• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Feb 9, 2010
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 36
  2. Negative: 4 out of 36
  1. The original Super Monkey Ball wasn't designed with a balance board in mind, any more than monkeys are meant to wear waistcoats, and the end result is just as odd and incongruous. It might well be time to stop grinding that organ.
  2. 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.
  3. Ill-advised from concept to execution. [Issue#93, p.112]
  4. The newest Super Monkey Ball is an perfect example of how one big screw-up takes the whole game down the drain. The absolutely horrible controls immediately destroy all the fun that the game can offer. This is a shame. The lovable main characters are definitely in a wrong game. [Apr 2010]
User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 24, 2013
    6
    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. Full Review »