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  • Summary: Super Monkey Ball Deluxe features 300 stages (114 from "Super Monkey Ball," 140 from "Super Monkey Ball 2," and 46 Deluxe-exclusive boards. In addition to new stages, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe offers a new Challenge mode, integrating varying skill settings (Beginner, Advanced, and Expert)Super Monkey Ball Deluxe features 300 stages (114 from "Super Monkey Ball," 140 from "Super Monkey Ball 2," and 46 Deluxe-exclusive boards. In addition to new stages, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe offers a new Challenge mode, integrating varying skill settings (Beginner, Advanced, and Expert) into one fluid ramp up, rather than breaking them out as independent gameplay sections. There will also be additional stages in the story mode. All twelve of the party games from Super Monkey Ball 1 & 2 are also included. [Sega] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
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  1. The game can be maddeningly frustrating, requiring precision and steely nerves, but also hugely addictive.
  2. A huge and solid compilation of old monkey ball mayhem. The PS2 version looks a little bit dated and dull, yet the simple gameplay shines as brightly as ever. The bonus games are also fun. [July 05]
  3. It's a simple premise in that brilliant sort of way, and it's helped along by fantastic level design full of undulating terrain, holes, ramps, bumpers, and who knows what else. [Apr 2005, p.76]
  4. Steer monkeys in Perspex balls around courses in this arcade oddity. [Jan 2007, p.106]
  5. 80
    The game's graphics are still dated despite the new background changes and themed stages. But it's no biggie -- the monkeys are still sucrosely cute, and the levels are well designed.
  6. There is some undue frustration thanks to an uncontrollable camera, but this is still the Monkey Ball game to get. [March 2005, p.58]
  7. A vastly entertaining, if flawed, port of a modern day classic.

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  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. Expand
  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 :) Expand