Super Monkey Ball (GameCube)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
84
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
User Score
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 Underwater Monkey Race
Super Monkey Ball GameCube The path gets narrower
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Monkey racing
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Crazy Introduction

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

Critic Reviews

SegaFan.com Sep 17, 2002 9.4 out of 10 94
GameSpot Nov 07, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
Gaming Target Apr 19, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Nov 16, 2001 8.3 out of 10 83
The Video Game Critic Mar 01, 2002 B+ 83
N-Zone Jul 06, 2003 81 out of 100 81
Gamezone (Germany) Oct 05, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Bright Hub Nov 24, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2001 7.75 out of 10 78

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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 (9140) added Super Monkey Ball (GameCube) on Dec 12, 2001
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