Mike

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This article is about the karaoke robot from the WarioWare series. For Iggy Koopa and Ludwig von Koopa's voice actor, see Mike Vaughn. For the plumber in the Super Mario Bros. film, see Scapelli Construction.
Mike
Mike artwork for WarioWare: Get It Together!
Artwork from WarioWare: Get It Together!
Species Robot
First appearance WarioWare: Touched! (2004)
Latest appearance WarioWare: Move It! (2023)
Latest portrayal Robbie Daymond[1] (2018-present)
“Karaoke programming... overpowering system... must... host... party!”
Mike, WarioWare: Touched!

Mike is a karaoke robot created and programmed by Dr. Crygor in the WarioWare series. He was created to serve as an assistant for Dr. Crygor, though he doesn't always get along with his creator. His name is the short form of "microphone", which is the primary method of control in his set of microgames in WarioWare: Touched! and WarioWare Gold.

History[edit]

WarioWare series[edit]

WarioWare: Touched![edit]

Official WarioWare: Touched! artwork.
Promotional art for Mike in WarioWare: Touched!

In WarioWare: Touched!, Mike is created by Dr. Crygor to be a karaoke robot, but is programmed to do the cleaning around the doctor's lab. His programming goes haywire, though, when he blows away some dust. His karaoke programming overrides his systems, compelling him to host a party. He soon reaches a planet inhabited by Alien Bunnies and holds a karaoke tournament there.

Soon after Mike beats his competition, Dr. Crygor shows up in a taxi driven by Dribble & Spitz, telling him that it's time to go back home. Back at the lab, Dr. Crygor wishes to sing a duet with Mike, but the two of them get into an argument about Dr. Crygor's singing talent. Annoyed, Mike goes to the Hawt House.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves[edit]

Mike and Dr. Crygor with the Kelorometer.
Mike and Dr. Crygor with the Kelorometer.

In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Mike is first seen cheering in the crowd of Penny and Dr. Crygor's Invent-Off. After Penny wins, she uses one of Mike's head-mounted microphones to sing, with Mike and Dr. Crygor dancing alongside her. Later, Mike and Dr. Crygor show off Dr. Crygor's invention, the Kelorometer, a machine designed to burn "kelories". Mike and Dr. Crygor pedal on bicycles attached to the Kelorometer to power it.

WarioWare: D.I.Y.[edit]

Though Mike does not make a physical appearance in WarioWare: D.I.Y., he is a usable stamp in the Comic MakerMatic.

Game & Wario[edit]

Disco title screen
Title screen for Disco.

In Game & Wario, Mike appears as the host of the Disco minigame. He introduces the game and supplies the various songs that are played. He appears in the minigame's background as the DJ. This is the only game to have his second voice.

Like the other WarioWare characters, Mike hosts one of the Miiverse Sketch Masterpiece Collection videos. The theme of Mike's video is zebras.

WarioWare Gold[edit]

Dr. Crygor and Mike encountering Doris 1 in WarioWare Gold
Dr. Crygor and Mike encountering Doris 1

In WarioWare Gold, Mike often appears alongside Dr. Crygor. In Dr. Crygor's story, he and Mike are in the Agate Forest. Mike approaches him from behind and states his name, scaring him. After Dr. Crygor tells how he misses him, Mike gags in disgust. He immediately detects an unknown signal, reasoning that it may be a paranormal frequency which scares Dr. Crygor. He explains that the forest has an otherworldly energy and there might be a ghost. As Dr. Crygor reprimands Mike for pranking him, Doris 1 approaches from behind and laughs, scaring them both. Mike proceeds to ask Doris 1 who she is. After she greets them and recognizes Dr. Crygor, she chases him. While he gets chased, Mike stands in place. During gameplay, Mike stands around on the top screen of the Nintendo 3DS. If the player wins a microgame, he dances and if the player loses, he trembles. When the stage speeds up, he looks around. In the story's epilogue, Mike questions why Doris 1 is back at Dr. Crygor's Lab. After Dr. Crygor explains, Mike admits he fabricated the frequencies. When Dr. Crygor realizes he left the fungi in the forest, he asks Mike something only for Mike to quickly reject.

In the intro to Dancing Team, he and some other WarioWare, Inc. employees arrive at Club Joe. He remarks that humans like novelty and explains how his mic microgames work. The player must blow into the microphone in order to complete them. He also joins the group that is at the Peridot Campgrounds, though he does not speak.

WarioWare: Get It Together![edit]

Flatterbots enjoying Mike's singing
Mike impressing the Flatterbots

Mike appears in WarioWare: Get It Together! In the game's story mode, he appears in the opening cutscene, polishing one of his microphones. He, along with the rest of the WarioWare, Inc. employees, gets sucked in the game world due to Wario's actions.

Mike appears in the intro of Dr. Crygor's stage, where he is shown being applauded by the Flatterbots.

In the pre-stage cutscene of the Remix stage, the gang finds a minecart, and notices a sound coming from inside it. Mike jumps out and comments on the acoustics in the minecart. Dr. Crygor states that he will not allow Mike to get away from his sight, forcing him to join the group. Mike reluctantly agrees, miffed that he has to give up his solo career. After the stage is cleared, Mike joins the gang, stating "Sing it!"

After beating Anything Goes, Mike goes back to the real world alongside most of the other WarioWare, Inc. employees and chases after Wario after it is revealed their predicament was caused by his poor programming. However, they soon remember other people were left behind in the game world, and they immediately return to rescue them.

As a playable character, Mike flies around with Left Stick. Pressing A Button makes him spit musical notes upward. His attacks are useful in clearing out objects in a fast manner (e.g. Shoo, Fly!, Shadow Sports) and forcing objects upward (e.g. Stop the Stopper, Face Wash). Unlike 9-Volt, who must time his attacks to complete microgames, Mike can consistently interact with objects above him from a low area (e.g. Drop Zone, Web Surfer) without the need to time attacks precisely. However, like 9-Volt, Mike's projectiles are ineffective in moving objects horizontally, such as in Sleep Clinic (the only microgame considered a bad fit), forcing him to move objects with his body, which may prove more inefficient than using projectiles. Overall, Mike has 5 microgames that deem him a good fit, and 139 games considered an above-average fit.

WarioWare: Move It![edit]

Dr. Crygor, Penny and Mike's cutscene in WarioWare: Move It!
Mike, Dr. Crygor, and Penny wondering what caused inspiration for one particular cave drawing

Mike appears in WarioWare: Move It! where he, along with the rest of the WarioWare cast, join Wario on his vacation to Caresaway Island. Mike, Dr. Crygor and Penny all share a stage together titled "A Curious Case of Cave Art", where the three of them explore the Underarm Jungle. They find cave drawings and try to comprehend what could have inspired the creation of a certain drawing. Mike believes that the drawing was inspired by an owl. Dr. Crygor suddenly has an idea and presents the Time Obliterator 5.0, a time travel device. Using the device, the group travel to the prehistoric times. When they arrive, Mike notices a bored caveman drawing the specific cave drawing in action, who is looking for inspiration. Upon seeing the group, the caveman gains creative inspiration and orders them to stand and pose while he draws them. After the stage is cleared, the trio is exhausted from doing all of their posing, but watch in awe seeing the caveman drawing new cave art.

Mona and Red getting annoyed at Mike's singing
Mike singing loudly inside the beach house

Mike returns in Remix 1, "Not-So-Relaxing Rapids", where he is shown in the beach house singing loudly, to Mona and Red's annoyance. When the beach house is detached and sent into the nearby rapids, he is flung out of the house with everyone, who then land safely on top of a tour bus. After the stage is cleared, everyone exits the tour bus and find a statue of King Caresaway the First. The group looks in astonishment, but quickly changes to worry when their detached beach house falls and crushes the statue.

Mike, along with the rest of the WarioWare cast appear in the final stage, "Lava at First Sight", where they all dance to defeat Volcano Wario. After Wario is launched from the volcano, the cast enjoys their vacation, while Wario is stuck inside a temple.

Mike appears as player 2 in the Megagame Muscles mode alongside Dr. Crygor. He is seen training under Mr. Sparkles, and gains muscle at the end based on his performance.

Rhythm Heaven Megamix[edit]

Miiverse capture of the Rhythmware set of Rhythm Tengoku: The Best+.
Mike's appearance in the Wario... Where? set.

Mike makes an appearance in the Wario... Where? challenge set of Rhythm Heaven Megamix. During the set's version of Fillbots 2, he replaces the titular automatons and is filled with blue liquid. In this game, there are many Mike robots, as well as larger ones that are filled with red liquid instead.

General information[edit]

Physical appearance[edit]

Mike is a blue robot with lines on his "joints". His chest has two yellow speakers with orange speaker boxes outlining them, and the sides of his head have what resemble yellow headphones. On top of his head, he has a yellow mic stand with two functional microphones attached to it. Parts of his body that were formerly red, including his eyes, eyebrows, and speaker box, were changed to orange in WarioWare: Smooth Moves.

Mike's Theme[edit]

Main article: Mike's Theme

During his opening video in WarioWare: Touched!, Mike sings a song. Both his and Ashley's theme song are the only songs in that game that have lyrics.

Profiles[edit]

WarioWare series[edit]

WarioWare: Touched! website bio[edit]

Dr. Crygor's greatest creation, a karaoke-krazy robot, wants you to put your lips together and blow into the DS microphone for a unique set of huffin' puffin' microgames.

Game & Wario character card[edit]

-Originally designed by Dr. Crygor as a karaoke machine
-Favorite hobby: aromatherapy
-Makes a delicious fruit punch

WarioWare Gold character card[edit]

  • Rank CMike is a robot that Dr. Crygor created to help with work in the laboratory. Doesn't everyone need a Mike?
  • Rank BMike sings karaoke using the mics on his head. He'll sing on request, but his pitch seems to be out of whack.
  • Rank AMike is quite the cook. Ingredients go into his mouth and a perfectly cooked dish comes out. Elsewhere.

WarioWare: Get It Together![edit]

European website bio[edit]
  • "Karaoke robot extraordinaire, Mike can roam freely across the screen firing musical notes upwards."
Character description[edit]
  • Intro description: "Invented by Dr. Crygor, this karaoke robot has a great love of singing. He does not have great skills at singing."
  • Break Room description: "This karaoke robot created by Dr. Crygor has a great love of singing. He does not, however, have great skills at singing. Little known fact: He is quite the cook."

WarioWare, Inc. Official Site[edit]

La-la-la-laaa! Let me do just one more song!
"Hello! I am Mike, a karaoke robot! Want to belt one out before you go?"

  • Creator: "I am a creation of Dr. Crygor's."
  • Physical features: "I have two microphones on my head and a speaker in my body."
  • Hobbies: "I am quite fond of cooking. One recipe I am very good at is fruit punch."
  • Skills: "I excel at karaoke. And yet, to my chagrin, people cover their ears when I sing."
  • Annoyances: "Explain to me why a karaoke robot like myself has to demean himself by cleaning."
  • Secret tidbit: "Eventually, I wish to seek full independence and autonomy."
  • Latest fascination: "I am most intrigued by delivery robots that are being phased into certain restaurants..."
  • CEO Comment: "Mike is Crygor's assistant! As great as he is at cooking and cleaning, I don't blame him for getting fed up with it and flying the coop once. No one should have to live a life of menial labor—unless it's to serve me! Imagine how much happier he'd be as my personal toilet-paper fluffer. Wahaha!"

Portrayals[edit]

  • Darren Smith (2004-2013, starting with WarioWare: Touched!)
  • Robbie Daymond (2018 - present, starting with WarioWare Gold)
  • Ryota Suzuki (2018-present, starting with WarioWare Gold, Japanese version)
  • Jordi Salas (2018-present, starting with WarioWare Gold, NOE Spanish version)[2]
  • Paolo De Santis (2018-present, starting with WarioWare Gold, Italian version)[3]

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Mike.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マイク[4]
Maiku
Common name "Mike"; also a shortening of "microphone"

Chinese (simplified) 麦克[5]
Màikè
Mike; also a shortening of 麦克风 (màikèfēng, "microphone").

Chinese (traditional) 麥克
Màikè
Mike; also a shortening of 麥克風 (màikèfēng, "microphone").

Dutch Mike
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French Mike
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German Mike
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Italian Mike
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Korean 마이크[6]
Maikeu
Mike; also a shortening of 마이크로폰 (maikeuropon, "microphone").

Portuguese Mike
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Russian Майк
Mayk
Mike

Spanish Mike
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Daymond, Robbie (August 3, 2018). “Voicing a Nintendo Game” def makes my #popculturegoals list. I spent many a late-night hour surrounded by friends in my 20s (probably tipsy) playing w/ Wario & his merry band of oddballs. Super stoked to now BE three of them. I AM YOUR CHILDHOOD! #WarioWareGold Out Now!!. Twitter (English). Retrieved June 28, 2024.
  2. ^ WarioWare Gold (2018). DoblajeVideojuegos.es (European Spanish). Retrieved June 25, 2024.
  3. ^ AntonioGenna.net presenta: IL MONDO DEI DOPPIATORI - EXTRA: VIDEOGAMES "WarioWare Gold". AntonioGenna.net (Italian). Retrieved June 25, 2024.
  4. ^ Nintendo. さわるメイドインワリオ. nintendo.co.jp (Japanese). Retrieved June 28, 2024.
  5. ^ WarioWare Touched! for Nintendo DS. iQue (Simplified Chinese). Retrieved June 28, 2024.
  6. ^ 만져라 메이드 인 와리오. Nintendo (Korean). Archived September 24, 2008, 05:12:41 UTC from the original via Wayback Machine. Retrieved June 28, 2024.