• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Feb 21, 2006
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
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  1. 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 the stylus can be the pain and can be a hassle.
  2. 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 mini games) are really fun! I reccommened this game to anyone who has alot of sparew time on their hands!
  3. 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 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 onlyI 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
  4. 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. 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!
  5. 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 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!
  6. 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 still decent enough.

Awards & Rankings

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#34 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006
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#41 Most Shared DS Game of 2006
Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 40
  2. Negative: 4 out of 40
  1. Getting monkey into position, and camera into position behind him, in time to make your desperate dash for a whirling mechanism has everything to do with the old-school frustrations of instant-death gaming and nothing to do with the effortless application of skill that the first game delivered so appealingly. [Feb 2006, p.91]
  2. But what you really get is an all-encompassing Monkey Ball experience that rivals what is offered on consoles. Though a few modes are missing, a few more have been added to supplement them. [JPN Import]
  3. Nintendo Power
    65
    Rather than shoehorn the current Monkey Ball experience onto the DS, it would have been nice if the developers had tried to reinvent it in a way that truly took advantage of the handheld's capabilities. [Mar 2006, p.88]