After the release of Super Monkey Ball Jr., Super Monkey Ball for the Nintendo GameCube was translated onto the newly-released Nokia N-Gage. Although choppier than the GameBoy Advance, it features similar mechanics and the traditional features of a Super Monkey Ball game.
The party game election includes the following, with multiplayer features:
The game has mostly negative reviews, criticizing its performance and lack of new content compared to its GameBoy Advance predecessor. However, it was praised for its debut onto the N-Gage and worth playing on the handheld console.
The game is usually seen as a port of Super Monkey Ball Jr. However, they are technically different games, with different mini-games and new levels.
- All stages share the same soundtrack (Jungle's theme).
- There are no extra stages in this adaptation.
- Unlike past games having an exclusive Master world, Super Monkey Ball's shared its world, Arctic, with Expert.
- Despite having few stages, it has more than Super Monkey Ball Adventure, which only has 49.