Crack Down

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Crack Down
Crack Down.png
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
CrackDown WarioWareGold.png
WarioWare Gold
Appears in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!
WarioWare Gold
Type Nature (Mega Microgame$!)
Dribble & Spitz (Gold)
Command(s) Jump!
Info "Your egg is fragile! Jump over the trembling ground to keep your egg from breaking!" (Mega Microgame$!)
"Protect that egg of yours by jumpin' at just the right moment. Don't get stuck on shaky ground!" (Gold)
Controls A Button/A Button/A Button – Jump
Time limit 8 beats
Points to clear 10 (Mega Microgame$!)
15 (Gold)

Crack Down is a microgame found in the Nature folder in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, and later appears in WarioWare Gold as part of Dribble & Spitz's set.


The objective of the game is to protect a bird's egg by making the bird jump right before a man called Block Buster swings a mallet down.

  • 1st level difficulty: Block Buster swings the mallet on the ground at an average speed, forming a small crack. The mallet hits the ground at the 5th beat.
  • 2nd level difficulty: Block Buster swings the mallet on the ground a bit quicker, forming a larger crack. The mallet hits the ground at the 4th beat.
  • 3rd level difficulty: Block Buster fakes out a swing, then swings the mallet on the ground. The mallet strikes the ground at the 6th beat.

Appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

The Crack Down microgame in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. One of the 9 microgames that appear in the WarioWare, Inc. stage.
Crack Down in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

This microgame also appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, in the WarioWare, Inc. stage. Herein, players have to jump as the hammer swings down and hits the ground; otherwise, they will not get a reward for completing the microgame. In addition to failing the microgame, the player will be stuck in the ground as if hit by a Pitfall.

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

WarioWare Inc.: Mega Microgame$! EARTHQUAKE

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese じしんとタマゴ
Jishin to Tamago
Earthquake and Egg

Chinese 保存鸟蛋
Bǎocún niǎo dàn
Save the egg

French Gaffe-à-l'œuf
German Erdbeben
Italian Frittata
Spanish Salva-huevos