Gold Digger

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Gold Digger is a microgame in the Strange folder in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! and returns in WarioWare: Touched! in the Retro Action stage, in WarioWare: D.I.Y. as one of Mona's microgames, Game & Wario in the Gamer mode and WarioWare Gold as one of Mona's microgames. A similar game is found in WarioWare: Snapped! and WarioWare: Smooth Moves. Nose picking is a recurring theme in the WarioWare series, as it is one of Wario's various unhygienic habits. This microgame has appeared the most in the WarioWare series.

History[edit]

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$![edit]

Gold Digger
WWIMM GoldDigger.png
Appears in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!
Type Strange
Command Pick!
Info "This one needs no introduction. Just pick me a winner!"
Controls A Button - Pick
Points to clear 10

At the top of the screen, there is a large nose. At the bottom of the screen, there is a hand with a finger sticking up moving back and forth. The player must press the A Button button when the finger lines up with a nostril to "dig for gold". If the player does so, the game is won. However, if the player doesn't put the finger into the nostril, or if time is up, the player will lose the microgame.

  • 1st level difficulty: The player must pick the nose with the pinky finger.
  • 2nd level difficulty: The player must pick the nose with the index finger.
  • 3rd level difficulty: The player must pick the nose with both the index and middle fingers.

WarioWare: Touched![edit]

Gold Digger
Gold Diggr.png
Appears in WarioWare: Touched!
Type Retro Action
Info "Push the button to dig for gold! Ooooh, that's a big one! 2003: WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! / Game Boy Advance"
Controls Stylus - Tap A Button button
Points to clear 15

The WarioWare: Touched! version is based on the original microgame, and the level difficulties are the same. The objective is similar to the version in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!; this time using the stylus to tap the A Button button on the Game Boy Advance to pick the nose.

WarioWare: D.I.Y.[edit]

Gold Digger
Pickit!.png
Appears in WarioWare: D.I.Y.
Type Mona
Command Pick!
Info "Get in there and pick a good one!"
Controls Stylus - Make the hand move

To win this microgame, the player has to put the moving finger in one of the nose's nostrils. To do so, they must tap the finger at the right time. If the player doesn't put it in the nostril or when time's up, they'll lose the game.

Game & Wario[edit]

G&W-Digger.png

A version appears in Game & Wario in the "Gamer" mode and can also be unlocked as a solo game in the "Cluck-A-Pop" machine. Like usual, the player must pick a nose to win the game.

  • 1st level difficulty: The player has to pick one nostril of a nose with a pinky finger.
  • 2nd level difficulty: The player has to pick one nostril of a nose with an index finger.
  • 3rd level difficulty: The player has to either pick two nostrils of one nose or one nostril each on two noses with two fingers.

Sometimes, the nose is replaced with a mouth. In this case, attempting to pick the mouth results in a loss.

WarioWare Gold[edit]

Gold Digger
WWG Gold Digger.png
Appears in WarioWare Gold
Type Mona
Command Pick! / Don't pick!
Info "Noses are meant to be picked! Don't hesitate–stick those fingers right up those nostrils!"
Controls A Button - Pick
Points to clear 20

This microgame appears in WarioWare Gold as one of Mona's microgames, with the objective not changing from the original. This version has the same music and visuals as the Game & Wario version.

  • 1st level difficulty: The player has to pick one nostril of a nose with a pinky finger.
  • 2nd level difficulty: The player has to pick one nostril of a nose with an index finger.
  • 3rd level difficulty: The player has to pick two nostrils of one nose with two fingers.

There's also a chance the nose that has to be picked is a camel's instead. Sometimes, the nose is replaced with either a pierced nose or an open mouth. In either case, picking it will result in a loss.

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese はなのあな
Hana no ana
Nostrils
Spanish (NOA) Hurgador Picker
Spanish (NOE) Busca petróleo
Hurgador (WarioWare Gold)
Oil Seeker
Picker
French Chercheur d'or Gold seeker
Italian Caccia all'oro (WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!)
Cercatore d’oro
Gold hunt
Gold seeker
Chinese 戳鼻孔
Chuō bíkǒng
Poke the nose