Super Monkey Ball Series Review – What Went Wrong? (Part 1 – Console Games)

What went wrong with the Super Monkey Ball series?
A quick look at Metacritic shows that the series has been in steady decline ever since it began… Let’s find out why!

Watch part 2 here – Super Monkey Ball Series Review Part 2 – Handheld, Java and Lost Games!

Next week I’ll be taking a look at all the hand-held games in the series!

I really hope you enjoy this episode as it has taken a very long time to piece together! I’ve loved making it though!

Gameplay of Step and Roll with the Balance Board:

Games featured in this episode:

– [x] Monkey Ball (2001)
– [x] Super Monkey Ball: Ticket Blitz (2011) – Try to find it next weekend

Home Console Games
– [x] Super Monkey Ball (2001, Nintendo Gamecube)
– [x] Super Monkey Ball 2 (2002, Nintendo Gamecube)
– [x] Sega All Stars (2004. Eye Toy)
– [x] Super Monkey Ball Deluxe (2005, Xbox, PlayStation 2)
– [x] Super Monkey Ball Adventure (2006, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)
– [x] Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (2006, Nintendo Wii)
– [x] Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll (2010, Nintendo Wii)
– [x] Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD (2019, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Steam)

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Games that will be featured in Part 2:

Handheld Console Games
– [x] Super Monkey Ball Jr. (2002, GameBoy Advance/SP)
– [x] Super Monkey Ball (2003, Nokia N-Gage)
– [x] Super Monkey Ball: Touch & Roll (2005, Nintendo DS)
– [x] Super Monkey Ball 3D (2011, Nintendo 3DS)
– [x] Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz (2012, PlayStation Vita)

Mobile Devices
– [ ] SEGA Monkey Ball (2002, J2ME)
– [ ] AiAi’s Funhouse (2003, J2ME)
– [ ] Monkey Ball Bowling (2004, J2ME)
– [ ] Super Monkey Ball (2008 for iOS, 2011 for Windows & Android)
– [ ] Super Monkey Ball 2 (2009, iOS)
– [ ] Super Monkey Ball Uki-Uki Seesaw (2012, Android)
– [ ] Super Monkey Ball Bounce (2014, iOS, Android)
– [x] Monkey Ball Mini Golf (2003, J2ME)
– [x] Super Monkey Ball: Tip ‘n Tilt (2007, J2ME)
– [x] Super Monkey Ball: Tip ‘n Tilt 2 (2008, J2ME)
– [x] Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition (2010 for iOS, 2012 for Android and Windows, re-released in 2018[1])

– [ ] Super Monkey Disco Ball (2006 Flash game)
– [x]
– [x] Super Monkey Ball 2 Mini (2002, Flash game)
– [x] play here –
– [x] Super Monkey Ball Mini (2001, Flash game) – link –;_2001)

Cancelled Games
– [x] Super Monkey Ball 3: Banana Crazy

I recently found an amazing video by Nick Robinson (Babylonian – that goes in depth into finding out the Super Monkey Ball narrator, Brian Matt. I highly recommend watching that video! –

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