Summary: I'm a former Monkey Ball master, having completed 100% of the first two games for the Gamecube, and again on the Xbox. I was disappointed with the other handheld and Wii versions of these games, as they moved away from the hardcore tough-as-nails rewarding ball-rolling madness, and more into kiddie mini-game fests with weird controls and uninspired levels.
Summary: When I first heard they were making a new Super Monkey Ball for the PS Vita, I was pretty excited. I've been playing them since the Gamecube days, and I loved the 3DS game. Unfortunately, the Vita game is a complete let down in every aspect. Apparently they built this one from the ground up, using all new mechanics and a new graphics engine. The graphics are pretty solid, bright and fun to look at.
Summary: I love the Monkey ball games and was looking forward to the Ps Vita version and it did not disappoint. It is great. I love the mini games, they are especially fun with another person. And the challenge courses are the same as the on the counsel, but on vita you can choose to use the stick or tilt.