The Chicken Bug in WarioWare Gold
|First appearance||WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (2003)|
|Latest appearance||WarioWare Gold (2018)|
- “Tweezers are great for grabbing things...like this little guy scurrying around!”
- —Description of Chicken Pinch, WarioWare Gold
The Chicken Bug, also known as the chickadee or the critter, is a bug-like creature that appears in several microgames in the WarioWare series. It appears to have a beak resembling that of a bird.
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
The Chicken Bug first appears in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! in the microgame Chicken Pinch, where it runs onscreen and jumps directly underneath the tongs. During its final jump, it performs a backflip in midair before landing and running offscreen. The player must pinch the Chicken Bug with the tongs to catch it. If the Chicken Bug is caught in the middle of a backflip, it is held by its legs instead of its body.
In WarioWare: Touched!, the Chicken Bug appears in the third difficulty level of the microgame Cage Match, where the player must trap the Chicken Bug underneath the cage. Whenever the Chicken Bug is directly under the cage, it walks more quickly.
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, three Chicken Bugs appear in the third difficulty level of the microgame Bridge Work. The player must operate the bridges with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to allow the Chicken Bugs to cross.
The Chicken Bug returns in WarioWare Gold, appearing in Chicken Pinch. On the microgame's third level of difficulty, it is possible for three Chicken Bugs to appear at once, with only one jumping high enough to be pinched by the tweezers. Additionally, a Chicken Bug can occasionally appear with a single hair on its head. To complete the mission Emergency Haircut, the player must tweeze off the Chicken Bug's hair.
In Wario Kard, the Chicken Bug is an enemy which often uses scissors.