A few rumors led many to believe a Super Monkey Ball game was on the horizon, and they turned out to be true. While not a brand new game in the series, the recently announced Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is a remake of an old title, and arrives on all current-gen platforms on October 29, 2019.
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD features completely new graphics from the 2006 original. According to a press release by SEGA, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD also features "optimized control schemes for each platform, a brand-new mini-game Decathalon mode where you complete a set of 10 mini-games in a row, and online leaderboards."
More specifically, the online leaderboards allow you to see other players' times and attempt to beat them in either Time Attack or the new Decathalon mode. However, as of right now, there is no word yet if the leaderboards track the times for each respective console or pool them all together.
Overall, this title features 100 stages and 10 mini-games, all with the enhanced visuals. Players take the role as a monkey from the series' assorted cast and roll around in a ball on different stages. Stages wobble around as players navigate perilous environments, all in an attempt to collect as many bananas as you can without falling off the level and reaching the finish line.
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD will launch on Steam, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch on October 29th, 2019 for $39.99. You can also visit the game's official website here.
Haven't played a Monkey Ball title yet? Now's your chance. Really, it might look super kid-friendly and cute on the surface (and to some degree, it is), but you need to experience it for yourself. These games are challenging, sometimes frustrating, but always fun. Personally, I haven't played the original entry, but I have played a few titles in the series and always found them to be a blast to play.
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