Game Series WarioWare

Wario Land

Date Debuted in November 2, 1992 (North America)

January 28, 1993 (Europe)

First Appearence Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Latest Appearence Mario Party: The Top 100 (2017)
Owned by Nintendo

Wario is a character from the Mario series, the Wario Land series, and the WarioWare Inc series. He is seen as obese, but a muscular man who has a quick temper with a greedy nature. He is usually seen in his yellow clothing with purple overalls but can also be seen with a biker outfit. 

Wario was created by Hiroji Kiyotake.

Super Mario Land 2:  6 Golden Coins

Wario first appeared in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins as the main antagonist. He took Mario's castle and threw the six golden coins into random locations. Mario, the hero he is, starts looking all over the land to look for the coins.

This game has inspired the creation of the Wario Land series.

Wario Land series


Wario as he appeared in the first Wario Land.

After the success of Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, Nintendo decided to make another sequel, instead of having Mario as the main character, Wario was the main character (Though, it still counts as Super Mario Land 3). Wario is told that there is a great treasure on an island, guarded by Captain Syrup.

Wario Land is very different compared to the previous Mario Land games, most notably, he has some new attacks like his famous Shoulder Bash. In some Wario Land games, he can't die.

Wario Land has spawned multiple sequels. Two more for the Game Boy, one on the infamous Virtual Boy, and one on the Game Boy Advance. After the fifth game, the trilogy has been given the silent treatment and didn't get another game in 2008 named Wario Land: Shake It! (or Wario Land: The Shake Dimension!, Wario Land: Shake and Wario Land: Shaking! in other countries) Wario Land: Shake It! is the last of the Wario Land series for now. Though some games reference Wario Land. (Such as Wario World or Wario: Master of Disguise)

WarioWare Inc. series


WarioWare Inc. is Wario's current series. These types of games make you go against lots of minigames (or microgames according to the actual games). You technically don't play as Wario himself, but he is the main character in this series with several others such as Ashley or Kat & Ana.

The story of the games is that Wario owns a microgame company named WarioWare Inc. and makes microgames to make money with the help of his friends.

The latest game is a spin-off of the series named Game & Wario.

Spin-off Games 

Wario appears in many spin-off games in the Mario series, usually as a playable character. Wario regularly appears in the Mario Kart and Mario Party series as a playable character, and has made a appearance in almost all the sports themed spin-off games.

Wario has also made 3 appearances in the Super Smash Bros Series, as a trophy in Melee, and as a playable character in both Brawl and Smash Wii U/3DS.

Wario SSB4 Render

Wario in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.


Wario has many communities about him on Miiverse such as the WarioWare communities and Wario Land Virtual Console Communities. Users also post drawings of him and sometimes even roleplay as Wario. Users also like to say "Wah!" alot as it's a phrase Wario makes in some of his games. Some Miiverse users have also been known to spam communities with memes such as "OBEY WARIO DESTROY MARIO".


  • It is speculated that Wario was created by the frustrations at Nintendo R&D1 with having to work on a Metroid game.
  • Wario's name comes from the Japanese word warui (meaning bad) mixed in with Mario's name.