Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 24
  2. Negative: 10 out of 24
Buy On
  1. 40
    The monkeys stick to the comfortable security inside their balls and the platforming stays recognizably formulaic.
  2. Edge Magazine
    40
    It's just too hard, the physics too capricious, and the tasks too frustrating for words. [Aug 2006, p.85]
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    43
    Play Adventure for the solid traditional modes and adequate multiplayer, but don't expect to get too much enjoyment out of the dull platforming. [Sept. 2006, p.98]
  4. Game Informer
    48
    Long story short, the adventure motif simply didn't catch. [Sept. 2006, p.88]
  5. The Story Mode is a joke, and the Challenge Mode and mini-games are mere shells of what's been included in previous adventures. This Monkey Ball got dropped. Hard.
  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.
  8. 48
    Super Monkey Ball games are popular today partly because of their simplistic nature. They are designed for everybody to enjoy. And yet, Super Monkey Ball Adventure throws all of this out of the window for a half-baked storyline and a hub world separated by load times and marred by technical inconsistencies.
  9. 45
    Super Monkey Ball Adventure is not worth your time, money, or frustration.
  10. As any gamer knows, frustration is part of the joy of gaming, but this level of unresponsiveness is something not even the training mini-games on the title can prepare you for. Put that together with poor level signposting and you have an unengaging experience.

Awards & Rankings

33
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#7 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2006
6
#6 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2006
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Sep 16, 2017
    6
    Adventure takes a...different take. It adds a mediocre story and adds gameplay that makes me wonder why this game exists. The graphics areAdventure takes a...different take. It adds a mediocre story and adds gameplay that makes me wonder why this game exists. The graphics are also bad but besides those problems the puzzles and challenges are still fun as ever but the story addition makes the game lack a ton. Full Review »
  2. Feb 7, 2017
    10
    what is wrong with you people! this game is amazing! just because you suck at games you give this a low score? yes the game is challenging butwhat is wrong with you people! this game is amazing! just because you suck at games you give this a low score? yes the game is challenging but it's not impossible. anyone who is decent at games should be able to finish it. Full Review »
  3. Feb 7, 2017
    10
    why all the negative reviews? game is too hard? well maybe you guys should git good. game is lots fun. doesn't deserve the score it gets by critics...