Word Up

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Word Up
Word Up
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
WordUp WarioWareGold.png
WarioWare Gold
Appears in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!
WarioWare Gold
Type Sci-Fi (Mega Microgame$!)
Dribble & Spitz (Gold)
Command Shoot "?"
Info "Shoot the question marks to reveal a word. To help you out, you can warp from side to side!" (Mega Microgame$!)
"Shoot the ? to make a word! Don't ya wish writing was always this easy?" (Gold)
Controls A Button/A Button/A Button – Shoot
+Control Pad left or right/+Control Pad left or right – Move
Points to clear 20

Word Up is one of Dribble and Spitz's microgame in the Sci-Fi folder in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!. It reappears in WarioWare Gold, once again as one of their games.


There is a ship the player controls at the bottom of the screen and several panels with letters on them at the top. Some of these panels are blinking and have a question mark on them. The player must move the ship under these and fire, flipping them over and completing the message. The messages can be anything, from the player's name to phrases like "Neato". There are twenty-five messages in all. In WarioWare Gold there is a special twenty-sixth phrase: if this microgame shows up right before the boss game the phrase will be "Boss!". In both versions, moving the ship left or right offscreen makes the ship reappear on the opposite side.

  • 1st level difficulty: There is one box to shoot.
  • 2nd level difficulty: There are two boxes to shoot.
  • 3rd level difficulty: There are three boxes to shoot.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パネルショット
Paneru Shotto
Panel Shot
Chinese 翻字牌
Fān zì pái
Turning plates
French Le mot qu'il faut The Needed Word
Italian Parole, parole Words, words
Spanish (NOA) Palabra secreta Secret word