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For the Super Monkey Ball Adventure version, see Story Mode (Adventure).

Story Mode is a mode in Super Monkey Ball 2, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, and Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania. It is a version of the Main Game with a story to it.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz's Main Game is composed into a Story Mode in the first eight worlds, but contains a different plot compared to Super Monkey Ball 2's original plot.

The Story Mode icon in Super Monkey Ball 2.


The basic fundamentals of this mode are the same as Challenge Mode. You must roll the monkeys to the goal without letting them fall off or run out of time. However, many aspects are quite different:

  • When you begin a world, you can pick any one stage from a set of ten (twenty in Super Monkey Ball Deluxe). Unlike in Challenge Mode, there is no set order.
  • You may not play a certain stage again after you have beaten it in the same save file.
  • You have an infinite amount of lives. If the monkey falls out or if the timer reaches 0, you are asked if you want to retry it, which you may do as much as you like.
  • Collecting bananas does nothing more than add points, and you lose the ones you have collected on a stage if you fall off or if the timer reaches 0.
  • Only one player is allowed.
  • You select from one of three save files to start, and you can save your progress after exiting a stage.
  • Completing ten stages triggers a cutscene and changes the world.
  • Only AiAi can be played.
  • Your play time and total score are saved with your progress and viewable on the save file selection screen.

Story Summary

Dr. Bad-Boon comes from the future to kidnap MeeMee and make her his wife. Baby followed him back into the past to thwart him. After foiling his many plots, including shrinking the monkeys and building an army of AiAi robots to discredit him, Bad-Boon opts to activate his space colony to make all bananas taste like curry forever. After being defeated by the monkeys once again, he surrenders to the group, and the day is saved.


  1. Jungle Island
  2. Volcanic Magma
  3. Under the Ocean
  4. Inside a Whale
  5. Amusement Park
  6. Boiling Pot
  7. Bubbly Washing Machine
  8. Clock Tower Factory
  9. Space Colony
  10. Dr. Bad-Boon's Base



  • In Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania's Story Mode, YanYan and Doctor have been added in the original plot of Super Monkey Ball 2's Story Mode, but are only shown in the prologue and the epilogue.
  • In Super Monkey Ball 2's Story Mode, the first eight colors of the balls in which the stages appear are all used for the eight racers in Monkey Race 2, which are red, blue, yellow, green, aqua, pink, black, and white. It is just the ninth and tenth colors that are not used in Monkey Race 2, which are purple and chartreuse. If Monkey Race 2 had had ten players, purple and chartreuse most likely would have been used for players 9 and 10.