ROM Hack: Wario Land 3: The Master Quest!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Release #020 is out as a little Christmas gift! And for another little Christmas treat, I'm also releasing some historical patches of the hack back before it was Master Quest, with the oldest version dating as far back as 2012!
 

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Here is the history of Wario Land 3 Master Quest (From the txt file that was included with the historical releases zip file):

Back before the hack became Wario Land 3 Master Quest, the hack was sort of a scratch pad for experimenting various things, and
was not really intended to be released at all!

It is not known exactly when the hack begun, but the records show that the hack dates as far back as November 29, 2012 (which I
have included here), but may have dated farther back to 2011!

There has also been another revision dating November 1, 2014, and is also included!

The hack was first released to the public back in April 26, 2017 on Wario Forums! It underwent several revisions (Called updates)
before transitioning to become Wario Land 3 Master Quest! There were possibly a total of 23 different updates in this stage of
development, which are included here! Please note that Update 017 appears to be lost (or intentionally skipped,
and was instead Update 016.1), and Update 001 was possibly the initial release, or is lost!
Updates 002-016 (as well as the initial release) used the bps format, and may not work correctly, or at all!
These date from April 26, 2017 to April 29, 2017! They will not be included here, as they cannot be patched properly!
Update 016.1 was released May 10, 2017, and Updates 018 (017 is lost, or never existed in the first place) to 020 were released
from March 18, 2018 to March 19 2018, and Update FINAL was released on March 20, 2018!

The hack was given the working title of "Almost Kaizo Edition" and had two know demos, though Demo 1 appears to be lost...

Demo 2 was released on April 14, 2018!

The first version to use the name Master Quest was released on July 29, 2018 (As Release #000), and has evolved into the hack
we know today!

The timeline of Wario Land 3 Master Quest's LONG development history:

November 29, 2012: Earliest surviving version, previously unreleased
November 1, 2014: 2nd earliest revision, previoulsy unreleased
April 26, 2017: First public release as an unnamed hack (May be Update 001), unusable patch, not included here
April 26, 2017 to April 29, 2017: Updates 002 to 016 (001 may have never existed, is lost, or is the initial release listed above), unusable patches, not included here
May 10, 2017: Update 016.1 (May be the skipped Update 017)
March 18, 2018: Update 018 (Update 017 either lost, or was intentionally skipped as 016.1), first ips release
March 19, 2018: Update 019 and Update 020
March 20, 2018: Update FINAL and Super Hard Mode
April 14, 2018: Almost Kaizo Edition Demo 2 (Demo 1 is lost)
July 29, 2018: Master Quest, Release #000
October 18, 2018: Release #001
December 2, 2018: Release #002
June 26, 2019: Release #003
January 21, 2020: Release #004
September 20, 2020: Release #005
March 1, 2021: Release #007 (Release #006 was skipped)
March 29, 2021: Release #008
March 28, 2022: Release #009
November 15, 2022: Release #010
December 6, 2022: Release #011
January 1, 2023: Release #012
January 2, 2023: Release #013
January 14, 2023: Release #014
March 29, 2023: Release #015
September 14, 2023: Release #016
September 23, 2023: Release #017
November 23, 2023: Release #019 (Release #018 was skipped)
December 25, 2023: Release #020

Full timeline range: November 29, 2012 to December 25, 2023
 
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