• 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: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. LeviT.
    Jun 7, 2003
    10
    Incredibly fun and deep single player game, along with the most insanely fun multiplayer mini-games ever.
  2. Nov 7, 2013
    10
    Fantastic... Very fun and has incredible ideas and graphics for being published in 2002, meaning it was probably the best game ever put outFantastic... Very fun and has incredible ideas and graphics for being published in 2002, meaning it was probably the best game ever put out when ahead of its time. It allows you to earn points to get new minigames, and has nice sound effects and music on some of them. Monkey Ball will probably be the best kid/ cute game ever to come out by Sega. It recently came out with a new 3ds game, which allows you to view the gaming in 3d. The new game is not only fun and has ideas that are like the Smash Brothers and Mario Kart put out Nintendo, but is also very cheap. Monkey Ball will probably transfor to the Wii U at some point, and other consuls as well. Super Monkey Ball 2 has already been transfored to the Xbox if you dont have a gamecube, buy this game ASAP. Expand
  3. 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!
  4. 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
  5. Jan 21, 2012
    9
    I don't understand why, but the gamecube has the most cute and addictive games ever. Animal crossing, and then now this? Great game for itsI don't understand why, but the gamecube has the most cute and addictive games ever. Animal crossing, and then now this? Great game for its time, including a plethora of minigames. This includes rowing, on rails shooter, and boxing. There's then the main story which has ~100 levels i believe. Cant remmeber Expand
  6. Nov 22, 2020
    9
    basically, ditto what i had to say about spaghetti manky balls 1. a lot easier this time round, thankfully and unfortunately.
  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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#12 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
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#33 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2002