• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Aug 25, 2002
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  • Summary: AiAi, MeeMee, Baby, and GonGon are on a roll again. Super Monkey Ball 2 brings the party to a whole new level with six brand new party games, six revamped party games, a new Story mode, and 150 new main game stages. In the new Story mode, you'll fight as AiAi to stop the evil plans of theAiAi, MeeMee, Baby, and GonGon are on a roll again. Super Monkey Ball 2 brings the party to a whole new level with six brand new party games, six revamped party games, a new Story mode, and 150 new main game stages. In the new Story mode, you'll fight as AiAi to stop the evil plans of the deranged scientist, Dr. Bad-Boon and his mysterious sidekick. But Story mode is just the beginning--you'll want to grab some friends and get groovin' with the 12 new party games. With its new modes, enhanced graphics, and exciting multiplayer features, Super Monkey Ball 2 is keeps your party guests going bananas for hours. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. 100
    Perhaps the perfect sequel. It fixes the main problem the original had -- its uninspiring single-player game -- and capitalises on the things the first title did so well, namely its array of party games.
  2. SEGA has gone the whole way with this one.
  3. The level designs are, quite frankly, ingenious. Featuring curves, ramps, narrow paths, moving platforms, and obstacles of all kinds, the levels are as awe-inspiring as they are frustrating.
  4. The new story mode is nothing too serious, although I did have some gripes with the new style of level design, but the new multiplayer modes and upgrades will have anyone coming back for more.
  5. The sound and story are nothing special but the gameplay is top notch in both one player and party games.
  6. GMR Magazine
    80
    The extra game modes add quite a bit to the simple concept. [Feb 2003, p.96]
  7. I really hate that Amusement Vision didn't take the time to upgrade the sound effects and music. You still here that weird melody blurring through your speakers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. RyanM.
    Sep 21, 2002
    10
    It's everything that the first one wasn't. It has to be one of the best multiplayer experiences of all-time!
  2. LeviT.
    Jun 7, 2003
    10
    Incredibly fun and deep single player game, along with the most insanely fun multiplayer mini-games ever.
  3. JeremiahS.
    Jul 17, 2004
    10
    Simply amazing...and I thought the music was really awesome!
  4. Mar 15, 2015
    10
    If you want a fun and challenging sequel with excellent multiplayer and solo mode, then this is the prefect game for you. This game'sIf you want a fun and challenging sequel with excellent multiplayer and solo mode, then this is the prefect game for you. This game's predecessor was flawed, and the game fixed any and all issues with the game. You may not believe me when I say this, but this game is literally perfect. This game defined the Super Monkey Ball series for me. The game is expansive and has lots to unlock, to play, and to have fun with your friends. All the stages are great in their own way. But believe me, this game can get HARD. Like, really hard. Beginners, I recommend you try the beginner stages. The game's modes are very unique and are lots of fun both in solo and multiplayer. By far, the best aspect is the simplicity. Even if this is you very first time playing Super Monkey Ball, even a game in general, then no need to crack open a manual. The game lets inexperienced and experienced players alike play the game with ease, though the game gets very hard. The levels are so much more expansive than in the first.

    Scores

    Solo: 10/10
    Multiplayer: 10/10
    Controls: 10/10
    Replay Value: 10/10
    Graphics: 10/10
    Sound: 10/10

    Final Score: 10/10 (God-Tier)
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  5. Sep 16, 2017
    10
    The sequel of Super Monkey Ball is better than the original it adds bunch of upgrades that make the game more fun than the original. SuperThe sequel of Super Monkey Ball is better than the original it adds bunch of upgrades that make the game more fun than the original. Super Monkey Ball 2 is definitely in my top 5 favorite Gamecube games. Expand
  6. Mar 6, 2017
    9
    At first I wasn't a fan of the addition of a story, but I got used to it and enjoyed the more gradual difficulty curve. The stages felt easierAt first I wasn't a fan of the addition of a story, but I got used to it and enjoyed the more gradual difficulty curve. The stages felt easier than those from the previous game, especially in the expert mode, but in some cases were more creative. This game also has more to do in multiplayer mode than its predecessor, which can make it a good party game.
    Overall on par with Super Monkey Ball in my opinion, but new players may want to start with this one due to its lower difficulty level. Definitely not a game to play with an uncalibrated or defective joystick!
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  7. Apr 21, 2014
    7
    its as fun as a barrel of monkeys. you roll through the stages as quickly as you can to get the best score. it is very satisfying to completeits as fun as a barrel of monkeys. you roll through the stages as quickly as you can to get the best score. it is very satisfying to complete these stages, since many of the harder ones will take quite a few tries. the other game modes are a lot of fun as well. the bad thing about the game is that it is strictly gameplay, that's it, and that would have been fine 20 years ago, but during the time of this game, people are starting to expect things such as a storyline, interesting characters and a sensible objective. so in that sense it is an arcade game on a console, and its tons of fun Expand

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#14 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
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#33 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2002