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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania

SEGA has readied a new trailer to celebrate the release of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania, which is out today.

Here’s an overview of the game:

With Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania launching for everyone in just a couple of days, we’ve put a list together for all characters you’ll be able to find in the Switch game, including the unlockable ones and extra skins.

The full lineup of characters is as follows:

We have brand new gameplay from the Switch version of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania, which arrives next week. Aside from a look at classic platforming, the 45-minute video also shows off a variety of mini games.

Here’s some information about the title:

System: Switch
Release date: October 5, 2021
Developer: SEGA
Publisher: SEGA


I experienced a wide range of conflicting emotions while playing Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania. I often caught myself laughing, usually after successfully guiding my expressive, energetic monkey across a particularly gauntlet-esque stage with only seconds to spare. Just as often I found myself sighing or yelling “nonononoooo,” typically as my encapsulated simian plummeted off a platform to its doom… again. But no matter how well I was doing (or not) at playing Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania, I was almost always having a wonderful time – and considering that this remaster contains stages and minigames from three of what may be the best games in the franchise, I expect I’ll be doing so for a long time.

In a recent interview with Nintendo Everything, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania director Masao Shirosaki spoke about a number of topics, including how the project came to be, the game’s physics, camera, and much more.

Shirosaki informed us that development begin around March 2020, and the team was working from home due to the current pandemic. He also discussed what players can expect from the physics and camera in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania, which are some of the gameplay elements that fans have been curious about.

Here’s our full discussion:

In a new trailer today, the special SEGA Legends DLC was introduced for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania.

As we’ve seen over the past several weeks, you’ll be able to take control of various characters that go beyond the traditional monkeys. But you’ll actually be able to use classic SEGA consoles as playable characters as well. These include the Dreamcast, Saturn, and Game Gear.

Here’s a look a the SEGA Legends DLC in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania:

Monster Rancher’s Suezo will be playable in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania as one of the game’s many characters, it’s been announced. It will be available as post-launch DLC. Koei Tecmo teamed up with SEGA for the collaboration.

Today’s announcement follows the news that Hello Kitty will be joining the game as well.

Thanks to SEGA, we have the following information about the partnership:

Hello Kitty is joining Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania as a playable character, it’s been announced. This is the first character to be appearing outside of the SEGA family.

Here’s an official overview with a bit of additional information:

Two new features are heading to Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania in the form of Reverse Mode and Dark Banana Mode.

In Reverse Mode, players will find that the starting point and Goal have been swapped. A selection of ten stages will be included here. The mode can be unlocked for free just by playing through the game normally.

It’s been a busy time for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania at Gamescom 2021, and in celebration of the show, SEGA has now provided first-look gameplay at all twelve mini games. Each of the core six members in the monkey gang – AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon, Baby, Doctor, and YanYan – will be playable here.

The full list of mini games is as follows: