Sphere Factor

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Not to be confused with Sphere Mongers.
Sphere Factor
Wario trapped by a Whomp in Sphere Factor from Mario Party 7
Sphere Factor from 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 track Cool as a Cucumber
Music sample
Mario Party 7:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

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 title of 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 its 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. The team that gets its ball to the goal first wins. If five minutes pass in Mario Party 7, the minigame ends in a tie.

In Mario Party: The Top 100, the balls roll much faster than they did in Mario Party 7.


The ending to Sphere Factor in Mario Party 7

In Mario Party 7, the winning team's characters make victory poses in front of their ball and the Whomps, and the Monty Moles pop out of the ground. If a tie occurs, both teams do losing poses in front of their respective balls at the goal.


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
Dutch Ballenparcours Ball Trail
French Roule ta Boule Roll Your Ball (Also the name of a French song)
Flatiator shares the same French name.
German Kugelkurier Ball Messenger
Italian I palladini Portmanteau of palla (ball) and paladini (defenders)
Spanish El factor esfera The Sphere Factor