Nail Call

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Nail Call
WWIMM NailCall.pngWarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
WWG Nail Call.png
WarioWare Gold
Appears in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!
WarioWare Gold
Type Strange (Mega Microgame$!)
Mona (Gold)
Command Pound!
Info "Pound the nail down, but don't break it or hit any fingers! Smashing!" (Mega Microgame$!)
"Pound in the nail from directly above! If you make a mistake, straighten it out by hitting the nail from the other side. And hurry up–the guy holding the nail is kind of impatient." (Gold)
Controls A Button – Pound
Points to clear 5 (Mega Microgame$!)
8 (Gold)

Nail Call is Mona's boss game in the Strange folder in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, and later returns as her boss game in WarioWare Gold. The name is a pun on the phrase "Mail call."

Gameplay[edit]

A nail falls into a board and is held down by a man. A hammer moves back and forth above the nail. The player must press the A Button button when the hammer is directly over the nail to hammer it down. If the player hits the edge of the nail, the head will bend. If this happens again in the same direction, the game will be lost; however, if it happens on the opposite side, the nail will be fixed. If the A Button button is pressed when the hammer is too far to the left or right, it will strike the man's hand, hurting him and causing the player to lose. If the player waits too long, the man gets impatient and starts counting down from three. When he reaches zero, the player loses the microgame.

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

  • 1st level difficulty: Six successful hits to hammer the nail down completely.
  • 2nd level difficulty: Eight hits.
  • 3rd level difficulty: Ten hits, and the nail head starts out bent.

WarioWare Gold[edit]

Additionally, the hammer is higher for each level of difficulty:

  • 1st level difficulty: The hammer is at the middle of the touch screen.
  • 2nd level difficulty: The hammer is at the top of the touch screen.
  • 3rd level difficulty: The hammer is at the bottom of the upper screen.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クギうち
Kugi uchi
Hammer nail
Spanish Martillazos Hammer Hits
French Le coin du bricoleur Handyman's Corner
Italian Jack chiodo Jack nail
Chinese 钉钉子
Dìng dīngzi
Nails

Trivia[edit]

  • In the Japanese version of WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, the microgame has a dark red background, while the international versions use a black one instead. Interestingly, the hand and space underneath the nail are black despite the background being different. In WarioWare Gold, all versions use the black background.
  • In WarioWare Gold, the man can be seen in the instructions for the extra game mode Cruise Controls.

Quotes[edit]

Starting[edit]

  • Go!

Pounding[edit]

  • Great!
  • Excellent!
  • Awesome!
  • Yeah!
  • Nice!
  • Giddy up!
  • That's it!
  • Sweet!

When nail bends[edit]

  • Look out!

Fixing the nail[edit]

  • Nice fix!

One hit left[edit]

  • Last one!
  • One more!

Winning[edit]

  • All done!
  • Oh, yeah!
  • Success!