According to Sega, this game was an attempt to make an adventure game with Super Monkey Ball characters. With this being the only console by Nintendo, the GameCube version has all different controls. GAME START- Goes to the main menu. Fifty bananas are required to gain a life, which are usually placed in corners of levels and hard-to-reach and risky places. The PSP version of the game contains a new difficulty mode (Exclusive Mode) which contains levels only available on the PSP. There are much more save slots found than just the available 4 on PS2, and 3 on GameCube. Advanced must be unlocked by completing Beginner and Expert must be unlocked by completing Advanced. Crossdressing Voices: AiAi, a male monkey, is voiced by Kaoru Morota, a woman. Because you can get a bigger, better version of this game already via Super Monkey Ball Deluxe (on the XB and PS2) which nets you more content for half the price. Super Monkey Ball Adventure is the seventh game in the Super Monkey Ball series. Super Monkey Ball Adventure is a departure from the series in the sense that the puzzle-based gameplay is replaced by a more traditional 3D platform game world. MINI MODE- Allows you to go to any of the mini games. Like all games in the Super Monkey Ball franchise, the player must control their selected monkey of the four main characters (Aiai, Meemee, Baby and Gongon) with the analog stick to cross platforms, to reach the goal in a time limit of a minute. If the game is 100% completed, a visit from AiAi from the future will tell how the monkeys are inside magic energy balls, which are invented by AiAi and GonGon from a later time period, which is the reason the monkeys have balls. During Story mode, these levels are in areas of the Monkey Kingdoms. Nintendo Power gave the game a 5.5 out of 10 rating and it, along with many other sources, claimed it was the worst installment thus far in the Super Monkey Ball series. [3] It obtained a rare ranking of zero percent on Rotten Tomatoes' video game section. Here he can be seen grinning. These levels are contained in story mode. The game differs from the original Super Monkey Ball in terms of gameplay. GameCubePlayStation 2PlayStation Portable Adventure (or Diet Monkey Ball, as I like to call ) gives you a measly 50 puzzle stages (Deluxe has 300) and fewer than half the party games of its predecessor (five versus Deluxe's 12). The goal is a circle-shape with a party ball on above a banner reading "GOAL". SEGATraveler's Tales There are five main worlds, or "Monkey Kingdoms", through which the player progresses: Jungle Island, Moonhaven, Zootopia, Monkitropolis, and Kongri-la. E Unlike all the other games, SMBA has no practice mode to practice levels that were previously completed by the player. Challenge Mode returns but now has much more difficult levels. While Baby never crawls in the game, his character select profile does show him in a crawling position. Exclusive to the PSP version, it features an online party game called Monkey Trumps. This is also the first game where the player cannot save replays with the second being. TEST MODE- Lots of debugging material and settings. This game has a story that is only told in the Japanese version. Genre This version is the only one to have certain characters grinning or having any expressions in their faces besides smiling in various Story Mode cutscenes and Party Games. There are six different available mini-games, complete with multi-player support, with 20 selectable characters to choose from. MODEL TEST - Fully fledged model viewer, but some entries crash the game. It was developed by Traveler's Tales, published by Sega, and released for Nintendo GameCube, PS2, and PSP. SMBA obtained a ranking of zero in Rotten Tomatoes' video game section, Nintendo Power gave it a 5.5 out of 10 rating in it, along with other sources, claiming it was the worst game in the Super Monkey Ball series, X-Play gave it a 1 out of 5. Super Monkey Ball Adventure is a departure from the series in the sense that the puzzle-based gameplay is replaced by a more traditional 3D platform game world. Monkey Trumps features five characters that do not appear elsewhere: This is the only Super Monkey Ball game in which Baby runs instead of crawls. STAGE SELECT- Goes to an unused level select screen. GonGon in the PS2 opening cutscene of Story Mode. Some missions are simple, while others are more lengthy and challenging. Platform(s) Challenge Modereturns but now has much more difficult levels. Stages have several random music tracks playing, some from previous Monkey Ball games. Baby returns home with this version of his father. However, he needs a little help remembering their name. Follow the normal story and complete over 60 quests from the monkeys around the Monkey World, using up to three different files. There are six continues of three lives, totaling 18 lives altogether. Falling off the platforms or letting the timer reach zero causes the player to lose a life. It depicts the four main monkeys blasting off into the sky while loading the level.[1]. There are 49 stages; 12 beginner, 20 advanced and 17 expert. Instead of skipping winches via loading screen, in this version you must go around the winch 10 times to unlock certain areas in. Stages come in bunches of four to ten stages per area. [4] The game was criticized for the series’ unwelcome shift to platform-adventure gameplay, controls, and difficulty, with many publications deeming it the worst in the series. Super Monkey Ball Adventure Podium Animations. During that time, the game depicts the entire level from a high angle, showing everything in the level in an animated style. [citation needed] X-Play gave it a 1 out of 5. King Junjun of Jungle Island tells them the sorrow and naysayers that have spread throughout the five kingdoms, brought on by Prince AbeABE of Monkitropolis and Princess Dee-Dee of Kongri-la's visit to the island. [6], Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Super Monkey Ball Adventure - We chat with SEGA producer Marty Caplan about the game", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Super_Monkey_Ball_Adventure&oldid=989382535, Video games developed in the United Kingdom, Articles needing additional references from January 2009, All articles needing additional references, Articles using Infobox video game using locally defined parameters, Articles using Wikidata infoboxes with locally defined images, Articles using Video game reviews template in single platform mode, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2017, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 November 2020, at 17:47. It is less focused on the traditional floor level and instead has a story mode focused on plot, missions, and actions. Release Date One day, out of the distant islands, GonGon, leader of the Gorillas, brought in a raid to the island. ; Fan Nickname: Fans tend to refer to the worlds of 1 & 2 by their names in 2s file directory. In order to advance to the next world, the player must complete at least 60% of missions in each world. The player plays with cards collected throughout Story Mode to play various modes with others. Some unused announcer voice clips that likely would've been used in some of the mini games. 4. Monkitropolis and Kongri-la are great rivals, and before the wedding can happen, AiAi and friends must help bring peace to them. The same style shows up when Aiai teleports to another level. These Naysayers are monsters that are formed from sorrow, as the peace had become disturbed. Also a feature removed is that there are no extra stages added on to the Beginner, Advanced and Expert modes. The Debug mode can be enabled by using one of the following Action Replaycodes: Pressing Start on the title screen then enables a simple Debug Menu. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The game's soundtrack, however, was highly praised. There are on average, four sections to each world. Re-visit puzzle stages that have been unlocked in the game and compete for high-scores (possibly to win bananas that can be used to unlock new items). AiAi, MeeMee, Baby, and GonGon are barbecuing bananas on Jungle Island when, all of a sudden, the alarm bells of the Tree Palace sound. Some new mini-games are also integrated into the adventure world. Some unused announcer voice clips that likely would've been used in the main menu. Additional features beyond the basic ones are unlocked through an NPC-Store using bananas gathered during adventure mode. ESRB Rating The levels are themed as the same as the main Monkey Kingdoms, depending on the difficulty (ex. King Junjun and the Super Monkey Ball team work together to bring on the wedding of the year - but it is not easy. The monkey must pass through it to move on, breaking open the party ball and celebrating. Super Monkey Ball Adventure still incorporates the monkey-in-the-bubble platform/puzzle premise but it incorporates a story that includes character interaction, hence the word “Adventure” in the title. In order to unlock new areas of the Kingdom, Aiai must complete a majority of the levels to progress. Jungle Island's color, green, and backdrop is used for the beginner levels).