Super Monkey Ball – Review

On July 12, 2008

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Super Monkey Ball – Review

Our rating:

By: Sega

Version #: 1

Date Released: 2008-07-10


Price: 9.99

User Rating:

I’ve been struggling a little trying to figure out the best way to review this game.  I’d imagine there are going to be a ton of reviews available soon enough, so of course I could say the obvious… 

“WOW… who would think that a game on the iPhone could look like this?  Scrolling screens that are smooth, really good use of color, fast frame rate, and even decent sound which you really cant believe is coming out of that little speaker.”

This game would impress even the most synical critic of the iPhones abilities to handle fast moving platform games.  And with 5 worlds and 110 stages, you could forever keep yourself dizzy in the excitement.

The controls are cool, takes a few minutes to figure out the right position of the iPhone for absolute zero, but then once you get the hang of it, it really isn’t so hard to control.

My only problem is that I start to get a little dizzy if I play this too long.  Or maybe it’s the little monkey stuck in a ball who looks like he is going to have a heart attack at any minute as you willfully force him to run like hell collecting bananas and avoid the ever present danger of falling off the platform.


The What’s on iPhone Five, (WOiP Five – What 5 adjectives that come to mind when I think of this game?):
Colorful, Bright, Fast, Intense, Fun

Overall Value: High

Entertainment Value: High

iPhone "Uniqueness": Its all about the control, using the iPhone to move the monkey makes this experience very unique.

Graphics: Really sharp, fast moving, and high quality.

Controls: The controls take a little time to get used to, but once you master them, it becomes almost intuitive.

Level of Difficulty: The games difficulty scales nicely with the varying levels.

Age Appropriateness: This game is great for anyone into fast paced, dizzying game play.

Longevity (will it hold interest over time): Yes, with over 100 boards to play, it will take a long time to master this game and each level offers its own unique complexity.

Would I Buy Again: Absolutely.

If you’re looking for a fast moving, exciting, unbelievable graphic platform game for your iPhone, look no further, this is your game.  And at $9.99, it’s affordable for anyone to play.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Let's roll! Guide a cute little monkey encased in a transparent ball to victory by tilting and rolling him through a variety of slopes and turns. You must navigate a large variety of obstacle courses to reach goal lines within set time limits. Collect as many bananas as you can along the way and you’ll be able to increase your remaining lives. Play through five worlds and 110stages, designed to be fun for both first-time players and long-time Super Monkey Ball fans. Enjoy rich 3D graphics with an easy-to-master control system that utilizes the accelerometer inside your device. Insanely fun and addicting!O U R   T A K E  .  .  .

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