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Super Monkey Ball 2

Platform : GameCube
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4.4 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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  • Tilt ramps to manoeuvre a monkey in a ball
  • Simple gameplay with infinite variety
  • New story mode
  • 150 new game stages in 10 Monkey Worlds
  • Twelve addictive mini-games including Monkey Tennis, Monkey Soccer, Monkey Boat Race and Monkey Dog Fight
  • For 1-4 players
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Game Information

  • Platform: GameCube
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, particularly children
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B000086F7E
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm ; 159 g
  • Release Date: 14 Mar. 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,539 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision

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Amazon.co.uk Review

The GameCube's best kept secret is back: Super Monkey Ball 2 is full to the brim with more maze-puzzlin' action and multiplayer fun than you can shake a rhesus monkey at. Regarded by some as the best GameCube game around--until now--the original Super Monkey Ball was a typically bonkers Japanese take on the arcade classic Marble Madness, in which you have to guide a marble around a maze within a time limit. Except in this case the marble has got a monkey in it, and it's the maze you tilt and control rather than the ball.

Super Monkey Ball 2 doesn't really deviate from this original idea, instead offering over 100 new stages and a story mode (although whether you enjoy a tale featuring a quartet of flying monkeys, a bad guy called Dr Bad-Boon and the magic word "Ei-Ei-Poo" will pretty much depend on your age and/or blood/alcohol level). The single player mazes are as insanely challenging as before but in truth some of them are a little more gimmicky and rely more on luck than judgement when compared to those in the original.

The real lasting appeal with Super Monkey Ball, though, is its multiplayer modes, and here the sequel is a definite improvement--there are a whopping 12 different party games to play, including Monkey Tennis, Monkey Baseball, Monkey Shot, Monkey Soccer, Monkey Boat Race and Monkey Dog Fight. It might sound silly, but even one quick go reveals this to be one of the most addictive and fun games released for years. --David Jenkins

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"As good a game as the original, if not better... you can never have too many monkeys." -- Games™ Magazine


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By A Customer on 30 Dec. 2004
Super Monkey Ball 2 is the follow up to the highly successful original Gamecube game, and it makes all the right moves in being as addictive, and fun, as before.
The formula here hasn't been changed much, but it would have been nigh on stupid to have done so. The simple, addictive, and often highly frustrating gameplay is what makes SMB2 work, and with 150 odd new levels it will keep you busy for a very long time. However long you spend on the single-player mode will often depend on your patience levels, but the new story mode offers the chance to choose different levels when stuck.
Add to this a multiplayer mode which cannot be beaten for it's light-heartedness and simple, uncomplicated mini-games, you have a cracker of a game. Arguably the best mini-game from SMB was monkey target, and this has been improved with the ability to have multi-players taking flight at the same time. Throw in some new yet still addictive games like monkey soccer and monkey tennis, along with old favourites such as monkey billiards, SMB2's multiplayer mode succeeds, and succeeds well.
The flaws to this game are minor, but they are noticeable. The difficulty has a tendency to fluctuate wildly, and many levels leave luck as the deciding factor as to whether or not you will succeed, as opposed to raw skill. This will probably determine the condition of your joypad after playing SMB2.
This game deserves 5 stars for the levels of replay value and fun to be had from it. Although not perfect, its one of the best on the system. A definite must-have.
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The first thing I have to say about this game is the down sides....and there are two....Monkey Target and Monkey Golf. Sega have taken these two games and destroyed them, well they are a bit of a let down. Golf is no longer a simple putting game and the courses are too large.....well ive only played the first course cause i cant take any more. As for target, well its still a good game but no where near as brilliant as the original....where is the wheel of misfortune or the selection of islands??? This can be rectified by having the first game, or if you havent played the original games then these may probably great so dont worry. Saying that, the ability to crash into other monkeys and send five down the ramp is appealing....
The rest of the game is nothing short of amazing however. The other mini games are vastly improved especially the crazy lanes on bowling and the new versions of pool....plus get a few mates around and there is nothing better than a sudden death fight.
In the one player game, the physics are spot on once. The levels are suitably different to the original. This time there is a lot more avoiding moving items and less winding path ways. The story mode adds and element of humour and makes the experiance even more enjoyable. I cant wait to unlock all the mini games!
If you havent got the first game then get this, if you have why are you reading monkey ball reviews....it should be in your game cube now.
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I bought the original for my 12 year old daughter, alas , she never gets a look in as Mum hogs it. Sadly for her they have now brought out the sequel. Sorry love, you'll have to go do your homework instead! What can I say about it? Well, it is truly superb, hours of fun for all. The story mode is excellent, though I now skip the monkeys little spell between each world as it is slightly twee, my only true criticsm of the game. Every aspect of the game has been improved, Monkey Target and Monkey Bowling are a real hoot! Even the end credits are fun, how many games can boast that one?
Basically, all I can say is "Buy, buy, buy".
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Monkey Ball 2 is by far the best multiplayer game i have ever played. The main story game its simple to begin with but gets much harder the further you progress. The multiplayer game is by far the biggest selling point of the game, get your mates round, get a few drinks in and enjoy. Oh and if anyone can beat my score of 269 on monkey bowling 2, i would like to see it! Top Game
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Having spent countless hours of my life playing Super Monkey Ball with my boyfriend and increasing numbers of our family and friends (we're running out of non-gaming people to convert!), I was ecstatic to learn that there was a sequel, and promptly bought it for my boyfriend's birthday. I hate to admit that after playing it for a few days we lost interest and switched back to its prequel.
The main game has some improvements, most notably the fact that while the levels are divided into 10 groups, you can play the levels in each group in any order, so once you get stuck on one you can try the others and come back to it later. The attempt at a storyline, however, is pretty dismal; it's painfully silly and adds nothing to the game. The difficulty seems badly pitched; judging by the levels I've played I can't imagine that I'll ever finish it.
I'm disappointed with the minigames too. I was delighted to learn that there were more, and that monkey billiards and monkey golf (my favourites) were back in what were claimed to be improved versions, but I found the new games utterly unengaging, and wasn't impressed with the new Monkey Billiards at all; monkey physics seems to have changed and shots that would have worked in the original MG now don't, and vice versa.
The biggest disappointment for me, though, was the new Monkey Golf. I was a big fan of the first version (though I've never managed to finish the 18th hole!). The new one is far to close to 'normal' golf for my liking, and has lost all the simplicity and quirkiness of the original.
If you liked the expert stages of SMB1, this is the game for you; if not, stick with the first version!
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