Game: Super Monkey Ball 2
Release: Fall 2002
Who would have thought
that when the original Super Monkey Ball would get a sequal?
Well thanks to great sells, awesome party modes, and pleased
fans Sega will release what they hope to be the best Party
game in exsitance this Fall 2002.
Back in November of 2001
along with the launch of the Nintendo GameCube a new puzzle
game was released by Sega. The game was called Super Monkey
Ball. It quicky became popular for it's challenging, and
strategic levels. With more than 100 levels of challenging
up's and down's of side-winding action players used the
analog stick to move the floor which would cause themokey
that is inside of a plastic ball roll. It doesn't soud like
much, but it was one of the funnest launch games, and still
is. The goal was to roll your monkey to end of the stage
and pass through thegoal.
There were three different
modes you could choose from. The basic choices consisted
of Normal, Hard, and Medium. Hard had the most difficlut
stages, and the most, while easy has the easiest, and least
amount of stages and medium was in the middle. Not only
could you choose from different dificulty's you also had
the choice to choose between four different characters.
Some big, and some small.
The game also had tons
of party modes, such as: MonkeyBowling, Monkey Golf, and
Now this year the game
will see a sequal... That means even more crazy stages,
and more monkey craziness!
- More than 150
new cazy stages
new worlds for you to complete
- "Six brand-new
Party games including Monkey Boat Race, Monkey Shot, Monkey
Dog Fight, Monkey Tennis, Monkey Baseball, and Monkey
- "Improved versions of the original
party games Monkey Race, Monkey Fight, Monkey Target,
Monkey Golf, Monkey Billiards, Monkey Golf, and Monkey
- More Monkey madness coming this fall
Like in the original Super Monkey Ball gamer's use the
analog control stick to move the floor and cause the ball
with a monkey inside to roll around obstacles, and try and
reach the goal with out falling off of the platform (stage).
It is as simple as getting your monkey in a ball to, one
end to the other.
You can still choose what monkey will
be inside your plastic ball. How many characters there are
to choose from Pojo.com has yet to learn, but most likely
it will be at least four like in the previous game.
There will also be different modes just
like in Super Monkey Ball, but this time you will have more
than 150 different stages to roll accross including 10 brand
new worlds too. As you can see the game is already shaping
up to be one of the best party games in console history.
The famous party modes will also return,
updated, along with six new ones. You will be able to compete
in races on water in "Monkey Boat Race". You will
also get a big dose of sports in the Super Monkey Ball 2.
Modes like: Monkey Tennis, Monkey Baseball, and Monkey Soccer,
along with remakes of: Monkey Golf, Monkey Billards, and
Monkey Race gamers will have plenty of sport-like party
Graphics and Future
The graphics remain pretty much unchanged, but with
imrpoven textures, and a smoother, cleaner look to the game.
But gamers wont be buying this game for the looks of the
game, even though monkey's in balls are a sight to see.
It will the the fast, and crazy modes in the game.
Like in the original, though, each world
is done splendidly well, and show off some of the creativity
of the artists. Each world and stage is a unique vision
brought to you by Sega's talented team of artists. The stages
once again look like things that would only appear in a
bizarre dream. And it's all for you to roll around on!
The game is scheduled for a Fall 2002.
And with Nintendo working on releasing a new Mario Party
titles this year you could possibly have all you ever wanted
in fun puzzle gaming. But the real question is? Which is
funner: rolling monkeys around in ball's around crazy stages,
or touring boards of un with all your favorite Nintendo
characters? You will have to decide for yourself, but for
us.... You can never have enough puzzle funness!
Thoughts from the staff:
I never bought the original Super Monkey Ball,
but I rented it often. It is one of my favorite games
on GameCube, and I am really excitted about the sequal.
I really love the look of all the different worlds,
and so do others. This is going ot be a must have,
and everyone should buy it.
The graphics look little
improved, but it is difficult to tell without actually
playing the game.
Fall sounds like a reasonable
release time for the game. It will be about a year
after the original was released, and by that time
gamers, and myself, will probably feel like playing
a puzzle game for the holidays.
- TazedSoul(Phillip Levin)