Roll around as a money inside a ball. It's crazy!
Super Monkey Ball appears as one of the
first titles on the Nintendo GameCube, and one of the few first Sega
titles. Super Monkey Ball may not appear as a game that most gamer's
would choose these days, but behind it's wacked appearance, and weird
theme there is a game with a lot of fun in it. When I first heard of
the game it caught my eye. While I'm not sure it caught others eyes,
I am sure if you give the game a chance you won't regret anything, but
possibly the swear words that come out of your mouth when trying to
beat Hard mode. Here is a list of features:
- Play as four different characters
- Choose from a total of 4 different
- Unlock many different secrets, and
- Great multiplayer game
The gameplay of Super Monkey Ball (smb) is pretty simple. You chose
from different characters, you then choose the difficulty of the game,
and proceed. There are three different difficulties to choose from in
the beginning. Easy, which consists of 10 fairly easy tracks that you
must control your monkey in a ball while rolling it around turns, up
hills, or timing jumps to reach the stages goal while trying not to
fall of the edge of the platform. Don't be fool as you start out on
Easy's first stage. Even though the first stage you are most likely
to see is basically pressing forward doesn't mean the game does not
get harder. Infact the game does get harder. A lot harder. The next
step up after easy mode is medium. Medium consists of 30 medium skilled
stages. Each one with it's own tricks and obstacle for you to clear.
And the highest you difficulty you can to is Advanced (hard) without
unlocking stuff. In advanced mode you must wiggle your little monkey
in a ball accross 50 different stages. Ones you can do this it's safe
to say you have mastered the game, or that you were ridiculously addicted
to the game.
There are also many different multiplayer
modes, such as, boxing, and a couple that you must un lock to get.
The graphics in SMB are nothing
to impressive to say the least. But what would you expect from a game
where you roll a monkey around in a ball wiggling the floor, and trying
to keep him from falling? The graphics aren't terrible, but they and
the music could be improved by the next time the next Super Monkey Ball
But many of your who are going to enjoy this game aren't probably buying
it for the appearance, now are you? As you probably could have figured
out. This game is all about fun, addictive gameplay.
My First Impressions, and thoughts
When I first turned on Super
Monkey Ball, I quickly plugged in some of my friends controllers and
challenged them to a multiplayer game. One of the two friends ended
up hating the boxing mode, which I was playing, and quit playing. The
other friend and I played that mode for a while.
We soon decided to play easy mode, and we did. At first we thought your
oponet controlled the floor trying to shake you off, but we were wrong.
[Laughs]. .... Soon I had unlocked several special modes, and started
having more fun with the game, but the one thing that was bad about
the game was it had good replay, but could easily become boring to play
50 hard levels that you have already cleared. If it wasn't for the multiplayer
modes, I'm not sure if I would have enjoyed the game as much.
- Great Gameplay
- Good Replay Value
- Great Multiplayer game
- Lot's of extras
- Gets a bit repetitive
- Gets old kind of fast
- by TazedSoul