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Monkey Ball
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega NAOMI GD-ROM
Genre: Puzzle































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
2001 ¥?  ?
Arcade
US
2001 $?  ?




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Monkey Ball (モンキーボール) is a Sega NAOMI GD-ROM arcade game, originally released in 2001. It is the first game in the Super Monkey Ball series.

The arcade cabinet of Monkey Ball is unique for its banana-shaped joystick. All the bananas in the game are sponsored by Dole, a practise that would carry through to its successor, Super Monkey Ball and Super Monkey Ball 2. There are three characters, AiAi, MeeMee and Baby, three difficulty levels and numerous puzzles to complete.

Monkey Ball was somewhat unique at the time of release. Though marble/ball rolling games had been done in the past, such as Marble Madness, these types of games are fairly rare, and none had ever been presented in 3D.

Monkey Ball itself was not ported to consoles. Instead, an upgraded version titled Super Monkey Ball was released for the GameCube a few years later. It contains all the levels seen in Monkey Ball, plus enhanced graphics and extra features.

Production credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Monkey Ball/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

NAOMI, JP

NAOMI, World(?)


Super Monkey Ball series of games
Arcade
Monkey Ball (2001) | Super Monkey Ball: Ticket Blitz (20xx)
Nintendo GameCube
Super Monkey Ball (2001) | Super Monkey Ball 2 (2002) | Super Monkey Ball 2 Pack (2004) | Sonic Heroes & Super Monkey Ball Deluxe (2005) | Super Monkey Ball Adventure (2006)
Mobile phone
Sega Monkey Ball (2002) | AiAi's Funhouse (2002) | Monkey Ball Bowling (2003) | Monkey Ball Mini Golf (2003) | Super Monkey Ball 3D (200x) | Super Monkey Ball: Tip 'n Tilt (2007) | Super Monkey Ball: Tip 'n Tilt 2 (200x)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Super Monkey Ball Jr. (2002)
Nokia N-Gage
Super Monkey Ball Jr. (2003)
Sony PlayStation 2
Super Monkey Ball Deluxe (2005) | Super Monkey Ball Adventure (2006)
Xbox
Super Monkey Ball Deluxe (2005) | Sonic Heroes & Super Monkey Ball Deluxe (2005) | Sonic Mega Collection Plus & Super Monkey Ball Deluxe (2005)
Nintendo DS
Super Monkey Ball: Touch & Roll (2005) | Sega Fun Pack: Sonic Rush & Super Monkey Ball: Touch & Roll (2009)
Sony PlayStation Portable
Super Monkey Ball Adventure (2006)
Nintendo Wii
Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz (2006) | Sega Fun Pack: Sonic and the Secret Rings & Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz (2009) | Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll (2010)
iOS
Super Monkey Ball (2008) | Super Monkey Ball 2 (2009) | Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition (2010) | Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition Lite (2012) | Super Monkey Ball Bounce (2014)
Nintendo 3DS
Super Monkey Ball 3D (2011)
Windows Phone 7
Super Monkey Ball (2011) | Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition (2012)
Google Android OS
Super Monkey Ball (2011) | Super Monkey Ball Uki-Uki Seesaw (2012) | Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition (2012) | Super Monkey Ball Bounce (2014)
Sony PlayStation Vita
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz (2012) | Super Monkey Ball Adventure (201x)
Super Monkey Ball Characters
AiAi | MeeMee
Super Monkey Ball related media
Book
Super Monkey Ball Player's Book (2001) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Super Monkey Ball 2 (2002)