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. Oct 25, 2012
    While its party games may be largely disposable, the core gameplay alone is worth the budget price tag.
  2. Oct 23, 2012
    Loads of content, great mini games and a very complete 'challenge mode'. Except for tiny issues here and there, this Super Monkey Ball is an excellent choice for those looking for a skill-demanding platformer.
  3. Sep 21, 2012
    Banana Splitz is a return to form for the Super Monkey Ball series, and well worth a roll.
  4. Play UK
    Nov 27, 2012
    A surprising turn for the Super Monkey Ball franchise. [Issue#224, p.77]
  5. Oct 23, 2012
    One of the finest edition of Super Monkey Ball in recent years. It´s fun, simple and varied.
  6. Oct 24, 2012
    Fun and joyous more than ever, and tries to introduce something new in series of games too similar one another. Still, it's not perfect and costs way too much.
  7. Oct 23, 2012
    The difficulty ramp is well designed, with occasional spikes to tease you with what the designers have planned for you later, and to a level, the game is fun to play. It's occasionally infuriating, but never frustrating; if you fail, you know it's because you need to perfect your technique, not because there's something fundamentally wrong with the game.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 7, 2014
    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 »