The Evolution of Your Favorite Monkey Gang: Celebrating 20 Years of Super Monkey Ball

Super Monkey Ball is back! Yo-ho bananamaniacs AiAi along with all your favorite monkeys will be embarking on an exciting new adventure. Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania — out now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S!

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Most importantly, Super Monkey Ball has seen a vibrant revitalization with bright new textures and environments. Since their debut in arcades, the original monkey gang has come a long ways (banana joystick included). 20 years ago…

AiAi’s new look marks a steady evolution from his first appearance in arcades (2001’s Monkey Ball) and Xbox (2005’s Super Monkey Ball DeluxeIt is. The lovable leader of the monkey gang has always sported his trademark orange ‘A’ tee, though his stylish hair swoop has gone through a makeover or two. His Banana ManiaThe model’s expression is brighter and more vibrant, and he has fun animations when he goes on adventures.

AiAi Evolution Image

MeeMee, the gang’s charming matriarch, has also seen her look evolve over the years. This kind soul first adorned her favorite polka-dot dress a decade ago (2011’s Super Monkey Ball 3DHowever, she never gave up her passion for picking fresh flowers.

MeeMee Evolution Image

The most radical evolution has to be everyone’s favorite genius Baby! Monkey Ball lore masters may recall this adorable young monkey’s origins as a time traveler from the future when he came back to help his parents thwart Dr. Bad-Boon’s nefarious schemes in 2002’s Super Monkey Ball 2,It’s a great idea! The high-tech visor he first picked up in 2010’s Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll is a nod to his scifi “past” (though he’s never parted with his trusty pacifier aka tantrum soother).

Baby Evolution Image

Not to be overlooked is GonGon the muscular-bound monkey with an heart of gold. The mighty gorilla also went through several iterations during his adventures on Jungle Island.

GonGon Evolution Image

We’re also absolutely thrilled to debut the gang’s newest look in the launch trailer for Super Monkey Ball Banana ManiaIt’s true! Sega and Powerhouse Animation teamed up to create stunning, hand-drawn 2D animations of the gang. Hyper Potions also contributed a track to the animated trailer. See if you can catch every Sega easter egg hidden in the gang’s first appearance in animated form!

Be sure to follow the official Super Monkey Ball social channelsFor concept art and inside information on AiAi’s journey to animated animation,

If you’re interested in more behind-the-scenes art from throughout SMB history, check out the limited-edition physical release ofSuper Monkey Ball Banana ManiaThe 20 The 20ThThe anniversary physical edition comes with a 40 page art book that features art taken from all games in the series. The book also contains a collectible sleeves, a reversible cover and 10 unique cosmetic items. It was our way to share this loved series with the most passionate fans in the world.

Learn more about the game and Super Monkey Ball during the Xbox Play streaming session on October 8, 2021 from 8am – 11am PDTOr, you can view the VOD in the archive section. Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is out now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. We’ll catch you back on Jungle Island next time, banana maniacs!

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

Xbox Live

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

SEGA


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$39.99

AiAi, friends and you will be racing to stop the mad monkey scientist Dr. Bad Boon from taking over Jungle Island. You will be joining the All-Star Monkey Team of AiAi (MeeMee), Baby, YanYan & Doctor, as you bounce, tilt, roll and navigate hundreds of intricately designed mazes and levels. It’s monkey business for the gang as you take down Dr. Bad-Boon and steal back your beloved bananas!

These are the features
• The ultimate Super Monkey Ball Experience – More than 300 stages from Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe.
• Go Bananas with 12 fun minigames including Monkey Racing, Monkey Soccer, Monkey Bowling, Monkey Baseball and much more!
• Challenge your friends as you compete for top banana on the online leaderboards!
• Immerse yourself in the Super Monkey Ball world with creative comic book-style story telling in Story Mode.
• Want to be the coolest monkey on the block? To make it unique, customize Super Monkey Ball or your character!



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