Super Monkey Ball Deluxe PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Mar 15, 2005
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
Buy On
  1. Play Magazine
    70
    There is some undue frustration thanks to an uncontrollable camera, but this is still the Monkey Ball game to get. [March 2005, p.58]
  2. Cheat Code Central
    70
    Much more than a novelty. It combines action and puzzles and requires skillful manipulation as you traverse all kinds of challenging terrain inside a transparent sphere.
  3. 70
    Sure, the game looks like a Dreamcast graphics demo, and its precepts haven't changed much since the arcade original based on similar hardware, but it's the gameplay that sells this title, almost as much as your love of monkeys.
  4. Multi-console owners should consider the Xbox version of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe (or either of the original Gamecube versions) over this slowdown-riddled and slow-to-load PS2 port.
  5. AceGamez
    70
    Puzzling fun at its best.
  6. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    There's enough content to keep puzzle fans busy, but expect plenty of frustration, too. [May 2005, p.96]
  7. A vastly entertaining, if flawed, port of a modern day classic.

Awards & Rankings

#89 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 25, 2013
    9
    While the first two monkey ball games were great this one is even better. The increased number of stages is a bit challenging and i has theWhile the first two monkey ball games were great this one is even better. The increased number of stages is a bit challenging and i has the perfect number of minigames. This game seems to have everything balanced out. Full Review »
  2. SteveW.
    Sep 9, 2005
    8
    If you are new to the series like i was before i bought this game it will not dissapoint it has a huge variaty of options with tons of single If you are new to the series like i was before i bought this game it will not dissapoint it has a huge variaty of options with tons of single play missions n challenges (some of which can be extremly challenging) but this is not where it shines the multi player mini games are pure genius personal faves include the baseball and the golf tournement. overall its a solid title it does have its minor flaws... the loading time for one is stupidly long but the loading time frown you devolope dissapears with a nice doubles game of tennis :) Full Review »