GD Portal
GD Game Ideas
GD Development
GD Shop
Game Design Schools
Game Design Software
Game Jobs
Latest Game Jobs
Free stuff Online
GD News&Reviews
GD Cheats

Log In

Become a Member

Why Member?
GD Survey

About Website
Contact us
Business Partners Advertise with us

Nintendo Wii
Cheat Daddy
Free Printable Calendar
Music Ringtones

Nintendo Wii
Halo Wars
Sony PS3 News
Xbox 360 News
Nintendo News
Project BAG
Creative Uncut
PS3 Cheats
Fetchfido Games
Xbox 360 Cheats
Cheat Masters
God of War 2
Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry 3
Online RPG Games
Playstation 3
ZTGD Network
Max PS3
Planet Xbox 360

Game Info
Super Monkey Ball
Super Monkey Ball
By: Kaiokenattack

Learn Game Programming
DeVry's Game and Simulation Programming curriculum will prepare you for taking on various development roles in the game industry.
Game Art & Design Degree
Westwoods’s game art & design program will teach you everything you will need to know before you apply for a job in the game industry.

Kaiokenattack here with my first Gamecube review. Super Monkey Ball marks the first 3rd party game Sega has made after turning into a software-only developer. Let’s see how they did!

After you turn on Super Monkey Ball, you will instantly recognize the happy, cutesy nature of the game. But this isn’t a bad thing! I know that people will look at the cover art or the screenshots on the back of the box and instantly dismiss it, but they are missing out on a great game. The game features excellent water effects, reflections, and other goodies that we’ve come to expect from a next-gen console.

The music in the game is very Sega-esque. It is upbeat and flows well with the game. I especially enjoy the jazz tune while playing Monkey Billiards. The sound effects are another story. If your monkey is right about to fall off the edge of the level, he tilts and screams out “Whoooaaa!” or whatever. This can get EXTREMELY annoying, especially when you are trying to make the ball go across a very narrow strip. I wish they had added an option to maybe turn the sound effects lower or maybe even off.

The gameplay in this game is where it’s at. If you’re still wondering what the hell this game is, it’s much like a mix between Marble Madness and Kirby Tilt n’ Tumble. If you haven’t played either of those games, the basic element is trying to get your Monkey Ball to reach a goal. However, you control the stage that the monkey is on, and not the monkey. The camera is always fixed behind the monkey, so you don’t get confused. The game puts the Gamecube’s precision control joystick to good use, and is very easy to learn.

This game is a must-buy for potential Gamecube owners--if not for the main game, then definitely for the mini-games. The game features 6 individual mini-games: Monkey Billiards, Bowling, Golf, Race, Fight, and Target. Each game is great for multiplayer, and will keep you and your friends entertained for hours. In closing, I will say that my hands have never sweated so much from this game. The harder levels can get pretty tough, and call for full concentration. : GameCube : Super Monkey Ball
Review : Puzzle

Game Boy

Game Shop

News Archive
Press Releases

All rights reserved 2000-2003
| Privacy Policy |
Shop Portal | Game Design Book Shop | Game Development Shop | Game Shop | Cheat Shop
GameCube | Xbox | Playstation2
Game Boy | PC