THE GOOD: Great Graphics, 90 Levels, different experiences, bananas, mini-games...
THE BAD: Some levels are ridiculous, controls.
SUMMARY: After the N64 was no more in May 2001, Sega stepped in to produce the first ever title for the next-generation GameCube in July 2001. I borrowed this game from a friend and was hard to let go of. Mainly based as a single-player game, you can explore through various levels, 90 as much as. Play as 4 different characters of different types and ages, play Monkey Golf, Target, and explore through a grand prix. If you want to play this game though, I warn you, it will take you a definite while to get used to the controls, the title doesn't have the word "Ball" for nothing. You are in a circular marble-ish sort of caption, and move in a circular motion, so don't worry about that. A game worth at least a rental, probably a buy. This game is so fun, it even makes the credits look entertaining!
THE BAD: -It needs more varieties of characters -Sensitive joystick -Childish look
SUMMARY: This game really surprised me when I purchased this. I wasn't expecting much but Super Monkey Ball blew me away. This game is so simple yet so fun. There are varieties of mini games to choose from for a fun multiplayer. Also, there is racing and fighting within this game so you can get used to the controls if moving the joystick is too much for you! The 1-player mode is not in-depth but there are many many levels within this game to keep you attracted and your mind working as how to complete the level.
Multiplayer is something many people look for in a game and the multiplayer within Super Monkey Ball is very good as well. You can fight, race, golf, bowl play pool and more in the mini game mode.
I recommend this game and ignore the childish look as this game can blow you away as well.
This game is one of the simplest games I've played, but the addicting element still stands. Addiction and Simplicity have always had close connections, anyway. If you would likke to know the elements, well, basically you steer some monkeys around. Inside of balls. On Tracks. Sounds super enough to me. I'd go for it if you are unfamiliar and new to Super Monkey Ball, or GC all together. This game does a good job of smaking your coordination upside the head. In other words, this is a difficult game that will get you attention, and keep your mind working. An old concept, but terminally upgraded.
THE GOOD: Great multi-player games. They have loads of different modes to play in. Its a great game! It has good graphics, good characters, good modes, good storyline and basically everything else...
THE BAD: The kiddish look steers people away from the game...
SUMMARY: I rented this game expecting a very kiddish game but the second I turned it on, I fell into the addictive gameplay it had to offer. It had loads of different modes for multi-player, all of them with a very high replay value and fun factor. The storyline objectives are a bit harder but fun none the less. Overall, a great game that I would recommend to any gamer out there. Don't let its kiddish looks fool you.
THE GOOD: Go around as a monkey! I like the races to some extent, but the stars and stuff....
THE BAD: Didn't finish it. It's expensive to rent these GC games you know
SUMMARY: Good. Well, okay. Just get it. Rent it even. You'll be happy about it, I guarantee it, I think. It is nice to race, compete for tasks, do the targets and all. I think you'll like the racing. THe graphics were okay, Typical GC graphics if you ask me. What are you waiting here for. Listen to me people, go and get it.
THE GOOD: One of the most addictive games ever created, so many ways to play, and the multiplayer's simply amazing. Most simple control method I've ever seen. Incredibly well rounded (pun intended).
THE BAD: Could've done with a bit more depth, more characters, and a few more stages on the main game (as if 90 isn't enough).
SUMMARY: You'll have to admit it. Looks can be decieving. People always love to complain how there arn't enough original ideas in games these days, but as soon as a great new and original idea turns up, they run off and hide behind their copy of Final Fantasy VXII. Because we have to admit that, however much we think that we're not, we fear change and originality. Especially within the vidiogames industry.
This game - Super Monkey Ball, has been the highest rated Gamecube game thus far, but I didn't get it at first. Why not? Because I also admit to fearing new ideas, preffering to stay with the tried and tested ideas. So its very lucky that I managed to shelve my worri...
THE GOOD: Truly unique style of play. More multiplayer goodness than you can shake a stick at. Controls are intuitive, responsive, and easy to learn. The best name-entry screen in the history of video games.
THE BAD: Sound effects are horrid and were not planned out well. A sub-par, hard to control camera the hinders gameplay with its unpredictable movements. Single player is more limited than multiplayer. (But better than Super Smash Bros. Melee) Not alot of variety in the minigames.
Sega's first title to be released on a Nintendo system couldn't be more welcome. Despite impressive system specs and promising titles down the road, the launch titles for the GCN were, shall we say, a bit limited. Luckily, Super Monkey Ball helps to prove that the GCN has what it takes when it comes to fast, furious, single- and multiplayer fun.
The premise of the game is quite simple. In each stage, you have to guide a ball wit...
THE GOOD: Great Multiplayer fun. Addictive, could be seen as bad too cos it takes your life away! Lots of single player levels, and things to unlock, adds to replay value.
THE BAD: Not enough multiplayer games! Dont get me wrong there are enough, just wish there was some more!
SUMMARY: The party games were what really grabbed me, monkey fight and monkey target are really good fun with mates. I love the single player mode too, does get a little frustrating, but patience rewards highly, and you can get a great feeling of accomplishment! Great game and a very strong launch title for the gamecube.
This game sounds too kiddy for me, I bet most of you have said this before. Well this game isn't really kiddy, it is extremely fun. If you haven't guessed already, you have to go through obstacle courses with a monkey ball, or, a monkey in a ball!
Gameplay 10/10-There are 7 different ways to play in this game. You can play the main game, where you go through obstacle courses tilting the floor to make you monkey ball move around. You can get extra lives by collecting 100 bananas. Go through the goal line to complete the floor. There is Beginner mode (10 floors) Advances mode (30 floors) and Expert (50 floors). You can also do Practice mode and competition mode on the main game. Next up is Party Games. There is Monkey Race (race against 1-4 people or computers), Monkey Target (play with 1-4 people trying to land on the target to get points), and Monkey fight (fight against 1-4 players or against computers, try to punch your opponent off the platform). Next is mini games. To get these ...