Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania’s latest trailer introduces the upcoming action puzzler’s simian cast.
Or maybe that should be re-introduces, since Super Monkey Ball Mania is an amalgam of three games, Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe. If you’ve never played any of those three, we’ll elaborate; the Super Monkey Ball series has you guiding a ball with a monkey inside it (hence the title) around all manner of 3D levels.
The twist is that instead of controlling the ball directly, you use your controller to tilt the landscape. If you’ve played Resident Evil Village’s mini-castle puzzles, the principle’s much the same. Super Monkey Ball Mania will sport over three hundred stages from the trilogy, which should keep you occupied for a while.
So which simian stars will crop up in this remaster? The six playable characters are AiAi, MeeMee, Baby, GonGon, YanYan and Doctor. The trailer highlights their personal qualities though whether that’ll translate into anything in-game remains to be seen; it may be that the differences between them are largely cosmetic.
You can check out the trailer above and get your hands on Super Monkey Ball Mania when it hits the Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC this October 5th.