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Super Monkey Ball (GameCube)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
84
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Super Monkey Ball GameCube Race 2, 3 or 4 monkeys using a split screen
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Approaching Floor 1
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Way off the monkey target
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Floors get progressively trickier

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

Nintendo Life Jan 02, 2006 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Gamesmania May 05, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Edutaining Kids Apr, 2002 B+ 83
Game Revolution Nov, 2001 B+ 83
Press Start Online Jul 15, 2006 16 out of 20 80
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2001 7.75 out of 10 78
Retroage Nov 13, 2009 7.7 out of 10 77
Nintendo Difference Dec 11, 2001 15 out of 20 75
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 04, 2002 15 out of 20 75

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Super Monkey Ball appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Bananas

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.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – GameCube Action Game of the Year

JPaterson (9143) added Super Monkey Ball (GameCube) on Dec 12, 2001
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