Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania includes the stages originally available in Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, in addition to brand new stages. The formula of the game has not been changed and still concerns controlling a monkey enclosed in a colorful ball, collecting bananas scattered around all levels.
Among several modes of play in Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania we can find "story mode". We play through different levels in a specific order to stop the evil monkey doctor Bad-Boon, who steals bananas and wants to blow up Jungle Island. While playing, we take on the role of many different characters of our choice, such as AiAi, YanYan and GonGon. The game's story is told through animated cutscenes without dialogue, but full of expressively gesticulating characters.
Depending on the chosen game mode, the rules governing the game change. In addition to the story mode, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania also features a challenge mode, a training mode and a special mode. In all of them, we play as one of fifteen available characters, enclosed in a colorful ball. The characters move by rolling their balls and our task is to collect as many bananas as possible scattered around the boards. All stages are full of various traps, moving platforms or chasms, after falling into which we have to repeat the route from scratch.
Challenge mode is different from story mode because there is no option to repeat levels - so we have one approach to collect as many points as possible. In special mode, on the other hand, we get the opportunity to take part in additional games, such as playing football, flying or racing with other players or AI-controlled characters.
Earned points we spend on buying new characters, among which we can find heroes from different universes, such as Sonic or Yakuza. Then each of them can be changed in appearance, as well as adjust the ball in which it will roll. Depending on who we play, the objects we collect also differ: as monkeys we get bananas, and as Sonic - golden rings.
In Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania it is possible to play both alone and in network co-op mode, as well as through split screen up to 4 people. The scores we achieve on each board, based on the time it takes to complete them and the bananas we've earned, are posted on the network leaderboards, where they are compared with the achievements of other players.
The game offers colorful graphics full of details and various lighting and particle effects.
Game mode: single / multiplayer Multiplayer mode: Internet Player counter: 1-4
PEGI rating Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania System requirements
PC / Windows
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz / AMD Phenom II X2 550 3.1 GHz
- 4 GB RAM
- graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 GT / 1 GB AMD Radeon HD 5750 or better
- 4 GB HDD
- Windows 8.1 64-bit
- Intel Core i3-540 3.0 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz
- 4 GB RAM
- graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 750 / 1 GB AMD Radeon HD 7850 or better
- 4 GB HDD
- Windows 10 64-bit