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Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (1994)

Wario was kicked out of Mario's castle, so to buy a house of his own, Wario decides to steal the money and valuables from a band of pirates.

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Shigeru Miyamoto (characters)
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Wario was kicked out of Mario's castle, so to buy a house of his own, Wario decides to steal the money and valuables from a band of pirates.

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Be the bad guy and explore the many exciting levels of Kitchen Island.


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Country:

Japan

Release Date:

13 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Super Mario Land 3 See more »

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Nintendo R&D1 See more »
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1.17 : 1
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Crazy Credits

The ending and Wario's new "castle" depends on how many coins and treasures he collected during the adventure. If Wario collects the lowest amount, he ends up with a birdhouse. If Wario collects the highest amount, he ends up with a planet of his own. After the credits end, there would be a text that shows how well you did in the game. See more »

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Not a Mario game...?
25 May 2005 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

When the success of Nintendo and its "Mario" franchise hit a peak in the early nineties, they inevitably cashed in as best they could -- releasing unending merchandise, shameless rip-offs, spin-offs and cash-ins.

"Wario Land" is very much a Super Mario game in its general style, although it features a new character and Mario only makes an appearance towards the very end. For this reason alone, it would have been more suitable to just name it "Wario Land" but obviously they didn't think a game would sell unless it was, in some way, related to "Mario." I don't really consider this a Mario game for that reason. Like all Nintendo Mario games it ties in to the franchise but that doesn't mean it deserves to be named "Super Mario Land 3" when it's not about Mario.

After the success of this, they later spawned a new series of Wario games (and even made one for N64 if memory serves correctly) without using Mario in the title - and they sold because everyone was familiar with the name by then.

As for this game itself, I think it's rather mediocre to be honest. It's OK, but in striving to be similar to "Mario Land" it adds new stuff to the mix that's kind of corny and dubious... such as the creatures you can use for transportation, which I didn't like.

Not a great game, but it's alright if you're a Nintendo/Mario fan.


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