Chicken Pinch

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Chicken Pinch
Chicken Pinch
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
WWG Chicken Pinch.png
WarioWare Gold
Appears in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!
WarioWare Gold
Type Strange (Mega Microgame$!)
Mona (Gold)
Command(s) Pinch!
Info "Catch the little bird between the sticks! Here we are, my little chickadee!" (Mega Microgame$!)
"Tweezers are great for grabbing this little guy scurrying around!" (Gold)
Controls A Button/A Button/A Button – Pinch
Time limit 8 beats
Points to clear 15

Chicken Pinch is a microgame in the Strange folder in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!. It reappears as part of Mona's set in WarioWare Gold.


There is a large set of tongs floating above the ground in the middle of the screen. The player can press the A Button button to pinch with the tongs. A Chicken Bug runs onto the screen, stopping and jumping directly underneath the tongs. The player must catch the Chicken Bug by pinching with good timing. If the Chicken Bug is caught while doing a backflip, it will be held by its legs, instead of its head.

  • 1st level difficulty: The Chicken Bug jumps twice, then does a backflip.
  • 2nd level difficulty: The Chicken Bug waits for one beat, jumps once, then does a backflip.
  • 3rd level difficulty: The Chicken Bug waits for three beats, then does a backflip. In WarioWare Gold, there is a possible chance that three Chicken Bugs appear and one of them jumps high enough to be caught.

In WarioWare Gold, a Chicken Bug has a random chance to have a single hair on its head. Pinching only the hair counts as a failure, as the Chicken Bug will immediately flee.

Mission (WarioWare Gold)[edit]

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

WarioWare Inc.: Mega Microgame$! PICK ME!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピンセット
Tweezers (from the word in Dutch "pincet")

Chinese 夹小鸡
Jiā xiǎo jī
Clip the chick

French (NOA) Pince à poulet
Chicken Tweezers
French (NOE) Pince à piaf
Birdie Tweezers
German Kükenklauen
Italian Prendi il pollo
Catch the chicken
Spanish (NOA) Atrapa al pollito
Catch the (little) chicken
Spanish (NOE) Pincha-pollo
Chicken pincher