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Super Monkey Ball (GameCube)

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You play as one of four monkeys, each one trapped inside a transparent ball. You are tasked with completing various objectives by tilting the game level, resulting in your monkey "rolling" forward or backward. There are 100 stages, ranging from easy to impossible.

There are also various mini-games for you to unlock, such as Monkey Billiards and Monkey Bowling.


Super Monkey Ball GameCube Race 2, 3 or 4 monkeys using a split screen
Super Monkey Ball GameCube The path gets narrower
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Floors get progressively trickier
Super Monkey Ball GameCube The backgrounds have a lot of detail.

Alternate Titles

  • "スーパーモンキーボール" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Sega bring us yet another brilliantly playable and original arcade game. Sycada (175) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Great multiplayer game, lacks story Da-Flea (27) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

The Press Says Sep 17, 2002 9.4 out of 10 94
games xtreme May 07, 2002 9.2 out of 10 92
GameSpy Nov 20, 2001 91 out of 100 91
The Age Jun 20, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90 May 16, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Nov 16, 2001 8.3 out of 10 83
N-Zone Jul 06, 2003 81 out of 100 81
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 13, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Press Start Online Jul 15, 2006 16 out of 20 80


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The developers of Super Monkey Ball actually licensed the logo for Dole bananas for the bananas in game.

Product codes

For the Japanese and German releases of the game, a game media product code normally used for multi-disc games was used.


  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – GameCube Action Game of the Year

JPaterson (9161) added Super Monkey Ball (GameCube) on Dec 12, 2001
Other platforms contributed by The cranky hermit (474)