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Get a first look at the SEGA consoles in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania

When Banana Mania launches on Oct. 5th, players can purchase the SEGA Legends DLC Pack to play as a SEGA Saturn, Game Gear, or Dreamcast.

Not long after SEGA first revealed Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania, the company announced the SEGA Legends DLC Pack. This pack brings a bunch of classic SEGA consoles as characters into Banana Mania, including the Saturn, Game Gear and Dreamcast. And recently, we got our first look at what these consoles will look like in the final game.

Looking at it objectively, it’s just 3D models of the consoles placed into a sphere. And yet we can’t deny there’s an odd charm in picturing a SEGA Saturn tumbling down a Monkey Ball stage.

Check out the consoles in action below:

SEGA Consoles Banana Mania

Who else joins the SEGA consoles in Banana Mania?

In addition to these classic SEGA consoles and the returning Monkey Ball cast, players also have the choice to play as Beat from Jet Set Radio, Sonic and Tails, and Kazuma Kiryu from Yakuza. Morgana from Persona, Hello Kitty, and Suezo from Monster Rancher will also be available as paid DLC characters.

Instead of collecting bananas, each of these characters grab items relevant to their series. As some users on Twitter joked, this hopefully means the SEGA Game Gear will collect AA batteries — because we all know you’ll need a ton to play with it for long.

SEGA Consoles Banana Mana Pack

The SEGA Legends Pack is included with the Digital Deluxe bundle of the game, but other Banana Mania players can purchase these “ball-ified” SEGA consoles as DLC for $4.99 at launch. Other DLCs include the Classic Character Pack, unlocking retro skins for each monkey; the Customization Pack, a set of unique pink cosmetics; and the Classic Soundtrack, giving players access to the games’ original tunes.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania is developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and will be released on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. The game will launch on Oct. 5, 2021. Retail prices are $29.99 USD for standard editions and $39.99 USD for deluxe versions.


PlayStation 4 | PlayStation 5 | Switch | Xbox Series X

You can pre-purchase the game on Steam as well.

And click here if you want to learn more about what to expect when the game launches this October!

Via Twitter.

Daniel Hein

Daniel Hein is either A) a lifelong video game fanatic, writer, and storyteller just sharing his thoughts on things, or B) some kind of werewolf creature. We're not quite sure which yet. He also makes mediocre video game retrospectives (and other content!) on YouTube where you can watch him babble on for hours about nothing.
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