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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
Summary: Probably one of the most underrated games at the launch of the GameCube—Super Monkey Ball was overshadowed by that Star Wars game and some other plumber named Luigi. It had quite the cult following and sold well enough that Sega has brought us Super Monkey Ball 2. The game isn’t much different than before: In story mode, you control AiAi and have to run him through a number of mazes in order to earn play points, which can then unlock various extra minigames.