Prepare to be Happy! Revolution Monkey Ball. Confirmed!

Best. News. Ever.

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Prepare to be Happy! Revolution Monkey Ball. Confirmed!
Sega has just announced Super Monkey Ball for Nintendo Revolution, without question the greatest videogame news of all time. Ever. The game, fully titled Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, is a Revolution exclusive and is the only true successor to Toshihiro Nagoshi's seminal simian balancing masterpiece.

?The Nintendo Revolution presents a totally unique avenue for our developers to explore the art of game design," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. "Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz will present a mind-boggling array of gameplay innovations that will excite and challenge gamers while pushing the boundaries of imagination forward.?

Oh god! It happened. Perhaps Sega was bugging SPOnG's regular drinking haunts, listening to us bang on and on about how Super Monkey Ball for Revolution would be the greatest thing ever. Ever.

From the press release:

The single-player puzzle levels in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz have been innovatively designed to challenge gamers' skills like never before. For the first time in the Super Monkey Ball franchise, AiAi and his friends will have the ability to jump when players flick the Nintendo Revolution controller in an upward motion. The ability to jump has given game designers another dimension in which to expand the Super Monkey Ball gameplay experience and allows gamers a whole new way to interact with the franchise; this time in true three-dimensional fashion.

The Party Games, for which the Super Monkey Ball franchise is famous, return with more variety than ever. An abundance of new Party Games have been creatively designed to take advantage of the Revolution controller in a multitude of ways. Gamers will find themselves competing in a traditional game of ring toss, or even smacking pesky moles in a game of "Whack-a-Mole." Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz's large library of Party Games is sure to inspire friendly competition anytime.


It now, truly, begins.


Comments

majin dboy 26 Apr 2006 12:36
1/8
never played this on the GC but was aware of its brilliance.

bit of a no brainer.
superfx 26 Apr 2006 13:23
2/8
Think of the possibilities for the mini games, how good would Monkey Baseball or Monkey Pool be with the Rev controller!
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LUPOS 26 Apr 2006 13:39
3/8
damnit, i thought after i beat 2 that i was free of it... well, heres to many more sleepless nights, bless you sega, you evil bastards.

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Ndolger 26 Apr 2006 13:59
4/8
Oh, this is great news, indeed! Super Monkey Ball was a game I really, really spent a lot of time with. It's one of the few games I can say I truly mastered. I was able to beat Expert Mode without dying; Master Mode was another story...

Hopefully, they'll make the single player more like the first game, SMB2 was way too ridiculously hard in some stages.

But great news! This is the quintessential game for the Revolution. I can really see all the mini-games being played with the Revmote. But, now if you're playing multiplayer with a friend, all you have to do is shove him to make him lose balance and kill their monkey. =E
majin dboy 26 Apr 2006 14:38
5/8
haha,i can see fist fights breaking out all over the world.
LUPOS 26 Apr 2006 15:28
6/8
Ndolger wrote:
But, now if you're playing multiplayer with a friend, all you have to do is shove him to make him lose balance and kill their monkey. =E


8| <- stunned

never thought of that before, what fantastically horible fun that will be... like the part in michael jacksons video "Scream" where him an janet are... uh... lets forget i refferenced MJ... anyway, thats gonna be awsome, or terrible. either way it'll be fun.
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config 26 Apr 2006 17:04
7/8
Ndolger wrote:
But, now if you're playing multiplayer with a friend, all you have to do is shove him to make him lose balance and kill their monkey. =E


Of course, this would result in a stern t**tting, thus (hopefully) discouraging any further cheatery.
Joji 26 Apr 2006 18:03
8/8
A big coup for Nintendo this one, especially after the games debut on GC. Can hardly wait, bring it on.
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