Good Game: Wario Land 3 (GBC)

Another Good Game

Today its Wario Land 3 a 2000 platforming game developed by Nintendo R&D1 and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Color. Mario’s archrival Wario must free a mysterious figure who is trapped inside a music box.

The gameplay in Wario Land 3 is very similar to that of its predecessor, Wario Land II. Wario must take advantage of his enemies’ attacks to physically change and access new areas. For example, if Wario eats a donut thrown by a certain enemy, he temporarily bulks up to twice his size, giving him extra protection against attacks and the ability to break certain blocks. While Wario will always be affected by his enemies, he must also find new powers and abilities in order to progress through the game.

As in the previous Wario Land game, Wario has no health points and cannot die, with one exception. The only way to die is to get captured by the game’s final boss, Rudy the Clown. This simply returns Wario back to the music box overworld.

Wario Land 3 was a critical and a commercial success, and was followed by Wario Land 4 in 2001. It was released on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in 2012.

Watch the video I made below showing about the first 27 minutes of the game.


Wario Land 3 Gameplay.

Developer: Nintendo R&D1.
Publisher: Nintendo.
Platform: Game Boy Color.
Release: 21st March 2000 (JP), 30th May 2000 (NA), 14th April 2000 (EU).
Genre: Platforming