Super Monkeyball Banana Blitz is a puzzle style game. The object of the game is to maneuver a ball through a series of mazes without falling off the track. The mazes become increasingly more difficult as the game progresses. There are obstacles to bump the ball off the track and open spaces to jump across. There is also a time limit. The mazes are erected high in the sky which adds to the thrill of the game. Rolling off of the edge will require starting over at the beginning of the maze. Inside the ball is a monkey which gives the allusion of walking to make the ball roll. There are several monkeys to choose from, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.
Super Monkeyball Banana Blitz is presented by SEGA and played on a Wii platform game console. It is an excellent game for the interactive remote control. Tilt the remote control forward and the monkey ball begins to roll, the steeper the angle of the remote control the faster the monkey ball rolls. Reduce the angle to slow the monkey ball down. Roll the remote control to the right to move the monkey ball to the right and roll the remote control to the left to move the monkey ball to the left. When I play Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz I find myself holding the remote up as high as I can.
The mazes are divided into different worlds each with its own theme. At the end of each world is a Big Boss that will have to be defeated before opening up the next world. There is a practice mode which can be helpful when encountering a difficult obstacle. Collecting bananas along the way increases the number of monkey lives.
Super Monkeyball Banana Blitz can be a difficult game to master. Imagine taking a twelve inch flat ruler and trying to roll a marble from one end to the other without the marble falling off. This is monkey ball in its simplest form. Now throw in obstacles to bump into, open spaces to jump across and grease the ruler down, not to mention you are on a time clock.
There are 50 mini games in addition to the main game. While the mini games can be somewhat simple when compared to the main game some of them are very enjoyable and since there are so many there is bound to be something for everyone.
I enjoy playing Super MonkeyBall Banana Blitz and would recommend it to anyone looking for a nonviolent style of video game with a unique challenge. There are times when the game will seem impossible but determination should eventually pay off. While the game may be rated E for everyone this game could be too difficult for smaller children. The mini games on the other hand are well suited for younger children. I thought some of the mini games were hard to maneuver with the remote control while others were fantastic.