Ball o' String Wario

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Ball o' String Wario
Ball o' String Wario
Applies to Wario
Item needed Silky, Spider Silk
Power(s) given Bounce off of walls, no control, defeat all enemies, break yarn blocks
First appearance Wario Land 3 (2000)

Ball o' String Wario[1] (also parsed Ball-O-String Wario[2]) is one of Wario's transformations in Wario Land 3. Getting covered in Silky's or Anonster's spider silk turns the player into Ball o' String Wario, a rolling yellow yarn ball. In this form the player rolls back and forth across a level, bouncing off walls, until they eventually unravel back into Wario. In this state, the player can break through yarn blocks.

Ball o' String Wario shares some traits with Snowman Wario and Flaming Wario.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 糸玉[3]
Ball of Yarn
Dutch Klosbol Wario[4] (roughly) Bobbin thread ball Wario
French Wario - boule de fil[5] Wario (yarnball)
German Knäuel-Wario[6]
Italian Wario-gomitolo[7]
Spanish Wario Bola de Cuerda[8] Ball of String Wario


  1. ^ Wario Land 3 instruction booklet, page 23.
  2. ^ Brady, Matthew K., Nathan Beittenmiller, Debra McBride, and David Cassady. Game Boy Game Secrets, 2001 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 93. "To get there, you’re going to have to be nailed by the caterpillar, becoming a rolling, Ball-O-String Wario."
  3. ^ Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Japanese instruction booklet, page 23.
  4. ^ Wario Land 3 Dutch Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console digital manual, tab 11: "Transformatievaardigheden".
  5. ^ Wario Land 3 European instruction booklet, page 58
  6. ^ Wario Land 3 European instruction booklet, page 38
  7. ^ Wario Land 3 European instruction booklet, page 116
  8. ^ Official Wario Land 3 website (Guías Nintendo)