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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania (known as Tabegoro! Super Monkey Ball 1&2 Remake in Japan) is a video game in the Super Monkey Ball Series, which will release October 5th, 2021 on Nintendo Switch[1], Xbox One, Xbox Series, PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. It is a remake of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, Super Monkey Ball, and Super Monkey Ball 2 with additional features.


Announcement

The game was announced during the 2021 E3 Nintendo Direct, which took place June 15th, 2021.

Leaks

On the 15th of April 2021, the Australian Classification Board gave a PG rating to a new installment titled Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania.[2] On the 10th of June 2021, the Brazilian advisory ratings board listed a game by the same name.[3] On the 14th of June 2021, box art for the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch versions of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania were seemingly leaked online, in addition to five screenshots of the game.[4]

Features

The game will feature levels from Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2, and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, remade in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD's engine. The monkeys will appear in their modern redesigns, and the artstyle is largely based on Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, with the UI and menu designs also being based off of said game. There will also be six classic character skins. The main announcer is Brian Matt Uhl; the original announcer of most of the Super Monkey Ball games has revived his role but however, his voice is nowhere to be seen in footage in the Japanese version.


Added Features

This game adds some features not found in the original games, aside from the remade graphics.

  • Online leaderboards have been added for both the main game and party games.
  • The ball and monkey can be customized.
  • There is a reverse mode, in which the player must complete stages in reverse while avoiding rotten bananas.
  • There is a Golden Banana mode when the player completes stages; the goal is to get a golden banana. Goals have been omitted from this mode.
  • The ability to control the camera has been added.
  • Photo Mode has been added.
  • A Retry button has been added to Practice Mode[9].
  • An option to skip stages has been added.

Animations

Gallery

Main article: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania/Gallery

Trivia

  • Unlike Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, stages in Challenge Mode are now separated not just by difficulty, but also by which game in which they appeared, resulting in two of each difficulty, with the stages from Super Monkey Ball Deluxe being given their own mode. [10]
  • Unlike other games in the series, “Beginner” mode is referred to as “Casual.” [11]
  • The title's name, after Super Monkey Ball, was borrowed from the color's name.

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