Super Monkey Ball Adventure

Somewhere along the way, the monkeys and their alarmingly-industrious friends have learned how to summon new powers to their oppressive globes. Adventure introduces some kind of chant system that can make the ball sticky, bounce high or float in water. There are 10 abilities in all - a feature that has been long overdue in the puzzle games, but could make this trek worth checking out.

Wait a second ... monkey civilization? Yes, there's a new, all-important story to back this adventure. There's a feud between two rival kingdoms and their star-crossed, monkey lovers that's fueling bad vibes and threatening to suck away all the fun of Monkeyworld. Some could argue that mixing Shakespeare and monkeys is a masterstroke; we're gonna hold off on judgment for now.

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.