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New Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania gameplay reveal

Game Informer rolls out a new gameplay showcase of Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania.

Game Informer revealed an exclusive look at gameplay for Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania yesterday on YouTube.

Alex Stadnik, John Carson and Brian Shea from Game Informer received an early copy of SEGA’s highly anticipated game. In the video, they discuss their history with Super Monkey Ball and play through some early stages of the game. In addition, viewers get the chance to see gameplay featuring Sonic.

Gameplay from Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

The gameplay shown off in the video primarily focuses on the stages from World 2: Volcanic Magma from Super Monkey Ball 2. The remastered versions of these stages look absolutely stunning on modern consoles. Although the HUD has some changes from the original, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania does a great job staying faithful to the original games. Because of this, fans of the original Super Monkey Ball titles will feel right at home. However, to get a true comparison of the graphical updates, watch this video showing the same world in the original Super Monkey Ball 2.

Fans will also be happy to hear that the game runs very smoothly on all platforms. Throughout the gameplay, the team from Game Informer discuss how it runs, “as smooth as a banana peel.” This hopefully reassures SEGA fans still reeling from the glitchy launch of Sonic Colors: Ultimate.

Speaking of the blue blur, his appearance in the gameplay reveal is certainly a welcome one. Those excited to play as Sonic in Banana Mania will also be happy to hear that he can be unlocked early in the game. According to Game Informer’s video, unlocking Sonic only costs 5,000 of in-game currency.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Cover

How to Pre-Order Banana Mania

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. To learn more about the game, read our article detailing everything we know.


PlayStation 4 | PlayStation 5 | Switch | Xbox Series X

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

Via Game Informer

Sam Fronsman

A writer with a love for video games, both new and old. A collector of games, CDs and DVDs. Can sometimes be found behind a camera or playing guitar. The X-Men games for SEGA Genesis will always hold great memories.
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