posted by BubblePipeMedia (NEW YORK, NY) May 26, 2011
Member since Mar 2011
I felt either under challenged or over challenged. Nothing really fell into the right area. The graphics were surprisingly pleasing, but having played monkey ball since the original, I quickly decided this wasn't worth my time.
I have played many of the other monkey ball games, so maybe I'm biased, but this game is very easy and very short. Its 8 worlds with 10 levels each, but the most challenging level's are on the easy side of the other games. I got this in the mail after work, and finished it the same evening.
Only about an hour and a half of game play.
The racing and fighting games feel like they were just tacked on after they realized how short the main game was.
If you love monkey ball then go ahead and rent this, but don't buy it unless it can be found for $5 or under.
Graphically, the 3D effect is pretty un-exciting, and at times makes it harder since this game has a tendency to make you lean your DS around. And in the gryo mode then you have to have the 3D off or its impossible to play.
I have played all of the Super Monkey Ball titles, and these one is absolutely terrible. The levels are boring, and repetitive. There's nothing new about it. They have added a racing game but the tracks are flat and boring with little to no detail. The entire game screams "rushed" and I was finished with it after about 4 hours of play time. It's okay for a rental, but that's about it.