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Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Game Boy Color
Release date Game Boy

[1] March 21, 2000 [2] April 14, 2000 [3] May 30, 2000 Virtual Console (3DS) [4] May 2, 2012

Genre 2D Platformer
ESRB: [5] - Everyone
Mode(s) Single Player
Media 16-megabit cartridge
Input Game Boy Color:[6]Control pad

Wario Land 3, known in Japan as Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel (ワリオランド3 不思議なオルゴ~ル, lit. "Wario Land 3: The Mysterious Music Box"), is a video game for the Game Boy Color released in 2000, and the third installment (fourth, counting Virtual Boy Wario Land) in the Wario Land series. It is about Wario entering a music box, and to get out he needs to collect the five music boxes. In the game he gets nine new abilities.


[hide] *1 Story


[7][8]Wario finding the music box.One day, Wario is flying with his plane over the woods until he crashes. Wario then stumbles upon a mysterious cave. Inside the cave, he discovers a magical music box. He wants to take a closer look, and that causes him to be suddenly sucked into the music box. In the music box, a mysterious figure informs Wario that he is a god who once protected the world inside the music box, until an evil being sealed away his magical powers in five music boxes. In exchange for freeing it, the figure promises to send Wario back to his own world and let him keep any treasure he finds. With his mind on the money and the fact he can return to his own world, Wario departs on his quest, in search of the music boxes and the many treasures of this mysterious land. [9][10]The old man thanking Wario for defeating Rudy the Clown.After collecting all the music boxes Wario returns to the temple. Once there, the music boxes play a melody together. The song frees the sealed being, who turns out to be the evil Rudy the Clown. The inhabitants of the music box locked his power up in five music boxes; but before he got imprisoned, he turned all of the music box's inhabitants into monsters. Rudy had great plans about again ruling the Music Box World and then the one outside as well. After Wario defeats Rudy, he is met by the inhabitants of the music box, now restored to their former selves. An old man explains that they thought Wario would help Rudy to return to is old form, and tried to stop Wario from causing that catastrophe; they never thought he would defeat Rudy. They thank Wario and transport him back to his world, along with the treasures that he has collected, as promised before by Rudy the Clown.


The gameplay in Wario Land 3 is very similar to that of its predecessor, Wario Land II. Wario is immortal: if Wario touches an enemy, Wario is simply stunned or transformed in one of his many transformations, known as reactions in the Wario Land series. However, in his last fight with Rudy the Clown, he can be defeated if Rudy smashes him with his two hands. Wario can crouch and walk using the direction pads, use a smash attack by pressing the button and jump using the button. The game's objective is to collect treasures in order to process. Some treasures will effect the Music Box World by opening new paths to other treasures or to other levels. While some others serve for no purpose. This Wario Land has a day and night system; after Wario clears a level, day turns in night or night turns in day. This system effects some levels, and some treasures can only be accessed at a specific time of the day. Unlike its predecessor, Wario only starts with one power, which is a simple smash attack and a simple jump. To learn the other moves, such as the Ground-Pound and the ability to lift enemies, Wario must collect some treasures. Wario must return multiple times to some levels to beat the game and to get all the treasures.

Wario's ReactionsEdit

[11] Ball o' String Wario - Wario will roll back and forth across a course, bouncing off walls, until he eventually unravels back into Wario. This can be used to break blocks.
[12] Bouncy Wario - Wario can jump to new heights. After a amount of time, Wario will return to normal. This form will end immediately if he jumps into water or on spikes.
[13] Bubble Wario - Wario is trapped inside a bubble, allowing him to endlessly float upward, until he hits something. While inside the bubble, Wario has the ability to resist currents in the water.
[14] Crazy Wario - Wario becomes a hard-to-control, dizzy alter-ego. Unlike Wario Land II, Crazy Wario cannot exhale a poisonous gas to kill enemies, and does not change color. Water will revert Wario to a normal state.
[15] Electric Wario - After Wario is hit by a zap of electricity, he is propelled backwards and cannot move for about a second. Any enemies touching him will be immediately defeated.
[16] Fat Wario - With Wario's extra weight, he can easily break through certain blocks which normal Wario can't. As a side-effect, Wario is slow and cant jump as high as normal, but if any enemy runs into him (or if he runs into them) they will instantly be defeated. After a while, Wario will lose weight and return to normal.
[17] Flat Wario - When Wario is flattened, he can glide smoothly in the air to reach places previously unattainable, and slip through tiny cracks in walls. Water and some enemies can turn Wario to normal.
[18] Hot Wario - Wario starts running around with his pants on fire and will slowly burn more intently until he is reduced to cinders. Wario can break through certain bricks in this form. If Wario makes contact with water or until the time limit is over, he will return to normal.
[19] Ice Skatin' Wario - Wario is frozen solid and sent skimming backwards, until he hits a wall. Although a usual inconvenience, he can slide along spikes and other nasty obstacles, as well as defeat most enemies.
[20] Invisible Wario - Wario is invisible, so he can pass through protected doors. However, aside from an occasional glimpse, the player cannot see Wario, either, making this a very difficult transformation. Unlike all other Wario Forms, he can still walk through doorways. When Wario goes through pipes, he reverts to normal.
[21] Puffy Wario - When hit by a stinger from an enemy, Wario's head is filled with air. Wario will float upwards until he hits something. This is a feature of many boss fights throughout the game.
[22] Snowman Wario - When Wario is covered in falling snow, he becomes a snowman. If Snowman Wario rolls down a slope, he can break certain blocks. Wario can defeat every enemy in this form.
[23] Vampire Wario - Wario can defeat every enemy he touches. Plus, by pressing the Button, Wario will go to Vampire Bat form, when he can fly in short spurts. To turn into his normal self, he must touch a clove of garlic, go into a patch of light, or fall into a pool of water.
[24] Zombie Wario - Wario is impervious to all enemy damage, can defeat almost all enemies on touch, and fall through thin floors, although he is incredibly slow. Unlike Wario Land II, he is now able to jump, though he cannot jump very high. Water or light will return him to normal Wario.

Power upsEdit

The nine powerups that can be found during gameplay are as follows:

  1. Blue overall: By pressing the B-button and down, Wario can perform a Smash Attack. He can destroy little enemies, fractured blocks and stun big enemies with this overall. (Stunned enemies can be defeated when attacking them again)
  2. Double-finned flippers: With these, Wario can swim. By tapping the button, he swims faster.
  3. Spiked helmet: With this item, Wario can destroy fractured blocks by jumping into them from below.
  4. Red glove: Wario can lift small enemies when walking towards them. He can throw them by pressing the button. Holding up throws them up. Keeping the button pressed performs a charged throw. In this case, the enemies are destroyed when they touch a wall. There are special blocks that only breaks by throwing something against them.
  5. Garlic: Wario can also break undamaged blocks with his Dash Attacks, when rolling, or by jumping into them from below. He breaks fractured blocks without being stopped and can also defeat large enemies immediately.
  6. Red overall: Similar to Garlic, Wario's smash attack can break unstructured blocks, break through fractured blocks unstopped, and defeat large enemies immediately. Additionally, it can cause a ground shaker, stunning small enemies.
  7. Winged boots: Pressing up while jumping with the Winged boots allows Wario to jump higher. Enemies can also be used to perform high jumps when pressing up while jumping onto them.
  8. Hand Flippers: With these flippers, Wario can swim against strong currents while tapping the button.
  9. Golden gloves: Wario can lift big enemies as well as normal ones.

Golf MinigameEdit

[25] In some levels, Wario will find a block with the word Minigame written on it. Wario can get this block out of his way by playing a minigame of golf, which can be accessed by entering a door with a drawing of a Para-Goom at its top. The door and the block will be found at the same level. This golfing game is not like the real world golf, however, the purpose is almost the same; use Wario's smash attack on a para-goom, and send it into the hole. If it falls into lava or water, another Para-Goom will fall on the closest spot of the lava/water, so Wario will be able to continue. To play this game, The player must press the button to move the blue arrow in the energy meter displayed at the bottom of the screen, and press it again to stop it. Then, a red arrow will appear; he or she has to make it stop on the red or the blue space inside the meter, or else Wario will stumble and it will count as a shoot. The player can also use the direction pads (left and right) to see where the Para-Goom will end up if hit with the maximum power. To play Golf, Wario must have enough money in his possession.

In the north side of the Music Box World, there is a strange uncolored building. After getting all of the seven crayons, the building will be colored and Wario can play golf anytime he wants by visiting it. The number of golf courses in this building is four, however, the fourth one can only be accessed by getting all of the Musical Coins, found in all the Music Box World's levels.

List of LevelsEdit


  1. Out of the Woods
  2. The Peaceful Village
  3. The Vast Plain
  4. Bank of the Wild River
  5. The Tidal Coast
  6. Sea Turtle Rocks


  1. Desert Ruins
  2. The Volcano's Base
  3. The Pool of Rain
  4. A Town in Chaos
  5. Beneath the Waves
  6. The West Crater


  1. The Grasslands
  2. The Big Bridge
  3. Tower of Revival
  4. The Steep Canyon
  5. Cave of Flames
  6. Above the Clouds


  1. The Stagnant Swamp
  2. The Frigid Sea
  3. Castle of Illusions
  4. The Colossal Hole
  5. The Warped Void
  6. The East Crater
  7. Forest of Fear

Items and BlocksEdit

Image Name Description
[26] Musical Coin If Wario collects 8 of those in each level, he can unlock a hidden golf minigame. Each of them is worth 10 coins.
[27] Coin Normal coins Wario can commonly find in levels. They are used to pay the golf minigames.
[28] [29] [30] [31] Colored Coins A colored coin is worth 10 normal coins.
[32] Keys The keys appear in every level. Wario has to use those to open treasure chests.


Image Name Description
[33] Appleby A mole-like enemy that throws apples from holes in walls which turn Wario fat.
[34] Beam Robota A blue robot who attacks with beams stored inside their chests.
[35] Bird A flying enemy. The blue birds will only stun Wario, while the orange ones turn him into a Crazy Wario.
[36] Brrr Bear A blue polar bear who spits ice at Wario and turns him into an Ice Skatin' Wario.
[37] Count Richtertoffen A fat creature who attacks by shaking the ground and squashing Wario to turn him flat.
[38] Doughnuteer A small creature holding a fork with doughnuts. If Wario eats one, he'll become fat.
[39] Fire Robota A red robot attacking with fire torches stored in its chest.
[40] Fire Snake An invincible enemy living in jars and attacks by spitting fire.
[41] Grab-bot A flying enemy. The blue version of them grab Wario, and the green ones try to smash him with a Smasher.
[42] Hammer-bot A big blue robot riding on wheels and uses its hammers to turn Wario into a spring.
[43] Haridama A black fish that attacks with its needles.
[44] Kobats Bat enemies that turn Wario into Vampire Wario.
[45] Mad Scienstein A scientist who attacks by using his potions, that turn Wario invisible.
[46] Mr. Moon An invincible enemy who attacks with electric beams and turns Wario into Electric Wario. It only appears nighttime.
[47] Mr. Sun An invincible enemy who attacks with fire balls and turns Wario into Flaming Wario. It can only be encountered at daytime.
[48] Octohōn An underwater enemy that gets affected by a treasure in the game and gets bigger then before. When it's big, it attacks by pushing Wario.
[49] Para-Goom A yellow enemy who attacks using its spiky parasol
Pneumo A floating jellyfish attacking with its horn-like nose and turns Wario into a Puffy Wario
Prince Froggy A big frog that blocks Wario's path. It can be moved using a ground-pound or rolling down a slope.
[50] Robo-Mouse A mouse-like robot attacking with its claws.
[51] Roof Slime A slime that attaches itself to the ceilings. It attacks by shooting beams.
[52] Sand Hand An invincible enemy only appearing at daytime in Desert Ruins, and tries to make Wario fall into moving sand.
[53] Silky A green worm that gives off a special string from its mouth. If Wario is hit by that, he'll turn into a Ball o' String Wario.
[54] Spear-bot A green robot attacking with a spear stored inside its chest.
[55] Spearhead A blue blob with a spear as its nose and weapon.
[56] Squasher A Thwomp-like enemy, carried by a Grab-bot and tries to flatten Wario.
[57] Teruteru A ghost-like enemy who attaches to Wario's head and makes the screen dark.
[58] Tree Bug Bug enemies with spikes on their heads, always found on vines and trees.
[59] Water Hand An invincible enemy only appearing in The Steep Canyon, and tries to make Wario fall into fast currents.
[60] Water Spark An invincible enemy only appearing in Bank of the Wild River, when touched, Wario will become puffy
Webber A spider enemy who can shoot electric projectiles.
[61] Zombie An undead enemy who throws his head at Wario and turns him into a zombie.


Image Name Location
[62] Doll Boy The Volcano's Base
Wormwould The Grasslands
Wolfenboss The Pool of Rain
Shoot A Town in Chaos
Pesce Bank of the Wild River
Muddee The Stagnant Swamp
Scowler Sea Turtle Rocks
Yellow Belly Desert Ruins
Jamano The Stagnant Swamp
Anonster Out of the Woods
Rudy the Clown The Temple


There are 100 treasures in total Wario can collect, many of which alter the music box world and open new areas to Wario's exploration. However, not all of the treasures are needed to complete the game.

Image Name Location Purpose
[63] First Music Box The Grasslands The five magical artifacts needed to complete the game. Together they can break the seal on Rudy the Clown, but each of them has a unique purpose.
  • The first permits access to The Big Bridge.
  • The second one opens the path to the Bank of the Wild River and The Tidal Coast.
  • The third one opens the Cave of Flames.
  • The fourth reveals the entrance to Beneath the Waves.
  • The fifth one unlocks the final battle in The Temple.
[64] Second Music Box A Town in Chaos
[65] Third Music Box Sea Turtle Rocks
[66] Fourth Music Box The Stagnant Swamp
[67] Fifth Music Box Out of the Woods
[68] Frog Prince's Gloves Out of the Woods Allows Wario to swim faster, so he can traverse currents.
[69] Double-Finned Flippers Tower of Revival Makes Wario able to swim and dive in water.
[70] Jumping Boots The Colossal Hole Enables Wario to jump high and to step-jump on enemies.
[71] Golden Gloves The East Crater Boosts Wario's strengh, so he can lift even heavy enemies.
[72] Garlic Tower of Revival Upgrades Wario's Dash Attack, so he can smash through non-cracked blocks. Also allows him to break non-cracked blocks with his head, and opens the path to Sea Turtle Rocks.
[73] Red Gloves The Steep Canyon Makes Wario able to lift small objects and enemies.
[74] Lead Overalls The Volcano's Base Enables Wario to perform a Ground Pound that breaks cracked blocks and defeats enemies.
[75] Steel Overalls Castle of Illusions Powers up Wario's Ground Pound, so he can break non-cracked blocks and stun enemies.
[76] Spiked Helmet The Frigid Sea Allows Wario to break cracked blocks with his head by jumping beneath them.
[77] Lantern of Truth The Big Bridge When brought together, they make the Castle of Illusions appear on the east side.
[78] Flame of Truth The Frigid Sea
[79] Burning Torch Castle of Illusions Opens the path to the Forest of Fear and connects the east sector with the north sector of the world.
[80] The Cog Wheel A The Pool of Rain When placed into the elevator on the east side, they open the path to The Grasslands.
[81] The Cog Wheel B A Town in Chaos
[82] Warp Compact Forest of Fear Makes the Warped Void appear on the east side.
[83] Raincloud Jar Out of the Woods Summons a rain storm and opens the path to The Pool of Rain.
[84] Secret Path to Crater Map Tower of Revival Reveals a secret path through the mountains and opens the path to The East Crater
[85] Snow Storm Spell Book The Peaceful Village When brought together, they freeze the water on the east side and open the path to The Frigid Sea.
[86] Freeze Cane The Grasslands
[87] Sky Key Tower of Revival Unlocks the door leading to the tower's top and opens the path to Above the Clouds.
[88] Anger Spell Book The Tidal Coast They create a lighting storm and open the path to The Steep Canyon.
[89] Anger Halberd Bank of the Wild River
[90] Ax of Destruction Out of the Woods Cuts the big tree on the north side and opens the path to The Peaceful Village and The Vast Plain
[91] Ring of Revival-Blue The Pool of Rain When brought together, they make the Tower of Revival rise from the ground on the south side.
[92] Ring of Revival-Red The Vast Plain
[93] Colorless Mountain Slate 1 (left) The Peaceful Village They unlock the gate at the hill on the north side and open the path to the Desert Ruins.
[94] Colorless Mountain Slate 2 (right) The Vast Plain
[95] Mist Fan The Pool of Rain Blows the mist at the south side away and opens the path to The Stagnant Swamp.
[96] Tornado Calming Writing Piece 1 (top) Desert Ruins They calm the storm on the west side and open the path to The Volcano's Base.
[97] Tornado Calming Writing Piece 2 (bottom) Desert Ruins
[98] Conch Artifact (blue) The Volcano's Base They cause the volcano to erupt and open the path to The West Crater and The Colossal Hole.
[99] Conch Artifact (red) The Steep Canyon
[100] Conch Artifact (green) The Stagnant Swamp
[101] Blue Chemical The Steep Canyon When brought together, they move the heavy blocks in The Vast Plain and Beneath the Waves out of the way.
[102] Red Chemical Beneath the Waves
[103] Air-Pump The Colossal Hole Makes the blocks of ice rise in The Pool of Rain and Bank of the Wild River.
[104] The Sapling of Growth A Town in Chaos Makes the little octopi grow in Tidal Coast and Beneath the Waves.
[105] Night Vision Scope The East Crater They illuminate a certain room in Sea Turtle Rocks.
[106] Electric Fan Propeller The Tidal Coast Produces currents of air in A Town in Chaos.
[107] Rust Spray Castle of Illusions Causes the iron walls in The Steep Canyon, Cave of Flames, and The West Crater to rust, making them destroyable.
[108] Wire Wizard Bank of the Wild River Produces patches of wire in the Tower of Revival and Tidal Coast, which Wario can use to climb on.
[109] The Detonator Beneath the Waves Causes bombs in The Stagnant Swamp, Cave of Flames, and The Colossal Hole to explode, opening new paths.
[110] Scissors Cave of Flames They cut loose the balloon in Above the Clouds, opening new paths.
[111] Castle Brick The West Crater Opens new paths in the Castle of Illusions.
[112] Warp Removal Apparatus Forest of Fear Makes the dimensional rifts in The Warped Void disappear, opening new paths.
[113] Key Card (red) Forest of Fear They release Para-Gooms in The Warped Void, opening new paths.
[114] Key Card (blue) Forest of Fear
[115] Jackhammer Above the Clouds Releases a stream of hot air in The East Crater.
[116] Pick-Axe Above the Clouds Opens a new area in The East Crater.
[117] Rocket Bank of the Wild River This Treasure serves no purpose.
[118] Pokémon Pikachu The Big Bridge This Treasure serves no purpose. (It is a reference to the actual Pokémon Pikachu device that was released shortly before Wario Land 3.)
[119] Mystery Handle The Warped Void Raises a Warp Pipe from the ground in the Forest of Fear, opening new paths.
[120] Demon's Blood The Warped Void Lets Zombies emerge in a specific area of the Forest of Fear, opening new paths.
[121] Magical Powder Castle of Illusions Causes the tree in Out of the Woods to open, creating a new path.
[122] Fighter Mannequin The Grasslands This Treasure serves no purpose.
[123] Truck Wheels The Grasslands Makes the carriages in The Volcano's Base operational, opening new paths.
[124] Fantastic Flute The Stagnant Swamp Summons snakes in The Peaceful Village, The Grasslands, and The Volcano's Base.
[125] Giant's Foot The Tidal Coast Creates an earthquake that opens a new paths in The Volcano's Base and The Steep Canyon, and drains the water of The Stagnant Swamp.
[126] Golden Snake Eye 1 (left) Sea Turtle Rocks Opens the yellow snake door in the Tower of Revival.
[127] Golden Snake Eye 2 (right) A Town in Chaos
[128] Blue Snake Eye 1 (left) The West Crater Opens the blue snake door in the Tower of Revival.
[129] Blue Snake Eye 1 (right) The Colossal Hole
[130] Staff of Purity Cave of Flames Purifies the murky water in The Frigid Sea, Sea Turtle Rocks, and The Big Bridge, opening new paths.
[131] Sun Fragment 1 (left) Sea Turtle Rocks They end the eternal night on the east side of the world, making it possible to access the levels there during the daytime as well.
[132] Sun Fragment 2 (right) Desert Ruins
[133] Eye of Gentle Wind The Stagnant Swamp Causes leaves to fall down in Out of the Woods, opening a new path.
[134] Fuujin's Sack Cave of Flames
[135] Miracle Seed The Big Bridge Causes stalks to grow in The Vast Plain, The Pool of Rain, and The Grasslands, opening new paths.
[136] Full Moon Gong Sea Turtle Rocks Summons the Moon in Above the Clouds, opening a new path.
[137] Telephone The Steep Canyon This Treasure serves no purpose.
[138] Crown The Volcano's Base This Treasure serves no purpose.
[139] Plate of Day and Night The Peaceful Village Gives Wario the ability to switch between daytime and nighttime at will.
[140] Red Bracelet The Vast Plain This Treasure serves no purpose.
[141] Green Bracelet The Tidal Coast This Treasure serves no purpose.
[142] Blue Bracelet The Volcano's Base This Treasure serves no purpose.
[143] Clubs Crest Beneath the Waves This Treasure serves no purpose.
[144] Spades Crest The West Crater This Treasure serves no purpose.
[145] Heart Crest The Warped Void This Treasure serves no purpose.
[146] Diamonds Crest The East Crater This Treasure serves no purpose.
[147] Earthen Figure The East Crater This Treasure serves no purpose.
[148] Saber The West Crater This Treasure serves no purpose.
[149] Expensive Glass The Peaceful Village This Treasure serves no purpose.
[150] Magic Pot The Frigid Sea This Treasure serves no purpose.
[151] Treasure Magnifying Glass Bank of the Wild River Allows Wario to check which treasures he has already collected, without having to enter the level first.
[152] UFO The Frigid Sea This Treasure serves no purpose.
[153] Luxury Car Cave of Flames This Treasure serves no purpose.
[154] Locomotive The Colossal Hole This Treasure serves no purpose.
[155] Fire Drencher Above the Clouds Extinguishes the flames in The West Crater, opening a new path.
[156] Seven Prismatic Colors Crayon-Red Beneath the Waves A set of seven treasures shaped like crayons. Whenever Wario finds one of the crayons, the object will travel to the hill that separates the north side from the west side Depending on the color of it, the crayon will then color a specific aspect of the hill.
  • The Red Crayon colors the door of the building..
  • The Brown Crayon colors the forest's ground and the tree trunks.
  • The Yellow Crayon colors the sign over the door.
  • The Green Crayon colours the trees and the grass.
  • The Cyan Crayon colors the sky.
  • The Blue Crayon colors the bushes.
  • The Pink Crayon colors the building itself.

Once the entire landscape is colored, the Golf challenge minigame will be unlocked and can be accessed at any time Wario travels from the north side to the west side and vice versa.

[157] Seven Prismatic Colors Crayon-Brown The Warped Void
[158] Seven Prismatic Colors Crayon-Yellow The Pool of Rain
[159] Seven Prismatic Colors Crayon-Green Above the Clouds
[160] Seven Prismatic Colors Crayon-Cyan The Big Bridge
[161] Seven Prismatic Colors Crayon-Blue The Vast Plain
[162] Seven Prismatic Colors Crayon-Pink Desert Ruins

Time AttackEdit

Once Wario has opened all 100 Chests, Time Attack mode is activated.

The following message will be displayed from now on when starting the game: Time Attack*Compete for time taken to get all 4 keys and clear the course.

  • Press START on the Map Screen to see the list of best times.

Thus, Wario has to try to collect all the four keys the fastest way possible and enter an exit doorway in this mode. The best time will be saved for each world, though saving when playing a world isn't possible. If Wario breaks his personal record, he will joyfully lift his thumb. Otherwise, he will react as if he wouldn't have opened a chest and entered an exist doorway in the normal mode.


Main article: Wario Land 3/Glitches


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