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The Third Wheel
The Third Wheel title.jpg
The Third Wheel.png
Appears in Chapter 3
Tagline “hey, look over there!”
New Goos Spike Goo
Goal 16 Goos
OCD ≤9 moves
Time bugs Yes
Music “Ode to the Bridge Builder”
Previous level Misty's Long Bony Road
Next level Water Lock
The prettiest ones are always the deadliest. Her thorns are filled with poison and contempt.

—the deadly Sign Painter
[The Third Wheel]

The Third Wheel is a level in the video game World of Goo. It is the sixth level of Chapter 3. In this level the player is introduced to Spike Goo. Players must use the sticking ability of Spike Goo to transport the structure with Small Beauty Goo to the exit by attaching Spike Goo onto the rotating wheel-like creatures. The titular third wheel is spiky and only 4 small knobs are safe for Spike Goo to be attached to. Skull Goos, making their final appearance, have to be used to prevent the structure from being destroyed before reaching the gears located on top of the cliff. Gears break up the structure without destroying any Goos so that they fall down the shaft to where they can easily be lead to the pipe.


Stick to the first wheel, then the second wheel, then go around for the Skull Goos, then come back up and properly apply knob attachment.

OCD Strategy

Simply do only the moves needed to complete the level. Be sure that when going around the third wheel, you attach only one Skull Goo. You can also throw Goo at the structure at the beginning to move it right a little without using any moves.

Video strategy

Solution: The Third Wheel (Chapter 3)

OCD solution: The Third Wheel (Chapter 3)