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Super Monkey Ball

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Critic Score User Score
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 Title screen
Super Monkey Ball GameCube The backgrounds have a lot of detail.
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Monkey golf, one of the mini games you can unlock
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Celebration

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

GameSpot GameCube Nov 07, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
4Players.de GameCube May 16, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Game Revolution GameCube Nov, 2001 B+ 83
The Video Game Critic GameCube Mar 01, 2002 B+ 83
N-Zone GameCube Jul 06, 2003 81 out of 100 81
Digital Press - Classic Video Games GameCube Dec 13, 2003 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
Nintendo Difference GameCube Dec 11, 2001 15 out of 20 75
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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