Super Monkey Ball Jr.

Game Boy Advance
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Nov 19, 2002
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  • Summary: Super Monkey Ball Jr. is the kind of game you want in your collection, even if you don't generally enjoy puzzle games.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 90
    While kids will love the cheerful graphics and cute characters, adults can marvel at the simple but polished 3D levels-such as the reflective floors in Monkey Bowling.
  2. It plays like an absolute dream. Sometimes I forgot I was playing on my GBA.
  3. It's got the looks, the sounds, the depth and the reward structure, not to mention oodles of gameplay and one of the most endearing multiplayer 'party' dynamics ever.
  4. Pocket Games
    80
    The 3D engine runs smoothly, mimicking the look and feel of the GC game while maintaining its tight controls. [Spring 2003, p.39]
  5. It's easy enough so that anyone can play it but challenging enough to stump even the most intellectual of players.
  6. Able to combine both mechanical genius and addictive magic to give you a compelling offbeat title that everyone ought to check out.
  7. 52
    An unexpected technical achievement for the GBA, but that doesn't make it a fun game -- it most decidedly is not a fun game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jul 27, 2016
    10
    THQ made this? Wow. This game is just like the Gamecube games but on the Gameboy Advance! This game has amazing gameplay, easy and hardTHQ made this? Wow. This game is just like the Gamecube games but on the Gameboy Advance! This game has amazing gameplay, easy and hard levels, and its portable! Expand
  2. KyleB.
    Jun 19, 2003
    10
    A monkey in a ball? GENIUS!!!
  3. MichaelR.
    Mar 19, 2003
    10
    This game is the best gba one to date. I think its a brilliant game!!!!!!
  4. Apr 4, 2011
    10
    This game is fun but super monkey ball 3d is alot better because of the graphics that nintendo putted in which is nice for the whole worldThis game is fun but super monkey ball 3d is alot better because of the graphics that nintendo putted in which is nice for the whole world plus i like worlds one two three four five six seven eight and nine and ten that is cool even when getting lots and lots of bananas Expand
  5. Uter
    Mar 25, 2004
    9
    I'd give it a 10/10 had I not played the GC version (which is superior for obvious reasons). It's really an outstanding gba game.
  6. Sep 16, 2017
    9
    When I bought this game I didn't think much of it. How can Super Monkey Ball do well on a handheld? Well this game showed me on any consoleWhen I bought this game I didn't think much of it. How can Super Monkey Ball do well on a handheld? Well this game showed me on any console Super Monkey Ball is great. The game is limited but fun. Wanna play this game on the plane and scream out loud cause you can't finish a level? Well now you can! Expand
  7. Jun 27, 2016
    8
    This game is nearly (maybe) a masterpiece. First, this game is really fun. But some stages are way too difficult like Expert Floor 19 whereThis game is nearly (maybe) a masterpiece. First, this game is really fun. But some stages are way too difficult like Expert Floor 19 where you must run up really steep bottoms and tops of the platforms. Overall. it's an amazing and fun game with some akward controls and no depth perception. That's why my final rating for this game, is 8/10. Expand

Awards & Rankings

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#17 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
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#15 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2002