The Proud, the Fuse

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The Proud, the Fuse
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WarioWare: Touched!
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WarioWare Gold
Appears in WarioWare: Touched!
WarioWare Gold
Type Ninja Scribble (Touched!)
Orbulon (Gold)
Command Light!
Info "Draw a fuse through the maze to set off the bomb!" (Touched!)
"The lighting of this bomb involves extending the fuse until it reaches a distant flame. If you run into a wall, our dreams of witnessing an explosive display will be dashed." (Gold)
Controls Stylus – Extend fuse
Points to clear 20 (Touched!)
15 (Gold)

The Proud, the Fuse is a microgame found in the Ninja Scribble stage in WarioWare: Touched! and returns in WarioWare Gold as one of Orbulon's microgames. Its name references one of the slogans of the United States Marine Corps, "the few, the proud".


The objective of the game is to draw the rest of the fuse through the maze to the fire that can set off the bomb. The game ends in a loss if the fuse comes into contact with a wall. This game has double the time to complete than most other microgames.

  • 1st level difficulty: The maze is a simple path.
  • 2nd level difficulty: The maze is slightly complex path.
  • 3rd level difficulty: The maze is a complex path.

In early Japanese copies of WarioWare: Touched!, a glitch occurs where the fuse cannot be drawn, making the microgame impossible to complete.[1]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese どうかせん
Chinese 导火线
French Être de mèche Pun on "être de mèche" (a colloquialism meaning "to be in cahoots") and "mèche" (fuse)
Italian Miccia corta Short fuse
Korean 도화선


  1. ^ Niizumi, Hirohiko (January 5, 2005). WarioWare Touched! bugging out. GameSpot. Retrieved March 19, 2021.