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  • Summary: Super Monkey Ball Deluxe features 300 stages (114 from "Super Monkey Ball," 140 from "Super Monkey Ball 2," and 46 Deluxe-exclusive boards. In addition to new stages, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe offers a new Challenge mode, integrating varying skill settings (Beginner, Advanced, and Expert) into one fluid ramp up, rather than breaking them out as independent gameplay sections. There will also be additional stages in the story mode. All twelve of the party games from Super Monkey Ball 1 & 2 are also included. Expand
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
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  1. 92
    This is highly recommended to anyone of any age who enjoys addictive gameplay and great game design.
  2. For only $30, you get one of the most content rich games of recent memory. There are 300 missions in the story mode, 12 very addictive mini-games for up to four players and countless hours of gameplay here.
  3. Coupled with the great collection of multiplayer modes and mini-games, there's something here for almost everyone.
  4. 80
    Unless you love Monkey Ball more than Orangutans love Tang, you can safely pass this one up. But if you haven't played Monkey Ball before, you can't go really wrong with Deluxe.
  5. With 300 single-player stages there is plenty of monkey rolling gameplay in store, however, we could do without the lackluster story. Despite its flaws, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe is as addictive as the likes of "Tetris" and "Lemmings" and worth a rental at the very least.
  6. 80
    The game's graphics are still dated despite the new background changes and themed stages. But it's no biggie -- the monkeys are still sucrosely cute, and the levels are well designed.
  7. There is some undue frustration thanks to an uncontrollable camera, but this is still the Monkey Ball game to get. [March 2005, p.58]

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  1. BlueFalcon
    Mar 21, 2005
    10
    In my opinion, this is the best game on Xbox.
  2. Billy
    Mar 22, 2005
    10
    Crazy fun by yourself or with friends. must buy.
  3. 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 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 Collapse
  4. Dec 18, 2012
    8
    The ultimate party game. An over the top game with an epic story mode.