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  • Summary: Go Bananas with your favorite monkey gang in the ultimate Super Monkey Ball adventure. Roll through wondrous worlds with AiAi and friends as you race to stop monkey mad scientist Dr. Bad-Boon from blowing up Jungle Island! Join the all-star monkey team of AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon, Baby, YanYanGo Bananas with your favorite monkey gang in the ultimate Super Monkey Ball adventure. Roll through wondrous worlds with AiAi and friends as you race to stop monkey mad scientist Dr. Bad-Boon from blowing up Jungle Island! Join the all-star monkey team of AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon, Baby, YanYan and Doctor as you bounce, tilt, and roll your way across hundreds of delightfully crafted levels and mazes. It’s monkey business for the gang - play solo or with friends as you take down Dr. Bad-Boon and steal back your beloved bananas!
    Features:

    The ultimate Super Monkey Ball Experience – More than 300 stages from Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe.
    Go Bananas with 12 fun minigames including Monkey Racing, Monkey Soccer, Monkey Bowling, Monkey Baseball and much more!
    Challenge your friends as you compete for top banana on the online leaderboards!
    Assemble your all-star monkey team of up to 4 friends and work together to save Jungle Island with 4-player local co-op.
    Immerse yourself in the Super Monkey Ball world with creative comic book-style story telling in Story Mode.
    Want to be the coolest monkey on the block? Customize your character and Super Monkey Ball to make it your own!
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  1. Sep 29, 2021
    80
    Fun and unforgiving, Banana Mania is Super Monkey Ball at its finest.
  2. Sep 29, 2021
    80
    It's hard to fault Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania for giving us exactly what it promises. It's a compilation of three older games with some gussied-up visuals and some nice new features. If you've never played the franchise before but were always curious, then this is probably the best place to start. If you're a longtime fan looking to re-experience some older Monkey mania, then it'll be exactly what you need. It's nothing more and nothing less.
  3. Oct 31, 2021
    80
    Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is a remastered collection of the best entries in the series. It does not mess too much with the formula, pleasing both old fans with elements like galleries, unlockables and new modes, and young newcomers through the addiction of gameplay aids that broaden game’s accessibility.
  4. Oct 5, 2021
    70
    Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania is a roll down retro memory lane with its charming classic arcade format. However, the game soon loses its shine with the sudden difficulty spike that makes it incredibly hard to enjoy in the later levels, despite the inclusion of accessibility options. This is a great choice for a party game when you want a local co-op title, but the lack of online multiplayer means the game begins to feel a little stale when playing alone, despite the wealth of levels, modes, and unlockables.
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  1. Sep 30, 2021
    Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is a celebration of 20 years in the franchise. Tons of levels and minigames, but only recommended for real fans.
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  1. Jan 4, 2022
    10
    Super monkey ball banana mania is awesome. It’s a great collection from three games and 20 full fledged party games, with unlock ales andSuper monkey ball banana mania is awesome. It’s a great collection from three games and 20 full fledged party games, with unlock ales and endless replay ability. It’s my game of the year Expand
  2. Dec 13, 2021
    10
    Not sure what else I could ask for when it comes to this game. It looks amazing from the off. Graphically and of course it has nice menus.Not sure what else I could ask for when it comes to this game. It looks amazing from the off. Graphically and of course it has nice menus. Before I get into gameplay, I will assure you that there is sooo much content in this game. The amount of modes are pretty high and long, along with extra party games and unlockable modes.

    Anyway, as for the gameplay. I love it myself. Though being perfectly honest. This is NOT a game for casual players. It requires patience, that's for sure. It is extremely difficult at times. And that's just the main story, let alone the more difficult modes. But honestly, for me, that was what I wanted and I've absolutely loved this game.

    It controls well and just has a nice flow to it. I actually can't ask for much else when it comes to this. It even has unlockable characters and other dlc ones.

    Again, this is far from a casual game. Unless you count the 12 minigames with decent depth to them. Though it is created to be what it is. Difficult, rewarding and with endless replay value. I can't say a thing wrong with it from my point of view (minus the camera on a few very niche occasions). One of the best in the series. Yeah, it takes previous level design from other games. Though you really see it shine with how unique and varied the stages actually are.

    I recommend everyone gives this a try though at least,
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  3. Oct 15, 2021
    7
    Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania
    This game will drive you bananas.
    Super Monkey Ball is a collection of over 300 remastered stages from
    Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania
    This game will drive you bananas.
    Super Monkey Ball is a collection of over 300 remastered stages from Supermonkey ball, supermonkeyball, 2 and super monkey ball deluxe.. howere unless im missing it you don’t get to specifically choose each game, its all merged into one giant package…
    Theres a great amount of content here, from its story mode, to its charcters you can unlock from complete in game challenges, to mini games you can play with up to 4 players.
    I loved banana blitz, so I was excited to go back and see how it all started.. and well.. it started with tears…
    Banana Mania will have you raging.. this game is ridiculously frustrating to play through.. most courses in fact just seem down right unfair.. which is my biggest gripe with this game.. its more frustrating than it is fun.. I didn’t want to play over and over and over because I neverfelt like oh I almost had it, Instead I was mashing my head against the wall trying to get lucky… now there is a helper option here that highlights a path and you can make things go slowmo, which is very hepful in a handful of levels, but for the majority its pretty useless… thankfully you are able to spend your ocins on not only charcters, cosmetics, and even the ability to jump if youd like as there is no defaut jumping.. you can instead spend 2000 coints to skip a level… coins aren’t all too easy to come by though, this is about 8-10 levels completed worth of coins to be able to just skip one… and trust me yall, I was skipping… I was frustrated for most of my time here.. but I get it, that’s what monkey ball fans love, and to them I say – enjoy
    Theresa also12 minigames you can play here again either solor or with up to 4 people.. from racing compelte with 12 tracks and item drops to minigolf, tennis, soccer.. and theyre okay.. nothing amazing here.. you may have fun for a day or two with a friend.. but you wont be itching to play.. as all the modes just have a weird clunkyness to them that never make them feel quite fair or enjoyable while playing..
    Overall if you love punishing yourself, rolling a ball with a monkey inside through a hoop, youre in luck..
    But if youre looking for some casual fun time, look elsewhere
    I give Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania
    a 6.5/10
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