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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. They are purple when first encountered, but can turn red and back again 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.