Super Monkey Ball Adventure

By now we're all somewhat familiar with the unlucky simian quartet of Super Monkey Ball. They're obscenely adorable, baby-voiced tykes that can't seem to escape the glass ball / perpetual hamster wheel that encases them. Usually, you'd be tasked with wheeling them through a floating, twisting maze (like the wooden Labyrinth board game), but this time the primates are rolling into some Mario-style platforming.

Super Monkey Ball Adventure keeps the little guys inside their round prisons, but lets them loose in more traditional environments. Instead of dangling on a flying corkscrew, searching for an exit to the next puzzle floor, the monkeys are investigating jungles, theme parks and elaborate monkey cities.

Seeing as you're still trapped in a ball, expect the series' puzzle history to crop up frequently throughout the adventure. But without the constant, heart-exploding tension of the old titles (ticking clock, paper-thin routes to navigate), what could keep this interesting?

Brett Elston

A fomer Executive Editor at GamesRadar, Brett also contributed content to many other Future gaming publications including Nintendo Power, PC Gamer and Official Xbox Magazine. Brett has worked at Capcom in several senior roles, is an experienced podcaster, and now works as a Senior Manager of Content Communications at PlayStation SIE.