Reviews and Problems with Super Monkey Ball Adventure
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Super Monkey Ball Adventure
16 April 2007
Excerpt: More Monkey bizniz from SEGA as Aiai and friends embark on an epic quest across the five kingdoms of Monearth. Strange forces are affecting each of the lands and you must discover what's at the heart of each problem. By spreading joy - not a difficult task with any Super Monkey Ball game - and defeating the Naysayers (the enemies that are determined to spoil all the fun) by uniting the feuding kingdoms, you can allow true simian love to blossom and help the greatest...
Excerpt: No flies on this monkey in the graphics department. Super Monkey Ball Adventure for PSP is chock full of variety and good looks. Things sometimes are too micro to really be appreciated, but the detail in each level is nice. The free roaming Story Mode so wants to be Mario, Spyro or some other similar game. The "aping" attempt comes off as a paler imitation, especially because the mechanics of play are weaker here. The sound and music are good, but lack enough variety.
Excerpt: Who doesn't love monkeys? I'm not embarrassed to say that I do. Ever since I was a small boy I've wanted a pet monkey, and even today my sister makes monkey noises when she sees me, as if to remind me that owning a pet monkey is a dream that will never come true. Super Monkey Ball obviously seemed very appealing, and the game (and sequel) delivered some great skill-based puzzles and plenty of great multiplayer action.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Super Monkey Ball aficionados will get more out of this game from the get go than those new to the series. However, those that persevere will find an enjoyable, cute and fun take on your standard platform adventure with moments of pleasure and pain along the way. Just be prepared for a some frustration!
Excerpt: Unlike the usual puzzle-platform gameplay that accompanies Super Money Ball titles, this latest release from SEGA is more of a 3D adventure with NPC-driven puzzle-platform overtones. And, considering that the gameÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s familiar series characters (AiAi, MeeMee, Baby, and GonGon) are restricted to being inside the prerequisite Ã¢â‚¬ËœMonkey BallÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ for the entire game, Super Monkey Ball Adventure offers up an oddly appealing challenge that requires constant player...
Conclusion: together. This bad blood between the two kingdoms is largely attributed to the recent emergence of a group known as the Naysayers, who have been spreading doom and gloom across the land. As such, Aiai must travel the world, defeating the Naysayers, which will hopefully do away with their bad vibes, and allow everyone to experience joy again. While this whole concept of including a narrative is new to the franchise, much of the gameplay will be familiar to fans.
Excerpt: Some things go together so well that you should never mess with the tried and tested formula. They just work. I’m thinking bacon sandwiches and brown sauce, chips with vinegar, Morecambe with Wise, Kylie with gold hot pants. Some things are so intrinsically matched that changing the formula even a little bit can alter the whole dynamic. Imagine Kylie with longer shorts or Eric Morecambe playing the straight man….doesn’t bear thinking about really does it?
Excerpt: Super Monkey Ball Adventure is the latest in what is now a long line of SMB games and is the series’ first attempt at something new. So far the series has gone through three well received puzzle titles, each with their own set of mini-games, each title expanding on what its predecessor gave us. Now it is time for the monkeys to break out and experience the joys of 3D platforming.
Summary: Der Storymodus wirkt, wie das gesamte Spiel, leider sehr lieblos und kann maximal jüngere Spieler überzeugen. Diese sind allerdings durch den Teils recht hohen Schwierigkeitsgrad überfordert. Die Minispiele sind zwar eine nette Zugabe, machen aber gegen die Computergegner kaum Spaß, weil sie nicht genug fordern. Auch die Grafik wird niemanden vom Hocker hauen. Einzig der viel zu kurze Klassikmodus überzeugt.
Pros: viele Minispiele, Klassik Modus, unterschiedliche Ballarten
Cons: mauer Story Modus, schlechte Kamera, nerviger Sound, teils ruckelige Grafik