Sphere Factor

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Sphere Factor
SphereFactor.pngMario Party 7Top100SphereFactor.pngMario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 7
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type 2-vs-2 mini-game
Initial record 1'00"00
Music Cool as a Cucumber

Sphere Factor is a 2-vs-2 minigame in Mario Party 7. It returns in Mario Party: The Top 100 where the ball rolls much faster than it did in the original. Its name is a pun on the reality show Fear Factor, as was the name of the Mario Party 6 minigame, Pier Factor.

Introduction[edit]

The camera focuses on the goal line, then pans to the players.

Gameplay[edit]

The object of the minigame is for each pair to get their giant ball to the goal. The ball must be pushed around and through many obstacles, which include mini-mazes, Monty Moles, Whomps, and a bridge that's particularly hard to get over. If the ball falls off the bridge, it needs to pushed up a steep hill.

Controls[edit]

Mario Party 7[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad: Move

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 7[edit]

  • Rules"Help your partner roll the giant ball to the goal. First team across is the winner!"
  • Advice"Try to cross the wooden bridge and avoid the dip. If you fall into it, you'll lose time."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Push the ball as a team and roll it through the obstacles to the goal!"
  • On-screen"Roll the ball to the goal!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おして!たまころがし
Oshite! Tamakorogashi
Push the Rolling Ball!
Spanish El factor esfera The Sphere Factor
French Roule ta Boule Roll Your Ball (Also the name of a French song)

Flatiator shares the same French name.

Dutch Ballenparcours Ball Trail
German Kugelkurier Ball Messenger
Italian I palladini Portmanteau of palla (ball) and paladini (defenders)