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

Porcile

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That is a terribly written review even by IGN standards.

However, what the hell happened to Monkey Target?
 
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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.

You shouldn't have to do this, but keep fighting the good fight sir.

I will stick to my original GC copies. Not as pretty but I gave up on techie solutions for party multiplayer. I still use an N64 for split screen on an HDTV for god's sake. It's a compromise but having some convoluted solution to play each game, full of problems and glitches, got old.

Which is why it's pathetic we can't just solve the problem with the remake. I'm not buying this either, higher hopes for Mario Party Superstars.
 

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Super Monkey Ball gameplay has always reveled in its simplicity and liberal twists to the format that are introduced throughout their games. In recreating that idea with a comprehensive collection of modes and levels that worked best throughout the franchise, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania is largely a success.

While notable, it’s hard to get too hung up on some of the more subtle drawbacks with simplified physics and some of the franchise’s more unique ideas not being represented. Ultimately, Banana Mania might be a bit more aimed at newcomers than returning fans, but given it’s smorgasbord of modes, levels, and thoughtful touches here and there, you’d be hard-pressed to not have a good time with it.
 
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bender

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50 story missions complete. The worst part about this game so far is that Sonic is in it.
 
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You go a little bit too fast imo, I try and correct my movement and it feels like the ball flings itself in that direction when I'm barely holding the stick. Might try gyro to see if that feels better.
 

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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.
I never really got into Monkey Target but I used to be a fiend for Monkey Bowling. From what I've played the physics are definitely not the same...putting spin on the ball doesn't feel the same, and the pins pretty much stop moving as soon as they fall over as if someone put fly paper on the floor. Feels bad.
 
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