Wario Land 3
Wario (not to be confused with the related, though much less evil Mario) leaps back onto the Game Boy Color in a new side-scrolling, run-n-jumping adventure that'll keep gamers collecting coins and dealing with foes until the wee hours. This time around, Wario's fallen into a magic music box and needs to perform a few tasks to return home (clicking his heels three times won't help). Hidden throughout 25 levels are four treasure chests and five music boxes--once he's found them, he's free. Naturally, Wario must contend with plenty of obstacles, puzzles and truly bizarre foes before settling into his favorite chair back home. In a cool twist, certain foes and power-ups transform Wario into the oddest of configurations that help or hinder his progress through the levels. Fire-loving critters, for instance, will set Wario's pants on fire, sending him on a mad dash to some remote part of the level. A specific power-up flattens Wario like an unlucky Looney Tunes character. In this game, though, a flat Wario is a lucky Wario, as he can squeeze into new areas. The Japanese import version of this game released to much acclaim, so consider this release a good bet as a very replayable addition to your Game Boy pak library.