Saving Face (WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!)

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This article is about the microgame in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! For the microgame in WarioWare: Smooth Moves, see Saving Face (WarioWare: Smooth Moves).
Saving Face
Saving Face
Appears in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!
Type Introduction
Command(s) Catch!
Info "Don't let the stick slip through your mitts, butterfingers!"
Controls A Button / A Button - Catch
Points to clear 15

Saving Face is one of Wario's Introduction microgames found in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!. It also appears in the Sci-Fi, Nature and Anything Goes stages.


In this microgame, there is a hand at the top of the screen holding a purple stick, and Wario's hand near the bottom of the screen, directly under the top one. The top hand drops the stick, and the player has to press A Button at the proper time. If done correctly, Wario's hand will catch the stick, and the microgame will be won. However, if the player's timing is off, the stick will either bounce off the top of Wario's hand or will fall through it entirely, in which case the game will be lost.

  • 1st level difficulty: The stick is large, and easy to catch.
  • 2nd level difficulty: The stick is medium sized, and a bit harder to catch.
  • 3rd level difficulty: The stick is tiny, about the same size as Wario's hand, and is very hard to catch.

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Game File Name Meaning

WarioWare Inc.: Mega Microgame$! FALLING ROD

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ぼうつかみ
Bō Tsukami
Grab Bar

Chinese 抓棒棒
Zhuā bàng bàng
Catch the stick

French Bâton glissant
Slippy stick
German Stabfang
Stick Catch
Italian Presa al volo
Catch on the fly
Spanish Atrápalo
Catch it