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 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
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 it. A chicken bug will run along the line, stopping and jumping when it reaches under the tongs, and the player must catch it by pinching with good timing. If the chicken bug is grabbed while doing a backflip, it will be held by the legs, instead of the whole body.

  • 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, the chicken bugs will randomly have a single hair on their heads. Pinching the hair counts as a failure, as the chicken bug will instantly flee, although there is a mission that requires pinching the hair.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピンセット
Chinese 夹小鸡
Jiā xiǎo jī
Clip the chick
French (NOA) Pince à poulet Chicken Tweezers
French (NOE) Pince à piaf Birdie Tweezers
Italian Prendi il pollo Catch the chicken
Spanish (NOA) Atrapa al pollito Catch the (little) chicken
Spanish (NOE) Pincha-pollo Chicken pincher