Summary: Monkey Ball 2 is a well done sequel, there are enough new additions to make it into a whole new game and not just a slight extension to the previous version. The single player mode is fantastically addictive, fun and frustrating at the same time and many of the mini-games could be a game on it’s own adding to it’s value for money.
Excerpt: Super Monkey Ball (Released November 18th, 2001) was a great game, but within a year later, Super Monkey Ball 2 was developed and released with a boatload of 6 new mini-games, over 150 floors to play on and more.
Summary: AiAi, MeeMee, Baby, and GonGon are on a roll - again! Super Monkey Ball 2 brings the party to a whole new level with six brand new party games, six revamped party games, a new Story Mode, and 150 new Main Game stages. Casual gamers will love the easy pick-up-and-play gameplay while the more seasoned gamers will be put to the ultimate test in the later stages. In the new Story Mode, you'll fight as AiAi to stop the evil plans of the deranged scientist, Dr.
Excerpt: Straight up—its hard for a sequel, ANY sequel, to score as high or even higher than the original game it was spawned from. We here at GameCritics.com hold ourselves to a higher standard than many, and "more of the same" (regardless of the quality of the original) isn't enough to justify a good score. In my view, once a game is released, the developers statement has been made.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Super Monkey Ball 2 kicks butt. With a rich variety of play modes including all of its party games, there's enough there to keep you both distracted and entertained for a long while. Give it a try and get down with the funky monkeys. Buying or renting comes recommended, unless you're totally against monkeying around and having any fun.
Excerpt: Just a few words can rap Super Monkey Ball 2 up: the ultimate party game. Super Monkey Ball 2 is a flat out huge puzzle game with 150 new solo-player levels to adventure through, new characters and 12 multiplayer games, including monkey tennis, bowling, baseball, billiards, fight, racing, and more. The multi-player makes the game worth it alone, but there's a darn good single-player here too, following the roots of the original.
Excerpt: As an avid gamer, you’d think that I’d be wealthy in the number of trash-talking gaming buddies I would have; however, that’s not the case with me. It’s like pulling teeth to get one of my friends to play a game with me. Nonetheless, when I received a copy of Super Monkey Ball 2 about a week ago, one of my friends was ecstatic.