Wario World (GameCube)

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Deep within Wario's castle lies a treasure room filled with the spoils he has plundered during his many adventures. A mysterious black jewel, ensconced among the treasures, has a strange power to transform gems into monsters. While Wario rests in his castle upstairs the jewel begins to morph his treasure trove into a host of monsters, turning Wario's basements into a bizarre parallel universe. Awakening the next morning to monsters instead of treasure, Wario must step into that alternate world to win the treasure back.

Wario World is an action platformer where you play as the titular Wario. Punch, pound, barge and jump your way through hoards of enemies as you reclaim your stolen treasure. Wario can also grab certain items and enemies and whirl them around him and then release them into more foes, causing even more carnage.

Defeating enemies yields Wario coins, and he can grab these to purchase health and bonuses. If there's too many coins to grab in an area, you can press L and Wario will inhale the coins to collect them instead. Also tucked away within the levels are Spritelings, caged creatures which offer Wario hints when freed.


Wario World GameCube Title Screen
Wario World GameCube The Courtyard
Wario World GameCube Take a swim!
Wario World GameCube Spooky!

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Wario World Screenshot
Wario World Screenshot
Wario World Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "ワリオワールド" -- Japanese spelling
  • "와리오월드" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

The very definition of "short and sweet". Bob the Stickman (299) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Wario's debut on the GCN is very rich in gold, jewels, and FUN! Dark Cloud (35) unrated

Critic Reviews

Game Shark Jul 15, 2003 B+ 83
4Players.de Jun 24, 2003 78 out of 100 78
Gamesmania.de Jun 30, 2003 74 out of 100 74
IGN Jun 19, 2003 7.1 out of 10 71
GamerDad Dec, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Revolution Jun, 2003 B- 67
GameSpot Jun 20, 2003 6.4 out of 10 64
Diehard GameFan Jul 28, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Game Freaks 365 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
Super Play (Sweden) Jul, 2003 5 out of 10 50


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1001 Video Games

Wario World appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Related Web Sites

  • Wario World (Nintendo of America's official game web site.)
Exodia85 (2183) added Wario World (GameCube) on Jul 02, 2003