In Wario Land 3 Wario is invincible (there is only 1 secret way to die). Getting hit with an enemy will simply stun Wario, as well as push him backward, which can cause him to fall off ledges.
However, some enemies “attack” Wario in different ways. You’ll need to exploit these status effects to go far in this game.
Zaps you backward.
Makes you lose any invisibility or fat statuses.
Wario will turn into a giant ball o’ yellow string & roll round in 1 direction, destroying any enemies in his path, till he hits a wall, which will cause him to bounce in the other direction. He will continue bouncing round 4 mo’ times till he finally unravels back to normal.
Allows you to break certain blocks.
Can make you fall off ledges or push you out o’ areas.
Turns Wario invisible, blinking into sight every few frames.
Lets you pass eye gates.
Makes it hard to see Wario.
Pushes Wario backward till he hits a wall, killing any enemies in his path.
Allows you to slip past obstacles, such as Prince Froggies or spike balls.
Can cause you to fall off ledges or otherwise just impede progress.
Engulfs Wario in a giant snowman, slowing his movement & weakening his jumps. If he touches a slope he will turn into a snowball & move down the slope, going forward, killing any enemies in his path, till he hits a wall, which is the only way to revert to normal.
Allows you to break snowball blocks.
Other than slowing Wario down it also makes it impossible for him to cross slopes, forcing you to roll down a slope, rolling far back in the level, to revert back to normal.
Turns Wario into a vampire that can kill any enemy just by touching them. Pressing B allows you to turn into a bat which can fly by fluttering his wings with the A button. Reverts back to normal by touching water, garlic, or light.
Allows you to kill Prince Froggies & fly.
Wario can’t hold objects (& thus throw them at throw blocks), nor can he open chests.
Makes Wario run round on fire for ’bout 5 seconds till he finally bursts into flames, which will 'ventually stop & burn 'way to ashes. Afterward, Wario will miraculously revert to his normal, nonashy self. Wario will simply push past any enemies while running round, and will kill any enemies while completely covered in flames.
Allows you to break fire blocks & kill Prince Froggies. Also, some blocks require you to light all the torches in the room while running round on fire.
Can cause you to fall off ledges or just otherwise inconvenience you. Can also make you lose invisibility.
Makes Wario automatically bounce round for a while. Holding A while jumping will make you gain extra height.
Allows Wario to reach higher areas.
Forces you to jump, which can sometimes make you jump up ledges, blocking you out o’ an area or forcing you to climb all the way down ’gain.
Makes Wario flat, making him glide in the air. Falling into water or being grabbed by a Grab-bot will revert Wario to normal.
Allows you to reach further distances, as well as squeeze past tiny gaps in tight passages.
Wario can’t use any o’ his abilities when flat, can’t jump as high, & can't open chests.
Causes Wario to slowly float upward till he hits the ceiling, causing him to revert to normal.
Allows him to reach higher areas.
Forces him to go to higher areas, e’en if you don’t want him to.
Turns Wario into a zombie. Touching light will make him revert to normal.
Allows Wario to fall through certain flat floors (the kind you can jump up through) & kill Prince Froggies, as well as other enemies mo’ easily.
Slows Wario’s movement, limits his jumping, & can sometimes make him fall down floors you don’t want him to.
Makes him fat. Jumping & moving around a lot or falling in water will 'ventually make him lose all this weight.
Allows him to break certain blocks, kill enemies by touching them, & create an earthquake effect.
Slows his movement, weakens his jumps, makes him unable to use any abilities.
In water, causes Wario to slowly float upward, ignoring any currents. Reverts to normal when Wario hits either the surface or blocks.
Allows Wario to bypass currents.
Forces Wario upward, e’en if not wanted.
Makes Wario wobble back & forth randomly till hit by an enemy or he falls into water.
Causes you to lose control o’ your character. Due to nature o’ recovery, falling off ledges is pretty much guaranteed.
Makes Wario roll forward till hitting a wall.
Allows Wario to break through blocks in tight passages or reach tight passages too high for a duck jump.
Loss o’ control.
Makes the screen go black ’cept for Wario. Reverts to normal when Wario runs into a wall.