Stroke of Genius (WarioWare: Touched!)

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Stroke of Genius
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WarioWare: Touched!
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WarioWare Gold
Appears in WarioWare: Touched!
WarioWare Gold
Type Slightly Unscrewed (Touched!)
Young Cricket & Master Mantis (Gold)
Command(s) Swim!
Info "Swing the swimmer's arms in a circle to beat the other fools to the end of the pool!" (Touched!)
"Keep moving those arms until you swim all the way to the goal... But watch out! There's something else in the water, too!" (Gold)
Controls Stylus – Move
Points to clear 20

Stroke of Genius is a microgame found in WarioWare: Touched! in the Slightly Unscrewed stage and returns in WarioWare Gold as one of Young Cricket & Master Mantis's microgames.


The objective is to make the swimmer to swim to the very end of the pool and come in first place. The swimmer occasionally swims with different strokes. This game has double the time to complete than other microgames.

WarioWare: Touched![edit]

  • 1st level difficulty: The swimmer doesn't need to bypass another swimmer.
  • 2nd level difficulty: One swimmer is in the lead.
  • 3rd level difficulty: The swimmer must bypass several swimmers who swim fast.

WarioWare Gold[edit]

There are no opponents, and the swimmer's starting position differs between difficulties. Sometimes the player will have to make a hamster in a ball make it to the end of the pool.

  • 1st level difficulty: The swimmer starts at around 34 away from the goal.
  • 2nd level difficulty: The swimmer starts at the far end from the goal.
  • 3rd level difficulty: Same as Level 1, but a shark is chasing the swimmer and gradually speeds up as it reaches closer to the goal. If the shark catches up to the swimmer, the player loses.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スイミング
Chinese 游泳
French Nage libre Freestyle
Italian Colpo di mano Hand shot
Korean 수영대회
Swimming Competition
Spanish (NOA) Campeón acuático Aquatic champion
Spanish (NOE) Campeón acuático Aquatic champion