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5:00 PM on 10.19.2013

Super Monkey Ball proves effective warm-up for surgeons

All the time, we are discovering ways videogames can substantially improve our lives, and it now seems they are improving our medical care. Dr. James "Butch" Rosser has found that a doctor playing videogames before performing...

Bill Zoeker


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Review: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz photo
Review: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz
by Chris Carter

Monkey Ball hasn't done much to change up its tried-and-true formula in the past decade, and tends to play things fairly close to the chest. You're a monkey, you're in a ball, and you have to roll around to collect bananas. Full stop, you know what you're getting here when it comes to most of the franchise.

After a number of ports, rehashes, and eventually a culmination of a $2.99 mobile game (that's constantly on sale for $0.99), even as a fan, it's easy to become disinterested.

So what did I find after playing the Vita's first ever Monkey Ball game? Yep, this is pretty much the same thing you played all the way back in 2001.

Just worse.

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5:45 PM on 10.16.2012

Racing is transformed in Sonic Universe #45

Sonic Universe #45 hits newsstands tomorrow, but non-subscribers can steal a peek at some fresh pages in the gallery below. This is the Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed adaptation issue that was first revealed right h...

Tony Ponce

11:30 PM on 10.12.2012

Monkey balls in your face: A Super Monkey Ball musical

Internet musical collective Random Encounters has been whipping up promotional videos for Sega lately. They concocted Sega Bass Fishing of the Dead as an April Fools' joke, then they followed up with a musical based on Rhyth...

Tony Ponce

8:30 PM on 07.03.2012

Sega's 4th of July sale for PSN, XBLA and iOS

Sega loves to have sales for just about any occasion, so Independence Day is as good as any. Tomorrow, look for marked down games on iOS (and one Android title), PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. Here's what they have...

Dale North

5:15 PM on 06.06.2012

E3: Gilius Thunderhead & All-Stars Racing Transformed

This is not an announcement that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is being renamed Gilius Thunderhead & All-Stars Racing Transformed. I wish, because Gilius Thunderhead is the greatest Sega character of all time, ...

Tony Ponce

9:30 AM on 05.23.2012

Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz coming to Vita this fall

Sega has more monkey business in store for the PS Vita later this year with Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz. Yes, with a "z." This game will feature more than 100 stages of tilt-y ball rolling as well as eight mini-...

Dale North

8:00 AM on 04.20.2012

Super Monkey Ball decides to get a bit naughty

Some things just represent purity and innocence to me. New born babies, Mother Theresa, and of course Super Monkey Ball. I'm sure you could mix various words in the game's title with others to dirty it up, but the thought of...

Hiroko Yamamura

11:00 PM on 01.13.2012

Go bananas over Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz

Of course there's a new Super Monkey Ball game coming to the PlayStation Vita. Super Monkey Ball is on EVERYTHING and so here's the latest trailer that's more of a tease rather than gameplay footage. Banana Splitz will featu...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Super Monkey Ball on the PS Vita is photo-rific photo
Super Monkey Ball on the PS Vita is photo-rific
by Keith Swiader

SEGA is bringing their beloved Super Monkey Ball series to Sony's new PlayStation Vita, which, by the way, has been dated for February 22 of next year. Surely, everybody loves the little monkey rolling around in his super ball, collecting bananas, and trying his damnedest to avoid falling off the edge of any given level, right?

Heck, that monkey rules, and his offering on the Vita not only sounds promising, but it is promising, and in my opinion offers what all great portable titles should -- quick, pick-up-and-play gameplay. 

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