Super Monkey Ball eye-dentifies Monster Rancher’s Suezo as its next cameo DLC

And yes, he picks up compact discs instead of bananas

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania has picked up a slew of killer cameos. Today, Sega announced a rather strange but welcome addition: Suezo, of Monster Rancher fame, will roll out into Super Monkey Ball.

The memorable cyclops-monster will be post-launch DLC for Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, arriving on Oct. 19 for $4.99. That’s just two weeks after the launch of Banana Mania on Oct. 5, and a few months ahead of the Monster Rancher games coming to Nintendo Switch on Dec. 9.

Of course, Suezo isn’t just rolling in as a character, but it’s bringing some Monster Rancher flavor to the ball-rolling action along with it. Suezo’s special pick-ups will be compact discs, referencing the tradition of Monster Rancher games utilizing discs for unlocking monsters.

Super Monkey Ball has already locked in some pretty wild cameos for its lineup. Kazuma Kiryu, Morgana from Persona 5, Sonic and Tails, and even Hello Kitty are all lined up to appear in the game. It’s a bummer that some of these are post-launch, paid DLC—but for the Monster Rancher faithful out there, how can you not want to support Suezo?

The Monster Rancher stalwarts will get their due when Suezo rolls into Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania on Oct. 19. Banana Mania itself will go live for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on Oct. 5, 2021.

Eric Van Allen