(even though the 3DS would be able to handle it)
I feel as if WL1 is more related to Mario Land 2 than the Wario Land series. (in retrospect) I think some of the powerups are really cool and I do like the music.
Yeah, I was gonna mention that its title was Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, but I just deemed it unnecessary to my message. However, I'm glad you brought it up in my place. Regarding the preference of playing on the original consoles: I would prefer that too and I already do that for Game Boy Advance games, however (as you probably know) Game Boy cartridges use battery backed memory. So I wouldn't be able to save my games. This wouldn't be a problem if I had a soldering iron, but I don't own one. I own a GBA which I use to play my Game Boy Advance games, so I technically would be able to play Game Boy cartridges without emulating it. Maybe I'll try seeing if I can pick up a refurbished copy of some GB game on ebay and seeing how it runs compared to on my 3ds.Well, that's not surprising, given that Wario Land 1's official title is Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 and therefore technically part of both series.
And yes, the power-ups were cool, and IMO perfectly tailored to both the character of Wario and the series itself, even though they were quickly abandoned after Virtual Boy Wario Land. The music is a little bit simplistic to my view, though. The GameBoy can do much better. If you want to hear real GameBoy music, give a listen to the soundtrack of either of the Donkey Kong Land games. These pushed the system limitations of the music department to its limits as much as their SNES conterparts did.