I just got the new Nintendo DSi XL, and this is the first game I have rented for it. The larger screens are especially useful in games like this where you can fall off the edge very easily. The graphics look good for Nintendo DS standards, and they are bright and colorful. This game has a few good tunes, and I like how the first stage plays the music from the first Super Monkey Ball for the Wii. I mostly use the directional pad to control the monkey, but sometimes it makes it easier to switch to the touch screen controls. A good time to use the touch screen controls is when you're guiding the monkey across something very narrow. "Super Monkey Ball Touch and Roll" is one of the best 3rd-party games for the Nintendo DS.
posted by Strongbad1 (ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL) Dec 18, 2007
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I would buy this game if it didn't have the following flaws: -Although there are 120 stages, you have to sit through the aggravatingly long credits after every 5-10 levels, which is very frustrating. -Some of the stages are on previous monkey ball games... -The controls on the mini-games suck. In the main game using the d-pad is a requirement (touch screen is not nearly sensitive enough). -The music is really annoying at times. -The opening menu is downright insulting!
Other than that stuff, it's a fairly good entry to the S.M.B. series.