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  • Summary: Adventurers discover that in Super Monkey Ball Adventure their monkey balls now have a whole host of new abilities, including sticking to walls, hovering and the ability to become invisible. Super Monkey Ball Adventure also contains 50 new puzzle levels and six new party games to challenge gamers of all ages. Players can select Aiai, Meemee, Gongon, or Baby to adventure their way through five different Monkey Ball Kingdoms to complete quests by solving puzzles and ultimately uniting the feuding Monkey Kingdoms. The original Monkey Ball characters of Aiai, Meemee, Gongon & Baby are back. They are joined by a host of new characters, including a Prince and Princess, who are being kept apart by a feud between their kingdoms. The couple run away to Jungle Island where they enlist the help of the Super Monkey Ball gang, to unite the feuding Monkey Kingdoms and defeat the Naysayers who have sucked all the joy from the Monkey Ball world. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 24
  2. Negative: 10 out of 24
  1. It tries its best, but it simply isn't good enough. Too frustrating for younger players, and too fussy and inconsiderate for anyone else. Still, if you must... [Aug 2006, p.56]
  2. Despite the bright colours, cute simians, jolly music and overarching joyous abandon, Super Monkey Ball Adventure is a tremendously difficult videogame. And phenomenally frustrating to boot. [Aug 2006, p.130]
  3. There's nothing very super about Super Monkey Ball Adventure and that's thanks to a poorly conceived story mode that takes us away from the familiar elements we love the most.
  4. Ambitious and frequently entertaining, but ultimately too frustrating for its own good.
  5. Long story short, the adventure motif simply didn't catch. [Sept. 2006, p.88]
  6. With the failure of its flagship story mode, Super Monkey Ball Adventure becomes a rather dull product that has little reason to exist.
  7. As a game that's now a franchise, I cannot understand why this game was made and after playing it, I'm even more underwhelmed.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Nov 29, 2013
    10
    Monkey Ball is a hard series. This is my favourite of the series so far largely due to the adventure mode in this game. Highly addictive, frustrating and cute game. Expand

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