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Today in Nerd History | March 2

Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on March 2nd in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

WARIO LAND II | 1998

In 1998, Wario Land II launched on the Game Boy. Wario Land II is a platformer game where Wario chases Captain Syrup and her pirates who stole his treasure and flooded his castle.

 

Nerdy Facts:

  • Wario Land II is the first game in the series where Wario is invincible. He cannot die or lose coins, but he can be affected by various conditions that change his abilities or appearance. Instead of focusing on lives, the platformer became more puzzle-oriented, proving to still be a very challenging game.

  • Wario Land II has a hidden mode called Flagman D-D, which is a remake of the Game & Watch game Flagman. It can be accessed by entering a secret code at the title screen.

  • Wario Land II has a censorship issue in the international versions. In the Japanese version, there is an enemy called Penguin that throws beer at Wario. If they hit Wario, he becomes dizzy, burps, and needs to splash himself off with water to go back to normal. In the international versions, the beer was replaced with bombs, and the burping animation was removed.

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