Super Monkey Ball

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GameCube
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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 The goal is in sight
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Goal!!!!!
Super Monkey Ball GameCube The path gets narrower
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. GameCube Sycada (175)
Great multiplayer game, lacks story GameCube Da-Flea (27)

Critic Reviews

SegaFan.com GameCube Sep 17, 2002 9.4 out of 10 94
games xtreme GameCube May 07, 2002 9.2 out of 10 92
GameSpy GameCube Nov 20, 2001 91 out of 100 91
The Age GameCube Jun 20, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gaming Target GameCube Apr 19, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot GameCube Nov 07, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN GameCube Nov 16, 2001 8.3 out of 10 83
Digital Press - Classic Video Games GameCube Dec 13, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Gamezone (Germany) GameCube Oct 05, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Officiel Nintendo Magazine GameCube 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

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