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The development of your favorite monkey gang: We’re celebrating 20 years of the Super Monkey Ball

Yo-ho, banana maniacs, and welcome back to the wondrous worlds of Super Monkey Ball! AiAi and all your favorite monkeys are rolling in for a new adventure Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania – available now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S!

Banana mania collects the best of 20 years of Super Monkey Ball by remastering the original three games (Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2, and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe) in an ultimate edition. It also introduces a ton of new content, from new playable characters like Beat from Jet set radio and Kiryu out Yakuza, new modes like Golden Banana and Dark Banana and new support functions like the helper mode (if you absolutely Die to delete EXAM-C!).

Most importantly, the Super Monkey Ball universe has been colorfully revived, with vibrant new textures, environments, decorations, and more. The original gang of monkeys has come a long way since they first debuted in arcades 20 years ago (banana joystick and everything!)

AiAi’s new look marks a constant further development since its first appearance in amusement arcades (2001). Monkey ball) and Xbox (2005 Super Monkey Ball Deluxe). The lovable monkey gang leader has always wore his signature orange AT shirt, although his stylish hair swing has seen a makeover or two. His Banana mania The model is even more colorful and expressive, replete with happy animations as it sets off on adventure:

AiAi development picture

MeeMee, the gang’s charming matriarch, has also seen her looks evolve over the years. This kind soul first adorned her favorite dress with polka dots a decade ago (2011) Super Monkey Ball 3D) but has never lost her love for flower picking:

MeeMee Evolution picture

The most radical evolution has to be everyone’s favorite genius, baby! The masters of Monkey Ball lore may recall this adorable young monkey’s origins as a future time traveler when he returned in 2002 to help his parents, Dr. Thwart Bad Boons’ nefarious plans Super Monkey Ball 2! The high-tech visor that he picked up for the first time in 2010 Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll is a nod to his scifi “past” (although he never parted with his trusty pacifier aka tantrum pacifier).

Baby evolution picture

And let’s not forget GonGon, the muscular monkey with a heart of gold. This powerful gorilla has similarly gone through a few iterations throughout all of his jungle island adventures:

GonGon Evolution picture

We’re also excited to have the latest look the gang in the launch trailer for. showcase Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania! Sega has teamed up with Powerhouse Animation to bring the gang to life in stunning 2D hand-drawn animation. The animated launch trailer also includes an original track from Hyper Potions. See if you can catch every Sega Easter egg hidden when the gang first appeared!

Be sure to follow Super Monkey Ball’s official social channels for concept art and the inside story of how AiAi and Gang were brought to life in animated form.

If you’re interested in more behind-the-scenes art from across SMB history, check out the limited physical release of. at Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania! The 20thNS The physical anniversary edition of the game includes a 40-page artbook with images from each game in the series straight from the Sega archives. It also contains a collector’s sleeve, a reversible cover and 10 exclusive cosmetic items. This was our way of celebrating this popular series with our most passionate fans around the world.

Learn more about the game and Super Monkey Ball during the Xbox Play streaming session on October 8, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. PDT, or you can watch the VOD from the archive section! Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is now available for Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S. We’ll get you back on Jungle Island next time, banana maniacs!

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

XBox Live

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

SEGA


18th

$ 39.99

Roll through wondrous worlds with AiAi and friends as you try to meet the monkey-mad scientist Dr. Stop Bad-Boon from blowing up Jungle Island! Join the all-star monkey team from AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon, Baby, YanYan and Doctor as you hop, tilt and roll through hundreds of lovingly designed levels and mazes. It’s a monkey shop for the gang if you can find Dr. Turn off the bad boon and steal your beloved bananas! Features: • The ultimate Super Monkey Ball experience – More than 300 levels from Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe. • Go Bananas with 12 fun mini-games including Monkey Racing, Monkey Soccer, Monkey Bowling, Monkey Baseball, and more! • Challenge your friends as you compete for the best bananas on the online leaderboards! • Immerse yourself in the world of Super Monkey Ball with creative comic-style storytelling in Story Mode. • Do you want to be the coolest monkey on the block? Customize your character and Super Monkey Ball to make it your own!



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