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Vortex is the 36th Expert stage in Super Monkey Ball 2, and the 75th Expert stage in Super Monkey Ball Deluxe. It also appears as the 185th Ultimate stage with continues, and the 225th without.

In Story Mode, it appears as World 8-6 in Super Monkey Ball 2 and as World 8-9 in Super Monkey Ball Deluxe. It is given a 9 out of 10 difficulty rating.

Description

A large double-headed spiral spins between a platform with four switches (rewind, reverse, forward, and fast forward) and two platforms (with the one on top having a green goal, and the one beneath having a blue goal that is larger). The switches control the speed and direction of the spiral's rotation. The spiral makes one and a half rotations before slowing down and rotating the other way, which is similar to Reversible Gear.

Goal Tutorial

Blue Goal

Wait at the front-left corner of the platform with the switches. Make sure the reverse or forward switch is activated. The spiral will spin clockwise and slow down. When it spins counterclockwise, get ready to roll onto the arm of the spiral as soon as it touches the platform. Tilt the analog stick down and to the left to keep the ball on the spiral, but don't move the ball too far back as you will likely fall out. As the spiral slows down, you should be near the goal platforms. Roll off the spiral at full speed and fall onto the blue goal platform, and pull back enough, so you will not fall off the platform with too much force.

Green Goal

Get on the spiral and stay on it the same way as you would for the blue goal. This time, do not roll off the spiral. Instead, as it is about to change directions, roll forward down the spiral at full speed. When the spiral is in motion, the camera angle will change to make you face the other way. Pull back on the analog stick as much as needed so that you are approaching the green goal platform from the left. As the arm nears the platform, smoothly roll onto the platform and into the goal.

Super Monkey Ball 2 Stages
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SimpleHollowBumpySwitchesBowlFloatersSlopes SlidersSpinning TopCurve Bridge
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BanksEaten FloorHoppersCoasterBoard ParkSwellGravity SliderInchwormsTotalitarianismLevelerOrganic FormReversible GearStepping StonesDribblesU.R.L.Mad RingsCurvy OptionsTwisterDownhillRampagePro SkatersGiant CombBeehiveDynamic MazeTriangle HolesLaunchersRandomizerCoin SlotsSeesaw BridgesArthropod
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WormholeFree FallMelting PotMad ShufflePartitionJump MachineZigzag SlopeTowerTogglePachinkoCombinationPunched SeesawsOperaBrandishedTiersCliffsNarrow PeaksDetourSwitch InfernoEarthquakeSpiral BridgeWavy OptionObstacleDominoSieveFlockDouble SpiralHierarchy8 BraceletsBanana HuntingPistonsSoft CreamMomentumEntangled PathTottersVortexWarpTrampolinesSwing ShaftFightersSerial JumpCross FloorsSpinning SawChipped PipesFlat MazeGuillotineCork ScrewOrbitersTwin BasinAir Hockey
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CentrifugalSwing BridgesCylindersPassageNotchIntermittentLong TorusSpasmodicDouble TwinClock Face
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ConveyersBumpy CheckAlternativeJunctionBead ScreenFluctuationFoldersQuick TurnLinear SeesawsBirth
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Auto DoorsHeavy SphereStaggerU.F.O.Ring BridgesDomesAmida LotLong SliderGrid BridgeTeapot
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ChargeStrataPuzzleGiant Swing5 DrumsFree ThrowPendulumsConical SliderConstructionTrain Worm
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Variable WidthStrikerOopartsPlanetsSliced Cheese8 SeesawsSynchronizedHelixDizzy SystemNintendo
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TrainingGimmickMountainDisorder3D MazeLabyrinthPostmodernRevolutionInvisibleCreated By
Debug Mode Padding FloorStage 181
Super Monkey Ball Deluxe Stages
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PlainDiamondHairpinWide BridgeSimpleHollowBumpySwitchesFloatersBonus BasicEdgeEscalatorsSerpentineSwirlDormant PitsCompositionDynamoLunchboxGutterRising InclinesSlopesStepsBlocksJump SingleExam-ATubSlidersSpinning TopCurve BridgeScabrousJolt ChannelInertialOctagonalSewerArc BridgesVeer FieldTeeterStreamCatwalkCatapult
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BumpWalkingRepulseNarrow BridgeBreakCurvesDownhillBlocks SlimChoiceBonus WaveJump RampHounds ToothD.N.A.BuildingScrollsCliffConcentricStadiumDungeonBonus GridBanksEaten FloorHoppersCoasterSwellGravity SliderInchwormsTotalitarianismOrganic FormBoard ParkBowlJumpiesStoppersFloor BentConveyerExam-BChaserJump DoubleMiddle JamLevelerReversible GearStepping StonesDribblesU.R.L.Mad RingsCurvy OptionsTwisterCascadePro SkatersRampageAnt LionCollapseSwing Bar LabyrinthSpiralWavy JumpSpikyUnrestPolarParaboloidGiant CombBeehiveDynamic MazeTriangle HolesLaunchersRandomizerCoin SlotsSeesaw BridgesArthropodSpatiotemporal
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RuinBranchOverturnExcursionDodecagonExam-CSkeletonTracksDownhill HardBonus BumpyWormholeFree FallMelting PotMad ShuffleJump MachineZigzag SlopeTowerToggleCombinationBonus HuntingGearsDestructionInvasionDivingFloor SlantTramSwing Bar LongPaper WorkTwin AttackerPartitionPunched SeesawsOperaBrandishedTiersCliffsNarrow PeaksDetourSwitch InfernoSpiral BridgePachinkoSega LogoSnakeWindWindy SlideFall DownTwin CrossSpiral HardConveyer PartsGapsEarthquakeWavy OptionObstacleDominoSieveFlockDouble SpiralHierarchy8 BraceletsPistonsBanana HuntingCurvatureAnt Lion SuperDrumTwist & SpinSpeedy JamQuakeCassiopeiaPiratesBowl OpenFightersSoft CreamMomentumEntangled PathTottersVortexWarpTrampolinesSwing ShaftSerial JumpShelterCheckerCarpetRidgeMixerRingsStairsCloverCoffee CupMetamorphosisMobiusCross FloorsSpinning SawChipped PipesFlat MazeGuillotineCork ScrewOrbitersTwin BasinAir HockeyAsterisk
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CentrifugalSwing BridgesCylindersPassageNotchIntermittentLong TorusSpasmodicDouble TwinClock FaceWave MasterFan MasterStamina MasterSpring MasterDance MasterRoll MasterEdge MasterDodge MasterBridge MasterMonkey Master
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Blur BridgeHitterAV LogoRhombusBuoyConveyersBumpy CheckAlternativeJunctionBead ScreenCoil RampMillefeuilleWaverFat SeesawTreadsFluctuationFoldersQuick TurnLinear SeesawsBirth
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Blur BridgeHard HitterPuzzleAV LogoPolar LargeAuto DoorsHeavy SphereStaggerU.F.O.Ring BridgesChaosTilt MazeFractalHillsDodge MazeDomesAmida LotLong SliderGrid BridgeTeapot
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ChargeStrataSquare DanceGiant Swing5 DrumsFree ThrowPendulumsConical SliderConstructionTrain WormBlur BridgeBreatheHard HitterFerris WheelFactoryCurl PipeMagic HandAV LogoSanctuaryDaa Loo Maa
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Variable WidthStrikerOopartsPlanetsSliced Cheese8 SeesawsSynchronizedHelixDizzy SystemDestiny
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TrainingGimmickMountainDisorder3D MazeCrazy MazePostmodernRevolutionInvisibleCreated By
Ultimate Mode Stages (with Continues)
Stages 1∼50 PlainDiamondHairpinWide BridgeSimpleHollowBumpySwitchesFloatersBonus BasicEdgeEscalatorsSerpentineSwirlDormant PitsCompositionDynamoLunchboxGutterRising InclinesSlopesStepsJump SingleExam-ATubSlidersSpinning TopCurve BridgeScabrousJolt ChannelInertialOctagonalSewerArc BridgesVeer FieldTeeterStreamCatwalkCatapultBumpWalkingRepulseNarrow BridgeBreakCurvesDownhillBlocks SlimChoiceBonus Wave
Stages 51∼100 Jump RampHounds ToothD.N.A.BuildingCliffConcentricStadiumDungeonBonus GridBanksEaten FloorHoppersCoasterSwellGravity SliderInchwormsTotalitarianismOrganic FormBoard ParkBowlJumpiesStoppersFloor BentConveyerExam-BChaserJump DoubleMiddle JamLevelerReversible GearStepping StonesDribblesU.R.L.Mad RingsCurvy OptionsTwisterCascadePro SkatersRampageAnt LionCollapseSwing BarLabyrinthSpiralWavy JumpSpikyUnrestPolarParaboloid
Stages 101∼150 Giant CombBeehiveDynamic MazeTriangle HolesLaunchersRandomizerCoin SlotsSeesaw BridgesArthropodSpatiotemporalRuinBranchOverturnExcursionDodecagonExam-CSkeletonTracksDownhill HardBonus BumpyWormholeFree FallMelting PotMad ShuffleJump MachineZigzag SlopeTowerToggleCombinationBonus HuntingGearsDestructionInvasionDivingFloor SlantTramSwing Bar LongPaper WorkTwin AttackerPartitionPunched SeesawsOperaBrandishedTiersCliffsNarrow PeaksDetourSwitch InfernoSpiral BridgePachinko
Stages 151∼210 Sega LogoSnakeWindWindy SlideFall DownTwin CrossSpiral HardConveyer PartsGapsEarthquakeWavy OptionObstacleDominoSieveFlockDouble SpiralHierarchy8 BraceletsPistonsBanana HuntingCurvatureAnt Lion SuperDrumTwist & SpinSpeedy JamQuakeCassiopeiaPiratesBowl OpenFightersSoft CreamMomentumEntangled PathTottersVortexWarpTrampolinesSwing ShaftSerial JumpShelterCheckerCarpetRidgeMixerRingsStairsCloverCoffee CupMetamorphosisMobiusCross FloorsSpinning SawChipped PipesFlat MazeGuillotineCork ScrewOrbitersTwin BasinAir HockeyAsterisk
Ultimate Mode Stages (without Continues)
Stages 1∼50 PlainDiamondHairpinWide BridgeSimpleHollowBumpySwitchesFloatersBonus BasicEdgeEscalatorsSerpentineSwirlDormant PitsCompositionDynamoLunchboxGutterRising InclinesSlopesStepsBlocksJump SingleExam-ATubSlidersSpinning TopCurve BridgeScabrousJolt ChannelInertialOctagonalSewerArc BridgesVeer FieldTeeterStreamCatwalkCatapultBlur BridgeHitterAV LogoRhombusBuoyConveyersBumpy CheckAlternativeJunctionBead Screen
Stages 51∼100 Coil RampMillefeuilleWaverFat SeesawTreadsFluctuationFoldersQuick TurnLinear SeesawsBirthBumpWalkingRepulseNarrow BridgeBreakCurvesDownhillBlocks SlimChoiceBonus WaveJump RampHounds ToothD.N.A.BuildingScrollsCliffConcentricStadiumDungeonBonus GridBanksEaten FloorHoppersCoasterSwellGravity SliderInchwormsTotalitarianismOrganic FormBoard ParkBowlJumpiesStoppersFloor BentConveyerExam-BChaserJump DoubleMiddle JamLeveler
Stages 101∼150 Reversible GearStepping StonesDribblesU.R.L.Mad RingsCurvy OptionsTwisterCascadePro SkatersRampageAnt LionCollapseSwing BarLabyrinthSpiralWavy JumpSpikyUnrestPolarParaboloidGiant CombBeehiveDynamic MazeTriangle HolesLaunchersRandomizerCoin SlotsSeesaw BridgesArthropodSpatiotemporalBlur BridgeHard HitterPuzzleAV LogoPolar LargeAuto DoorsHeavy SphereStaggerU.F.O.Ring BridgesChaosTilt MazeFractalHillsDodge MazeDomesAmida LotLong SliderGrid BridgeTeapot
Stages 151∼200 RuinBranchOverturnExcursionDodecagonExam-CSkeletonTracksDownhill HardBonus BumpyWormholeFree FallMelting PotMad ShuffleJump MachineZigzag SlopeTowerToggleCombinationBonus HuntingGearsDestructionInvasionDivingFloor SlantTramSwing Bar LongPaper WorkTwin AttackerPartitionPunched SeesawsOperaBrandishedTiersCliffsNarrow PeaksDetourSwitch InfernoSpiral BridgePachinkoSega LogoSnakeWindWindy SlideFall DownTwin CrossSpiral HardConveyer PartsGapsEarthquake
Stages 201∼250 Wavy OptionObstacleDominoSieveFlockDouble SpiralHierarchy8 BraceletsPistonsBanana HuntingCurvatureAnt Lion SuperDrumTwist & SpinSpeedy JamQuakeCassiopeiaPiratesBowl OpenFightersSoft CreamMomentumEntangled PathTottersVortexWarpTrampolinesSwing ShaftSerial JumpShelterCheckerCarpetRidgeMixerRingsStairsCloverCoffee CupMetamorphosisMobiusCross FloorsSpinning SawChipped PipesFlat MazeGuillotineCork ScrewOrbitersTwin BasinAir HockeyAsterisk
Stages 251∼300 ChargeStrataSquare DanceGiant Swing5 DrumsFree ThrowPendulumsConical SliderConstructionTrain WormBlur BridgeBreatheHard HitterFerris WheelFactoryCurl PipeMagic HandAV LogoSanctuaryDaa Loo MaaCentrifugalSwing BridgesCylindersPassageNotchIntermittentLong TorusSpasmodicDouble TwinClock FaceWave MasterFan MasterStamina MasterSpring MasterDance MasterRoll MasterEdge MasterDodge MasterBridge MasterMonkey MasterVariable WidthStrikerOopartsPlanetsSliced Cheese8 SeesawsSynchronizedHelixDizzy SystemDestiny