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Super Monkey Ball

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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 The backgrounds have a lot of detail.
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Beginning a new game
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Monkey fight!
Super Monkey Ball GameCube The path gets narrower

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

SegaFan.com GameCube Sep 17, 2002 9.4 out of 10 94
GameSpy GameCube Nov 20, 2001 91 out of 100 91
Gamereactor (Sweden) GameCube May 08, 2003 9 out of 10 90
The Age GameCube Jun 20, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Nintendo Life GameCube Jan 02, 2006 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
GamePro (US) GameCube Nov 16, 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
Gamesmania GameCube May 05, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Sliced Gaming (GameBiz) GameCube Apr 15, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Gamezone (Germany) GameCube Oct 05, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Retroage GameCube Nov 13, 2009 7.7 out of 10 77

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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

Contributed to by The cranky hermit (491) and JPaterson (9147)