The Stagnant Swamp

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E1 The Stagnant Swamp

The Stagnant Swamp is one of the many levels of Wario Land 3 located in the east side of the Music Box World. It is unlocked after getting the Ornamental Fan in The Pool of Rain.

This level is a swamp with a lot of cable railways which Wario can use. Also, a pirate boss named Jamano is found in this level guarding the fourth music box. This level is the first level in the east part.

The main area has several cable railways, it has no enemies in it. A door leading to an underground room with Robo-Mouse can found here as well.

This is the only stage in the game that has two bosses.


Gray Chest: Flute[edit]

The Flute

The Flute[1] in the Gray Chest requires the Gray Key under the level entrance. To get it, Wario only has to use the ladder and dig underground. As for the chest, he has to use the cable railways to gain enough momentum to break the blocks at the far right so he can access the Gray Chest.

The Flute summons snakes in The Peaceful Village, The Grasslands and The Volcano's Base.

Red Chest: Conch Artifact (green)[edit]

The Conch Artifact in the Red Chest is through the door in the middle of the swamp and requires the Giant's Foot from The Tidal Coast. There, Wario must make his way to the Red Key by avoiding Robo-Mouse. If he is touched by it, he will restart at the entrance.

As for the Red Chest, he has to enter the pipe near the door to face the Muddee. When it is defeated, Wario can access the chest.

Green Chest: Red Music Box[edit]

The Red Music Box

The Red Music Box[2] in the Green Chest requires the High Jump Boots found in The Colossal Hole. Wario must go to the Robo-Mouse room. Here, he must run until he sees a door above him. He must jump there using his High Jump and enter it.

Here, Wario has to grab one of the two enemies first and jump on the other to reach another platform. Wario has to keep doing this until he reaches a platform without an enemy. He must use the enemy in his hands and jump to the last platform and get the Green Key.

Then, Wario has to come back where the Red Key is, this time, he has to enter the Warp Pipe above it. He will then come face to face to the pirate ghost Jamano. After defeating him, his hat can be used to access the Red Music Box. It is the fourth of five music boxes, and unlocks Beneath the Waves.

Blue Chest: Eye of the Storm[edit]

The Pouch with the Eye of the Storm

The Eye of the Storm[2] in the Blue Chest requires blowing up a bomb in this level using the Explosive Plunger Box found in Beneath the Waves. Wario must enter the underground door to reach the Blue Chest room. Here, he must free a Pneumo and turn into a Flat Wario. Now that the platform blocking the way to the Blue Key is gone, Wario can get it. After that, he has to use the Pneumo again to reach the platform where the Blue Chest is found.

This treasure, along with the Pouch, makes leaves fall in Out of the Woods.

Reaction abilities in this level[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese よどみの沼
Yodomi no Numa
The Stagnant Swamp


  1. ^ Brady, Matthew K., Nathan Beittenmiller, Debra McBride, and David Cassady. Game Boy Game Secrets, 2001 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 92.
  2. ^ a b Brady, Matthew K., Nathan Beittenmiller, Debra McBride, and David Cassady. Game Boy Game Secrets, 2001 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 95.