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Super Monkey Ball
North American GC cover art
North American GC cover art
Developer(s) Amusement Vision
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Arcade, Nintendo GameCube, N-Gage
Release date(s) Arcade
JP September 14, 2001
NA November 17, 2001
PAL May 3, 2002
NA October 6, 2003
PAL October 7, 2003
Genre(s) Party
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Rating(s) ELSPA: 3+
Media 1 × GameCube disc

Super Monkey Ball is an arcade platform game developed by Amusement Vision and published by Sega. The game debuted in Japan in 2000 as an upright arcade cabinet called Monkey Ball (which featured a banana-shaped joystick) and was released the following year as one of the launch titles for the Nintendo GameCube.



Super Monkey Ball has three main modes: Main game, Party games, and mini-games. The games in mini-games mode must be unlocked by earning points in the main game mode.


Main game

The objective of the main game is to guide a monkey character encased in a transparent ball across a suspended series of platforms and through a goal. As you move, a timer will run for either sixty or thirty seconds. The main game is very simplistic; the only control required is the directional analog stick. By moving the stick, the player tilts the entire set of platforms that make up the level, called the floor, and the ball rolls accordingly. The ball follows the the rules of gravity and momentum. While moving across the floor, the player can collect bananas by rolling the ball into them. The bananas award extra points, and extra lives. If the ball rolls off the floor and "falls out," the player loses a life. There are three difficulty settings; the levels increase in complexity and become less navigable on higher settings. Beginner difficulty is 10 stages long, Advanced difficulty is 30 stages long, and Expert difficulty is 50 stages long. After you get to the last ten stages of Expert mode, you get an unlimited amount of continues, due to how hard it would be to get back up to the level you're on.

Party games

Party games consists of three games - Monkey race, monkey target, and a punching game. In monkey race, you raced on several different laid-out racing levels where you compete to get a good rank. Only 4 monkeys, which include COMs, can play at a time. In monkey target you roll your monkey down a large-sized ramp and open your ball to fly. You can land on any of the three islands in that game, and there are three level layouts. In the punching game, you punch other monkeys and win points until the time runs out. Whoever has the most points wins.

Mini games

There are three mini-games which must be unlocked by enough main-game points. The games are monkey bowling, which is like bowling except with monkeys; monkey pool, where you play pool against another player / computer; and monkey golf, you play golf in miniature-sized levels where you can easily fall off.

Sequels and re-releases

The popularity of the game in Japan, North America, and Europe has led to several sequels and ports: Super Monkey Ball 2 (2002) for the GameCube; Super Monkey Ball Deluxe (2005) for PlayStation 2 and Xbox, which included levels from both GameCube releases plus original levels, as well as updating the party games; Super Monkey Ball Jr. (2003), a release for Nintendo Game Boy Advance based on the original title; a release under the original title for the Nokia N-Gage gaming system (2003); a release for the Nintendo DS entitled Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll (2006), and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (2006) for the Wii console. It is also featured in the Sega SuperStars Eye Toy game for the PlayStation 2 (2004). The franchise took a new direction in 2006 with Super Monkey Ball Adventure developed by Traveller's Tales which came out for PS2, GameCube & PSP. Other iterations of the franchise include Sega Super Monkey Ball (2004), Monkey Ball Mini Golf (2006) and Super Monkey Ball: Tip 'n Tilt (2007) for mobile phones. A Super Monkey Ball iPhone application was released on 2008 as well, in which the platforms are tilted by tilting the device. In February 9, 2010, Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll was released, this game title allows players to use the Wii Balance Board to navigate through all the games courses.

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Super Monkey Ball
Box artwork for Super Monkey Ball.
Developer(s) Amusement Vision
Publisher(s) Sega
Distributor(s) Sega
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Puzzle
System(s) GameCube, Mobile, N-Gage
Players 1-4
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
ESRB: Everyone
Media GameCube optical disc
Followed by Super Monkey Ball 2
Series Super Monkey Ball
This is the first game in the Super Monkey Ball series. For other games in the series see the Super Monkey Ball category.

Super Monkey Ball is an arcade platform game developed by Amusement Vision and published by Sega.

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Super Monkey Ball
Super Monkey Ball box art
Developer(s) Amusement Vision
Publisher(s) Sega
Release date November 18, 2001 (NA)
Genre Action/Puzzle game
Mode(s) 1-4 players
Age rating(s) ESRB: E
Platform(s) GameCube
Media GameCube Optical Disk
Input Controller
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

In Super Monkey Ball, the player guides his Monkey Ball through over 90 stages of puzzles. It contains several multiplayer modes such as Monkey Billiards, Monkey Bowling and Monkey Fight. The game is known for its simple yet addictive nature.

Super Monkey Ball series
Main Series Super Monkey Ball (Arcade) | Super Monkey Ball | Super Monkey Ball Jr. | Super Monkey Ball 2 | Super Monkey Ball (NGage) | Super Monkey Ball Deluxe | SEGA Monkey Ball Bowling | Super Monkey Ball: Touch & Roll | Super Monkey Ball Adventure | Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
Featured in Sega Superstars
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