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Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll (Wii)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the story and graphics. The gameplay and usability are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and controls get less positive opinions. There are some mixed views about the single player gameplay.

multi player, graphics

usability, design, controls, gameplay

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Super Monkey Ball: Step and Roll

 

Super Monkey Ball is a fresh take on a budding genre, and the included party games are so engaging that it even outpaces the stellar single-player experi...

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Super Monkey Ball: Step and Roll Review [Wii]

 

The problem with puzzle games is that they must continue to innovate and inspire, releasing many sequels of the same franchise can sometimes hurt more than anything. If we look at how many releases of Tetris and Columns there has been and none of the...

The single player is fun and interesting ; The visuals ooze charm and cuteness ; The control method is wonderfully intuitive and responsive ; Great for quick bursts of gaming

Co-op mode is boring and uninspiring ; The balance board is a worthless addition and is pretty much broken ; Some of the mini games aren't that much fun ; The maps can get a little repetitive after time

Super monkey Ball: Step and Roll is a fun game that is let down by a few standout problems. Most of which can be avoided if you are just looking for a great puzzling experience. Stick to using the Wii Remote and the single player content is a treat....

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Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll

 

Control annoyances and missing features make Step & Roll a big step backward for the Monkey Ball franchise.

Vibrant, colorful visuals ; Rich, subtle music ; Offers some classic Monkey Ball challenge

Missing features from the previous game ; Playing with the balance board is not fun ; One-size-fits-all level design is a disappointment ; Minigames suffer from unresponsive controls, lack of originality

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Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll

 

Step on to the Wii Balance Board and you're bound to roll off the course frequently.

Multiplayer is fun and entertaining ; Single-player mode works well with the Wii Remote

Wii Balance Board doesn't work all that well

Darn, I'm very interested in this game, but since I skipped the generally disliked Banana Blitz, I'm not sure if the control issues of the this game will be a problem for me.

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Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll

 

Like playing Smash Bros. with oven gloves on, it's another balance board misfire

Balance board hilarity ; Quite colourful visuals ; Gets more interesting with regular controller

Balance board is awkward ; Levels are dumbed down for the balance board ; Doesn't properly appeal to hardcore or casual players

The multiplayer side of things isn’t a great deal better. The Step & Roll implementation of Monkey Target isn’t as good as the original GameCube one, and few of the minigames are of the kind of standard you’d find in Wii Play or Wii Fit Plus. Also,...

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Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll

 

The series' creator fills us in on what to expect from this balance board-enabled sequel.

We were aware that the design of the original arcade game is different from how the game is known today and have made changes to balance the gameplay aspect since the original version was ported straight from the arcade version which could be difficult...

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Super Monkey Ball: Step and Roll Updated Hands-On

 

We roll deep with Aiai, Meemee, and the crew in Sega's latest Super Monkey Ball game.

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Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll - Review

 

Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll has a simple enough goal – get a monkey in a ball from Point A to Point B within a set time limit. The trick is that you're not so much moving the monkey as you are the tracks, mazes, and obstacle courses that separate...

Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll won't keep your interest for very long, but it may make you dizzy.

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Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll

 

If rolling a monkey around in a transparent ball, through an obstacle course is your idea of fun, then you'll be glad to know that another Monkey Ball title is rolling towards you. Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll is the latest Monkey Ball...

Vibrant graphics ; Great cartoon-inspired soundtrack ; Game can be fun when everything comes together ; Nice assortment of mini-games

Sensitive controls and camera lead to frustration ; Linear level design ; Missing gameplay features from previous title ; Co-op and balance board features feel tacked on

Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll is a step back for the series. Multiple, key game mechanics are gone from the previous game and the touchy controls and camera can leave you quite frustrated. When the game gets on a roll, it can be a fun and...

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Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll Wii Review

 

If you've never played a Monkey Ball game before then here it is in a nut shell. You play as a monkey which is placed inside a ball, you then run around inside the ball to control, move, balance, rotate and steer yourself around an obstacle course...

A great, fun game ; Fantastic multiplayer mode ; Very additive

Balance board doesn't work as well as it could ; Credits at the end of each world ; The squeaking noise the monkeys made are really irritating ; Lack of single player levels

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