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Super Monkey Ball

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Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
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GameCube
84
3.7
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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 bowling
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Monkey racing
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Monkey fight!
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Approaching Floor 1

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)

The Press Says

GameSpy GameCube Nov 20, 2001 91 out of 100 91
Edge GameCube Oct 08, 2001 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de GameCube May 16, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Gaming Target GameCube Apr 19, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN GameCube Nov 16, 2001 8.3 out of 10 83
Press Start Online GameCube Jul 15, 2006 16 out of 20 80
Gamezone (Germany) GameCube Oct 05, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Bright Hub GameCube Nov 24, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retroage GameCube Nov 13, 2009 7.7 out of 10 77
UOL Jogos GameCube Jan 31, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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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