Super Monkey Ball Jr.

aka: Super Monkey Ball

[ All ] [ Game Boy Advance ] [ N-Gage ]

Critic Reviews 79% add missing review (UK) (9 out of 10)

Although some will find fault with it, on the whole we couldn't be more impressed with this port. It's got the looks, the sounds, the depth and the reward structure, not to mention oodles of gameplay and one of the most endearing multiplayer 'party' dynamics ever, which still works in a 'hot-seat' capacity on the GBA and particularly the go-anywhere SP.

Apr 2nd, 2003 · Game Boy Advance · read review

GamePro (US) (4.5 out of 5)

While kids will love the cheerful graphics and cute characters, adults can marvel at the simple but polished 3D levels?such as the reflective floors in Monkey Bowling. The music is refreshingly subdued, and in a pleasant surprise, the bouncy sound effects come straight from the GameCube original.

Dec 17th, 2002 · Game Boy Advance · read review

IGN (9 out of 10)

Super Monkey Ball Jr. is definitely one of the finest Game Boy Advance games released during this year's holiday season. It not only offers a hell of a challenge in its main game, it also encourages replays by awarding points that will unlock well-produced mini-games. Monkey Bowling is a surprisingly excellent title by itself, with its super-smooth use of the GBA's sprite and background capabilities to recreate the same mode that appeared in the GameCube original. It's also a wonderful title to take advantage of the GBA's link capabilities.

Nov 27th, 2002 · Game Boy Advance · read review

games xtreme (8.5 out of 10)

Overall SMB Jr. is great. The levels are nicely planned out and the game is definitely worth getting. The controls do let it down slightly but with time you’ll begin to understand them, definitely a game that will keep you playing for ages.

Nov 30th, 1999 · Game Boy Advance · read review

64 Power / big.N / N Games (84 out of 100)

Selten erlebt man auf dem GBA die Portierung eines WĂŒrfelspiels, das seinem großen. Konsolenbruder dermaßen Ă€hnlich sieht wie Super Monkey Ball Jr. Das liegt vor allem daran, dass Realism eine erstklassig 3D-Engine fĂŒr den GBA gebastelt hat, die zwar aus simplen Polygonen besteht, sich aber absolut sehen lassen kann.

May 2003 · Game Boy Advance

Total Cube (16 out of 20)

Tel qu'il est, Monkey Ball Junior convient parfaitement Ă  la GameBoy Advance, bien que les problĂšmes que nous avions constatĂ© avec la camĂ©ra sur GC soient toujours prĂ©sents. Il n'en reste pas moins un jeu intuitif, agrĂ©able pour l'Ɠil et difficile Ă  souhait.

Nov 2003 · Game Boy Advance · read review

GameSpot (8 out of 10)

Super Monkey Ball Jr. is the kind of game you want in your collection, even if you don't generally enjoy puzzle games. It's easy enough so that anyone can play it but challenging enough to stump even the most intellectual of players. It's also an excellent game to use to show off the graphical capabilities of the Game Boy Advance to friends that have yet to buy the system.

Jan 17th, 2003 · Game Boy Advance · read review

Game Over Online (80 out of 100)

The junior moniker doesn't really mean this game is geared towards children (it only appears to affect the monkeys' appearances). They'll have to be pretty crafty kids to get through some of the expert levels, unless the kids you have in mind are the ones who keep beating you at every game out there. But the overall presentation will undoubtedly lure adults and kids alike. There's simply so much to like about Super Monkey Ball Jr. based on its presentation and design alone. In that sense, it's no wonder this title has reached so many platforms. If you're looking for something out of the ordinary or a la carte for your Game Boy Advance, Super Monkey Ball Jr. is an exceptional choice.

Jan 29th, 2003 · Game Boy Advance · read review

Gamereactor (Sweden) (8 out of 10)

Det Àr svÄrt att gnÀlla pÄ ett spel som kÀnns sÄ helgjutet som Super Monkey Ball Jr. Visst försvinner en stor del av precisionen utan den analoga styrspaken, men denna lösning Àr nog det bÀsta man kunnat göra. Dessutom finns heller inte de allra smalaste vÀgarna att rulla pÄ i denna juniorvariant av spelet. Super Monkey Ball Jr Àr ett givet köp för den som söker ett bÀrbart pusselspel som hÄller lÀnge och som tÄl att spelas om och om igen.

May 27th, 2003 · Game Boy Advance · read review

Officiel Nintendo Magazine (7.5 out of 10)

Le concept de Monkey Ball convient parfaitement à la GBA. Cette adaptation est une réussite, autant sur le plan technique que ludique.

Mar 2003 · Game Boy Advance · read review

Super Play (Sweden) (6 out of 10)

För upp till fyra spelare Àr Super Monkey Ball Jr. ett riktigt roligt tidsfördriv. Men om det Àr det numera klassiska, bollrullande huvudspelet man vill Ät sÄ blir man mest ledsen. SÄ nÀra, men ÀndÄ sÄ lÄngt borta.

May 2003 · Game Boy Advance

GameSpy (52 out of 100)

Super Monkey Ball on the GC was an experience anyone could pick up and play; Super Monkey Ball Jr. is the sort of game no one will play for more than a few moments -- and to describe them in the broadest terms, they're identical. SMB Jr. is a flawed attempt to create an experience that simply could not be replicated by the GBA. As a technical achievement, SMB Jr. is impressive.

Dec 12th, 2002 · Game Boy Advance · read review

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