Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
Buy On
  1. Nov 8, 2012
    35
    The solo game in Banana Splitz is competent and enjoyably challenging. Every other component of this package is a challenge to enjoyment.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 7, 2014
    9
    I'm a former Monkey Ball master, having completed 100% of the first two games for the Gamecube, and again on the Xbox. I was disappointed withI'm a former Monkey Ball master, having completed 100% of the first two games for the Gamecube, and again on the Xbox. I was disappointed with the other handheld and Wii versions of these games, as they moved away from the hardcore tough-as-nails rewarding ball-rolling madness, and more into kiddie mini-game fests with weird controls and uninspired levels. Banana Splitz brings back the classic formula, with a regular game sure to challenge even the most seasoned Monkey Ball fans, using the same classic analog controls of old. The mini games aren't amazing, but are par for the course. Buy the game for the tough single player normal mode! Another feature I liked was the ability to generate a random level from a photo. Initially these random levels are far too easy, but if you buy a cheap downloadable upgrade, it adds some crazy variety to it that can make some of the random levels nearly impossible. Add to all this the ability to share replays and levels directly through the game itself, and you have a Monkey Ball title finally worthy of the original two. Full Review »
  2. Sep 16, 2017
    8
    This is the game players wanted but didn't add anything new but it does still do good. And, it's a good improvement over Step and Roll.This is the game players wanted but didn't add anything new but it does still do good. And, it's a good improvement over Step and Roll. Overall, it's a fun game but doesn't keep the series on a good and original road. Full Review »
  3. Feb 10, 2017
    10
    If you are looking for a monkey ball game to rival the originals, this is the game to play. You can play with the joystick and the levels areIf you are looking for a monkey ball game to rival the originals, this is the game to play. You can play with the joystick and the levels are challenging and well made. Don't play it for the minigames though, they are pretty bad. Full Review »