Marumen

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Marumen
WL4 Purple Marumen Sprite.png Sprite of a red Marumen, from Wario Land 4.
Sprites from Wario Land 4
First appearance Wario Land 4 (2001)
Relatives
Comparable

Marumen are enemies in Wario Land 4. They are spherical enemies colored either red or purple. They cannot harm Wario, so they are one of the weakest enemies, like with Imomushi. 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. Most Marumen spawn colored purple, but there are some exceptions, such as 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 Smash Attack near them. Despite being weak enemies, more Marumen appear in Hotel Horror as the game mode difficulty increases: none are found in Normal mode, one is found in Hard mode, and four are found in S-Hard mode.

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

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Marumen (purple)
WL4 Purple Marumen Sprite.png
Worlds Artwork of the Entry Passage symbol Artwork of the Emerald Passage symbol Artwork of the Ruby Passage symbol Artwork of the Sapphire Passage symbol Levels Hall of Hieroglyphs map icon from Wario Land 4. Palm Tree Paradise map icon from Wario Land 4.
Game modes

Normal Hard S-Hard

Spoils Sprite of a Small Coin worth 10 points, from Wario Land 4. Sprite of a Small Coin worth 10 points, from Wario Land 4. 20 points
Marumen (red)
Sprite of a red Marumen, from Wario Land 4.
Worlds Artwork of the Entry Passage symbol Artwork of the Emerald Passage symbol Artwork of the Ruby Passage symbol Artwork of the Sapphire Passage symbol Levels Hall of Hieroglyphs map icon from Wario Land 4. Palm Tree Paradise map icon from Wario Land 4.
Game modes

Normal Hard S-Hard

Spoils Sprite of a Bronze Coin worth 50 points, from Wario Land 4. 50 points

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese まるメン[1]
Marumen
From「丸」(maru, "circle") and「面」(men, "face")

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara Strategy Guide. Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 14.