Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: SEGA
Release Date: Oct. 5, 2021

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'Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania' Adds Persona 5's Morgana As Post-Launch Character, Reveals All Party Games - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2021 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT

Monkey Ball Banana Mania is a modern HD remaster of the original three Super Monkey Ball games (Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe).

Go bananas with the definitive remaster of the iconic original Super Monkey Ball games, celebrate 20 years of AiAi and your favorite monkey gang as you roll and maneuver through dazzling worlds when the ultimate Super Monkey Ball adventure launches.

Over 300 lovingly recreated levels and mazes, 12 fun minigames, and a delightful cast of characters make their return to the wondrous worlds of Super Monkey Ball in this faithful remaster – perfectly timed to celebrate 20 years of monkey magic.

Roll, tilt, and bounce through imaginative worlds as AiAi and his all-star cast of monkey friends race to thwart the nefarious schemes of evil monkey mad scientist Dr. Bad-Boon! No banana is safe in this epic new Monkey Ball adventure, featuring modern graphics and features, immersive comic book-style storytelling, 4-player local coop, online challenges and leaderboards, and a barrel’s worth of new playable characters that rekindle the magic of the iconic originals. 

SEGA revealed that Morgana, the cunning and courageous member of the Phantom Thieves in Persona 5, is coming to Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania as a playable character. Morgana will be available as a post-launch DLC character for $4.99 on all platforms on November 2.

First introduced to the US in 2017’s acclaimed JRPG, Persona 5, Morgana is a mysterious being that bears a striking resemblance to a feline (BUT DON’T CALL HIM A CAT!). Morgana’s courage, knowledge, and loyalty are irreplaceable to the Phantom Thieves as they seek to eradicate the seeds of corruption by changing the hearts of the villainous figures that stand in the way of justice.

Morgana joins the cadre of previously announced guest characters in Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, including Beat from Jet Set Radio, beloved duo Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles “Tails” Prower, and Kazuma Kiryu from Yakuza. The notorious treasure-loving character will be playable in every Main Game mode, where the feisty feline will collect chests in lieu of bananas.

Today’s Super Monkey Ball 20th Anniversary segment on gamescom: Opening Night Live also revealed first-look gameplay of all 12 Party Games coming to Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania! Each of the core six members in the monkey gang - AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon, Baby, Doctor, and YanYan – will be playable in fan-favorites like Monkey Target, Monkey Soccer, and Monkey Target.

In addition to the standard edition of the game, SEGA will also release a Digital Deluxe edition of Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania featuring six additional classic character skins, three legendary console skins, 10 customizable Items and classic soundtrack. There will also be a special 20th Anniversary Edition of the game available at retail outlets that includes an art book, reversible cover, collectable sleeve and 10 cosmetic Items.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, rated E 10+, will release on October 5, 2021 for Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam) for $39.99 (console) and $29.99 (PC). The Digital Deluxe edition will retail for $49.99.

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