Pendulums is the 7th Expert Extra stage of Super Monkey Ball 2, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, and Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, the 257th Ultimate stage without continues, and the 117th Marathon stage of Super Monkey Ball 2 in Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania.
The stage is a 4x4 grid with respect to pendulums. Rows 1-4 are numbered from closest to farthest. Columns 1-4 are numbered from left to right. Before the stage starts, the pendulums are at rest and are positioned in columns 1 and 2. Each row has a pair of connected pendulums. One swings beneath the other in an alternating fashion such that the pendulum in column 1 will move to column 3. Then, the pendulum in column 2 will move to column 4. Then, the reverse will happen with 4 going to 2 and 3 going to 1, and the cycle continues. There is a fast-forward and play switch that controls the speed of the pendulums. Row 4 is the fastest, and row 1 is the slowest. There are small square-shaped bridges that connect each row together. A banana bunch is on the bridge connecting rows 2 and 3, and another banana bunch is on the goal platform.
To get to the goal, it is recommended that you activate the play switch as it is much harder to beat the stage with the fast-forward switch activated. From here, get on the pendulum in front of you, row 1, column 2, and wait on the small platform extension to the right. When the pendulum arrives, Roll onto it. you are now in column 3. Turn left across the square bridge, and wait on the extension on the left of the pendulum in row 2, column 3. Roll onto the next pendulum when it arrives. Turn right, and wait on the bridge with the banana bunch. The pendulum in row 3, column 2 will come up. Roll onto it, and wait on the extension to the right. Use the mini map to time the transition onto the next pendulum because it is faster. Roll onto it. Turn left, and wait on the bridge in column 3. The pendulum in row 4, column 3 will come up. Roll onto it, and get ready to turn left. Shortly afterward, the next pendulum will arrive, so you have to time the transition precisely and make sure you have enough speed; use the map to help as this pendulum set is very fast. When you successfully get onto it, turn right, grab the banana bunch, and roll into the goal.