Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz

The yacht racing game manages to throw some weird controls at you while still making a bit of sense. One hand controls the sail, which you want to position for maximum efficiency, while the other hand is waved to generate gusts of air. It's all about holding your sail in the direction you want to go while avoiding sharks, buoys and other racers - a little complicated, but hardly a problem.

The last game in our video has us flying birds through rings in a canyon. Flapping the remotes up and down makes you fly but you have to use both hands to soar left or right. It feels like piloting a tiny, slightly chuggy biplane. Oh, and player two is once again looking at the wrong screen.

Above: The yachting minigame sees you flapping your hand to generate a virtual gust of wind

Three other games in our series are tightrope walking, a slingshot shooting gallery and Monkey Darts. We're not about to say that a bit of virtual dart throwing is gonna sell consoles, but if you can make it through a round without shouting or gloating, then you're made of stone. Solid, unemotional stone.

For more on the single-player aspect of Banana Blitz, head here, and of course, check out the movies tab to see these minigames in action.

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.