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Cost : $9.99 Developer : SEGA I think this title needs no introduction. Showcased in WWDC and that other convention, it's one of the big titles to come to the...
07-10-2008, 05:15 PM #1
Super Monkey Ball
I think this title needs no introduction. Showcased in WWDC and that other convention, it's one of the big titles to come to the iPhone and use its Accelerometer as control.
The goal is simple, get the monkey in a ball to the end of the stage while grabbing as many bananas as you can. That said, you don't control the monkey, you control the stage the monkey is on. Using the iPhone, you can tilt it any direction you'd like to tilt the stage and off the monkey goes. Try not to fall!
Pros: incredible graphics for the iPhone, really makes me wonder what else they can throw at us. Over 100 stages, different difficulties, practice mode, and rankings.
Cons: the controls are... odd. It's not like you'd expect them to be and the constant camera changes make moving the monkey to the end a real challenge. I'm going to give it the benefit of the doubt and say I'm not used to the controls yet but believe me when I tell you, this game is hard.
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07-10-2008, 05:22 PM #2
07-10-2008, 05:37 PM #3
Thanks for the review I was looking at buying this but am hesitant. I tied that neverball and man was it hard to control the ball for me, is this the same?
07-10-2008, 10:29 PM #4
i played neverball too and if super mokey ball is anything like controling that im out (although the graphics might already have me sold :-p)17" MacBook Pro
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07-10-2008, 10:34 PM #5
07-11-2008, 10:33 AM #6
i got monkey ball. and it sucks. yeah ok so its good good graphics, but wtf it was put together by sega what do you expect. the controls make me want to choke the developer. its not even fun. i mean its better than the scratch app, but come on. i have more fun playing raging thunder...
07-11-2008, 11:57 AM #7
Its hard but i am getting noticeably better at the game.
It has a learning curve but it is super fun when you get into to it. I like the difficulty level a lot.
07-11-2008, 01:30 PM #8
Level 7 is a *****.
07-11-2008, 02:01 PM #9
the game suck balls to me thats the reason why sega doesnt make any console Think Different
07-11-2008, 02:16 PM #10
After a day of playing and finally "getting" the controls (just tilting doesn't even scratch the surface of how sensible the game is), I'm getting a lot better than this. I already got all bananas in 7/10 of the Easy levels and 5/10 in the Hard levels of Monkey Island.
PS: do NOT try to play this in a moving vehicle (bus), it'll just make you want to hurt yourself.
07-11-2008, 02:24 PM #11Level 7 is a *****.
07-11-2008, 02:55 PM #12
I wish there was a setting to change the accelerometer's sensitivity.
07-11-2008, 03:54 PM #13
i just bit the bullet and purchased it.
worth every penny...21.5" iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 l 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 l 17" PowerBook 1.67 GHz
iPhone 4 32 GB l TV 160 GB l 32 GB iPad
07-11-2008, 05:02 PM #14
I can beat lvl 7 10 times in a row without falling. Just practice and youll get good. Dont make any jerky movements. Be nice and slow.
07-11-2008, 05:10 PM #15
I bought it but my iPhone won't sync
07-11-2008, 05:11 PM #16
Do I need firmware version 2.0 to play this?
07-11-2008, 06:38 PM #17
Yes you need 2.0 for any official app.
I don't know about this gam. the puzzles are fun, but it's just not Monkey ball without the minigames, like the flying one.Phil Nolan
Modeler / Animator
High 5 Productions
07-11-2008, 10:50 PM #18
I agree its worth every penny, i still haven't gotten past level 7 though lol.
07-11-2008, 11:11 PM #19
Noobs. Im on level 8 on the HARD.
07-11-2008, 11:38 PM #20
hahha shut up the map gets all crazy on me and i cant hold it steady.