Reviews and Problems with Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
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Skill challenge for kids with a lot of patience.
Common Sense Media
10 February 2014
Summary: Parents need to know that this game can be quite challenging. Some kids will simply get frustrated while others may find it teaches them to concentrate better and get a real sense of accomplishment. Parents should also know that players must keep the remote extended, making slight twisting and turning motions, and that doing this for too long, like anything, might result in arm pain. You might want to remind kids to take frequent breaks from the action.
Excerpt: Once upon a time, AiAi and his primate pals were enjoying yet another sunny day at their tropical island hideaway. The lives of these monkeys are a far cry from those of their brethren in the wild jungles; instead of foraging for subsistence and avoiding predators, . But just as our fruit-obsessed hero was about to chow down on yet another one of his prized possessions, a mysterious foe swoops in and nabs his Golden Banana.
Summary: It's nice to know that Wii can still play the original Super Monkey Ball.
Pros: The controls in the single player game are extremely intuitive and fun, Though different, the platforming feel makes for an entertaining experience
Cons: Previous hits like Monkey Target are worse than the original versions, Several multiplayer games feel broken and should not have been included at all, Some mini-games will make you think your Wii remote is broken
Excerpt: MONKEY BALL GOES BANANAS…and then loses his friends… When it comes to weird ideas for video games, the ‘Super Monkey Ball’ series certainly manages to justify itself a place in our minds. When the idea of controlling an airtight hamster ball consisting of a fully clothed primate across brightly coloured boards towards a goal that will only elevate them high in the air and onto another brightly coloured board to repeat the process, a few gamers wondered if there was...
Pros: Great use of Wii controls embedded into a modern classic, Some multi-player games shine…
Cons: …Whereas others fall flat on their face, Gameplay seems slower than in previous games, No Challenge Mode
Conclusion: You won't finish the single player in a hurry - a good thing because the mini games will have your casual friends wondering why you were selling the Wii to them so hard. But even it's diversions don't make up for the fact that this would have been a stronger game if a little more effort had been applied to multiplayer. Not a dud, but not worth braving the new year's crowds for, either.
Pros: Retains the Monkey Ball flavour in single player mode, Surprisingly cool visuals
Summary: Pour conclure, je dois dire que j’ai été légèrement déçu par Super Monkey Ball : Banana Blitz. Le mode solo vaut la peine, car les contrôles répondent bien, les niveaux sont bien faits, et le challenge est présent. Cependant, il est très frustrant et la courbe d’apprentissage est très élevée. Et niveau multi joueurs : encore plus déçu. Les jeux répondent, en majorité, très mal, ou ont des contrôles trop peu intuitifs.
Pros: -Mode solo intéressant -Contrôles du mode solo intuitifs -Certains minis jeux sont intéressants -Bonne difficulté
Cons: -Techniquement décevant -Mode multi joueurs décevant -Les contrôles des mini jeux répondent mal -Très frustrant
Excerpt: Bien résolu à nous faire oublier la contre-performance de Super Monkey Ball Adventure, Sega joue son va-tout sur la nouvelle console de Nintendo avec un épisode qui devrait nous réconcilier avec le petit AiAi et sa bande. D'apparence très classique, ce titre renferme pourtant un certain nombre de particularités qui le rendent étonnamment efficace sur ce support.