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For the original game on Nintendo Wii, see Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz.


Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD or Tabegoro! Super Monkey Ball is a video game in the franchise, released on October 29, 2019 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and on Steam in December of 2019. It is a remake of the original Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, which came out in 2006 on the Nintendo Wii.

It is the first official installment since Super Monkey Ball Bounce in 2014.

Announcement Edit

SEGA's announcement comes weeks after rumors about a new Super Monkey Ball title, Tabegoro, was trademarked back in May and eventually leaked on a Taiwanese rating board in July. On the 16th of July, a trailer was released officially by SEGA.

New features Edit

Most of the same content is taken from Banana Blitz with enhanced graphics, including the following:

  • 100 single-player levels
  • 10 multi-player mini games
  • Online leaderboards
  • An all-new Decathalon mode, which challenges players to complete 10 mini games in a row.
  • Character costumes (C-AiAi, W-MeeMee, A-Baby, F-GonGon, P-YanYan, R-Doctor)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog is a playable character.[1] Playing as him switches bananas into rings.

Stages Edit

Banana Blitz HD features all stages imported from Banana Blitz, with a few changes to some.

Main article: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz/Stages

Party Games Edit

Banana Blitz HD features ten of the fifty Party Games from Banana Blitz[2], including only 1 classic (that being Monkey Target):

ReceptionEdit

The game received mixed reviews averaging a Metacritic score of 62 for the PS4 version [3], a 62 for the Switch version [4], and a 72 for the Xbox One[5]. While many critics praised the improved controls, complaints were raised at it’s lackluster minigames, boss battles, and overall lack of content.

Trivia Edit

  • This is the first Super Monkey Ball game to feature online leaderboards and second to bring in online content (Super Monkey Ball Adventure was the first with the PSP version's exclusive mini game Monkey Trumps).
  • Banana Blitz HD is the first game to feature a character outside of the series (Sonic).
  • The game's gameplay trailer features music from Super Monkey Ball 2's Monkey Shot.
  • It is one of the first games since Super Monkey Ball Adventure to use assets from previous installments, such as Super Monkey Ball.

Gallery Edit

See Also Edit

External Links Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.exophase.com/game/super-monkey-ball-banana-blitz-hd-xbox/achievements/
  2. https://www.destructoid.com/sonic-the-hedgehog-is-in-super-monkey-ball-banana-blitz-hd-567823.phtml
  3. https://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/super-monkey-ball-banana-blitz-hd
  4. https://www.metacritic.com/game/switch/super-monkey-ball-banana-blitz-hd
  5. https://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-one/super-monkey-ball-banana-blitz-hd
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