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Release year: 1993 | Players: 1 player | Developed by Nintendo R&D1
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (Game Boy)
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (AKA スーパーマリオランド3 ワリオランド Sūpā Mario Rando Surī: Wario Rando, “Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land”) is a 2D side-scrolling platform video game developed by Nintendo for the Game Boy handheld console.
While the name of the game says “Super Mario Land 3”, this is a game that is introducing a completely new video game superstar. The main protagonist for this game is Wario, a sort-of extreme version of Mario and the final boss in Super Mario Land 2. Wario Land picks up where the first 2 Mario Land games left off and basically left a mark as one of the more memorable games ever developed for the Game Boy.
Just like in most Mario games, the biggest strength of Wario Land is on the gameplay department. There are many levels to explore, and the presence of in-game puzzles and secret passages significantly increase the replay value for almost every level. Also, Nintendo did a great job in building the Wario character, giving him a unique skill set (for example, Wario can toss and charge at enemies) and equally unique power-ups (there are multiple helmets, with each of them providing Wario a special skill). Mastering these skills will help a lot in completing this game.
Adding to the mystique of Wario Land is that it is one of the more sophisticated games for the Game Boy. Graphics is ahead of its time, with both characters and backgrounds boasting great detail. Even the musical score is well-made. Nintendo was able to get the most out of the Game Boy’s hardware with Wario Land, and the results are simply impressive. It is one of the most aesthetically pleasing games ever produced for the Game Boy, no exaggeration.
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 is one of the most memorable games ever created for the Game Boy console. It has an iconic protagonist, a highly challenging game environment, souped-up details, and gameplay that is uniquely its own. This is hands-down the best game in the Mario Land series.
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 has been ported to Game Boy (this version) and 3DS Virtual Console.