Summary: I have played the versions of the game on various other platforms and liked it, so when I saw this was available on the PSP, I jumped on it immediately. I started the game with high hopes but those were destroyed pretty quickly. The characters are just as fun and adorable as on all the other versions, and the movements/controls are very fluid, but I got stuck in one particular area and cannot seem to get out of it.
Conclusion: Frustrating! Too much time spent loading up different zones, even if you venture accidentally over a boundary and then have to go straight back to the island zone you just left. This ruins it for me. Lots of potential because I enjoyed Monkey Ball, and an adventure based on that concept could have been great. But it isn't. If you fail a mission or come out of the zone, you have to find the character again to initiate the mission.