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  • Summary: The loveable characters from the original Super Monkey Ball, AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon and Baby, are back with all new mind-blowing puzzles and party games specifically designed to fully utilize the Wii Balance Board and the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll adds a dynamic level of interactive gameplay with the use of the Wii Balance Board while still remaining true to the original franchise with zany level design. Gamers will physically feel what it would be like to roll around in a Monkey Ball and have tons of fun doing it. Known for its challenging levels and most recently its innovative ways to control AiAi and his friends (Wii versions); gamers are immersed into the Monkey Ball world like never thought possible before. This newest installment of the popular series offers new single-player puzzle levels and multiple new Party Games giving players more variety of gameplay than ever. Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll's myriad of game modes is sure to inspire friendly living room competition between family and friends. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 36
  2. Negative: 4 out of 36
  1. 78
    A fun ball-rolling design with a nice stack of challenges and a hit-or-miss pile of mini-games.
  2. While the game in some ways attempts to return to series roots, it changes yet again to accommodate an unwieldy new set of controls. The flawed result is not perfect, but playable.
  3. Lengthy and varied single-player mode plus plenty of mini-games make Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll a good enough offering.
  4. It's no longer a game for the hardcore, that much is for certain, but what audience is this aimed at? We're not sure who's going to get full value from Step & Roll.
  5. While the first Wii offering (Banana Blitz) was a solid entry with some interesting features (jumping and boss battles), Step & Roll strips away all of that and leaves you with a straightforward Monkey Ball offering. However, it also leaves you wanting quite a bit more.
  6. 55
    The fact remains that, as cutely appealing as Step & Roll can be, it essentially equates to yet another Wii offering that works in some ways but fails to make the grade because of an inability to fulfil the promise of the console's innovative controls.
  7. If anything Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll is the simplest in the series if played with a Wii Remote and possibly the most difficult if using the Board, for all the wrong reasons.

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  1. Oct 24, 2013
    While it's not nearly as good as the first three monkey ball games it 's a lot better then Banana Blitz. The boss battles were removed, the minigames have been reduced to 20 and a lot more are fun then before. Overall its just decent. Expand