Strength Wario." The name was used on a Japanese promotional flyer from 1993. The logo depicted on the flyer differs drastically from any of the Wario Land logos.[2]


  2. Super Mario Land 3: Kairiki Wario flyer

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