Handheld video game:Nintendo Game Boy Advance Wario Land 4


The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

Mario is the most popular video game franchise of all time, selling over 260 million games worldwide. The character Mario appears in over 200 games on every Nintendo console ever made, and in the 1990s, a survey discovered more children recognized Mario than Mickey Mouse. While the Mario series mainly features platform adventures, often involving the safe rescue of Princess Peach, it also includes role-playing, puzzle, racing, and educational games. The franchise further includes television shows, a live-action movie, comics, and promotional materials. Created by Shigeru Miyamoto in 1981, Mario first appeared as the protagonist Jumpman in Donkey Kong. As his name suggests, the character completed levels by jumping over barrels and climbing ladders to rescue the Lady kidnapped by Donkey Kong. In certain advertisements, Jumpman was named Mario, after the landlord of Nintendo of America's offices, and the name stuck. In 1985, Miyamoto produced the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) game Super Mario Bros. The game takes place in the mythical Mushroom kingdom and stars Mario as he attempts to save Princess Peach from an antagonistic, anthropomorphized turtle named Bowser. In 2001, Nintendo released Wario Land 4 for Game Boy Advance. The game served as a spin-off for the Mario franchise and starred the recurring character Wario, who first appered in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins as the primary antagonist, before receiving his own game in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. In this entry, Wario travels to the Gold Pyramid when he hears a rumor that a wealth of treasure lies hidden within. He unintentionally ends up embarking on a quest to save Princess Shokora from the malevolent Golden Diva. Wario Land 4 sold over two million copies, making it a highly successful endeavor.


  • Title: Handheld video game:Nintendo Game Boy Advance Wario Land 4
  • Creator: Nintendo
  • Date Created: 2001
  • Location: Japan
  • Subject Keywords: electronic game, video game, Nintendo, Game Boy Advance
  • Type: Handhelds
  • Medium: plastic, metal
  • Object ID: 109.5147

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