You've probably noticed that this review is shorter than your average Bright Hub review, and there's a good reason for that. It's because there's just not a lot to talk about with Super Monkey Ball. The game's minimalist approach to things means that there's no epic plotline to discuss, no complicated controls to go over, none of these other elements that many games have come to rely upon. Ultimately, though, that's the beauty of this title. It's simple pick-up-and-play fun, challenging at times but never unfair, and it works. The game was popular enough to earn Player's Choice status from Nintendo and spawn several sequels and ports, many of which took the basic concept, added fancier control schemes and more detailed stories, and absolutely ruined it. If you want to see Super Monkey Ball in its heyday, make sure you check out the original, especially since it can be played on the Nintendo Wii with a Gamecube controller.