Not even the series' trademark graphics come through. The seas are murky, the skies blocky, and though the game usually runs smoothly (good) it sometimes stumbles (not so good). Even the menu system and user interface graphics look shabby. As in its other aspects, Adventure feels like a faded photocopy of the vibrant originals.
With the failure of its flagship story mode, Super Monkey Ball Adventure becomes a rather dull product that has little reason to exist. If there's anything we can take away from this, perhaps it's confirmation that it takes more than cute monkeys to make a decent action game. Several thousand bananas apparently aren't much help, either.