Super Monkey Ball Adventure PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Aug 1, 2006
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
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  1. Lacklusterstarlet
    Sep 27, 2006
    9
    It is frustrating in story mode but I like a challange. The camera sucks . Party games are always fun but even though the story mode is hard and missions seem timely. I played this game like an addict until I completed the story, which took forever and I still love cute little hard working monkeys trapped in a two-tone ball.
  2. BillyBob
    Aug 4, 2006
    8
    I think this game looks really great and will be a big seller for people of all ages, i mean who doesnt want to run a little monkey around on a course in a clear little ball? eh?
  3. Oct 25, 2013
    7
    The challenge mode is still as fun as ever, but why do you have to unlock the higher difficulty options by beating the first ones when the other games before it didn't. In fact that's the problem with the game, too much stuff is locked and makes most minigames boring unless you play the adventure mode and unlock them which isn't very fun to begin with.
  4. Andyman
    Aug 10, 2006
    3
    This game is the perfect example of why you shouldn't mess with a good thing. Forcing SMB to be an adventure game is a very bad call on the developer's part, and their poor decision is only made worse by this game's absolutely horrible camera. The game is nearly unplayable as a result, as the time you spend wrangling the camera into place causes you to roll off ledges, into This game is the perfect example of why you shouldn't mess with a good thing. Forcing SMB to be an adventure game is a very bad call on the developer's part, and their poor decision is only made worse by this game's absolutely horrible camera. The game is nearly unplayable as a result, as the time you spend wrangling the camera into place causes you to roll off ledges, into obstacles, etc. Play SMB Deluxe instead, and forget you ever heard of SMB Adventure! Expand
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 32
  2. Negative: 11 out of 32
  1. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    Certainly nothing to go ape for. The adventure slips on a banana peel, but the classic mode and mini-gmes redeem the package. [July 2006, p.76]
  2. The problem seems to be that everyone involved was aiming low, and it's not a game that ever speaks of large-scale effort or imagination; the graphics are recycled, the monkey voices are largely the same throughout, and the script is humourless, journeyman stuff that wouldn't make it onto CBeebies. There's no enthusiasm.
  3. While the decision to expand upon the Super Monkey Ball franchise is to be applauded, the fact that the execution is so lacklustre conspires to make Adventure a less than essential purchase.