• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Feb 21, 2006
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  • Summary: Touch & Roll combines the Monkey Ball series' legendary addictiveness with perhaps the perfect platform in the form of the Nintendo DS and its touch-screen technology. Ten crazy worlds with 10 levels each offer 100 puzzle trays designed to frustrate and delight - 50 of which are all new andTouch & Roll combines the Monkey Ball series' legendary addictiveness with perhaps the perfect platform in the form of the Nintendo DS and its touch-screen technology. Ten crazy worlds with 10 levels each offer 100 puzzle trays designed to frustrate and delight - 50 of which are all new and DS exclusive. Use the DS stylus and touch screen to guide AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon and Baby through this slice of monkey madness. Four classic party games playable in both single and multiplayer modes - Monkey Race, Monkey Fight, Monkey Mini Golf and Monkey Bowling. Two all-new DS exclusive party games - Monkey Hockey and Monkey Wars. Wireless multiplayer via ad-hoc Wi-Fi connectivity. [Sega] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 40
  2. Negative: 4 out of 40
  1. It’s a great pick-up-and-play title, and it’s got a Tetris-quality addiction factor.
  2. If you love quirky, concept games like "Katamari Damacy," you will love this game.
  3. 70
    Has everything you could hope for in a DS Monkey Ball: lots of stages, great mini-games, and nice presentation. The less-than-perfect control and the over-saturation of new Monkey Ball iterations, however, make it less attractive to the gaming masses.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    62
    Take the "Touch" portion of the title with a grain of salt, as it's nigh impossible to maneuver your way through the Monkey Ball gauntlet using the stylus controls. [Apr 2006, p.105]
  5. Despite little annoyances and a bothersome soundtrack, the game still delivers quite well in terms of beautiful graphics and fun D-pad-moving gameplay.
  6. You'll play Super Monkey Ball: Touch & Roll in spurts, because it's fun for a while. But the game's control problems will eventually cause the charm to wear off. And then the lid will be nailed back on the barrel and the monkeys won't come out to play again.
  7. I am reminded of Super Monkey Ball Jr for the Game Boy Advance as an example of a great handheld maze game. Although it was released many years ago, the difference in actual gameplay experience between the GBA and the DS is night and day.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. TweenCoure
    Feb 14, 2008
    9
    I think this game is awesome. Some levels are extremely hard, while others are beatable in less than a minute. The stylus/button pad makes itI think this game is awesome. Some levels are extremely hard, while others are beatable in less than a minute. The stylus/button pad makes it all the better, & it's even better with multiplayer and party games. Most games are repeated fromother game systems, such as PS2- but that doesn't make them any easier to beat! The colors are energizing and eye-popping, but the only downsize is there's no Wi-Fi. I would reccomend this to anyone who wants a challenging game, & likes monkeys bouncing around in clear balls. Expand
  2. CazC.
    Jun 22, 2007
    9
    This cute and crazy game is addictive and fun for all ages. The only problem with it is that there are not enough levels to satisfy your This cute and crazy game is addictive and fun for all ages. The only problem with it is that there are not enough levels to satisfy your addiction with the game once you start. The mini games are great to play with friends and the credits will never be boring again, but you'll have to buy it to find out why! Expand
  3. LindseyB.
    Jan 15, 2007
    8
    This is the best game fior anyone young or old boy or girl it is so asddictive you wont stop playing you will just keep saying one more try. This is the best game fior anyone young or old boy or girl it is so asddictive you wont stop playing you will just keep saying one more try. Although the controlls or farily difficult it just makes the game more difficult until you really learn to know it. With the new 50 levels and the previous 50 this game is a must have for ds players! Expand
  4. Katty
    Sep 4, 2006
    8
    Super Monkey Ball is a very good game that takes time and skill to master. It is extremly addictive and the link games (which are also the Super Monkey Ball is a very good game that takes time and skill to master. It is extremly addictive and the link games (which are also the mini games) are really fun! I reccommened this game to anyone who has alot of sparew time on their hands! Expand
  5. Jul 27, 2016
    8
    This game has a good idea and it uses it correctly. The game is flawed so the good idea wasn't used 100% correctly but this game is stillThis game has a good idea and it uses it correctly. The game is flawed so the good idea wasn't used 100% correctly but this game is still decent enough. Expand
  6. Sep 16, 2017
    8
    Touch and Roll is a good idea on paper but the execution is decent. It's addicting and does keep the series fresh but constantly using theTouch and Roll is a good idea on paper but the execution is decent. It's addicting and does keep the series fresh but constantly using the stylus can be the pain and can be a hassle. Expand
  7. Joey
    Apr 28, 2006
    7
    You want to hate it. You want to put it down and give up as it's pretty hard and frustrating. But you cant! SERIOUSLY addictive but not You want to hate it. You want to put it down and give up as it's pretty hard and frustrating. But you cant! SERIOUSLY addictive but not in a bad way. You've got to be pretty patient with the main game but the party games aren't so hard. Though the game is kind of difficult it's still a decent game. Expand

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#41 Most Shared DS Game of 2006