Gotta Fall Fast
Sonic the Hedgehog will soon be hangin' on the edge of the level in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. The Blue Blur is an unlockable character in the upcoming remaster of the 2006 Wii launch title as was originally found in the Xbox Achievements. Now, Sega has released some details about Sonic's appearance in the game.
Naturally, you'll be able to play as Sonic across all of the game's 100-plus single-player levels. Being Sega's mascot, he has some pretty impressive stats: five points in Speed (of course), four each in Jump, Bounce, and Weight, and three in Size and Life. In addition, selecting Sonic will transform all of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD's bananas into rings, complete with the classic Sonic ring-collecting sound. Check out the trailer below:
It's not just everyone's favorite hedgehog that's coming to Banana Blitz HD. You'll also be able to unlock a range of Halloween costumes for each of the playable monkeys in the game. These will include a pirate costume for AiAi, a Frankenstein's monster getup for GonGon, and more surprises. In a press release, Sega says you'll need to be a "skilled simian-roller" to unlock these costumes. How exactly you unlock them is unclear as of yet; guess you'd better play the game and find out.
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is an HD remake of the 2006 Wii launch title Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz. This version boasts revamped visuals, updated control schemes, and a rejigged collection of minigames (there are fewer this time, but they've been reworked). There's also a new Decathlon mode in which you can compete with players around the world in a marathon of all ten featured minigames. Development duties are being handled by Yakuza masterminds Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio. The game will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC later this month.