Sole Man

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Sole Man
Sole Man
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
A microgame in Game & Wario
Game & Wario
Appears in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
Game & Wario
Type Strange
Command(s) Look out!
Don't get squished! (Levels 1 and 2, Game & Wario)
Get squished! (Level 3, Game & Wario)
Info "Avoid the giant foot stepping from the sky! Not your favorite stomping grounds?" (Mega Microgame$!)
"Aaaah! We'll be squashed! Run away! Huh?! Some people like getting squashed..." (Game & Wario)
Controls +Control Pad left or right - Move
Points to clear 10

Sole Man is a microgame in the Strange folder in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!. A remake of the microgame appears in Game & Wario, where it is featured as part of the minigame Gamer. The name of the microgame comes from the hit song "Soul Man", which was written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter for Sam & Dave.


A Fronk is on a beach, with several more of his species in the background. There is a large shadow that follows him around, followed by a foot falling from above. The player will have to use the +Control Pad left or right to move the Fronk out of the way before he gets stepped on. The foot will drop two times before the microgame ends. As the difficulty level increases, the size of the foot also increases.

  • 1st level difficulty: The shoe is a person's sneaker, covering about 25% of the screen.
  • 2nd level difficulty: The shoe is a hiker's boot, covering about 30% of the screen.
  • 3rd level difficulty: The shoe is a fat person's sandal, covering about 35% of the screen.

Game & Wario[edit]

  • 1st level difficulty: A Fronk must avoid being squished by a person's foot. The setting is a dirt road.
  • 2nd level difficulty: Wario-Man must avoid being squished by a dinosaur's foot. The background is a city on fire.
  • 3rd level difficulty: A person in a Goomba suit must try to be stomped by Mario's foot. The setting is based on Super Mario Bros.

Appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

One of the 9 microgames that appear in the WarioWare, Inc. stage.
The microgame in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Sole Man appears in the WarioWare, Inc. stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where the players have to dodge the stomping foot, just like in the original microgame. Being stepped on has the same effect of a Pitfall, with the player becoming partially buried and unable to move for a moment.

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Game File Name Meaning

WarioWare Inc.: Mega Microgame$! DOSHIN Japanese onomatopoeia for something heavy striking the Earth.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese でかいあし
Dekai ashi
Big feet

Chinese 巨人

French Semelle tueuse (Mega Microgame$!)
Killing Sole
Italian L'uomo scarpa (Mega Microgame$!)
The shoe-man
Spanish Mala pata
Bad luck