Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Proves enjoyable and instantly accessible. [Apr 2005, p.87]
  2. There is some undue frustration thanks to an uncontrollable camera, but this is still the Monkey Ball game to get. [March 2005, p.58]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Dec 18, 2012
    8
    The ultimate party game. An over the top game with an epic story mode.
  2. Daz
    Nov 4, 2005
    10
    I was undecided whether to buy this for a long while but eventually decided to give it a tray and i'm really glad i did. The main game I was undecided whether to buy this for a long while but eventually decided to give it a tray and i'm really glad i did. The main game has a shallow learning curve and have managed to complete about 60 of the puzzles before i because really challenged. But for me the party games are perhaps even more fun. How fun is monkey football? Really fun! How great is Monkey race? Really great. How wonderful is monkey target? really wonderful. I can play these by myself but also my 6 year old son likes to have a go as well! Monkey Football is simply brilliant as it is so easy to play since only the green buton is used during the game (to pass, shoot etc) It's so simple but also so much fun. With a group of four friends together these 12 party games would rock!! Before Super Monkey Ball i'd become a little bored with the Halo 2's and ghost recons of this world, but smb has given my enjoyment of xbox games a new lease of life. RECOMMENDED Full Review »
  3. Billy
    Mar 22, 2005
    10
    Crazy fun by yourself or with friends. must buy.