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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
Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  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
  2. PabloR.
    Aug 4, 2006
    8
    This game is fun and its just like all the other parts but with some new things that i dont wanna spoil for you readers. The levels are basic and fun! The critics dont know what hard is..Try beating final fantasy 10-2's sheiva with lvl 33! Hah! thats hard..not this game Expand
  3. ChristineW.
    Sep 30, 2006
    8
    This is such a great game! I LOVE the adventure mode! It's so much like an RPG and it's challenging without being impossible. However, the multiplayer options are limited, which takes out of the fun...but it's still a fantastic game! Expand
  4. Yamayamauchiman!
    Jul 31, 2006
    6
    It just doesn't work for me, I like the first two monkey balls but this is, as the most reviews I've seen say, too frustrating to be any good. Collapse
  5. EdwardB.
    Aug 9, 2006
    4
    I played monkey ball 1 and 2 and they were challenging and at times too hard. This game is just too hard. The adventure is boring...just boring. The first 10 levels under beginner are equivalent to the advanced levels in the other two. Why do people think that making games harder and harder is fun? I do things at work all day that are too hard and boring...I dont want to do a video game like that. Expand
  6. KevinM.
    Aug 17, 2006
    2
    I loved Monkey Ball 1 and 2 (and Deluxe) but this thing is gawd awful. First: The puzzle mode is 1-player only. No more sitting with friends playing the puzzle mode. Second: Loading screen! For example, in Monkey Target, you must wait almost a full minute to load the screen... and that is between each attempt--and you are playing on the exact same level each time. What is it loading?! The puzzles are tough--very tough, and about all that is worth spending any time on. Oh, and Monkey Race has a grand total of 3 courses! Expand