Excerpt: When Nintendo's senior director of corporate communications, Charlie Scibetta, said the 3DS would help quash the perception of the company as a haven for casual gamers, I think we're safe to think he wasn't using Super Monkey Ball 3D as an example. Older fans will remember when the game was released as a launch title for the Nintendo GameCube. Despite the cutesy monkey approach, it used elements that made similar titles like Marble Madness as good as they were difficult.
Excerpt: I pre-ordered a Nintendo 3DS on Amazon because of the $25.00 credit they were offering towards a Nintendo 3DS game. That way Super Monkey Ball 3D did not cost as much. Yes I am always looking for a good deal that is legal. The Super Monkey Ball franchise has been a good one for families over the years. I was curious to see how Sega made the jump to the 3DS. There are some good points, and a few not so good.
Excerpt: Of all the 3DS launch games, Super Monkey Ball 3D is the most disappointing. Sega had a great opportunity to make a huge impact, as it did with the original SMB on GameCube, but the publisher dropped the ball with a title that feels hastily cobbled together.
Pros: Excellent use of the circle pad, varied and attractive worlds, traditional Monkey Ball style of play, looks cool in 3D.
Cons: 3D effect useless with sub par tilt controls, not enough levels, lackluster bonus modes.
Three-in-one game has good value, mild cartoon violence.
Common Sense Media
18 September 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Super Monkey Ball 3D isn't just a ball rolling game, as past entries in the franchise have been, but also a kart racing and fighting game. Neither of these additional modes warrant much concern. The kart racing stages see karts spinning out of control and falling off of ledges, while the fighting game has simians whacking each other with gloves and mallets. Both are very cartoon-like in their presentation.
Excerpt: Super Monkey Ball 3D s'offre ainsi une visite sur la Nintendo 3DS. C'est cette franchise que Sega a choisi pour se représenter au lancement de la console, jugée sans doute adaptée pour les circonstances puisque typée grand public. Néanmoins, Super Monkey Ball regroupe derrière elle une communauté de joueurs qui suit les aventures de AiAi et compagnie depuis une bonne poignée d'année.
Excerpt: Super Monkey Ball as you've never experienced before! Join AiAi and friends as you tilt and roll your way in to the world of 3D! Lose yourself in each vibrant world as you twist, turn and aim to collect every banana in the fastest time possible....
Pros: Circle pad controls are great, Nice use of 3D
Cons: Motion controls ruin the 3D effect, Needed more content/levels