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WL4 Purple Marumen Sprite.png Sprite of a red Marumen, from Wario Land 4.
First appearance Wario Land 4 (2001)
Wario with the two different colored Marumen

Marumen (まるメン[1], meaning "circle face") are purple, spherical enemies of Wario Land 4. They have a nose and two feet. They don't harm Wario in any way. Most Marumen are found in the early levels Hall of Hieroglyphs and Palm Tree Paradise, but many of them get replaced by Spear-Masks in the Hard and S-Hard modes. Otherwise, they are generally rare in all difficulty modes. Marumen come in two colors, purple and red. Most Marumen spawn colored purple, but there are some exceptions such as in the second screen in Palm Tree Paradise. The difference between the two colors is that defeating a purple Marumen yields two small coins, while defeating a red Marumen yields one bronze coin. Purple Marumen will turn red and vice-versa when Wario executes a Ground Pound near them.

Marumen are heavily based on Wanderin' Gooms, as they won't hurt Wario as well. Red Bandineros share the same behavior.


  1. ^ Wario Land 4 official Shogakukan Japanese game guide, page 14.