The stage is set up on a long platform. The first part, closest to the starting point, can launch the ball. There are three goals disguised as basketball hoops, one near the start, one in the middle, and one near the end.
To get into the blue goal, roll right past the launcher. Turn around as soon as it has lowered back down; and roll four squares across on the launcher. Stay as straight as possible, and come to a full stop once you are four squares across. This should launch you into the goal. Use the map if needed.
This is considered very hard. Roll past the launcher, and then roll about eight squares across on the launcher after it has lowered back down. Adjust your position in the air if it looks like you will miss the goal. Use the map if needed.
This is considered super hard. Roll past the launcher, and then roll about eleven squares across on the launcher after it has lowered back down. Adjust your position in the air if it looks like you will miss the goal. Use the map if needed.
Roll onto the very top of the launcher, and be launched as high as possible. Move forward until you approach the red goal. Try to land into the goal. However, if you miss it, you can keep trying to land into it until you can't bounce as high as the elevation of the red goal.
- In basketball, free throws are unopposed attempts to score points from a restricted area.
- A party game with the same name can be found in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz.
- In Banana Mania, this stage had its number of bananas reduced. This is unusual, as most returning stages had their banana counts increased, often quite significantly.