This game is fairly good, although can be a tad boring at times. The graphics are fairly good on it, although there is still room for improvement. The Story Mode is very in-depth and can take multiple hours to complete, as each level has a harder level of set difficulty. The Party Games are also fun, and are probably the main reason to play the game at all. It was the only reason I even bought the game, however. If you do need a game to please multiple people at parties and such, this game would be the ideal choice. Taking turns on the Main Story itself is also a good idea, as it gives all the players a chance to get involved in the story. It has a seemingly good plot-line, as well as decent characters, and some voice acting if I remember correctly, although I may be wrong about that. There are multiple Party Games, each one different from the others. Some Shooters, some Adventuring type games, and some Sports are examples of what to expect after unlocking them all. It can keep you ...
THE BAD: Aye, it still misn't the best of quality out there. If the following review has truly captivated you, I would still suggest just renting this.
SUMMARY: Super Monkey Ball goes global! The latest Super Monkey Ball includes many different options, currently unavaliable in the previous SMB. SMB2 is much more thena coordination and mind puzzles, and you even squeeze some multiplayer in.
THE GOOD: Graphics, Mini-Games, Controls, Gameplay
THE BAD: Repetitiveness, Difficulty
SUMMARY: If you like party games, Super Monkey Ball 2 has some of the wackiest minigames for the GCN! This is a great Multi-player game, and not a bad Single Player game either. It is more of a puzzle game than anything, so if you get frustrated easily and aren't too hot about solving mazes and stuff, maybe you should reconsider your purchase.
The atmosphere of this game is very fun, down to the dance-party music. Although the story for Single player isn't too great, the gameplay is very simple and easy to get down: Just roll through the goal at the end of each level. However, don't be fooled; this game is harder than it sounds. Some levels are next to impossible, and it all depends on luck from there. The levels also tend to get a bit...repetitive...since you pretty much have only one objective through the whole game. But some of them are quite fun.
So in all: Great party game, okay single player game,...
THE GOOD: Monkeys banans balls Story mode mini games ect ect ect ect ect ect ect
THE BAD: Hard and uh.............. Hard
SUMMARY: If you like Mario Party game im sure you will love the mini games and there is 6 to unlock i have 1 sadly i wanted Monkey socer and found it was a rip off i wish i chose Monkey boat race instead:# but im ok now
The Multiplayer Games are pretty fun. Look past that the game is kind of childish and the music is kind of "Iffy". There is a total of 12 mini games to play and a single player mission mode. You start off with 4 mini games and have to unlock the rest by doing missions. The graphics are pretty good; lots of detail in the environments.
The mission mode goes from extremely easy to Extremely Hard in a matter of missions. I got stuck on one and tried and tried to beat it but never did. The music in SMB2 is kind of cheesy as well as the Talking. The minigames also take awhile to unlock because you have to get 2500 points for each one. You earn points by doing missions.
THE GOOD: New mini games, more difficult than first, takes longer to beat whole thing
THE BAD: Sometimes TOO difficult, puzzles can get boring while trying to get mini games
SUMMARY: This game is pretty good. I reserved a copy from my local Gamestop and I'm glad it was. 1 hour after it was in the store (when I was getting my copy) it was already sold out (besides reserved). I brought it home and immedeatly put it on and loved it from the start. The first super monkey ball was ok but this was cool. All the stuff from the first except the levels and so much more. Even though story mode is the same as challenge besides the backround it was pretty cool doin 1 player story. All in all I give it a 3.9 cuz it was pretty cool and the mini games I played were ok. The graphics were ok same as the other game as much as I knew and it was SO HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!