List of Wario video games

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

Wario video games have been developed by several companies, including Nintendo, Suzak, Good-Feel, Treasure and Intelligent Systems. All Wario video games have been developed for Nintendo video game consoles and handhelds dating from the Game Boy to the seventh generation of video game consoles. The first game to feature Wario was as the antagonist in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins; Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 was the first to feature Wario as a playable character.[1][2]

The Wario series consists of two separate gameplay-oriented parts: 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: Shake It! (known as Wario Land: The Shake Dimension in Europe and Wario Land: Shake[a] 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, with the player having 4 lives.[6][7] The latest game in the WarioWare series is WarioWare: Get It Together! for the Nintendo Switch, released in 2021.

Wario platforming games[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):[8]
  • JP: January 22, 1994
  • NA: March 14, 1994
  • PAL: May 14, 1994
Release years by system:
1994 – Game Boy[8]
Notes:



Original release date(s):[9]
  • JP: December 1, 1995
  • NA: November 27, 1995
Release years by system:
1995 – Virtual Boy[9]
Notes:
  • Developed by Nintendo.[9]
  • Features gameplay similar to the other Wario Land games.[10]



Original release date(s):[11]
  • JP: October 21, 1998
  • NA: March 31, 1999
  • EU: April 25, 1999
Release years by system:
1998 – Game Boy[11]
1998 – Game Boy Color[12]
Notes:



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



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



Original release date(s):[17]
  • JP: May 27, 2004
  • NA: June 23, 2003
  • PAL: June 20, 2003
Release years by system:
2003 – Nintendo GameCube[17]
Notes:



Original release date(s):[19]
  • JP: January 18, 2007
  • NA: March 5, 2007
  • EU: June 1, 2007
  • AU: May 17, 2007
Release years by system:
2007 – Nintendo DS[19]
Notes:
  • Devloped by Suzak.
  • Fuses puzzles into a Wario platforming setting.[20]



Original release date(s):[21]
  • JP: July 24, 2008
  • NA: September 22, 2008
  • EU: September 26, 2008
  • AU: September 25, 2008
Release years by system:
2008 – Wii[21]
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[b] in Japan.[21][22]
  • Developed by Good-Feel.[21]
  • Requires the player to shake the Wii Remote to perform certain actions.[5]


WarioWare games[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):[23]
  • JP: March 21, 2003
  • NA: May 26, 2003
  • EU: May 23, 2003
Release years by system:
2003 – Game Boy Advance[23]
2003 – Nintendo GameCube[24]
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP: October 14, 2004
  • NA: May 23, 2005
  • AU: May 19, 2005
Release years by system:
2004 – Game Boy Advance[27]
Notes:
  • Known as Mawaru Made in Wario[d] in Japan.[27][28] Not released in Europe.
  • Developed by Nintendo.[27]
  • Uses a rotation sensor in the cartridge to play most of the minigames.[29]



Original release date(s):[30]
  • JP: December 2, 2004
  • NA: February 14, 2005
  • EU: March 11, 2005
Release years by system:
2004 – Nintendo DS[30]
Notes:



Original release date(s):[33]
  • JP: December 2, 2006
  • NA: January 15, 2007
  • EU: January 12, 2007
Release years by system:
2006 – Wii[33]
Notes:
  • Known as Odoru Made in Wario[f] in Japan.[33][34]
  • Co-developed by Intelligent Systems.[33]
  • Players must hold the Wii Remote in different positions to play the minigames.[6]



Original release date(s):[35]
  • JP: December 24, 2008
  • NA: April 5, 2009
  • EU: April 3, 2009
Release years by system:
2008 – DSiWare[35]
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP: April 29, 2009
  • NA: March 28, 2010
  • EU: April 30, 2010
Release years by system:
2009 – Nintendo DS, WiiWare
Notes:
  • Known as Made in Ore[h] in Japan.
  • Co-developed by Intelligent Systems.
  • Allows the user to create their own minigames.
  • The minigames made in the DS game can be uploaded to Asobu Made in Ore (WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase in North America), a game available through the WiiWare service.



Original release date(s):[38]
  • 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.[39]
  • Features various games utilizing the Wii U GamePad, including its touchscreen, motion controls and camera.[38]



Original release date(s):
  • EU: July 27, 2018
  • AU: July 28, 2018
  • JP: August 2, 2018
  • NA: August 3, 2018
Release years by system:
2018 – Nintendo 3DS
Notes:
  • Known as Gorgeous Made in Wario[i] in Japan.
  • Announced in a Nintendo Direct in March 2018.



Original release date(s):
September 10, 2021
Release years by system:
2021 – Nintendo Switch
Notes:
  • Announced in a Nintendo Direct in June 2021.


Individual microgames[edit]

Title Details
Bird & Beans

Original release date(s):[40]
  • JP: December 24, 2008
  • PAL: April 6, 2009
  • NA: April 3, 2009
Release years by system:
2008 – DSiWare[40]
Notes:
  • Developed by Nintendo.[41]


Paper Airplane Chase

Original release date(s):[42][43]
  • JP: December 24, 2008
  • PAL: April 3, 2009
  • NA: April 27, 2009
Release years by system:
2008 – DSiWare[42]
Notes:
  • Developed by Nintendo.[42]
  • Known in Europe and Australasia as Paper Plane.[43][44]
  • Originally a single microgame with expanded modes that was released for the DSiWare download service.[42]


Other games[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):[45]
  • JP: August 27, 1993
Release years by system:
1993 – Super Nintendo Entertainment System[45]
Notes:



Original release date(s):[46]
  • JP: February 19, 1994
  • NA: December 10, 1994
  • PAL: 1995
Release years by system:
1994 – Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System[46][47]
1995 – Satellaview[48]
2006 – Virtual Console[2]
Notes:
  • Developed by Nintendo.[2]
  • Last game to be released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.[2]
  • Features Toad as the protagonist, and Wario as the villain.[2]
  • Puzzle game in which the player's cursor is Toad.[2]



Original release date(s):[49]
  • JP: August 10, 1994
  • NA: November 1994
  • PAL: 1994
Release years by system:
1994 – Game Boy[49]
Notes:
  • Developed by Hudson Soft.[49]
  • Originally released as Bomberman GB in Japan, and not featuring Wario in any way.[50] it was altered and re-released as Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman! in North America and Europe in the hopes that the game would reach a larger audience.[50]



Original release date(s):[51]
Release years by system:
1995 – Satellaview[51]
Notes:
  • Featuring a vocal track from the Japanese radio comedy show, Bakushō Mondai.[52]
  • Re-released in 1997 without the Bakushō Mondai vocal track as Wario no Mori: Futatabi in two different versions (time- and score-attack) .[51]


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Japanese: ワリオランド シェイク
  2. ^ Japanese: ワリオランド シェイク
  3. ^ Japanese: メイド イン ワリオ
  4. ^ Japanese: まわるメイドインワリオ, lit. Turning Made in Wario
  5. ^ Japanese: さわる メイドインワリオ, lit. Touching Made in Wario
  6. ^ Japanese: おどるメイド イン ワリオ, lit. Dancing Made in Wario
  7. ^ Japanese: うつす メイド イン ワリオ, lit. Projecting Made in Wario
  8. ^ Japanese: メイド イン 俺, lit. Made in Me
  9. ^ Japanese: ゴージャス メイド イン ワリオ, Hepburn: lit. Gōjyasu Meido in Wario

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