Super Monkey Ball Touch and Roll review

  • Epitome of handheld gaming
  • Party games sure to get a laugh
  • Practice makes perfect
  • Touch screen feels ... odd
  • Monkey Fight's a blurry mess
  • 20 of the 100-plus levels will murder you

Multiplayer has always been a draw for Monkey tomfoolery, and there're six ready to go from the start. Racing and the Hungry Hungry Hippos-esque Monkey Fight are bland, but mini golf and the first-person Monkey War are a blast. An air hockey recreation and so-so bowling sim can't supply the same drinking-game fervor of the console parties, but for a handheld they'll do fine.

It takes all of 10 seconds to understand but countless hours to perfect. Is there a better recipe for a portable game? Just remember how much the DS costs before you launch it across the room in frustration.

More Info

Release date: Feb 21 2006 - DS (US)
Feb 17 2006 - DS (UK)
Available Platforms: DS
Genre: Family
Published by: Sega
Developed by: Sega
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Mild Cartoon Violence
PEGI Rating:


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