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Impale Sticky
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Appears in Chapter 1
Tagline “if you get in trouble, just go back in time”
Goal 26 Goos
OCD ≥42 Goos
Time bugs Yes
Objects Water
Hazards Blades
Music “Brave Adventurers”
Previous level Hang Low
Next level Ivy Towers
The Goo Balls were excited to explore the mysterious pipe system even if it meant traversing ridiculously contrived terrain. One of the Goo Balls seemed to say he felt like an armadillo. Moo!

—love, the mysterious Sign Painter
[Impale Sticky]

Impale Sticky is a level in the video game World of Goo. It is the fourth level of Chapter 1. In this level, players must use Black Goo to build a structure around a ledge to reach the sleeping Goo and the pipe, while avoiding two blades that will pop any Goo they touch. This level also introduces time bugs, as referenced by the in-game level description, "if you get in trouble, just go back in time." In addition, this level has a strong airflow which drags all the objects to the right side of the screen. Airflow and water are their strongest at the left side of the screen.


Your structure will need a lot of support to stay up, but not too much or you won't have enough Goo Balls at the end. The blades are rather threatening, and touching them will cause you to lose a lot of Goo Balls. Pop a time bug if this happens. As soon as you get the opportunity, make your structure touch the higher ground above the blades. The structure should "stick" to it, as it IS made of Goo...

OCD Strategy

You have almost no room to make support. You'll have to depend more on the airflow of the level as it makes it easier to get up there with a flimsy structure. Remember, Goo throwing is your friend as building to the sleeping Goos would waste a Goo Ball or two. You'll get it if you can build to the pipe with only 15 Goos.

Video strategy

Solution: Impale Sticky (Chapter 1)

OCD solution: Impale Sticky (Chapter 1)