Pyramid Park

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Pyramid Park
Pyramid Park
Party Cruise layout
The solo version of the Pyramid Park board from Mario Party 7
Solo Cruise layout
Appears in Mario Party 7
Availability Default
Music

Pyramid Park is an Egypt-themed board in Mario Party 7. Here, Desert Goombas are found everywhere, and are in charge of the Orb Shops and attractions. This board's rules are the exact same as Snowflake Lake from Mario Party 6: players have to use Chain Chomps – found in pyramid dog houses – to steal Stars from opponents. There are three Chain Chomps on the right side of the board that let players ride on them for a price of 10 coins for one Dice Block (5 coins in the last four turns) or 20 for two (10 in the last four turns), and a Red Chomp on the left side located at the top that lets players use three Dice Blocks for ten coins (five coins in the last four turns). A Whomp is also here blocking the path to the Bowser Sphinx (which is really a sphinx, not the Bowser Sphinx from Mario Party 2) and charges 10 coins to let players pass. What appears to be a Bone Dragon can be seen in the bottom right corner of the board.

Events[edit]

Wario collecting coins in the water while avoiding Klaptraps.
  • Landing on the Green Space in front of the oasis lets players swim in it while Desert Goombas throws out coins. However, Klaptraps are there too, and any player that gets bitten loses coins, and has to retrieve them again.
  • Stepping on the Green Space in front of the Bowser Sphinx will awaken it, then it accuses the player of trying to steal its treasure. It then puts a "curse" on the player, which really divides all the players' coins evenly (like a Bowser Revolution from previous installments), turns all Blue Spaces into Red Spaces and all Red Spaces into Blue Spaces for two turns, or allows the Chain Chomp rides to be half price for two turns. In Solo Cruise, this happens when the player passes it without the star.
  • The two Green Spaces above the quicksand on either side of the board cause all players on the spaces above the quicksand to sink in. The players will then be spat out on the other side of the board.
  • The Green Space in front of the jars makes Monty Mole come out, asking the player if they want to hit a few cobras. If a player accepts, a coin game engages, where the player hits cobras by using the Control Stick to change direction, and the A Button to attack. The player gets a coin for every cobra, but if they hit Monty, the game ends but players will still earn coins for every cobra hit.

Bowser Time[edit]

When Bowser Time comes along, Bowser will do one of four things:

  • Take a souvenir photograph of all the players, and make them pay ten or twenty coins each for it. Then, he leaves without giving anyone the photo. This can also occur on other boards except Bowser's Enchanted Inferno!
  • Flatten one of the Orb Shops, and replace it with one of his own (called Bowser City). Koopa Kid will then stop anyone who goes by, and throw them in the shop, where Bowser will sell them a worthless item (or a Koopa Kid Orb) for twenty coins. This can also occur in Grand Canal and Pagoda Peak.
  • Summon a sandstorm to destroy the bridges. Players are then stuck on the side they were on for three turns. All Character Spaces and Koopa Kid Spaces that were placed on the bridges are removed upon doing so, and all players who are standing on either bridge when it happens will be blown back to start. The Orb Shops are also destroyed for three turns since they are on the bridges. If Bowser had replaced an Orb Shop during the previous Bowser Time and no one bought anything there, his shop will still be there even after the bridges have been repaired.
  • Steal a Star from the player in first place, and give it to Koopa Kid, who is somewhere on the board. Players are able to steal it back with a Chain Chomp. Nothing happens if a player walks past him when not riding a Chain Chomp. If at least two players are tied for first place, Bowser will randomly choose the player he steals a star from.

Spaces (Party Cruise)[edit]

Type of Space Number of Spaces
Blue Space from Mario Party 7
Blue Spaces
43 (8 under the Bowser Sphinx's curse)
Red Space from Mario Party 7
Red Spaces
8 (43 under the Bowser Sphinx's curse)
Happening Space from Mario Party 7
Green Spaces
7
Mic Space from Mario Party 7
Mic Spaces
3
Duel Space from Mario Party 7
Duel Spaces
5
DK Space from Mario Party 7
DK Spaces
2
Bowser Space from Mario Party 7
Bowser Spaces
2
Total of Spaces 70

Spaces (Solo Cruise)[edit]

Type of Space Number of Spaces
Blue Space from Mario Party 7
Blue Spaces
36 (8 under the Bowser Sphinx's curse)
Red Space from Mario Party 7
Red Spaces
8 (36 under the Bowser Sphinx's curse)
Happening Space from Mario Party 7
Green Spaces
6
Mic Space from Mario Party 7
Mic Spaces
3
Duel Space from Mario Party 7
Duel Spaces
7
DK Space from Mario Party 7
DK Spaces
3
Bowser Space from Mario Party 7
Bowser Spaces
3
Total of Spaces 66

In Solo Cruise, players have to beat their opponent by using a Chain Chomp to take the Star Bandit stole from the Bowser Sphinx, then bring it back to the Sphinx before the opponent steals it from them. After four turns, Bandit will change locations. If the player passes by the Bowser Sphinx without a star, it will put a curse on the player.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハラハラさばく
Harahara sabaku
Thrilling Desert / Possibly a pun on "Sahara Desert."
French Parc Sec Sec Dry Dry Park
German Sphinx-A-Hara Portmanteau of sphinx and Sahara
Italian Parco Piramide Pyramid Park
Spanish Parque Pirámide Pyramid Park

Trivia[edit]

  • Although Toadsworth states that players cannot earn Stars on this board, it is possible to earn a Star by winning a single-player DK minigame.
  • If not counting earning stars from Donkey Kong from the DK Space, this is the second of three boards in the entire series that has a fixed and limited number of stars to steal; the other two being Snowflake Lake in Mario Party 6 and Bowser's Warped Orbit in Mario Party 8.
  • In addition to having the same method for acquiring stars as Snowflake Lake, Pyramid Park parallels the previous board by also containing a reference to the Paper Mario series. The Bowser Sphinx's nemes and crown are the same as Tutankoopa's, complete with the same colors (in the same pattern) and a Chain Chomp ornament at the center of the crown.