Wario's Woods (SNES)
The SNES counterpart to the last NES game released in America, this version features a pretty cute Puyo Puyo-esque VS COM story mode. It's also got the current CEO of Retro Studios voicing a green Toad, so that's something.
For some odd reason, this version never released in Japan outside of the Satellaview (and even those versions cut or change content, more on that below) and has yet to be rereleased anywhere.
When you defeat an opponent, they turn into a frame of their heads. However, each one has an unused extra frame.
Using the Pro Action Replay (PAR) code 7E010013 will play an unused track that could be an early version of Wario's theme or a test track.
There's much more to cover. Compare each week's Futatabi version, as well as Event Ver. 1 and Event Ver. 2. With the amount of differences, this probably should become a subpage once complete.
This game was released exclusively for the Satellaview in Japan, and it was broadcast in multiple forms with a number of surprising major changes. The Event and Bakushou (not publicly dumped) versions feature a Japanese comedy duo, who've been added to the title screen and throughout the game.
A later Futatabi version drops the celebrity tie-in, bringing the game closer to its original form.
|US/EU||Event Ver. 1||Event Ver. 2||Futatabi|
The Event and Bakushou (not shown) title screens add Toad, the guest stars, and the Satellaview mascot. They also feature taller copyright text and fix the original game's rather odd ground shadows. Version 2 additionally moves Toad slightly and removes the cloud behind the "Ver." text. The Futatabi version opts for a completely different, yet familiar image; namely the artwork featured on the game's packaging (this art was used for every retail NES and SNES release, including the Famicom version).
|Event Ver. 1||Event Ver. 2||Futatabi|
Each Satellaview version features different game modes. The Round Game and Time Race icons were redrawn to give Toad a mouth, and they remembered to update the Option icon to match the Super Famicom's controller. The logo on the controller also has slight differences between the European and Japanese releases.
Describe the changed modes in further detail.
VS COM Mode
Some of the opponents are fought in different locations.
The VS COM mode in Futatabi conspicuously omits the cutscene dialogue (Toad and his foes just stare at each other, blinking).
The mode's results screen also removes the name labels. Oddly, this means the VS COM opponents (besides Wario) went unnamed in Japan.
Round Game/Time Race
The event versions feature the celebrity tie-in, of course. Despite the rest of Futatabi hewing closer to the international release, Birdo is still absent, replaced by the Satellaview's female avatar.
The Wario series
|Game Boy (Color)||Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 • Wario Land II • Wario Land 3|
|Game Boy Advance||Wario Land 4|
|Wii||Wario Land: Shake It!|
|Game Boy Advance||WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (Demo) • WarioWare: Twisted!|
|GameCube||WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!|
|Nintendo DS||WarioWare: Touched! (Demo) • WarioWare: D.I.Y.|
|Nintendo DSi||Paper Plane (iQue Prototypes) • Pyoro|
|Wii||WarioWare: Smooth Moves|
|Wii U||Game & Wario|
|Nintendo 3DS||WarioWare Gold|
|Nintendo Switch||WarioWare: Get It Together! • WarioWare: Move It!|
|SNES||Mario & Wario • Wario's Woods|
|Game Boy (Color)||Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman!|
|Nintendo DS||Wario: Master of Disguise|