Sega made a big surprise today during Nintendo’s Live showcase as a Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania. This new addition to the franchise is a remake of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, is a combination of the first two titles in the series with some added content.
The Super Monkey Ball series is a platform party series developed by Am Entertainment Vision and published by Sega. It debuted in video games but became popular after a very successful stint on the Nintendo GameCube.
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania will continue that love of the classic Monkey Ball by bringing back everything from the first two games that made it so special. It shows the return of the classic standard mode along with Monkey Target, Soccer and more.
While the actual gameplay goes back to the franchise’s two original titles, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania using the art style of the new Monkey Ball era. This same style is seen in the most recent game, 2019 Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, is an HD remake of the Wii game of the same name.
This new Monkey Ball may not come as a surprise to some, as it was leaked prior to the official Nintendo Direct announcement. That doesn’t stop it from being another great Sega play amid other announcements like the newly revealed Sonic the Hedgehog game and the remake of Virtua Fighter 5.
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania will roll out on Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and PC on October 5.