Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll

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Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll is a Super Monkey Ball game released for the Nintendo Wii in North America on February 9th 2010, in Australia on February 11th, in Europe on February 12th, and in Japan on February 25th. It is often considered the sequel to Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz.

In this game, you control the monkeys with the Wii Remote or the Wii Balance Board. The gameplay is similar to Banana Blitz as you tilt the Wii Remote to move around. However, you cannot jump in this game. Step & Roll also introduces a new monkey called Jam, however, he is not a playable character yet.

Characters

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Concept art for the cast of characters

Main Game

Like any other Super Monkey Ball game, Step & Roll has a Main Game. Like Banana Blitz, you control your monkey with the Wii Remote. However, there is a new feature of using the Wii Balance Board. This game has five different main game modes.

Single Play

This is the main mode. Players may choose a world and play each level of that world in order, followed by that world's credits.

Co-op Play

Like single play, but a second player can join in and shoot obstacles. There are more obstacles in this mode.

Marathon

Players may choose one of three marathons that contain three to six worlds for the player to roll through without stopping and only one life.

Practice

Players may play any level they have played on in either single player or multiplayer with infinite lives.

Jam Dojo

The game's main tutorial mode. Contains one long level teaching you the basics of monkey ball.

Worlds

The game has a total of seven worlds. Once the first six worlds are beaten, the hidden seventh world appears. Each world also has a hidden banana (See Collection)

  1. Monkey Island
  2. Excavation Site
  3. Chimpan Sea
  4. Far East
  5. Polar Festival
  6. Magma Valley
  7. Siliconia (Hidden World)

Stages

Mini Games

In Step & Roll, there are a total of 21 minigames, which is 29 less than in Banana Blitz. Each minigame can be played with the Balance Board and the Wii Remote or the Wii Remote and Nunchuck. An asterisk* indicates that the minigame requires the use of a Nunchuck.

Settings

The settings screen has five different options:

Collection

The Collection is this game's version of achievements. There are a total of 36 different achievements to get. Seven of these achievements are special bananas that can be found in each world.

Rankings

The Rankings allow players to check their records for the main game as well as the minigames.

Replays

The Replay section is where players can watch all their saved replays from the main game.

Staff Credits Game

The Staff Credits Game section is where the player will be able to play one of the eight credits minigames without having to beat the world or a marathon. The player can also skip the credits by holding the A button for three seconds.

Wii Balance Board Check

This section allows the player to recalibrate their Wii Balance Board if necessary.

Trivia

  • This game's goal design is a hybrid of the ones seen in the classic games and Banana Blitz.
  • Chiquita hosted a sweepstake where a family could win a copy of the game, along with a TV, a Nintendo Wii, and a Wii Balance Board.
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