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Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Review (Nintendo Switch) – Video

Thanks to our friends at SEGA, we were able to play and review Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania on Nintendo Switch. This title is a remake of the 2005 title Super Monkey Ball DX, which itself was a compilation of Super Monkey Ball 1 and Super Monkey Ball 2. But does this bundle of nostalgia live up to my childhood hype? Let’s take a look!


You can watch my full video review below:

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania packs a ton of content into a relatively tight package, with 100s of courses to play, 12 multiplayer minigames to fight through, and challenges to complete. For the price of 39.99 USD or 49.99 CAD, what you get here is definitely worth it, although some parts of the game stand out more than others. The standard story mode with 300 levels to explore is…what you’d expect. And there is nothing wrong with that. It’s a lot of fun, and poses a good challenge as well, while allowing you to start and stop whenever you like.

Challenge mode is a bit more difficult -it will require you to sit through a set number of courses, finishing them in one sitting. That easy when doing 13 courses on casual mode, but more difficult when trying to beat 60 straight levels on Expert!

The most fun for my family was when we played multiplayer, although once again some courses are better than others. Monkey Race, Monkey Target, and Monkey Billiards are tons of fun, but the actual golf mode, soccer, and baseball leave a lot to be desired.

It’s a worthwhile package, however, and one that you will enjoy whether you’ve played the source material or not. Here is a video overview of everything the game has to offer!


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blank Adam Roffel has only been writing about video games for a short time, but has honed his skills completing a Master's Degree. He loves Nintendo, and almost anything they have released...even Tomodachi Life.

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