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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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.