The stage consists of several rotating cylinders, hence the name. The first cylinder is located in front of the starting platform. There is another cylinder connected to it directly, rotating in the opposite direction. After the first two cylinders, there is one perpendicular to them that has two smaller cylinders going off of it. These are connected by another cylinder, which has one going off the middle of it, leading to the goal platform.
To get to the goal, roll along the cylinders while going slowly forward and in the opposite direction of the way they're turning. Follow this strategy especially as the narrower and longer the cylinders are. Be careful when transitioning from cylinder to another as it is very easy to lose your balance. Repeat this pattern until you make it to the goal. This will likely require a lot of practice.
This strategy is considered easier for completing this stage comparatively. Go as fast as possible onto the first cylinder. Then, go to one side as you're going along, to hit the corner of the adjacent cylinders. You'll go up into the air, and you should still go forward as fast as possible while also aiming for the center of the last cylinder. Then, continue going at a normal speed, redirecting yourself accordingly to stay on the middle of the cylinder, and then upon reaching the platform where the goal is. This can be an incredibly hard strategy to execute consistently.
Changes in Banana Mania
The cylinders at the back are now wider, making it easier to balance on them. There is now a pause button. There are more bananas now.
- Unlike most stages, this stage faces to the right instead of forwards.