Wario's Woods

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Genre: Puzzles & Words
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 7 reviews
User Rating: 8.7/10 - 3 votes
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Wario's Woods
Wario's Woods
Wario's Woods
Wario's Woods
  • Manufacturer: Nintendo
  • Machine: GameBoy
  • Theme: Adventure
  • Release: 1994
  • No. of Levels: 40+

People say:


Wario is a great twist on the typical Mario theme. Best of all, it's all new and that is what I want to see in a game. The music is pretty good, and it's a nice change from the usual Mario theme. It controls well, but Wario looks like a big blur on the screen, and this adds to the difficulty. The play mechanics are just right and as usual Nintendo comes through with another hit. Now how about this on Super NES?


It's a whole new adventure starring Mario's archenemy and it's good. Finding and using the various hats add a new dimension to the Mario theme. Those with short attention spans, be warned. These levels are huge and luckily, there's a battery back-up to save your progress. The game has lots of hidden goodies in the floors and walls to keep adventurous people happy. This is a fun one to play.


This is another great portable cart from the programming wizards at Nintendo. Wario Land has all the elements of a great portable game: great graphics, good sound, superb play control, amusing characters, and a good story. Wario's new charge attack is a fresh idea to attack the enemies, a welcome new feature. The down side to the game was that it was kind of easy. This is an excellent choice for Mario fans.


All right Nintendo, stop the teasing! With very good Mario spinoffs like this one, I just want another 16-Bit Mario game more and more! Wario Land has plenty of action, power ups, and good graphics (among other things) to keep anyone's interest. The control is very good (this is portable, remember), but things are a bit on the easy side. Still, fans of Mario-type games will definitely want this one.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Pentium II (or equivalent) 266MHz (500MHz recommended), RAM: 64MB (128MB recommended), DirectX v8.0a or later must be installed


System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • P-200, 32 MB RAM

Game Reviews

  • Manufacturer: Nintendo
  • Machine: Super NES

This Tetris-like puzzle game has a bit of an added twist - you control the falling objects at the bottom of the screen, instead of at the top. Play against the computer or a friend. Help stop Wario's evil quest for world domination.

  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Players: 1 or 2
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo

After being banished from Mario Land in his debut game, Wario's found some new real estate to invade. He's evicted sprites and other forest creatures from the Peaceful Woods and renamed the area Wario's Woods. But did he actually think he'd get away with the heinous deed?

Toad, the official hero of the Mushroom Kingdom, has taken it upon himself to stop Wario's evil ways. With the help of the homeless sprites who have the power to make bombs, Toad can destroy Wario's army of monsters in this puzzle game. But this isn't exactly a remodeled Tetris. Quite the contrary, cuz Wario's Woods requires you to maneuver the pieces once they've fallen, not on their way down. By kicking, picking up, and/or placing three or more similarly colored monsters and bombs in a row, Toad can eliminate those nasty monsters.

What at first appears to be a simple puzzle game is given depth by its challenge and its many game modes. A human or (tough) computer opponent can be challenged with a two-player split-screen option, and a Round Game lets you work your way through 100 increasingly difficult rounds. Fortunately there's a Lesson Mode to explain the complicated controls and general strategic principles needed to have a chance against Wario and his minions.

  • Graphics: 5
  • Gameplay: 8
  • Innovation: 8
  • Music & Sound FX: 7
  • Replay Value: 8
  • Theme: Puzzle
  • Release: Feb. 19, '94

Wario, Mario's new nemesis, stars in this Action puzzler that's in the vein of Tetris, Yoshi's Cookies and other similar titles. The object is simple, just line up monsters and bombs that drop out of the sky in lines of three to make them disappear. Instead of manipulating these objects as they fall, the trick is to move them around once they've reached the bottom. Whole rows or single objects can be moved as needed. It's even possible to kick unwanted pieces away. Monsters come in a variety of styles from easy to kill ones or ones that need to be hit twice. The best part about WF is that you can take on a friend to see who's better.

  • Manufacturer: Nintendo
  • # of players: 1
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Available: 1994
  • No. of Levels: 40+
  • Theme: Adventure

Listen up GameBoy fans, Wario is back in a brand new adventure which will take you through a world loaded with action-packed levels and plenty of dangerous villains to keep you on your toes! Three power-up suits are hidden throughout each of the levels which transform normal Wario into different characters, each with his own special attacks and maneuvers. Huge levels, loads of enemies, and tons of power-ups make Wario Land an excellent choice for all you die-hard GameBoy freaks out there. Make sure you keep some new batteries on hand for this one!

This Tetris variation has some interesting innovations, but it's nothing new.

Wario's Woods boasts the usual Tetris features. Bombs and Monsters fall into a well, and you must match them in rows before the well fills up. WW includes various power-ups and interesting means of sabotage.

ProTip: The bigger a diagonal match you make, the more the ceiling will raise.

The controls are somewhat tricky to master. In puzzlers, you want to focus on strategy, not on getting the pieces to go where you want.

The standard-looking graphics star cutesy animated characters and Super Mario-style Bombs and Monsters. Although the music isn't bad, it's also not memorable.

WW's options give it play value, but its familiar play style makes it a ho-hum puzzler.

One of the puzzle-solving and strategy games made by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super NES in 1994. Though there were quite lot of releases afterwards. It is very much like Columns or Tetris.

Wario's Woods is a Tetris-derived falling block game, though here the blocks are forest-dwelling creatures and bombs. The game's peculiarity is that the player does not control the falling items, but Toad, who moves and carries them. Toad has to gather all the monsters and bombs to save the forest from Wario, who wants to take control of it. The character moves the already fallen objects, picking up individual objects or the whole columns. The main task is to clear the player's screen of objects, which are monsters. This can be done by arranging them and bombs also, of the same color in horizontal, diagonal or vertical rows of three or more blocks.

You may choose from 5 different modes of play: a "Round Game" (Toad has to clear numerous levels), a match versus a computer, a two player mode and a "Time Race" and training modes.

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