Archives by Day

July 2024

Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Genre: Platformer
Developer: SEGA
Release Date: June 25, 2024

About Rainier

PC gamer, WorthPlaying EIC, globe-trotting couch potato, patriot, '80s headbanger, movie watcher, music lover, foodie and man in black -- squirrel!


As an Amazon Associate, we earn commission from qualifying purchases.

'Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble' SEGA Pass DLC Will Add Crazy Taxi's Axel - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 13, 2024 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT

Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble is an all-new Super Monkey Ball game featuring 200 all-new stages and 16-player online battles!

Hold on to your bananas!

The Gang’s All Sphere

AiAi and friends are back and ready for some serious monkey business. For the first time in the series’ history, up to 16 players from around the world can now battle it out online across multiple game modes! Be the first to the finish line in Race, grab the falling bananas in Banana Hunt, team up to take down robots in Robot Smash, and more.

Hungry for even more? Grab your favorite bunch and slip into a wonderfully crafted story in an a-peel-ing new Adventure mode. Journey through 200 all-new stages, featuring support for up to 4 players in local or online play! With over 300 ways to customize your character and their Monkey Ball, along with a new Spin Dash technique, you can bounce, tilt, roll, and now dash past the competition in style as you aim to become Top Banana!

Alright, let’s get it on!

In addition to last week's Sonic the Hedgehog character reveal, Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble's SEGA Pass DLC will welcome the crazy taxi driver Axel from the to the roster as a playable character!

Race and roll with Axel as he joins AiAi and friends, causing chaos along the way! Axel will be playable across both Adventure Mode and Battle Mode, with different stats to help him on the courses.

Plus, for Axel only, all in-game bananas will switch to coins in homage to the franchise so you can make some crazy money.

Fans who purchase the Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble Digital Deluxe Edition on the Nintendo eShop for $69.99 will receive both the standard edition of the game and the SEGA Pass, which includes a total of SIX playable characters – Sonic, Tails, Knuckles Amy, and two additional playable characters – from iconic SEGA franchises, along with a set of 15 bonus SEGA-themed character customization items. 

The SEGA Pass will also be available as a separate purchase for $24.99, so those who choose the Digital Deluxe Edition will save on the bundle! All content is scheduled to be released over the coming months.

Pre-orders are now available for the Digital Standard Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition and Physical “Legendary Banana” Edition on the Nintendo eShop. 

Digital Deluxe Edition - $69.99 MSRP

Those who purchase the Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble Digital Deluxe Edition on the Nintendo eShop will receive the following:

  • The Standard Edition of the game
  • The SEGA Pass, a DLC pack that includes SIX additional playable characters from iconic SEGA franchises, along with a bundle of bonus SEGA-themed customization items!

A Digital Standard edition of the game ($49.99 MSRP) is also available to pre-order. Furthermore, the SEGA Pass will be available separately for $24.99, so those who choose the Digital Deluxe Edition will save on the bundle! More details on the pass will be revealed in the coming months, so please stay tuned.

Physical “Legendary Banana” Edition - $49.99 MSRP

A physical Legendary Banana Edition of Banana Rumble is also now available to pre-order at major retailers*! This version includes:

  • The Standard Edition of the game
  • An O-Sleeve (slipcover) for the box
  • 40-page physical artbook
  • Reversible cover

*May not be sold in all territories – check with your local retailer for availability.

In addition, those who pre-order any of the digital or physical editions of the game will also receive a special in-game Banana Costume as a customization item!

Key Features:

  • Experience thrilling gameplay that is easy to pick up and play yet challenging and fulfilling to master.
  • Go bananas with your favorite bunch and drop into online multiplayer for up to 16 players or local multiplayer for up to 4 players!
    • Race: Race against other players and reach the goal before they do but be careful! If you fall off the stage, you’ll have to start again at the last checkpoint you passed. Expect plenty of fun and exciting obstacles that will keep players on their toes!
    • Banana Hunt: The goal of Banana Hunt is simple – collect as many bananas as you can! Be on the lookout for the Banana Cloud that will randomly appear and rain down lots of Banana Bunches. During the last 30 seconds of the match, Fever Time will activate and Banana Bunches will appear all over the stage, so try to get lots of points before time runs out!
    • Ba-BOOM!: Pass the bomb to your opponent and roll far away! If you’re not holding onto a bomb by the end of a round, you’ll be rewarded with points. Whoever has the most points after five rounds wins! 
    • Goal Rush: In this team-based mode, your objective is to roll through goals to gain points, all the while working together to outscore the opposing team. At the end of the match, each team will receive points for every goal that matches their team color, so don’t count your bananas just yet!
    • Robot Smash: Destroy the bots! Two teams compete against each other by hitting giant robots. How much damage you do depends on the weight of your character and how fast you're moving. The team with the most points at the end of the match wins!
  • Slip into a wonderfully crafted story either locally or online in the all-new Adventure mode, where you will journey through 200 newly crafted stages either in 4-player co-op or solo.
  • Show off your style by customizing your character with over 300 fashionable items to choose from. 
  • Use the new Spin Dash technique to sprint past rivals or create new shortcuts to victory!

Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble will roll through Nintendo Switch on June 25, 2024!

More articles about Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble
blog comments powered by Disqus