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Super Monkey Ball Adventure (PSP)

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Our four heroes from Super Monkey Ball - Aiai, Meemee, Baby and Gongon - were enjoying a typical day, when they saw a flying machine crash down on a nearby island. Soon, they discovered that the mysterious Naysayers have appeared, spreading discord and unhappiness all over the island. And to top it all off, the prince and princess of the neighboring islands have gone missing on Jungle Island - if they aren't found and returned, there's sure to be trouble! Can our heroes restore order to Monearth?

Super Monkey Ball Adventure takes the monkey rolling madness of the previous games and puts a story-based spin on it. Choosing from one of the four monkeys, Players roll their way around the various islands of Monearth, talking to citizens and performing the tasks they request (such as delivering sandwiches, finding a missing baby, rescuing rare flowers, and more) to cheer them up.

Certain parts of the island are locked by 'Puzzle Gates' - these can only be unlocked by solving the puzzle stages which can be accessed in front of the gate. Each pad transports you to a different Puzzle Realm. The Puzzle Realm stages are the more familiar gameplay of Super Monkey Ball - simple looking stages where players must carefully (but quickly) roll their monkey to the finish line within the time limit.

Bananas can also be collected throughout the game - these are used as currency, and can be used to unlock new playable characters and puzzle stages. They can also be given to particular unhappy citizens. The monkeys will also learn magical chants as they progress through the game - these allow you to climb walls, set your monkey's ball on fire, use a boxing glove to attack, and more.

Also included in Super Monkey Ball Adventure are the famous Party Games - favorites like Monkey Race, Monkey Target and Monkey fight return. There's also three new games: 'Monkey Cannon' - fire monkeys at enemy towers to steal their bricks for your own tower. 'Monkey Bounce' - bounce on a trampoline-like platform with your opponents, and try to claim as many squares as possible. 'Monkey Tag' - roll around a globe and try to collect as many balloons as possible.

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Super Monkey Ball Adventure PSP One of many loading screens
Super Monkey Ball Adventure PSP Fighting against a “well monster”.
Super Monkey Ball Adventure PSP One of many quests – you need to destroy the bees' nests on the city roofs and then bring all bees back to their houses.
Super Monkey Ball Adventure PSP The first chant which your monkey will learn: big boxing glove. It can be used to destroy rocks and monsters.

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The Press Says

GamersHell.com Jul 23, 2006 7.9 out of 10 79
4Players.de Jul 15, 2006 72 out of 100 72
Video Games Daily Aug 01, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Fragland.net Nov 14, 2006 70 out of 100 70
DarkZero Aug 04, 2006 6.9 out of 10 69
Gamer 2.0 Aug 07, 2006 6.6 out of 10 66
Playstation Illustrated Sep 18, 2006 65 out of 100 65
GameSpy Sep 18, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Boomtown Aug 02, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Deaf Gamers 2006 5 out of 10 50

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