Super Monkey Ball (GameCube)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
84
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
User Score
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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 Approaching Floor 1
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Collect enough bananas for a bonus life
Super Monkey Ball GameCube A preview of the upcoming floor
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Monkey target

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
Nintendo Life Jan 02, 2006 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
The Age Jun 20, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
4Players.de May 16, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Bright Hub Nov 24, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamezone (Germany) Oct 05, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 13, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Retroage Nov 13, 2009 7.7 out of 10 77
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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