Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania

released on Oct 05, 2021

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania is a "modern HD remaster" of Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2, and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe.

This bundle was created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise.


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Great remakes of two of the most difficult platforming challenge games ever made. Great minigame selection too.

I miss the original music, but it's nice to be able to boot this up every now and again to enjoy tearing my hair out.


fucking broken ass game waste of funny monkeys


It's fun for a bit, but not exactly my thing. I was really hyped so that's sad. Cool in multiplayer though.


Single player adventure and arcade modes are as good as ever, but most of the mini-games feel like college students were asked to port the originals and they feel terrible.


the makers of this game are extremely darksided for making the challenge mode retry button a 'reset to stage 1' thing when it's LITERALLY a 'retry the level' button everywhere else rip expert mode sub 99 deaths run.
but hey monkey ball is back! the physics aren't exactly the same and the meta has changed (arthropod/exam-c/domes nerfed, sieve/soft cream up several tiers) but the greatest 'it's okay to fail and you will a lot' game is on a console i have again and that's wonderful. just wish nintendo would release an octagonal gate controller so i wouldn't have to pay some smash weirdo 100 bucks to play this game as intended.

(i have never played any of the minigames so idk about those)


Monkey Ball is such a joy. Soul crushingly hard, but a joy, and that is captured in this rerelease. The added extras go a long way in giving this rerelease legs as well.

It's just a bummer that they messed up the physics in Monkey Targets and replaced the so-bad-they're-good cutscenes with indecipherable motion comics.