Glue Globe

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Wario climbing across Glue Globes in Greenhorn Ruins from Wario World.
Wario crawling about on a Glue Globe in Wario World

A Glue Globe is an orange sphere with a red Crystal Entity's symbol on the side in Wario World. When Wario touches it, he will stick onto it, allowing him to reach otherwise inaccessible places. Some Glue Globes move, while others stay floating in the air without moving. Wario then can jump off in the direction of where he was on the Glue Globe. If Wario jumps off of a moving Glue Globe, he will retain a large amount of momentum from the Glue Globe, which can allow him to jump very far. There are also Glue Globes that have ByeBye Balloons on them. When Wario jumps on these Glue Globes, he will be sent to the start or about halfway through the level, depending on where he is. Wario, through the game manual, says that he feels somewhat embarrassed being on Glue Globes.[1][2]

There are certain variants on Glue Globes throughout the game. In Horror Manor, some Glue Globes with jack-o'-lantern faces (also called Glue Globe Ghosts[3]) materialize and rise out of small glowing circles on the ground. Wonky Circus introduces Glue Globes that rotate on long poles (also called Glue Globe Poles[4]), stopping briefly in four directions. In Beanstalk Way, Tulipatooies spit and inhale Glue Globes. In the Mirror Mansion, there are globe-tailed lions,[5] which are mechanical lions with Glue Globes on their tails that must be ridden to traverse obstacles.


Shogakukan bio


Sticky system
When Wario's body touches it, he can stick to it and move around.

Names in other languages[edit]

Glue Globe
Language Name Meaning
Japanese くっつきボール
Kuttsuki Bōru
Sticky Ball

Italian Sfera Appiccicosa[7]
Sticky Sphere
Glue Globe Ghost
Language Name Meaning
Japanese エレベーター怪人[6]
Erebētā Kaijin
Elevator Enigma

Glue Globe Pole
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポールについたくっつきボール[6]
Pōru nitsuita Kuttsuki Bōru
Sticky Ball on Pole

Globe-tailed lion
Language Name Meaning
Japanese からくりライオン[6]
Karakuri raion
Mechanical lion


  1. ^ Nintendo (2003). Wario World instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (British English). Page 22.
  2. ^ Nintendo (2003). Wario World instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 24.
  3. ^ Stratton, Steve (July 1, 2003). Wario World: Prima’s Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 0-7615-4323-6. Page 38-39, 41-43, 45.
  4. ^ Stratton, Steve (July 1, 2003). Wario World: Prima’s Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 0-7615-4323-6. Page 53-60, 97.
  5. ^ Grimm, Steven (2003). Wario World Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). ISBN 1-930206-26-7. Page 7, 86, 89, 92.
  6. ^ a b c d 「ワリオワールド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Wario World Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 17.
  7. ^ Wario World Italian instruction booklet. Page 22.