CGRundertow SUPER MONKEY BALL: BANANA SPLITZ for PlayStation Vita Video Game Review


I’m going to be honest. The qualities I
like in a videogame are lately showing up less and less often. I like games that are
colorful, have a good level of difficulty, and frankly are a little bit quirky. And all
of these characteristics are present in bunches in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz for the
Playstation Vita. Everything you could want in a game about rolling monkeys through floating
mazes is here. Like all previous Super Monkey Ball games,
Banana Splitz is a fairly basic concept. You start at the beginning of a maze and have
to navigate your way to the goal at the end. Some of the mazes are more puzzly, as in a
big open area that you are free to move around. While others are all about speed with your
monkey racing down the track. Along the way you need to collect bananas and watch out
for the ledges. And don’t forget, you are being timed. So you need to be quick, accurate,
and careful. Much like the gentle monkeys you play as. There are numerous levels with
each presenting a new challenge that becomes more and more difficult as you unlock more. You can move your monkey in two different
ways. Either with the left analog stick, or if you want even more of a challenge you can
use the Vita’s gyroscope and tilt the system itself. It works but will take some getting
use to. But you are not just restricted to rolling
down tracks. There is a party mode where you play different mini-games, trying to get the
high score and rub it in your friends face. These are quite fun, with some seeing your
monkey turn his ball into a glider and another where you play some hybrid form of Bingo.
And there is even a multiplayer mode that will keep you definitely entertained. Needless to say, there is more than enough
to keep any fan of monkeys or balls happy for a long time. And everything is presented with such style.
There is no brown realistic depiction of the gritty world. No way. Everything is super
bright and super happy. Everything is just so vibrant and comes right off the screen. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz takes the
bright happy series to the Playstation Vita with some great results. The gyroscope controls
and the extra multiplayer and party games will have this become your go to monkey ball
experience.

39 comments

  1. "Needless to say, there is more than enough to keep any fan of monkeys or balls happy for a long time."
    Well count me in, I'm a huge fan of balls. Definitely buying this ball gem.

  2. Wtf is this, this is not a fucking review, more like an item description, none of the game's problems are mentioned in this video (clunky control, unresponsive camera, no check point inbetween 30 levels…)

  3. Super Monkey Ball never gets old. The arcade one at Dave and Buster's and Touch and Roll are my favorites in the series.

  4. Well this doesn't look hard at all, not even close at how hard were levels in monkey ball 2… This is monkey ball noob version. Not interested.

  5. Great review πŸ™‚ This is the most fun monkey ball I have played in a long time:D I just wish they could add some free SEGA downloadable characters, like Tails, Shadow, Knuckles πŸ˜€ That would be LEGENDARY !!!

  6. this is the good monkey i used to play on gamecube its like a throwback to the levels and has all your favourite mini games and as well it has online mode

  7. I don't know how I feel about the environmental flourishes in the levels of this game. I absolutely loved previous games in the series though.

  8. Well, in this video, the reviewers just play the 'Beginner' and 'Normal' levels πŸ˜›
    Actually there's a harder level, like 'Advanced', or 'Master'

  9. I NEED HELP. How do i choose what world i want to go on. for example if i want to go on beginner world 2 how do i do that. because i am sick of starting levels over and over

  10. The 3ds already got one – it was a bad game and did badly. This is a vita exclusive and should stay that way

  11. I wish that this wasn't the only game I wanted a vita for.. (seriously did Sega give up on Nintendo Monkey Balls because of THEIR lack of effort into them?)

  12. you just got yourself a subscriber kind sir I love your other videos especially the Persona series but this reminded me of the old days when I used to play monkey ball on my Nintendo GameCube πŸ™‚

  13. Glad to see them going back to the old format of Beginner Advance Expert and Master on this one, after the disaster that was Banana Blitz and the piss easy excuse for a monkey ball game that was Monkey Ball 3D, it really makes me happy that they're going back to this format rather than focusing on a story mode of sorts, and without all the shitty motion controls as well.

  14. Why is it so hard to make a monkey ball game when they perfected it with the first and second games on GameCube/arcade? These look piss easy

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