Summary: I haven't really been that up-to-date with the Super Monkey Ball franchise, since the only other two games I have of the series are Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Monkey Ball Jr. Both of which I did not really play too much. Then again, I haven't played them in a while, so maybe my experiences with them may change if I get back to them, but I recall them giving me a pretty hard time with their stage designs. So is it just me or is Super Monkey Ball 3D easier?
Summary: The game is great, I mean the classic Monkey Ball-style gameplay is perfect and the controls are great... the only problem is the game is WAYYYY too short. I beat it in like an hour or something.
Summary: Super Monkey Ball 3D is genuinely, without a doubt, the greatest game I have ever played. It has breathtaking visuals, EXTREMELY challenging and rewarding gameplay, a 60+ hour campaign and mini-games which play similarly to Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart respectively, but in my opinion they're WAY better than either of those games! The game will keep you going for hours on end and you won't want to put it down, honestly one of the hidden gems of the 3DS library.
Summary: I picked this game up for a pretty good price after playing the excellent Playstation Vita version, hoping it'd be at least half as good as that one. Unfortunately, the design of this game is nothing like that one or even the original two for the Gamecube. There are only 80 traditional levels, with some of the most uninspired level designs in the series' history.