Local News

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Local News
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WarioWare: Smooth Moves
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WarioWare Gold
Appears in WarioWare: Smooth Moves
WarioWare Gold
Type Penny (Smooth Moves)
Young Cricket and Master Mantis (Gold)
Command Interview!
Info "Here’s your chance to scoop that story! All your subjects are short-tempered, though, so make sure to keep that mic on ‘em!" (Smooth Moves)
"The secret to a perfect interview is to keep the microphone close to your interviewee's mouth. Oh! And ask fascinating questions." (Gold)
Controls Stylus – Move mic (Gold)
Form(s) "The Remote Control" (Smooth Moves)
Points to clear 15 (Gold)

Local News is one of Penny's Microgames in WarioWare: Smooth Moves. It returns in WarioWare Gold as one of Young Cricket and Master Mantis' microgames.


The player has to keep the microphone in front of the interviewee's mouth when they're talking. When the text gets smaller, the microphone must be readjusted. If the letters get too small, the interviewees get angry and the player loses. In WarioWare Gold, the microgame is twice as long.

  • 1st level difficulty: The player has to interview a baseball player who says these lines: "That hit came at the right time! It's all about timing!", "In the future, I'd like to be a major leaguer!" and "I'd like to dedicate my homerun to <player's name>". In WarioWare Gold, he moves once and says these lines: "I'd love to be able to play ball well into my 50s.", "<player's name> was instrumental to our win.", and "The secret of my success? A bowl of curry every day!"
  • 2nd level difficulty: The player has to interview a polar bear, who moves its head left or right who says these lines: "That coat is awfully hot in the summer.", "I enjoy fishing and sleeping.", and "I've recently started blogging. Check it out.". In WarioWare Gold, the polar bear is replaced with a gorilla who says these lines: "I am glad someone finally approached me to talk.", "Hey, <player's name>! Wanna be friends?", and "I used to be human too!"
  • 3rd level difficulty: The player has to interview an old lady (known as Chatty Kathy in Gold), who moves around constantly and says these lines: "So you're back <player's name>, have you been training?", "I like to start with an uppercut to the nose." and "So you can beat them, huh? Practice is perfect.". In WarioWare Gold, she moves back and forth while getting faster, and she says these lines: "<player's name>, you are capable of greatness!", "Follow my moves closely for a great reward!", and "You a new challenger? This is going to be fun!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish (NOA) Entrevistados esquivos Elusive interviewees
Spanish (NOE) Reportero de medio pelo Mid-level reporter
French (NOE) Nouvelles locales Local news