For those who are familiar with the first two games and enjoyed the challenge of trying to complete all of the courses, Banana Splitz will still challenge the heck out of you on the Advanced setting. Sega\'s monkey balls land on PS Vita and there is both good and bad news here for simian lovers. Players can manage each monkey's momentum to navigate narrow ledges, moving platforms and loads of challenging obstacles. Normal ushers in dinosaurs and prehistoric objects that try to smash your ball out of the way, while advanced brings the pain with heaps of jumps, holes, and impossibly thin platforms to navigate. So too does Monkey Bowling and its touch-screen controls that make it far too easy to score a strike each and every time, even on levels where there are warped lanes or gaps. While the standard Monkey Ball challenges are largely well-designed, colourful slices of classic Monkey Ball action, Banana Splitz's other modes … The beauty of Monkey Ball has always been in its simplicity. Add to all this the ability to share replays and levels directly through the game itself, and you have a Monkey Ball title finally worthy of the original two. Metacritic Game Reviews, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD for Switch, "Hold onto your bananas, because Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is rolling your way! There’s no jump button (which was added in the Wii release), nothing tacky, no stupid storyline getting in the way — just 100 puzzles to figure out. That's incredibly disappointing. Banana Splitz makes a great addition to the Monkey Ball series, and is a must-own for fans. There is a lot to do here, it is a premium price point for what is a simple game with simple and addictive game play. Head back into the fantastical world of Super Monkey Ball and take back your bananas from the space alien "Hold onto your bananas, because Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is rolling your way! Another feature I liked was the ability to generate a random level from a photo. Each course sports a different and wildly colourful theme that sets the tone for the challenges ahead. This game was unexpectedly good. on November 2, 2012 at 5:59PM PDT. Monkey Ball hasn't done much to change up its tried-and-true formula in the past decade, and tends to play things fairly close to the chest. Classic Monkey Ball levels are nicely challenging, Multiplayer modes rely on those same minigames, Edit mode doesn't let you create your own courses. That's the whole game. The puzzling primates return with all-new worlds, original mini-games and updated graphics adding a fresh new vibrancy to Super Monkey Ball for PlayStation Vita. Here, you're asked to use the Vita's camera to take photos of objects that match the colour of the reticle and…that's it. Every other component of this package is a challenge to enjoyment. If you are looking for a monkey ball game to rival the originals, this is the game to play. In fact, it’s no different to what I remember playing ten years ago. But the very worst of the lot is Pixie Hunt. Initially these random levels are far too easy, but if you buy a cheap downloadable upgrade, it adds some crazy variety to it that can make some of the random levels nearly impossible. Share on Facebook; This is the game players wanted but didn't add anything new but it does still do good. There are three variations of the mode that change up the layout of the final landing platform--including a neat pinball-inspired layout--but all variants quickly become repetitive. I'm a former Monkey Ball master, having completed 100% of the first two games for the Gamecube, and again on the Xbox. based on Trying to complete anything but the easiest of levels with the motion controls is a painful experience--they simply aren't accurate enough, not to mention that it's difficult to see the screen when you're tilting it away from your face to slow your monkey ball down. Unfortunately, the multiplayer modes don't make use of the franchise's classic gameplay and instead focus on a series of minigames. [Issue#224, p.77]. The beginner levels are bright, palm-tree-infused affairs with wide platforms, simple curves, and easy-to-reach bananas. Roll. It’s a huge plus that you can play multiplayer with one vita; passing it back and forth, but there are only a couple of modes for this.