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Super Monkey Ball

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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.


Super Monkey Ball GameCube Title screen
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Monkey racing
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Goal!!!!!
Super Monkey Ball GameCube Watch for moving platforms!

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
GamePro (US) GameCube Nov 16, 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
GameSpot GameCube Nov 07, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
Gaming Target GameCube Apr 19, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
The Video Game Critic GameCube Mar 01, 2002 B+ 83
Game Revolution GameCube Nov, 2001 B+ 83
Edutaining Kids GameCube Apr, 2002 B+ 83
Press Start Online GameCube Jul 15, 2006 16 out of 20 80
Bright Hub GameCube Nov 24, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
UOL Jogos GameCube Jan 31, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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.


  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – GameCube Action Game of the Year

Contributed to by The cranky hermit (474) and JPaterson (9096)