Bomb (WarioWare series)

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A bomb from the WarioWare series
Artwork of the bomb from the WarioWare: Get It Together! logo

The bomb is the logo for Wario's software company WarioWare, Inc. It appears as a recurring symbol in the WarioWare series, being present in the logo for every game in the series except Game & Wario; starting in WarioWare: Twisted!, it is used as the tittle in the "i" in the WarioWare logo. It is a blue bomb with a mustache and a grinning mouth similar to those of Wario, as well as a long fuse.

In the WarioWare games since WarioWare: Touched!, the bomb is used as a timer to show how much time is left in the current microgame, replacing the generic bomb used in previous games. The bomb is shown in the bottom left corner (bottom right in WarioWare: Touched! if the player selects the left-handed option) of the screen during a microgame, with its fuse outstretched along the bottom of the screen. The fuse is lit and slowly burns out; when the lit fuse reaches the bomb, the bomb explodes and the microgame is over. The fuse typically takes 4 seconds (8 beats) to reach the bomb, but certain microgames that require more examination or articulation have an extended time, up to 8 seconds (16 beats), including many of Orbulon's microgames. The speed at which the fuse burns increases whenever a Speed Up! occurs, making each microgame faster and shorter. On the last four beats, the bomb displays a three-beat countdown before exploding on the final beat. From WarioWare: Get It Together! onward, there is no countdown, with the bomb instead getting slightly bigger while glowing orange and then red before exploding while in the last four beats.

In WarioWare: Touched!, a bomb appears in the character select screen when Wario is present as Wario-Man. If the player feeds the bomb to Wario-Man, he reverts back to regular Wario.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, in the WarioWare, Inc. stage, when a microgame appears, the bomb appears as a timer to show how much time is left to complete the current microgame, like in the WarioWare games. When the lit fuse reaches the bomb, it explodes and the fighters return to the main area of the stage. The time given to complete the microgame is always 4 seconds (8 beats). It also appears on the back of Wario's biker jacket in these games (as well as in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U), despite not appearing there in the WarioWare series.

The bomb appears in Mario Super Sluggers as neon lights in the background of Wario City. It also appears in Mario Sports Mix as part of Wario's Special Shot, where it is colored yellow; after exploding, it creates a large cloud of smoke that covers part of the field.