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 Monkey racing
Super Monkey Ball GameCube The backgrounds have a lot of detail.
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Underwater Monkey Race
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Monkey golf, one of the mini games you can unlock

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

GameSpy Nov 20, 2001 91 out of 100 91
GamePro (US) Nov 16, 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
The Age Jun 20, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Edge Oct 08, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania.de May 05, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
N-Zone Jul 06, 2003 81 out of 100 81
Press Start Online Jul 15, 2006 16 out of 20 80
Gamezone (Germany) Oct 05, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Officiel Nintendo Magazine May, 2002 7.5 out of 10 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 (9134) added Super Monkey Ball (GameCube) on Dec 12, 2001
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