Super Monkey Ball Adventure hands on

Unfortunately, the meat of the game is the new story mode - the first fully developed adventure for the monkeys. In this mode, Ai Ai, Mee Mee, Baby and Gongon are called upon to save the day in a platform game featuring SMB controls. On paper, it sounds like a great idea, but the results so far are unimpressive. The level design, gameplay, graphics, camera, load times and puzzles were middling at best and frustrating as hell at worst. It’s as if the developer took traditional platform-game level-design and mashed the unique SMB camera and controls into the product. It just doesn’t feel right.