- This article is about the character in the WarioWare games. For the enemy in Hotel Mario, see Penny (enemy). For the item in Mario's Time Machine, see Penny (item).
Penny, as she appears in WarioWare: Get It Together!
|Full name||Penny Crygor|
|First appearance||WarioWare: Smooth Moves (2006)|
|Latest appearance||Tetris 99 (24th Maximus Cup, cameo) (2021)|
WarioWare: Get It Together! (2021, Mario franchise)
|Latest portrayal||Fryda Wolff (2018-present)|
- “To all Diamond City residents! We are now hiring experiment subjects! Experiments are guaranteed to be 100% not-entirely-lethal.”
- —Penny, WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Penny Crygor, most commonly just known as Penny, is Dr. Crygor's granddaughter. Her first appearance is in WarioWare: Smooth Moves. She admires her grandfather and wants to grow up to be a great chemist and scientist, though she also desires to become a famous singer. She attends Diamond Academy.
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Penny enters a competition called the "Invent-Off" at the Diamond Academy and is put against her grandfather to see who is the best inventor. After what appears to be a mental fight between the two, Penny pulls out her winning invention (a motorcycle) out of thin air, which knocks Dr. Crygor down. Penny then takes one of Mike's head-mounted microphones and decided to sing a song to the cheering crowd.
The Japanese Smooth Moves website features a blog section for the WarioWare developers. In her blog entry, Penny posts a photo of her going to the beach with Dr. Crygor and states she loves her grandfather dearly despite his reputation as a "creep" and a "weirdo". In the comments, Penny responds to a comment left by Ashley explaining her bodysuit was created by her grandfather and can adjust itself to any temperature.
In WarioWare: D.I.Y., Penny helps the player and Wario create microgames. As such, she leads the game's tutorials. During the tutorial, she is paired up with Wario who serves as her student as well as the player. She frequently makes sarcastic quips toward Wario's intelligence and patience, though she is quick to apologize when Wario gets offended.
Game & Wario
In Game & Wario, Penny appears as the host of the multiplayer minigame Fruit, where she gives tips to the "agent" player and reacts to set pieces (such as reactivating the lights when they are turned off).
Like most of the other WarioWare developers, Penny is in the Bowling minigame depicted as a pin.
As with the other WarioWare characters, Penny makes an appearance in Miiverse Sketch Masterpiece Collection, a series of videos showcasing pictures of often questionable quality made in the game's Miiverse Sketch mode. Penny's video is themed after drawings of Prince Shōtoku, an important ruler in Japanese history.
With Wario asking for her assistance, Penny appears as the final host of the Twist League in WarioWare Gold. In her story, she develops a potion she calls the Tonally Transformative Elixir, which she hopes will give her the voice she needs to become a "mega pop star". She uses Dr. Crygor as a test subject, but all that occurs is a slight increase in pitch in his voice and a major stomachache. She then makes an elixir to combat the stomachache, which succeeds, but it is implied the effects of the Tonally Transformative Elixir will not wear off any time soon. Later, during the Dancing Team set of the Ultra League, she arrives with Mona, Jimmy T, Mike, Fronk, Young Cricket, Master Mantis, Kat, Ana, and Dr. Crygor to assist Joe in filling up his new nightclub, Club Joe. After Dr. Crygor and Master Mantis, albeit unintentionally, drive off almost everyone in the club with their dance moves, Penny decides that the thing that draws people in is music, and proceeds to sing very angelically, which almost instantly fills the nightclub up. She later joins in the party, no doubt continuing to sing. At the very end, she along with all of Wario's friends split the money Wario gained from the Wario Bowl tournament, much to Wario's dismay.
WarioWare: Get It Together!
Penny appears in WarioWare: Get It Together!, though she does not appear in Story mode until after defeating the Wario Bug. After obtaining the Golden Beehive, Golden Toilet Paper Roll, and the Golden Holey Mug, Wario and his crew find a note from the brown monster daring them to combine the three items. When Dr. Crygor cannot think of how to do so, he decides to call Penny for help.
Meanwhile, back in Diamond City, Penny had just finished the Jet Tank One in her lab and gives it a test run when she receives the call from Crygor. She quickly flies to WarioWare, Inc. using the water blaster and enters the game. Inside the game, she boards a pink helicopter and flies to Wario's crew. She soon combines the three items into a Golden Watering Can. After she fills the Golden Watering Can with water, it floats towards a nearby toilet and waters it, causing a massive beanstalk to grow from the toilet hole. Penny suggests climbing it, believing that there must be something at the top.
As a playable character, Penny uses her Jet Tank One. Tilting in a direction makes Penny spray water toward that direction, with the recoil of the water blaster pushing her the opposite direction. Pressing allows her to hover in midair, which negates the recoil of the water blaster, and pressing again cancels the hover, allowing her to move again. The ability to fire projectiles quickly (at a rate even surpassing those of traditional projectile-based characters) allows her to easily clear microgames where many objects must be cleared out in a small amount of time (e.g. Shadow Sports, Witch! Which?). Her water is also effective in pushing or spinning objects (e.g. Gondola Lift, Weird Windmill). Penny can also uniquely affect microgames that involve water, fire, and heat (e.g. Sanitation Station, Hot Hoops, Foggy Glasses). However, there are some disadvantages: because the water projectiles have active hitboxes, inadvertent use of her ability may cause her to lose the microgame with the water possibly contacting undesired objects (e.g. Rock Candy, Fishy Felines), which may even render the microgame impossible to win (Balance the Scales and Pop Goes the Party). Penny herself is also comparably slower than flying characters, and is insufficient in quickly applying constant pressure to objects (e.g. Blow Your Horn). Due to her inverted movement, games that require her to move to a precise location are also a bad fit (e.g. Take a Seat), as she is more difficult to control. Overall, Penny has microgames evenly distributed to each suitability level (18 bad, 50 below-average, 53 average, 51 above-average, and 40 good).
Penny makes a cameo in the advertising half of Episode 50 of the manga Dr. Mario-kun, in the page dedicated to WarioWare: Smooth Moves. In the strip, Penny walks into Wario's office and asks him how the playtest for the "Dr. Mario RPG" went, only to be surprised by Wario's tantrum as he destroys the entire office due to his frustration with the game's buggy state.
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Penny makes a cameo appearance in the Wario... Where? challenge set of Rhythm Heaven Megamix. She and Dr. Crygor appear in the background during the set's version of , which now features Mike as one of the models of robots being filled with liquid.
Nintendo Badge Arcade
As with most of the series cast, Penny is featured as one of the collectables in the WarioWare set of Nintendo Badge Arcade.
Penny is a young girl with red-orange hair and fair skin. Her hairstyle consists of two long braids with two long locks on the top with a bang swept to the right and a heart hairclip at the left, rosy cheeks, and she wears round glasses.
In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, she wears a fully zipped pink cloak-like lab coat with a collar and a red trim at the bottom with slightly puffy sleeves, black baggy pants, and pink boots. She also has brown eyes.
As of WarioWare: D.I.Y. and Game & Wario, she wears a black bodysuit with a pink heart at the chest, a white lab coat with two large heart-shaped pockets and rolled up sleeves revealing pink cuffs, alongside pink gloves and retains her pink boots.
In WarioWare Gold, her appearance remains the same with a few differences. Her eyes are now blue, her bang is thicker, the heart-shaped pockets on her lab coat are pink, her heart hair clip is bigger, she does not retain her gloves, and the pink color of her outfit is lighter. In a fantasy, she wears a pink short-sleeved dress with a long magenta bowtie with a matching pair of magenta headsets with pink stars and pink flats. As seen in a commercial, she wears a red nightgown with a pink heart on it along with her hair down when she goes to sleep.
- "I started learning forms to satisfy my intellectual curiosity! I thought the Finger Food, the Boxer, and the Mortar and Pestle would be a good start for me, and now I think I'm pretty good at them! I get the feeling that this hard work will pay off in the FORM of a new invention! Hee Hee Hee!" - WarioWare: Smooth Moves
- Wario (after being shown the Balloon POP! microgame for an art-creation tutorial): Ah, I get it! It's a balloon-popping game!
- Penny: Actually, it's a present-dropping game!
- Wario: Yeah, yeah. Same thing.
- Penny: But... But they're not, really... -WarioWare: D.I.Y.
- "Which side of the law are you on?" -Game & Wario website
Miiverse Sketch Masterpiece video
- [on a drawing of a person with a baton and hat] 人がすさそうな太子さまですねっ！ "The person is the virtuous-seeming Taishi-sama, eh~!"
- [on a drawing of a person that looks like a cricket/baseball batter] ボールを打とうとしているところでしょうか？ "They're just about to strike the ball, aren't they?"
- [on a drawing of three people, similar to this portrait] あの有名な肖像画かな？では真ん中が太子さまですねっ！ "Isn't this the famous portrait? So, the one in the middle is Taishi-sama, eh~!"
- [on a drawing of a large gown-wearing person] この太子さまはきっとお金待ちだと思いますっ！ "I think this Taishi-sama looks a little like a rich person~!"
- [on a drawing of a person with a big baton] かわいい！子供のころの姿でしょうか？ "Cuuute! This is his childhood appearance, isn't it?"
- [on a drawing of a mustached Elvis-looking face] 私のマンションの管理人さんにそっくりです！ "It's identical to my condo superintendent!"
Profiles and statistics
Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker
|Image||Artwork from||Effect in The Subspace Emissary|
|WarioWare: Smooth Moves||[Arm, Leg] - Attack +4|
Game & Wario character card
-Dr. Crygor's granddaughter
-Middle school student
-Loves math and science
-Prefers single-ply toilet paper
WarioWare Gold character card
- Rank C – This middle-school student has two great loves: singing and inventing! She hopes to be a pop star someday.
- Rank B – The heart-shaped ornaments she wears in her hair are actually high-tech. They fire missiles!
- Rank A – Penny has made a number of brilliant tech creations, but they often escape and run amok in Diamond City.
WarioWare: Get It Together! character description
- Intro description: "This budding scientist and granddaughter to Dr. Crygor loves two things: inventing stuff and singing pop songs!"
- Break Room description: "This budding scientist and grand-daughter to Dr. Crygor loves two things most of all: inventing stuff and singing. She dreams of becoming a pop sensation!"
- For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Penny.
Names in other languages
|Penny (no surname given)|
- Due to her appearance in Dr. Mario-kun, Penny is the first WarioWare character to appear in any Mario media.
- Fryda Wolff's website (August 04, 2018)
- Penny's blog entry at the official Japanese WarioWare: Smooth Moves website
- Nintendo Portugal. (November 8, 2018). WarioWare Gold - Penny e Dr. Crygor (Nintendo 3DS). Retrieved July 31, 2022.
- NintendoRU. (November 8, 2018). WarioWare Gold — трейлер Пенни и доктора Крайгора (Nintendo 3DS). Retrieved July 5, 2019.
|WarioWare: Smooth Moves||Boarder Patrol • Slice of Life • Mixed Signals • Yes, You Can! • The Intern • Stir Crazy • Community Service • Local News • Get to the Point • Mercury Falling • XYZ! • On Point • Airhead • Cranky Robot • Sure, You Can • Burning Sensation • Now You're Cooking! • Hit Parade • Litterbot • Stay Tuned • Produce Stand-Off|
|WarioWare Gold||Balancing Act • Cheeky Monkey • Clean Sweep • Code Dependency • County Fair • Cutting It Close • Fashion Plate • Fine Tune • Fragile! • Get to the Point • Half Empty • Home Haircut • Kit-tease • Peak-a-boo-boo • Picky Eater • Round It Out • Sew Easy • Strike a Chord • Tooth Haste • Tooth Trouble • What Goes In... • Wrecking All • Toilet Training|
|WarioWare: Smooth Moves|
|Main characters||Wario • Mona • Kat & Ana • Young Cricket & Master Mantis • Jimmy T. • Ashley & Red • Dribble & Spitz • Penny • 9-Volt • 18-Volt • Jimmy P. • Tiny Wario • Orbulon • Dr. Crygor • Mike|
|Minor characters||Splunk • Joe • Ken the Reporter • Boy • The Dinosaurs • Monettes • Diamond City Roughs • Elephant Ogre • Little Ogre • Sensei • Mona's Pig • Mona's Elephant • Mona's Bear • Mona's Monkey • Art and Deco • Dancing Monkeys • Park Street Residents • Legendary Cat Dancers • Chatty Mr. Spell Book • Monster Flower • Alien Mitzi • Diamond Academy Audience • Shop Manager Iwata • Fan Kids in the Shop • Legendary Dog Dancers|
|Forms||The Remote Control • The Umbrella • The Handlebar • The Sketch Artist • The Chauffeur • The Samurai • The Tug-of-War • The Waiter • The Elephant • The Thumb Wrestler • The Discard • The Big Cheese • The Janitor • The Dumbbell • The Mohawk • The Finger Food • The Boxer • The Mortar and Pestle • The Diner|
|Single-player minigames||Tortoise & Hare • Balloon Trip • Can Shooter • Block Star • Tower Tennis • Pyoro S|
|Multi-player minigames||Lifeline • Survival • Balloon • Bomb • Bungee Buddies • Star Nose • Darts|
|Locations||Diamond City • Wario's House • Temple of Form • Diamond Dojo • Park Street • Club Sugar • Ashley's Mansion • Diamond Taxi • Tomorrow Hill • Alien Mitzi's Spaceship • Diamond Academy • 9-Volt's House • Interstate 310 • Toy Express • Club Spice • Pearl Square • Sound Studio|
|Objects||Form Baton • Balance Stone • Bomb • Dribble Taxi • Oinker • Kelorometer • Pose|
|Miscellaneous||Gallery • Microgames • Pre-release and unused content • Quotes • Staff|
|Main characters||Wario • Dr. Crygor • Penny • Mona • Jimmy T. • Ashley & Red • Orbulon • 9-Volt|
|Minor characters||Abby • Young Cricket & Master Mantis|
|Microgames||Mona • Jimmy T. • Ashley • Orbulon • 9-Volt • Job Center • D.I.Y. 101|
|Locations||D.I.Y. Shop • D.I.Y. Studio • WarioWare, Inc. • Assembly Dojo • Distribution Center • Options Garage|
|Other||Super MakerMatic 21 • D.I.Y. Forum • Record (list) • Comics • Medals|
|Further information||Gallery • Staff • Contests|
|Game & Wario|
|Main characters||Wario (Captain Wario) • 9-Volt • 18-Volt • Ashley • Dr. Crygor • Dribble & Spitz • Fronk • Jimmy T • Kat & Ana • Mike • Mona • Orbulon • Penny • Pyoro • Young Cricket|
|Minor characters||5-Volt • Detective Frank • Legendary Cat Dancers • Editor Joe • Master Mantis • Red • Sal Out • Reporter John • Alien Bunny • Squeaks|
|Minigames||Arrow • Ashley • Bird • Bowling • Design • Disco • Fruit • Gamer • Islands • Kung Fu • Patchwork • Pirates • Shutter • Sketch • Ski • Taxi|
|Locations||9-Volt's House • Ashley's Mansion • Diamond City • Dr. Crygor's Lab • Highway 56 • Toy Express • Wario's House|
|Objects||Computer • Dribble Taxi • Fruit • Oinker • UFOs|
|Miscellaneous||Gallery • Hint Card • Mona Superscoop • Pre-release and unused content • Quotes • Staff|
|Main characters||5-Volt • 9-Volt • 18-Volt • Ana • Ashley • Dr. Crygor • Dribble • Jimmy T • Kat • Master Mantis • Mona • Orbulon • Penny • Red • Spitz • Wario (Deluxe) • Young Cricket|
|Minor characters||13-Amp • Alien Bunny • Amy • Ben • Cat • Danny • Dark Lord Hum Gree • Doris 1 • Fronk • Gahrumble • Joe • Little Hammies • Lulu • Mike • Mimi • Mr. Sparkles • Ms. Munchly • Ninja Steve • Pops • Ralphie • Ruffington • Sasquatch Family • Space Gangs|
|Microgames||5-Volt • 9-Volt • 18-Volt • Ashley & Red • Dr. Crygor • Dribble & Spitz • Jimmy T. • Kat & Ana • Mona • Orbulon • Penny • Wario • Young Cricket & Master Mantis|
|Locations||5-Volt's House • Agate Forest • Ashley's Mansion • Club Joe • Crystal Park • Diamond City • Diamond City Amusement Park • Diamond City Castle • Diamond City Elementary • Diamond City Stadium • Dr. Crygor's Lab • Emerald Street • Gigantaburger • Joe's Clothes • Luxeville • Penny's Lab • Peridot Campgrounds • Sapphire Street • The Farthest Edge of Space • Wario's House|
|Minigames||Autograph! • Foiled! • Game & Watch: Manhole • Memory Match • Mewtroid • Mewtroid 2: Return of Sameow • Micro Golf Open • Micro Golf Tour • Pro Bowl • Pumpkin Panic • Pyoro • Root Awakening • Sew Tricky • Super Pyoro • Wario Kard|
|Other||Computer • Dribble Taxi • Hydrocannon LX • Mandrake • Octoblazooka • Oinker • Pot of Luxeville • Super-Special Tummy Tonic • Tonally Transformative Elixir • Wario Bowl|
|Further info||Gallery • Missions • Quotes • Staff • Souvenirs|
|WarioWare: Get It Together!|
|Playable characters||5-Volt • 9-Volt • 18-Volt • Ana (P2) • Ashley • Dr. Crygor • Dribble (P1) • Jimmy T • Kat (P1) • Lulu • Master Mantis • Mike • Mona • Orbulon • Penny • Pyoro • Red • Spitz (P2) • Wario • Young Cricket|
|Supporting characters||13-Amp • Alien Bunny • Club Goers • Doris 1 • Fronk • Game bug • Joe • Leo • Mega Bug • Ms. Munchly • Mona's Elephant • Mona's Monkey • Mona's Pig • Ruffington • The Supreme Developer • Wario Bug|
|Microgame sets||Anything Goes (Wario Bug) • Culture (Orbulon) • Fantasy (Dribble & Spitz) • Food (Ashley) • High Tech (Dr. Crygor) • Intro Games (Wario) • Nature (Kat & Ana) • Nintendo Classics (9-Volt) • That's Life (Mona)|
|Variety Pack minigames||Gotta Bounce • Daily Grind • Friendless Battle • High Five • Duelius Maximus • Rising Star • Balloon Bang • Sly Angle • Puck 'er Up • Frenemy Frenzy|
|Locations||9-Volt's House • Ashley's Mansion • Diamond City • Dr. Crygor's Top Secret Factory • Feelin' Groovy Fitness • Goro Desert • Mona's House • Ohlaka Island • Penny's Lab • Sleepytown Village • Takechiko City • Wario's House • WarioWare, Inc.|
|Objects||Dribble Taxi • Epic Augmented Reality Game • Flatterbot • Golden Watering Can • Jet Tank One • Mandrake • Mona's Boomerang • Mona's scooter • Oinker • Super Pyoro|
|Other||Challenges • Gallery • Microgames • Missions • Penny's Song • Prezzies • Quotes • Showdown • Staff|