View Full Version : Your favorite Super Monkey Ball game
05-23-2012, 10:24 AM
SMB has been on a number of platforms, and in a number of styles - some games being harder than others.
Of all the monkey ball games you've played, which was your favorite, and what do you love about that particular game?
The first one. So far I have played the Super Monkey Ball (GC), Super Monkey Ball 1 and 2 (iOS), and Super Monkey Ball 3D. The first, while being hard as nails, is a lot more rewarding, since it feels really good to finally beat that really hard level. The other games felt a lot easier and while its understandable, I still enjoy the first one more.
05-23-2012, 08:17 PM
Super Monkey Ball 2 hands down.
Not only did it feature a storyline that you could look forward to after beating each world, the game was very entertaining, challenging and had some of the best multi-player mini games from a SEGA game that I actually sometimes play today.
05-24-2012, 09:01 AM
The second game. Just for having a story mode and fun mini-games.
05-24-2012, 01:03 PM
Super Monkey Ball 2. It had great party games, levels, and even if the story was tacky as possible, it was there. I still remember the commercial for it.
05-24-2012, 04:47 PM
its hard to say its either the first or second one (GC)
05-24-2012, 05:56 PM
The first game in the series is probably the biggest favorite. I don't know how many hours me and my brothers spent playing Monkey Target and Race back then. Good times.
05-24-2012, 06:44 PM
I'm going to be straight up, the only game I own (and thus the only one I've ever actually played) is Super Monkey Ball 2 for the GameCube. It's not because I'm not interested in them... just that I never think to get them. They always get overshadowed by SANICK and what not (plus I didn't actually own a Wii when Banana Blitz released).
If/when I get an Android game system (http://forums.sega.com/showthread.php?412347)[/plug], Monkey Ball 2 Sakura Edition will be one of the first paid apps on my list. The accelerometer seems like it would work extremely well with a game like this. I guess what I would like is if SMB became one of SEGA's top properties alongside Sonic, sort of like how Nintendo has Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon. Then another IP like Billy Hatcher or something would make it a similar trinity of sorts.
I think at the moment, mobile is a very good, accessible platform for the property, mainly due to the specific type of gameplay involved and playing audience. Monkey Ball is a fairly simple game that anyone can get into and it would bring a smile to my face if it could knock Angry Birds out of the park.
I really want to get into the series myself and feel like it's a nice place to start, seeing as it's a nice fresh platform that's just starting to get some really high-quality games (Sonic 4, Riptide, Shadowgun, etc).
06-01-2012, 07:16 AM
I've only played Super Monkey Ball on the Wii (both), and 3DS. Out of those 3, I'd say Super Monkey Ball 3DS, but I never played the original 2 SMBs
EDIT: I have played Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition, it beats the 3DS version, but 3DS comes second.
06-01-2012, 11:35 AM
Nice, thanks for all the comments so far guys. :)
As you've probably seen by now, SMB Banana Splitz is going to be at E3 this year - it should be a lot of fun showing it off!
06-04-2012, 03:08 AM
Super Monkey Ball 2 (gamecube) BY FAR.
It took everything that was great from the first one and expanded on it. Great single player campaign and fun multiplayer games too.
Also, no annoying dead end game-over like in the first game.
I bought one for the Wii years ago, banana blitz i think. I traded it in within a week. Forced motion control is a big no for me.
Why not add a poll.
06-09-2012, 06:21 PM
the only Super Monkey Ball games i have played were Super Monkey Ball 1, 2, Banana Blitz, and the Super Monkey Ball (on the I-Pod). But i think Super Monkey Ball 1 and 2 were my favorite, and i find the others good, or ok to me.
06-22-2012, 11:55 AM
So I got SMB2: Sakura Edition running on my JXD. Really great stuff, possibly my favorite Android-based game so far, though it's a shame it's the only SMB game available for Android. Are there any future plans to make/port more Monkey Ball games for it? I really feel like Monkey Ball was meant to be played this way. Even though it's harder to control, the accelerometer feels so natural to me. I love the Far East bonus world, btw.
06-25-2012, 10:54 AM
I think Super Monkey Ball 1 and 2 were the best by far. Banana Blitz motion controls were a lot harder to control and the only good think that I think came out of Banana Blitz was the ability to jump.
10-15-2012, 10:39 AM
super monkey ball 2 and 1 and dx rest are terrible
10-16-2012, 04:52 PM
Bananana Blitz because of jumping and YanYan!! i never played it but it looks like more fun than the other games. ^o^
10-17-2012, 08:58 AM
Super Monkey Ball 2 or maybe the original.
10-25-2012, 01:36 PM
I have the Gamecube games, the GBA game and Banana Blitz.
My favorite I would say is 2. Probably the better selection of lolwat stages and wackiness.
BB I think is under-appreciated, the main game mode was pretty good it is the minigame modes that sucked.
11-18-2012, 07:51 PM
SMB2. Nothing compares really. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I beat that game.
11-19-2012, 04:26 PM
there is none.....THEY'RE ALL GREAT!
12-18-2012, 05:24 AM
I played a Monkey Ball game on PS2 and I had a heap of fun with it.
Dunno what it was called though, I wanna play it again :(
01-01-2013, 03:24 PM
I liked Super Monkey Ball 2, that was a blast. :)
03-21-2013, 04:10 PM
Super Monkey Ball 2 hands down. It was also one of my favorite Gamecube games of all time!
03-31-2013, 02:00 AM
Super Monkey Ball 2 great game
04-04-2013, 12:41 PM
Deluxe is hands down my favorite
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