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Super Monkey Ball Adventure

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
53
2.2
PlayStation 2
50
...
PSP
59
2.3
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Description

Our four heroes from Super Monkey Ball - Aiai, Meemee, Baby and Gongon - were enjoying a typical day, when they saw a flying machine crash down on a nearby island. Soon, they discovered that the mysterious Naysayers have appeared, spreading discord and unhappiness all over the island. And to top it all off, the prince and princess of the neighboring islands have gone missing on Jungle Island - if they aren't found and returned, there's sure to be trouble! Can our heroes restore order to Monearth?

Super Monkey Ball Adventure takes the monkey rolling madness of the previous games and puts a story-based spin on it. Choosing from one of the four monkeys, Players roll their way around the various islands of Monearth, talking to citizens and performing the tasks they request (such as delivering sandwiches, finding a missing baby, rescuing rare flowers, and more) to cheer them up.

Certain parts of the island are locked by 'Puzzle Gates' - these can only be unlocked by solving the puzzle stages which can be accessed in front of the gate. Each pad transports you to a different Puzzle Realm. The Puzzle Realm stages are the more familiar gameplay of Super Monkey Ball - simple looking stages where players must carefully (but quickly) roll their monkey to the finish line within the time limit.

Bananas can also be collected throughout the game - these are used as currency, and can be used to unlock new playable characters and puzzle stages. They can also be given to particular unhappy citizens. The monkeys will also learn magical chants as they progress through the game - these allow you to climb walls, set your monkey's ball on fire, use a boxing glove to attack, and more.

Also included in Super Monkey Ball Adventure are the famous Party Games - favorites like Monkey Race, Monkey Target and Monkey fight return. There's also three new games: 'Monkey Cannon' - fire monkeys at enemy towers to steal their bricks for your own tower. 'Monkey Bounce' - bounce on a trampoline-like platform with your opponents, and try to claim as many squares as possible. 'Monkey Tag' - roll around a globe and try to collect as many balloons as possible.

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Super Monkey Ball Adventure PSP You can destroy barrels and pods if you run on them with full speed.
Super Monkey Ball Adventure PSP Firing the monkey using a special cannon
Super Monkey Ball Adventure PSP Shop – here you can buy new characters, mini-games and more.
Super Monkey Ball Adventure PSP Using special winged rings, the monkey can fly and travel to distant lands.

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The Press Says

DarkZero PSP Aug 04, 2006 6.9 out of 10 69
MAN!AC PlayStation 2 Jul, 2006 61 out of 100 61
PlayFrance PSP Jul 19, 2006 6 out of 10 60
GameZone GameCube Aug 17, 2006 5.9 out of 10 59
videogamer.com PSP Jul 10, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Deaf Gamers PSP 2006 5 out of 10 50
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Aug 01, 2006 2.5 out of 5 50
IGN GameCube Aug 07, 2006 4.8 out of 10 48
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Jul 18, 2006 8 out of 20 40
Gamereactor (Sweden) PlayStation 2 Jun 26, 2006 3 out of 10 30

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