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Gold Digger is a microgame in the Strange folder in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! and returns in WarioWare: Touched! in the Retro Action stage, in WarioWare: D.I.Y. as one of Mona's microgames, Game & Wario in the Gamer mode and WarioWare Gold as one of Mona's microgames. A similar game is found in WarioWare: Snapped! and WarioWare: Smooth Moves. Nose picking is a recurring theme in the WarioWare series, as it is one of Wario's various unhygienic habits. This microgame has appeared the most in the WarioWare series.
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
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 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.
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 button on the Game Boy Advance to pick the nose.
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
Sometimes, the nose is replaced with a mouth. In this case, attempting to pick the mouth results in a loss.
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.
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.
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