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Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania – Announcement Trailer | Nintendo E3 2021

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Nintendo announced a high definition compilation of three famous games namely Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe.
300 levels and mazes have been remodeled and 12 mini-games await you. A compilation that will therefore be ideal for nostalgic players and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise.



Take your agenda: Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania will be released on October 5 on Nintendo Switch but also on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series and PC.
The game will be sold for €39.99 on consoles and €29.99 on PC.

 
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From what was shown, remaster looks really cheap. They show the GameCube version of the whale stage then they show the switch version, switch doesn't even have undulating water.
 

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RGG Studio.

Virtua Fighter 5 X AM2
Sakura Wars (quests) X Sonic Team
SOR4 X Lizard Cube
Monkey Ball

The Yakuza Studio is no longer a Yakuza only Studio... That's pretty cool.
 
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What is SEGA's obsession with adding Piss Yellow as a Logo to the games now?

I own Banana Blitz HD and they didn't really fix the issues with the bosses in the game.

Sceptical of this but if it plays like the originals on Gamecube, then I will buy it.
 
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This releasing means that Banana Blitz HD sold well enough. If this turns out to be successful too we may get a new title. I mean new good title. I hope they realized now that the first two games are the reason why this became a franchise.
 

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Take a tour of the various worlds and get a look at the main story mode in this latest trailer for Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, the upcoming modern HD remaster of the original three Super Monkey Ball games.

In Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, roll through the lush scenery of Jungle Island, catch a spa day in the Bubbly Washing Machine, or navigate the devious mazes of Dr. Bad-Boon's Space Colony hideout in your quest to save your beloved bananas. The remaster features new playable characters, as well as every world and stage from the original games, enhanced with new graphics and content.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania launches on October 5, 2021, for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
 

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I was making a joke lol.

EDIT: (Also I don't see Banana Mania on Steam so Nintendo still wins against the Steam Deck!)
 
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Gyro controls are TERRIBLE for Monkey Ball. These games are meant to be played with an analog stick, you get so much better control that way.
There were Marble Madness games on Wii which were quite good, but the main difference is that in Monkey Ball you play the ball while in Marble Madness you tilt the environment. Probably makes all the difference.
 

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There were Marble Madness games on Wii which were quite good, but the main difference is that in Monkey Ball you play the ball while in Marble Madness you tilt the environment. Probably makes all the difference.

You technically tilt the environment in Monkey Ball too, but the camera follows behind the ball, so it doesn't work the same.
 

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Gyro controls are TERRIBLE for Monkey Ball. These games are meant to be played with an analog stick, you get so much better control that way.
In the main game I completely agree, but would love to try it with my professional tracker ball - like the marble madness arcade machine by Cerny - and in Banana Blitz the wiimotes revolutionized monkey target in mine and friend's humble opinions - such a shame they only did one map in Blitz target.

In fact, blitz mini games are largely excellent and all rely on the motion controls of wiimote IMHO.

Really loving how this is turning out, but was really irritated by them making the original music and original costumes additional DLC - not because of price, I'd happily pay the same price for physical - but because it basically means you cannot buy the game complete and physically own for another 20years.

Complete slap in the face to fans of the game for the last 20years IMO. Same digital only setup with Virtua Fighter, now too. Normally you can hold out for a GotY version for big single player games with DLC, but SMB games are unlikely to get one of those releases.
 

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Meet the main cast of characters coming to Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania in this latest trailer for the upcoming modern HD remake of the original three Super Monkey Ball games.

Get to know AiAi, MeeMee, Baby, GonGon, YanYan, and Doctor and get a look at their unique charms and talents ahead of Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania's launch on October 5, 2021, for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
 

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Kazuma Kiryu, the legendary "Dragon of Dojima," rolls into Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania as a playable character, where he'll be collecting bottles of Staminan X rather than bananas.

Check out the latest trailer for Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, the upcoming modern HD remake of the original three Super Monkey Ball games, for a look at Kiryu in action.

Kazuma Kiryu will be free and unlockable on all platforms when Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania launches for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on October 5, 2021.
 
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Morgana from the JRPG, Persona 5, will join Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania as a playable character. Morgana will be available as a post-launch DLC character on November 2, 2021. Cunning, courageous, and definitely NOT a cat, check out the trailer for a look at The Phantom Thieves member rolling into action.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania launches on October 5, 2021, for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
 
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Three Sega consoles are rolling into Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania. Check out the trailer for a look at the Dreamcast, Saturn, and Game Gear in action.

The three consoles are included as part of the Digital Deluxe Edition or available together for purchase as the Sega Legends Pack for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S when Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania launches on October 5, 2021.
 
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Check out the first 15 minutes of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania in 60fps on PlayStation 5!

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania takes 300 levels from across all the Super Monkey Ball Games and combines them into one package with a story mode, loads of minigames, and even ball customization. Join up with Aiai, Baby, Doctor, and the whole crew to stop Dr. Bad-boon.
 
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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania reviewed on PlayStation 5 by Sarah LeBouef. Narrated by Ryan McCaffrey. Also available on Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

With over 300 stages compiled and upgraded from previous games in the series, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania has plenty to do, but not enough of it is half as fun as I remembered it. Its levels quickly become repetitive and frustrating, and the bright, cheerful environments and silly characters aren't enough to combat the tedium of retrying aggravating levels. When you consider the various gameplay modes, difficulty levels, challenges, and unlockables, it could take dozens of hours before you see everything, though you'll likely run out of momentum long before that point. It's much more enjoyable as a local multiplayer party game, so stick to party mode - or skip it entirely.
 
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Soltype

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Little sister beat both games before she was an 16, these hacks aren't trying.
 

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From what I've seen in the videos it looks like Monkey Target hasn't been built on the success of the physics in the original Cube/Deluxe versions or Wii version, and still has its code running like a flash game, like the crappy Nintendo DS, Vita, etc versions of the mini game they had.

On that basis, me and my friends - that have largely been playing the SMB2 target split screen game for decades - are now ditching plans to buy this, and looking at a offline console-esq emulation solution to replace using a Wii and get the game running at a modern resolution with some anti-aliasing.
 

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Loved the original on GC and the sequel on the wii. Using the wii remote on certain tracks really mixed it up.