Sphere Factor

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Sphere Factor
Mario Party 7Top100SphereFactor.png
Mario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 7
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type 2-vs.-2 minigame
Initial record 1'00"00
Music Cool as a Cucumber
Not to be confused with Sphere Mongers.

Sphere Factor is a 2-vs.-2 minigame in Mario Party 7 and Mario Party: The Top 100. Its name is a pun on the NBC reality game show Fear Factor, as was the name of the Mario Party 6 minigame Pier Factor.


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


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 is particularly hard to get over. If the ball falls off the bridge, it needs to be pushed up a steep hill.

In Mario Party: The Top 100, the ball rolls much faster than it did in Mario Party 7.


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 it! Ball Rolling
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)