Middle Management

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Middle Management
Middle Management.png
Appears in WarioWare: Touched!
Type Cute Cuts
Command Chop!
Info "Slash your stylus across the clown's belly blocks, but don't let it topple over!"
Points to clear 20
The Japanese version

Middle Management is a microgame found in the Cute Cuts stage in WarioWare: Touched! Its name is a play on the term, "middle management".


The microgame is based on the ancient Japanese game, Daruma Otoshi. Its objective is to use the stylus to slice the middle parts of the doll's blocks, but the player must be careful not to topple the head. If the player wins and the doll is perfectly aligned with the body, it flies away. The doll is given a clown-like appearance in the international versions of WarioWare: Touched!

  • 1st level difficulty: There are 2 parts to knock off.
  • 2nd level difficulty: There are 4 parts to knock off.
  • 3rd level difficulty: There are 6 parts to knock off.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダルマおとし
Daruma otoshi
Daruma Otoshi
Chinese 抽积木
Chōu jīmù
Pull the blocks
Korean 몸통치기
Momtong chigi
Hit the Torso