List of Wario video games

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A purple W in white surrounded in a circle by yellow.
The purple "W" emblem appears on Wario's yellow hat and represents him in many games.

The Wario video game series is a franchise of platform games and other genres (including party and puzzle games) published and produced by Nintendo. The games have been developed by several companies, including Nintendo, Suzak, Good-Feel, and Intelligent Systems. All Wario video games have been developed exclusively for Nintendo video game consoles and handhelds dating from the Game Boy to the current generation of video game consoles. The first game to feature Wario as a playable character was Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 for the Game Boy, although he had previously appeared as the antagonist in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and other games.[1][2]

The Wario series has effectively split into two directions: a series of traditional side-scrolling platform games, and a series of party games under the WarioWare moniker. The platform games are a spin-off from the Super Mario Land series of games for the Game Boy. The changes from the Mario Land series, both stylistically and storywise—with anime-style cutscenes and a greedy protagonist—make the games unique from other platformers in the genre.[3][4] The latest Wario platform game to be released is Wario Land: The Shake Dimension (known as Wario Land: Shake It! in North America and Wario Land: Shake (ワリオランド シェイク?) in Japan) for the Wii, and is a 2D platform game like the previous Wario platform games.[5] The WarioWare games are minigame compilations in which the player is required to perform a series of short activities at a quickening pace.[6][7] The latest game in the WarioWare series is WarioWare D.I.Y. (known as Made in Ore (メイド イン 俺?) in Japan) for the Nintendo DS, which allows users to create their own minigames.[8]

Wario platforming games[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):[9]
  • JP January 21, 1994
  • NA March 13, 1994
  • PAL May 13, 1994
Release years by system:
1994 – Game Boy[9]
Notes:
  • The game was developed by Nintendo's Nintendo R&D1 team.[3]
  • Wario Land is the first game to feature Wario as a playable character.[3]
  • It is the third game in the Super Mario Land series and the first game in the Wario Land series.[3]
  • The title was re-released in Europe under the Game Boy Nintendo Classics brand in 2001.[9]
  • The title was re-released on the Nintendo 3DS's Virtual Console service in 2012 for Japan, Europe, and North America.



Original release date(s):[10]
  • JP December 1, 1995
  • NA November 27, 1995
Release years by system:
1995 – Virtual Boy[10]
Notes:
  • Nintendo developed the game.[10]
  • It features gameplay similar to the other Wario Land games.[11]



Original release date(s):[12]
  • JP October 21, 1998
  • NA March 31, 1999
  • EU April 25, 1999
Release years by system:
1998 – Game Boy[12]
1998 – Game Boy Color[13]
Notes:



Original release date(s):[15]
  • JP March 21, 2000
  • NA June 1, 2000
  • PAL April 14, 2000
Release years by system:
2000 – Game Boy Color[15]
Notes:
  • Nintendo developed the title.[15]
  • It is more non-linear in structure than previous games in the series.[16]



Original release date(s):[17]
  • JP August 21, 2001
  • NA November 18, 2001
  • PAL November 16, 2001
Release years by system:
2001 – Game Boy Advance[17]
Notes:
  • The game was developed by Nintendo.[17]



Original release date(s):[18]
  • JP May 27, 2004
  • NA June 24, 2003
  • PAL June 20, 2003
Release years by system:
2003 – Nintendo GameCube[18]
Notes:
  • The title was developed by Treasure.[18]
  • It is the first Wario platform game for a home console.[19]



Original release date(s):[20]
  • JP January 18, 2007
  • NA March 5, 2007
  • EU June 1, 2007
Release years by system:
2007 – Nintendo DS[20]
Notes:
  • Suzak developed the game.
  • It fuses puzzles into a Wario platforming setting.[21]



Original release date(s):[22]
  • JP July 24, 2008
  • NA September 22, 2008
  • EU September 26, 2008
Release years by system:
2008 – Wii[22]
Notes:
  • The game is known as Wario Land: The Shake Dimension in Europe and Australia, Wario Land: Shake It! in North America, and Wario Land: Shake (ワリオランド シェイク?) in Japan.[22][23]
  • It was developed by Good-Feel.[22]
  • The game requires the player to shake the Wii Remote to perform certain actions.[5]


WarioWare games[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):[24]
  • JP March 21, 2003
  • NA May 21, 2003
  • EU May 23, 2003
Release years by system:
2003 – Game Boy Advance[24]
2003 – Nintendo GameCube[25]
Notes:
  • The game is known as Made in Wario (メイド イン ワリオ?) in Japan and WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania in Europe.[24][26]
  • The title was developed by Nintendo.[24]
  • It is the first game in the WarioWare series.[27]
  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames! consists of a series of minigames presented in a hectic format.[7]
  • It was re-released for the GameCube as Warioware, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! with multiplayer support.[25][27]



Original release date(s):[28]
  • JP October 14, 2004
  • NA May 23, 2005
Release years by system:
2004 – Game Boy Advance[28]
Notes:
  • The game is known as Mawaru Made in Wario (まわるメイドインワリオ?, lit. "Turning Made in Wario") in Japan.[28][29]
  • It was developed by Nintendo.[28]
  • The game uses a rotation sensor in the cartridge to play most of the minigames.[30]
  • It wasn't released in Europe because of the mercury in the gyro sensor.[28]



Original release date(s):[31]
  • JP December 2, 2004
  • NA February 14, 2005
  • EU March 11, 2005
Release years by system:
2004 – Nintendo DS[31]
Notes:
  • The title is known as Sawaru Made In Wario (さわる メイドインワリオ?, lit. "Touching Made in Wario") in Japan.[31][32]
  • Intelligent Systems developed the game.[31]
  • It uses the Nintendo DS touch screen for most of the minigames.[33]



Original release date(s):[34]
  • JP December 2, 2006
  • NA January 15, 2007
  • EU January 12, 2007
Release years by system:
2006 – Wii[34]
Notes:
  • The game is known as Odoru Made in Wario (おどるメイド イン ワリオ?, "Dancing Made in Wario") in Japan.[34][35]
  • It was developed by Intelligent Systems.[34]
  • Players must hold the Wii Remote in different positions to play the minigames.[6]



Original release date(s):[36]
  • JP December 24, 2008
  • NA April 5, 2009
  • EU April 3, 2009
Release years by system:
2008 – DSiWare[36]
Notes:
  • The game is known as Utsusu Made in Wario (うつす メイド イン ワリオ?, lit. "Projecting Made in Wario") in Japan.[36][37]
  • Intelligent Systems developed the title.[36]
  • The game uses the Nintendo DSi's camera to control the minigames.[38]



Original release date(s):[39]
  • JP April 29, 2009
  • NA March 28, 2010
  • EU April 30, 2010
Release years by system:
2009 – Nintendo DS, WiiWare[8][39]
Notes:
  • The title is known as Made in Ore (メイド イン 俺?, lit. "Made in Me") in Japan.[35][39]
  • The game was developed by Intelligent Systems.[39]
  • It allows the user to create their own minigames.[8]
  • The minigames made in the DS game can be uploaded to Asobu Made in Ore (Warioware DIY Showcase in North America), a game available through the WiiWare service.[8]



Original release date(s):[40]
  • JP March 28, 2013
  • NA June 23, 2013
  • EU June 28, 2013
Release years by system:
2013 - Wii U
Notes:
  • Described as a spiritual successor to the WarioWare series.[41]
  • Features various games utilizing the Wii U GamePad, including its touchscreen, motion controls and camera.[40]


Individual microgames[edit]

Title Details
Bird & Beans

Original release date(s):[42]
  • JP December 24, 2008
  • NA April 3, 2009
  • PAL April 6, 2009
Release years by system:
2008 – DSiWare[42]
Notes:
  • Nintendo developed the game.[43]
  • The title is a minigame originally found in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames!, Pyoro. It was modified from its original format to use both of the Nintendo DS's screens.[43]


Paper Airplane Chase

Original release date(s):[44][45]
  • JP December 24, 2008
  • NA April 27, 2009
  • PAL April 3, 2009
Release years by system:
2008 – DSiWare[44]
Notes:
  • Nintendo developed the game.[44]
  • Known in Europe and Australasia as Paper Plane.[45][46]
  • The title is a single microgame with expanded modes that was released for the DSiWare download service.[44]


Other games[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):[47]
  • JP August 27, 1993
Release years by system:
1993 – Super Nintendo Entertainment System[47]
Notes:



Original release date(s):[48]
  • JP February 19, 1994
  • NA December 10, 1994
  • PAL 1995
Release years by system:
1994 – Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System[48][49]
1995 – Satellaview[50]
2006 – Virtual Console[2]
Notes:
  • Nintendo developed the title.[2]
  • Wario's Woods is the last game to be released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.[2]
  • The game features Toad as the protagonist, and Wario as the villain.[2]
  • It is a puzzle game in which the player's cursor is Toad.[2]



Original release date(s):[51]
  • JP August 10, 1994
  • NA November 1994
  • PAL 1994
Release years by system:
1994 – Game Boy[51]
Notes:
  • The game was developed by Hudson Soft.[51]
  • This video game was originally released as Bomberman GB in Japan, and did not feature Wario in any way.[52]
  • In North America and Europe, the game was known as Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman!. It was altered from the original Japanese version in the hopes that the game would reach a higher audience.[52]



Original release date(s):[53]
Release years by system:
1995 – Satellaview[53]
Notes:
  • Featuring a vocal track from the Japanese radio comedy show, Bakushō Mondai.[54]
  • Rereleased in two different versions (time- and score-attack) without the Bakushō Mondai vocal track as Wario no Mori: Futatabi in 1997.[53]


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