Artwork from WarioWare: Get It Together!
|First appearance||WarioWare: Smooth Moves (2006)|
|Latest appearance||Tetris 99 (24th Maximus Cup, cameo) (2021)|
WarioWare: Get It Together! (2021, Super Mario franchise)
|Latest portrayal||Robbie Daymond (2018-present)|
- “This is no time to rest. We must keep going!”
- —Young Cricket, WarioWare: Get It Together!
Young Cricket is a major character in the WarioWare series, first appearing in WarioWare: Smooth Moves. He is a martial artist and a WarioWare, Inc. employee who likes meat dumplings, and is the devoted apprentice of Master Mantis. When he was first introduced, he appeared to be a rather serious character, shown training in difficult conditions, but it is later shown that he fits in with the rest of Wario's friends. His name is a play on the phrase, "patience, young grasshopper", originating from the 1972 television series Kung Fu.
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Young Cricket makes his debut in WarioWare: Smooth Moves. While walking down Park Street, Young Cricket's stomach growls and he says that he is hungry. Soon, he smells dumplings being served at a nearby food stand. Cricket starts running on the Park Street Residents' heads to the front of the line. Eventually, he reaches the front of the line and asks for two dumplings, only to find that the people he stepped on are all angry at him. He apologizes and runs on their heads again to get back to Master Mantis, telling him that they should get in line.
In WarioWare: D.I.Y., he runs the Assembly Dojo alongside Mantis. They also appears as a comic stamp.
Game & Wario
Young Cricket also appears in Game & Wario, where he hosts the Kung Fu minigame. His training routine and love for dumplings are addressed once again, with his game combining both as the player controls Young Cricket through a series of obstacle courses to reach Master Mantis, collecting dumplings along the way to regain energy.
Young Cricket is also depicted on a bowling pin in the Bowling minigame, alongside other major characters from the game.
Like other WarioWare characters, he has an entry for the Miiverse Sketch Masterpiece Collection, videos uploaded by the official Nintendo of Japan YouTube account showcasing drawings made with the Miiverse Sketch mode. The sixth video has "Bee" as its theme and features commentary by Cricket.
In WarioWare Gold, Young Cricket is the host of the fourth stage of the Touch League, with the Sports theme. In his story, he is shown training in Diamond City Amusement Park. Cricket analyzes how dangerous two rides are, and then decides he is ready to prove himself. Mantis leads him to a merry-go-round known as Precious Prancers, where Cricket is ready to start his trial after overreacting about how dangerous the attraction is. After Cricket survives the trial, Lulu, who mistakes him for one of the horses, jumps on his shoulder, and he tells Lulu to get off of him, which shocks her. He then proceeds to the next trial, the "Trial of the Lost Child", as Lulu (still clinging onto him) tells him to "giddyup, horsey."
He is later seen at Club Joe alongside Mantis, Jimmy T, Mona, Kat, Ana, Dr. Crygor, Penny, Mike, and Fronk, where his fighting moves end up attracting a large crowd to the club.
At the end of the game, Cricket is among the group who demands Wario to pay them for the microgames they designed for the Wario Bowl. After Wario trips and lets his money briefcase fall, Cricket uses his newly learned technique, the "Precious Prancing Pounce", to stop Wario from escaping further. All of Wario's friends then decide to split the remaining money equally between them as Cricket holds off Wario from interfering. The player is then rewarded the 10000 coins they were given at the beginning of the game to buy their admission into the Wario Bowl.
WarioWare: Get It Together!
Young Cricket appears in WarioWare: Get It Together! In the game's story mode, he appears in the opening cutscene, eating dumplings alongside Master Mantis. He, along with the rest of the WarioWare, Inc. employees, gets sucked in the game world due to Wario's actions.
Young Cricket is the second character to be unlocked following Wario, as he joins Wario in the first level alongside 18-Volt. After beating Wario's stage, 18-Volt recognizes the game bug that sabotaged Wario's stage, and Cricket hypothesizes that destroying the game bugs will fix the game. Throughout the various pre-stage cutscenes, Cricket is shown pushing 18-Volt due to the latter's inability to move.
Young Cricket appears in the intro of Jimmy T's stage where he does an aerobics performance with him, Mantis, Lulu, and Joe.
After beating Anything Goes, Young Cricket goes back to the real world alongside most of the other WarioWare, Inc. employees and chases after Wario after it is revealed their predicament was caused by his poor programming. When they soon remember other people were left behind in the game world, Cricket suggests that everyone return to the game world to rescue their friends, which they do immediately.
As a playable character, Young Cricket is controlled with the moving him left and right. Pressing makes him jump, and the height of his jump can be increased by holding . He excels in microgames where action at lower areas is prioritized (e.g. Roll Cake and A Moving Experience, the 2 microgames that deems him a good fit). However, there are very few microgames that involve action near the ground, and most microgames involve action at higher areas. Due to this, he is inadequate in most microgames (e.g. Gondola Lift, the only microgame deeming him a bad fit). Young Cricket has the most amount of microgames deeming him an average fit (154), along with 32 above-average fits and 23 below-average fits.
Super Smash Bros. series
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Young Cricket appears as a Sticker that raises a player's attack by three.
In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Young Cricket can be seen on the sketchpad in one of the randomly generated layouts for the Gamer stage.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Young Cricket appears as a spirit.
Rhythm Heaven series
Rhythm Heaven Fever
Young Cricket appears in Rhythm Heaven Fever in a Two-Player Endless Game called Kung Fu Ball. Here, he is seen punching and kicking a ball back and forth, paired with an unnamed girl who is dressed similarly to him. Though unidentified in the game itself, a promotional video for WarioWare Gold establishes that the character is Young Cricket.
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Young Cricket makes an appearance in the Wario... Where? version of the Munchy Monk minigame in Rhythm Heaven Megamix, where he is seen riding a cloud in the background.
From September 17 to September 21, Tetris 99 ran the 24th Maximus Cup which featured a WarioWare: Get It Together! theme, where Young Cricket is represented by the "J" tetromino.
Young Cricket is heavily devoted to martial arts, training in difficult environments. In WarioWare Gold, his serious personality remains, but for comedic effect, as he even goes as far as to "train" at the Diamond City Amusement Park, and also appears to have a tendency to overexaggerate.
Profiles and statistics
Game & Wario character card
-Master Mantis's apprentice
-Student of We-Yu-Ken
-Recently mastered We-Ken
WarioWare Gold character cards
- Rank C – This young man is devoted to training under Mantis. He desires mastery. And craves meat dumplings.
- Rank B – Cricket is often seen at a Chinese restaurant in Diamond City. He spends a lot on food there.
- Rank A – Cricket obeys his master so fully that when Mantis says training must happen at a fancy café, he hops to it.
WarioWare: Get It Together!
European website bio
- "The dumpling-loving kung fu student uses his skills to dash across the screen and jump super-high."
- "This devoted student of the martial arts diligently trains under Master Mantis. He likes meat dumplings. A lot."
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker
|WarioWare: Smooth Moves||[Arm, Leg] - Attack +3|
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit
|Name||Image||Series / game||Type||Class||Strength / effects||How to obtain||Spirit battle|
|Young Cricket||WarioWare Series||Support (1)||Novice||Aura Attack ↑||Spirit Board||Lucario||Rule: Item Tidal Wave (Dumplings)
||Suzaku Castle||Chun Li-Stage Type A|
- For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Young Cricket.
Names in other languages
Ученик Сверчок (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
- ^ Tweet by Robbie Daymond
- ^ KingFera. (November 3, 2018). Sakurai Explains Spirit Mode at Nintendo Live 2018 | Super Smash Bros Ultimate. YouTube. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
- ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5V7aTL1zw8
- ^ NintendoRU. (January 10, 2019). WarioWare Gold — трейлер персонажей Юный Крикет и Мастер Мантис (Nintendo 3DS). Retrieved March 30th, 2019.
|Young Cricket & Master Mantis's microgames|
|WarioWare: Smooth Moves||Broom Shtick • That's How I Roll • Plane and Simple • Logged In • Anchor Man • Castanet, First Chair • Meet the Eggheads • Pink Eye • Geared for Landing • This Bites! • Suit of Armoire • All Wound Up • The Outcast • Helping Hand • Sweeps Week • Spring Cleaning • Volley, Y'all! • Clean Your Plate! • Smile and Nod • Junk and My Trunk • Block Party|
|WarioWare Gold||Arms Race • Count 'Em Up • Engine Trouble • Erosion • Finish Line • Flag Waver • Heat Wave • I'm Gonna Hurl • Local News • Long Division • Oh, Snap! • Pass Aggressive • Pass Fail • Pit Stop • Pumped Poser • Rump Roast • Skate Race • Stroke of Genius • Sweeps Week • Twin Swimmers • Pro Bowling|
|WarioWare: Smooth Moves|
|Main characters||Wario • Mona • Kat & Ana • Young Cricket • Master Mantis • Jimmy T. • Ashley • Red • Dribble & Spitz • Penny • 9-Volt • 18-Volt • Jimmy P. • Tiny Wario • Orbulon • Dr. Crygor • Mike|
|Minor characters||Splunk • Joe • Ken the Reporter • Boy • The Dinosaurs • Monettes • Diamond City Roughs • Elephant Ogre • Little Ogre • Sensei • Mona's Elephant • Mona's Pig • Mona's Monkey • Mona's Bear • Art and Deco • Dancing Monkeys • Park Street Residents • Legendary Cat Dancers • Chatty Mr. Spell Book • Monster Flower • Alien Mitzi • Diamond Academy Audience • Shop Manager Iwata • Fan Kids in the Shop • Legendary Dog Dancers|
|Forms||The Remote Control • The Umbrella • The Handlebar • The Sketch Artist • The Chauffeur • The Samurai • The Tug-of-War • The Waiter • The Elephant • The Thumb Wrestler • The Discard • The Big Cheese • The Janitor • The Dumbbell • The Mohawk • The Finger Food • The Boxer • The Mortar and Pestle • The Diner|
|Single-player minigames||Tortoise & Hare • Balloon Trip • Can Shooter • Block Star • Tower Tennis • Pyoro S|
|Multi-player minigames||Lifeline • Survival • Balloon • Bomb • Bungee Buddies • Star Nose • Darts|
|Locations||Diamond City • Wario's House • Temple of Form • Diamond Dojo • Park Street • Club Sugar • Ashley's Mansion • Diamond Taxi • Tomorrow Hill • Alien Mitzi's Spaceship • Diamond Academy • 9-Volt's House • Interstate 310 • Toy Express • Club Spice • Pearl Square • Sound Studio|
|Objects||Form Baton • Balance Stone • Bomb • Dribble Taxi • Oinker • Kelorometer • Pose|
|Miscellaneous||Gallery • Microgames • Pre-release and unused content • Quotes • Staff|
|Main characters||Wario • Dr. Crygor • Penny • Mona • Jimmy T. • Ashley • Red • Orbulon • 9-Volt|
|Minor characters||Abby • Young Cricket • Master Mantis|
|Microgames||Mona • Jimmy T. • Ashley • Orbulon • 9-Volt • Job Center • D.I.Y. 101|
|Locations||D.I.Y. Shop • D.I.Y. Studio • WarioWare, Inc. • Assembly Dojo • Distribution Center • Options Garage|
|Other||Super MakerMatic 21 • D.I.Y. Forum • Record (list) • Comics • Medals • Bomb|
|Further information||Gallery • Staff • Contests|
|Game & Wario|
|Main characters||Wario (Captain Wario) • 9-Volt • 18-Volt • Ashley • Dr. Crygor • Dribble & Spitz • Fronk • Jimmy T • Kat & Ana • Mike • Mona • Orbulon • Penny • Pyoro • Young Cricket|
|Minor characters||5-Volt • Detective Frank • Legendary Cat Dancers • Editor Joe • Master Mantis • Red • Sal Out • Ski bunnies • Reporter John • Alien Bunny • Squeaks|
|Minigames||Arrow • Ashley • Bird • Bowling • Design • Disco • Fruit • Gamer • Islands • Kung Fu • Patchwork • Pirates • Shutter • Sketch • Ski • Taxi|
|Locations||9-Volt's House • Ashley's Mansion • Diamond City • Dr. Crygor's Lab • Highway 56 • Toy Express • Wario's House|
|Objects||Computer • Dribble Taxi • Fruit • Oinker • UFOs|
|Miscellaneous||Gallery • Hint Card • Mona Superscoop • Pre-release and unused content • Quotes • Staff|
|Main characters||5-Volt • 9-Volt • 18-Volt • Ana • Ashley • Dr. Crygor • Dribble • Jimmy T • Kat • Master Mantis • Mona • Orbulon • Penny • Red • Spitz • Wario (Deluxe) • Young Cricket|
|Minor characters||13-Amp • Alien Bunny • Amy • Ben • Cat • Danny • Dark Lord Hum Gree • Doris 1 • Fronk • Gahrumble • Joe • Little Hammies • Lulu • Mike • Mimi • Mr. Sparkles • Ms. Munchly • Ninja Steve • Pops • Ralphie • Ruffington • Sasquatch Family • Space Gangs|
|Microgames||5-Volt • 9-Volt • 18-Volt • Ashley & Red • Dr. Crygor • Dribble & Spitz • Jimmy T. • Kat & Ana • Mona • Orbulon • Penny • Wario • Young Cricket & Master Mantis|
|Locations||5-Volt's House • Agate Forest • Ashley's Mansion • Club Joe • Crystal Park • Diamond City • Diamond City Amusement Park • Diamond City Castle • Diamond City Elementary • Diamond City Stadium • Dr. Crygor's Lab • Emerald Street • Gigantaburger • Joe's Clothes • Luxeville • Penny's Lab • Peridot Campgrounds • Sapphire Street • The Farthest Edge of Space • Wario's House|
|Minigames||Autograph! • Foiled! • Game & Watch: Manhole • Memory Match • Mewtroid • Mewtroid 2: Return of Sameow • Micro Golf Open • Micro Golf Tour • Pro Bowl • Pumpkin Panic • Pyoro • Root Awakening • Sew Tricky • Super Pyoro • Wario Kard|
|Other||Bomb • Computer • Dribble Taxi • Hydrocannon LX • Mandrake • Octoblazooka • Oinker • Pot of Luxeville • Super-Special Tummy Tonic • Tonally Transformative Elixir • Wario Bowl|
|Further info||Gallery • Media • Missions • Quotes • Staff • Souvenirs|
|WarioWare: Get It Together!|
|Playable characters||5-Volt • 9-Volt • 18-Volt • Ana (P2) • Ashley • Dr. Crygor • Dribble (P1) • Jimmy T • Kat (P1) • Lulu • Master Mantis • Mike • Mona • Orbulon • Penny • Pyoro • Red • Spitz (P2) • Wario • Young Cricket|
|Supporting characters||13-Amp • Alien Bunny • Club Goers • Doris 1 • Fronk • Game bug • Joe • Leo • Mega Bug • Mona's Pets • Ms. Munchly • Ruffington • The Supreme Developer • Wario Bug|
|Microgame sets||Anything Goes (Wario Bug) • Culture (Orbulon) • Fantasy (Dribble & Spitz) • Food (Ashley) • High Tech (Dr. Crygor) • Intro Games (Wario) • Nature (Kat & Ana) • Nintendo Classics (9-Volt) • That's Life (Mona)|
|Variety Pack minigames||Gotta Bounce • Daily Grind • Friendless Battle • High Five • Duelius Maximus • Rising Star • Balloon Bang • Sly Angle • Puck 'er Up • Frenemy Frenzy|
|Locations||9-Volt's House • Ashley's Mansion • Diamond City • Dr. Crygor's Top Secret Factory • Feelin' Groovy Fitness • Goro Desert • Mona's House • Ohlaka Island • Penny's Lab • Sleepytown Village • Takechiko City • Wario's House • WarioWare, Inc.|
|Objects||Bomb • Dribble Taxi • Epic Augmented Reality Game • Flatterbot • Golden Watering Can • Jet Tank One • Mandrake • Mona's Boomerang • Mona's scooter • Oinker • Super Pyoro|
|Other||Challenges • Gallery • Microgames • Missions • Penny's Song • Prezzies • Quotes • Showdown • Staff|