DescriptionYou play as one of four monkeys, each one trapped inside a transparent ball. You are tasked with reaching the goal in each level by tilting the playing field, resulting in your monkey "rolling" forward or backward. Several obstacles lay in between your monkey and the goal, and a time limit means you can never spend too long on a given level. Bananas are found across the levels, which both contribute to your score and grant an extra life per 100 collected.
The three main difficulty levels are Beginner, Advanced, and Expert, each of which offers more maps to play and a greater challenge. EX and Master levels are unlocked by performing well on these maps. A Competition mode allows multiple players to play these levels simultaneously on a split screen.
There are also various mini-games for you to unlock, such as Monkey Billiards and Monkey Bowling.
- "スーパーモンキーボール" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
|Sega bring us yet another brilliantly playable and original arcade game.||Sycada (175)|
|Great multiplayer game, lacks story||Da-Flea (27)|
|GameSpy||Nov 20, 2001||91 out of 100||91|
|The Age||Jun 20, 2002||90|
|4Players.de||May 16, 2002||88 out of 100||88|
|64 Power / big.N / N Games||Apr, 2002||86 out of 100||86|
|The Video Game Critic||Mar 01, 2002||B+||83|
|N-Zone||Jul 06, 2003||81 out of 100||81|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Dec 13, 2003||8 out of 10||80|
|Gamezone (Germany)||Oct 05, 2001||8 out of 10||80|
|Retroage||Nov 13, 2009||7.7 out of 10||77|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Jun 04, 2002||15 out of 20||75|
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1001 Video GamesSuper Monkey Ball appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
BananasThe developers of Super Monkey Ball actually licensed the logo for Dole bananas for the bananas in game.
Product codesFor the Japanese and German releases of the game, a game media product code normally used for multi-disc games was used.
- 2001 – GameCube Action Game of the Year