Super Monkey Ball

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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 The goal is in sight
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Beginning a new game
Super Monkey Ball GameCube The backgrounds have a lot of detail.
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Race 2, 3 or 4 monkeys using a split screen

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

The Age GameCube Jun 20, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamesmania.de GameCube May 05, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Gaming Target GameCube Apr 19, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Edutaining Kids GameCube Apr, 2002 B+ 83
N-Zone GameCube Jul 06, 2003 81 out of 100 81
Press Start Online GameCube Jul 15, 2006 16 out of 20 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games GameCube Dec 13, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Nov, 2001 7.75 out of 10 78
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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