Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania has a new trailer, showing the upcoming remaster in action.
Super Monkey Ball first saw the light of day as just “Monkey Ball”, an arcade machine with a banana-shaped joystick (insert your own mucky joke here). The difference between Super Monkey Ball and similar games such as Marble Madness is that you don’t control the “ball”, a monkey in a transparent ball. Instead, when you tilt the joystick you rotate the level itself, the ball rolling along with it.
A whole new generation has the chance to experience this absurdity, with Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania which comprises remastered versions of the the first three games in the series. And now, Sega has released a trailer which shows the remastered trilogy in action. On reflection, though we’re a bit worried.
It’s not that we’re afraid of monkeys murdering us in our sleep (that’s an entirely separate nightmare) or that Sega looks to have done a bad job. No, the trailer has reminded us just how tricky Super Monkey Ball was at times. We’re definitely up for the challenge but we suspect we’ll be getting through a lot of monkeys.
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania will be hitting the Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC this October 10th.