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Wario, as he appears in WarioWare: Smooth Moves

Wario is a series of video games made by Nintendo and starring Wario, a character originally from the Mario series.

Video games

A total of 20 games were released in the Wario series:

  • Mario & Wario (August 27, 1993), Super Famicom. Part of both the Mario and Wario series.
  • Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (January 21, 1994), Game Boy. Still part of both Mario and Wario series, re-released for 3DS Virtual Console in 2011.
  • Wario's Woods (February 19, 1994), Famicom/NES, Super Famicom/SNES. Re-released in 2006 for Wii Virtual Console and in 2013 for 3DS Virtual Console and Wii U Virtual Console. Two remakes have been released in the 90s for the SNES via Satellaview: Wario's Woods Burst Of Laughter Version and Wario's Woods Again.
  • Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman! (November 1994), Game Boy. A crossover with the Bomberman series, it's a remake of the Japanese Bomberman GB.
  • Virtual Boy Wario Land (November 1995), Virtual Boy.
  • Wario Land II (March 1, 1998), Game Boy. Re-released for the Game Boy Color later that year and for 3DS Virtual Console in 2012.
  • Wario Land 3 (March 21, 2000), Game Boy Color. Re-released in 2012 for 3DS Virtual Console.
  • Wario Land 4 (August 21, 2001), Game Boy Advance. Re-released in 2011 in limited edition for 3DS Virtual Console and in 2014 for WiiU Virtual Console.
  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (March 21, 2003), Game Boy Advance. Re-released in 2011 in limited edition for 3DS Virtual Console and in 2014 for WiiU Virtual Console.
  • Wario World (june 20, 2003), GameCube.
  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! (October 17, 2003), Nintendo GameCube. A multiplayer remake of WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!.
  • WarioWare: Twisted! (October 14, 2004), Game Boy Advance.
  • WarioWare: Touched! (December 2, 2004), Nintendo DS. Re-released for Wii U Virtual Console in 2015.
  • WarioWare: Smooth Moves (December 2, 2006), Wii. Re-released for Wii U in 2016.
  • Wario: Master of Disguise (january 18, 2007), Nintendo DS. Re-released for Wii U Virtual Console in 2015.
  • Wario Land: Shake It! (July 24, 2008), Wii. Re-released in 2016 for Wii U.
  • WarioWare: Snapped! (December 24, 2008), DSiWare.
  • WarioWare: D.I.Y. (April 29, 2009), Nintendo DS.
  • WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase (April 29, 2009), WiiWare.
  • Game & Wario (March 28, 2013), Wii U.

Publications

  • Mario VS Wario a sequel to Nintendo Power's Mario comic Super Mario Adventures published in two episodes on issues 44 (january 1993) and 56 (january 1994) of Nintendo Power.
  • Warios Weihnachtsmärchen published on June 1995 issue of the german Club Nintendo magazine, it's a parody of A Christmas Carol.
  • Game Boy Advance - Wario Land 4 fourth and last book in the Game Boy series of "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, released in september 2002.
  • Ore Dayo! Wario Dayo!! a spin-off of the Super Mario-Kun manga by CoroCoro Comics, with volume 1 (December 30, 2007) based on Wario World, volume 2 (June 2, 2008) based on Wario: Master of Disguise and volume 3 (July 28, 2010) based on Wario Land: Shake It!

Sub-series

  • Wario Land: A series of 2D adventure games starring Wario.
  • WarioWare: A video game series based on "microgames".

Links to other series

Note: here will only be listed cameos of Wario as hero of his own series, appearances of him as character from the Mario games will be listed in the Mario series' page.
Microgame versions of other Nintendo games in the WarioWare series create a sub-universe link with it, since microgames are supposed to be videogames within the Wario universe.

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Mario19930827 August 27, 1993The Wario series is a spin-off of the Mario series. The games Mario & Wario and Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 are part of both series.1
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Metroid199401 January 1994In a Mario VS Wario comic there's a Samus Doll; Various microgames in the WarioWare series are based on Metroid games; Metroid Prime 3: Corruption features an unlockable sticker based on WarioWare: Smooth Moves.2
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Bomberman199411 November 1994Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman! is a crossover between the two series.1
4Arrow L Kid Klown199506 June 1995Wario meets Kid Klown in the comic Warios Weihnachtsmärchen.1
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Kirby199506 June 1995Wario meets Kirby in the comic Warios Weihnachtsmärchen; the bucket from Mario & Wario is an obtainable item in Kirby Super Star.1
4Arrow L Donkey Kong199506 June 1995Wario meets Donkey and Diddy Kong in the comic Warios Weihnachtsmärchen; various microgames in the WarioWare series are based on Donkey Kong games; a music track from WarioWare Twisted! is featured in Donkey Konga 3.1
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Pokémon19960227 February 27, 1996Mario & Wario can be seen on a TV in Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue; a Pokémon Pikachu console is a treasure in Wario Land 3, while a Pokémon Mini console can be seen in WarioWare: Touched!2
5Arrow R Game & Watch Gallery19970927 September 27, 1997The "Modern" versions of Ball in Game & Watch Gallery 2, of Donkey Kong Jr. in Game & Watch Gallery 3 and of Fire Attack in Game & Watch Gallery Advance feature elements from the Wario Land series.2
5Arrow R Ball (G&W)19970927 September 27, 1997A microgame version of Ball is featured in WarioWare: Touched! and in Game & Wario; UNDIRECT: Modern Ball W Mode within Game & Watch Gallery 2 features elements from Wario Land.1
4Arrow L Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic19980301 March 01, 1998Wario Land II features a treasure based on the Big Face item from Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic.3
4Arrow L Flagman19980326 March 26, 1998A remake of Flagman is unlockable in Wario Land 2, while a microgame version of it is featured in WarioWare: Touched!2
5Arrow R N-Gang199904 April 1999Wario appears in "Jagdszenen aus der unteren Oberstufe" and other N-Gang episodes.1
5Arrow R Picross20000201 February 01, 2000Picross NP Vol. 7 includes images from the Wario series.2
4Arrow L Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru20010821 August 21, 2001Dr. Arewo Stein from Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru makes an appearance in Wario Land 4, and music from the game is unlockable in WarioWare: D.I.Y.1
5Arrow R Luigi20010914 September 14, 2001The ending of Luigi's Mansion might be based on the ending of Wario Land.3
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Animal Crossing20011214 December 14, 2001The NES version of Wario's Woods is featured as an unlockable playable game in Dobutsu no Mori+ and its revisions; a microgame version of Animal Crossing: Wild World is featured in WarioWare: Smooth Moves.2
5Arrow R Fire Attack20021025 October 25, 2002UNDIRECT: Wario's Hen from Wario Land II makes an appearance in Modern Fire Attack within Game & Watch Gallery Advance.1
4Arrow L Parachute20030321 March 21, 2003The helicopter from Parachute appears in a microgame in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!.2
4Arrow L Balloon Fight20030321 March 21, 2003Microgame versions of Balloon Fight are featured in the WarioWare series.2
4Arrow L Duck Hunt20030321 March 21, 2003Microgame versions of Duck Hunt are featured in the WarioWare series.2
4Arrow L F-Zero20030321 March 21, 2003A microgame version of F-Zero is featured in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!.2
4Arrow L Hogan's Alley20030321 March 21, 2003Microgame versions of Hogan's Alley are featured in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! and WarioWare: Touched!2
4Arrow L Ice Climber20030321 March 21, 2003Microgame versions of Ice Climber are featured in the WarioWare series.2
4Arrow L Racing 11220030321 March 21, 2003A microgame version of Racing 112 is featured in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!.2
4Arrow L Zelda20030321 March 21, 2003Microgame versions of Zelda games are featured in the WarioWare series.2
4Arrow L Helmet20030321 March 21, 2003A microgame version of Helmet is featured in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!.2
4Arrow L Urban Champion20030321 March 21, 2003Microgame versions of Urban Champion are featured in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! and WarioWare: D.I.Y.2
4Arrow L Famicom Robot20030321 March 21, 2003R.O.B. appears in various microgames in the WarioWare series.2
4Arrow L Super Scope20030321 March 21, 2003A microgame version of Super Scope 6's "LazerBlazer" mode is featured in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!.2
4Arrow L Wild Gunman20030321 March 21, 2003Microgame versions of Wild Gunman are featured in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! and WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase.2
4Arrow L Vermin20030321 March 21, 2003In the microgame "Vermin", featured in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Wario finds himself within the Vermin game.1
4Arrow L Excite20030321 March 21, 2003In the microgame "Unexcite Bike", featured in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Wario meets the Excite Bikers; Microgame versions of Excitebike are featured in WarioWare: Twisted! and WarioWare: D.I.Y.1
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Sheriff (Nintendo)20030321 March 21, 2003The minigame Wario's Sheriff, featured in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, can be considered a crossover between the two series.1
5Arrow R Starfy20040805 August 05, 2004Wario makes an appearance in Densetsu no Starfy 3.1
4Arrow L Tennis (Nintendo)20041014 October 14, 2004A microgame version of Tennis is featured in WarioWare: Twisted!2
4Arrow L Wrecking Crew20041014 October 14, 2004Microgame versions of Wrecking Crew are featured in WarioWare: Twisted! and WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase.2
4Arrow L Pinball (Nintendo)20041014 October 14, 2004A microgame version of Pinball is featured in WarioWare: Twisted!2
4Arrow L Golf (Nintendo)20041014 October 14, 2004Microgame versions of Golf and NES Open Tournament Golf are featured in WarioWare: Twisted!2
4Arrow L Clu Clu Land20041014 October 14, 2004Microgame versions of Clu Clu Land are featured in the WarioWare series.2
4Arrow L Baseball (Nintendo)20041014 October 14, 2004A microgame version of Baseball is featured in WarioWare: Twisted!2
4Arrow L Mach Rider20041014 October 14, 2004A microgame version of Mach Rider is featured in WarioWare: Twisted!2
4Arrow L Kid Icarus20041014 October 14, 2004Microgame versions of Kid Icarus are featured in WarioWare: Twisted! and WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase.2
4Arrow L Ice Hockey (Nintendo)20041014 October 14, 2004A microgame version of Ice Hockey is featured in WarioWare: Twisted!2
4Arrow L Famicom Tantei Club20041202 December 02, 2004A microgame version of Famicom Tantei Club II is featured in the Japanese version of WarioWare: Touched!2
4Arrow L Galaxian20041202 December 02, 2004A microgame in WarioWare: Touched! is inspired on the NES version of Galaga.2.5
4Arrow L Spartan X20041202 December 02, 2004A microgame in WarioWare: Touched! is inspired on the NES game Kung Fu.2.5
4Arrow L Oil Panic20041202 December 02, 2004A microgame version of Oil Panic is featured in WarioWare: Touched!2
4Arrow L Lion (G&W)20041202 December 02, 2004A microgame version of Lion is featured in WarioWare: Touched!2
4Arrow L Where's Wally?20041202 December 02, 2004The "Were's Wario" microgame in WarioWare: Touched! is a parody of Where's Waldo?2
5Arrow R Dance Dance Revolution20050714 July 14, 2005Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix includes a track from Wario World.2
5Arrow R Alex Rider20060721 July 21, 2006Boxes for WarioWare: Touched! are featured in the background in a scene of the movie Stormbreaker.2
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Rhythm Heaven20060803 August 03, 2006The Alien Bunnies from WarioWare, inc.: Minigame Mania appear in the original Rhythm Heaven and in Rhythm Heaven Gold; some characters from Rhythm Paradise appear in Game & Wario.1
5Arrow R Yoshi20061113 November 13, 2006Baby Wario is playable in Yoshi's Island DS.1
4Arrow L Light Tennis20061202 December 02, 2006A microgame version of Light Tennis is featured in WarioWare: Smooth Moves.2
4Arrow L Octopus20061202 December 02, 2006A microgame version of Octopus is featured in WarioWare: Smooth Moves.2
4Arrow L Pikmin20061202 December 02, 2006A microgame version of Pikmin 2 is featured in WarioWare: Smooth Moves, while a microgame version of Pikmin is featured in the international version of WarioWare: D.I.Y.2
4Arrow L Nintendogs20061202 December 02, 2006A microgame version of Nintendogs is featured in WarioWare: Smooth Moves.2
4Arrow L Punch-Out!!20061202 December 02, 2006Microgame versions of the NES Punch-Out!! are featured in WarioWare: Smooth Moves and WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase.2
4Arrow L Laser Clay Shooting20061202 December 02, 2006A microgame version of Laser Clay Shooting is featured in WarioWare: Smooth Moves.2
4Arrow L Brain Training20061202 December 02, 2006A microgame version of Brain Training is featured in WarioWare: Smooth Moves.2
4Arrow L Star Fox20061202 December 02, 2006Microgame versions of Star Fox are featured in WarioWare: Smooth Moves and WarioWare: D.I.Y.2
4Arrow L Brain Training20061202 December 02, 2006In the "Rude Awakening" microgame in WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Wario's face is similar to Dr. Kawashima's from Brain Training.3
4Arrow L Manhole20061202 December 02, 2006The "Bridge Work" microgame in WarioWare: Smooth Moves may be based on Manhole.3
4Arrow L Tetris20061202 December 02, 2006The "Opening Night" microgame in WarioWare: Smooth Moves may be based on the ending for the NES version of Tetris.3
5Arrow R Angry Video Game Nerd20080219 February 19, 2008The Angry Video Game Nerd reviews Virtual Boy Wario Land in the episode "Virtual Boy".2
5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.20080131 January 31, 2008Wario is a selectable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and its sequels, with stages and Assist Trophies from the series.1
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Pyoro20081224 December 24, 2008Pyoro was originally a videogame within the Wario series.1.5
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Paper Plane20081224 December 24, 2008Paper Plane was originally a videogame within the Wario series, and it features characters from the game.1
4Arrow L Nazo no Murasame Jo20090429 April 29, 2009A microgame version of Nazo no Murasame Jo is featured in the Japanese version of WarioWare: D.I.Y.2
4Arrow L Wii Games20090429 April 29, 2009Microgame versions of the "Shooting Range" event from Wii Play and the "Tightrope Walk" event from Wii Fit are featured in WarioWare: D.I.Y.2
4Arrow L Greenhouse20090429 April 29, 2009A microgame version of Greenhouse is featured in WarioWare: D.I.Y.2
4Arrow L Big Brain Academy20090429 April 29, 2009A microgame version of one of the minigames in Big Brain Academy is featured in WarioWare: D.I.Y.2
4Arrow L Turtle Bridge20090429 April 29, 2009A microgame version of Turtle Bridge is featured in WarioWare: D.I.Y.2
4Arrow L Wars (Nintendo)20090429 April 29, 2009A microgame version of Advance Wars is featured in WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase.2
4Arrow L Tingle20090429 April 29, 2009A microgame version of Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland is featured in WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase.2
4Arrow L Shantae20100419 April 19, 2010The DLC microgame "Shantae NAB!" from WarioWare D.I.Y is based on the Shantae series.2
5Arrow R SpongeBob20110410 April 10, 2011SpongeBob SquigglePants is based on the WarioWare series.3
5Arrow R NES Remix20140424 April 24, 2014NES Remix 2 includes challenges based on Wario's Woods.2
5Arrow R Nintendo Badge Arcade201505 May 2015Nintendo Badge Arcade features badges based on the WarioWare series.2

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