Bananas are the favorite food of monkeys. They also appear as in-game items which add points to your total score and contribute to extra lives. Bananas are generally spread throughout stages, often appearing in a place that requires additional effort to get to (the more bananas, the more effort), and occasionally in the direct path of the player.
Super Monkey Ball 1, 2 and Deluxe
In Super Monkey Ball 1, 2 and Deluxe, regular bananas are worth 100 points, while banana bunches are worth 1000 (and therefore also 10 regular bananas). To get an extra life, you need to collect 100 bananas.
An interesting thing to note is that in Super Monkey Ball 1 and 2, the bananas have a Dole sticker on them, while in Deluxe they are removed.
Super Monkey Ball Adventure
Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll
Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz (HD) and Step & Roll
In Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (HD) and Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll, regular bananas are worth 100 points, and banana bunches are worth 1000 points (and 10 bananas). Every 20 bananas you collect gives you an extra life.
Super Monkey Ball 3D
In Monkey Fight, Bananas are the measurement used to determine the winner. One banana equals 1 point, and a banana bunch is worth 10 points. Bananas can be received either by hitting an opponent or by some blasts thrown out at various times. Bananas are lost when you are hit, shaken, or fall out of bounds.