Wario Land 3 (Game Boy Color)

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During a joyride in his biplane, the engine blows and Wario crashes into the woods. It's here where he finds a hidden cave with a magic Music box. Before he can say "I hate Mario", the box pulls him inside and into a room with a dark figure, who strikes a deal with him. Find all of the missing Music boxes and he can leave. And any treasure he finds he can keep.

Much like Wario Land 2, Wario can't die from any attacks by the enemy. However he can change form after certain attacks, which can both help and halt his progress in each level. New forms of Wario include Invisible Wario and Ball of Yarn Wario (an un-controllable ball of yarn, with Wario inside).

Also, basic attacks such as swimming and the butt stomp don't become available to Wario until after completing a certain amount of levels, meaning you have to go back to completed levels to access other areas full of loot.


Wario Land 3 Game Boy Color Inside the woods
Wario Land 3 Game Boy Color Find keys to open treasure chests.
Wario Land 3 Game Boy Color This mole looks grumpy.
Wario Land 3 Game Boy Color Game World

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Alternate Titles

  • "ワリオランド3" -- Japanese spelling

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Nintendojo 2000 10 out of 10 100
Video Games Jun, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameSpot Jun 07, 2000 9.8 out of 10 98
Total! (Germany) May, 2000 1.25 out of 6 95
Nintendo Land 2003 92 out of 100 92
All Game Guide 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN May 30, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited Jul, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
Mega Fun May, 2000 84 out of 100 84
Super Play (Sweden) May, 2000 7 out of 10 70


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Kartanym (10726) added Wario Land 3 (Game Boy Color) on Oct 25, 2001
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