Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz - multiplayer hands-on

The next two events were all about crossing the finish line first. Monkey Race is unchanged from its earlier versions (simply racing down a winding track), but now there are power-ups scattered across the course. Race is also one of the minigames that lets you choose one of several locations - we mistakenly chose the hard course, a floating pirate-themed track that continuously bucked us away. The best of us still only managed to come in 5th place... we'll do better next time, honest. Control was remote only, similar to the pitch-down-to-accelerate nature of the snowboarding game.