Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD |OT| Super Monkey Ball? More like Super Monkey's Paw!

Terraforce

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Oct 27, 2017
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I had no idea this game lacked the basic versus competition mode. Like what? I'm willing to overlook a lot of failings of this game, but I'm shocked they didn't bother adding it in. It's the core of Monkey Ball!
 

RingoGaSuki

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Apr 22, 2019
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I know Banana Blitz is one of the worst SMB games, but I'm buying it just because I don't want it to go the way of Chibi Robo.. I want my SMB1/2 remake and a new one too. I have zero memory of BB, so here's hoping Target is still fun.
 

neoJABES

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Dec 23, 2017
173
Looking forward to playing it this weekend, been way too long since we had a new Super Monkey Ball

literally just got my shipment info from Amazon.. even though I preordered the game months ago , it saysmy estimated delivery date will be Nov 21-Dec 13...! What the hell? Low print run?
 
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Pixieking

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Oct 25, 2017
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For someone who has really fond memories of playing SMB 1 on the GC, but never played any of the other games, is there value in getting this? I get the desire to support the release in hopes of getting the rest of the franchise, but if it's nothing like SMB 1 then I probably won't bother.
 
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Lant_War

Lant_War

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Jul 14, 2018
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For someone who has really fond memories of playing SMB 1 on the GC, but never played any of the other games, is there value in getting this? I get the desire to support the release in hopes of getting the rest of the franchise, but if it's nothing like SMB 1 then I probably won't bother.
Not really, 1 and 2 are still lightyears ahead. This game looks pretty and the music is good, that's pretty much all it has going for.
 

Camjo-Z

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Oct 25, 2017
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For someone who has really fond memories of playing SMB 1 on the GC, but never played any of the other games, is there value in getting this? I get the desire to support the release in hopes of getting the rest of the franchise, but if it's nothing like SMB 1 then I probably won't bother.
The gameplay is not really like the first game, so you'll probably be left disappointed.
 

Camjo-Z

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Oct 25, 2017
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I finally did it, I finally beat ULTRA HEAVEN

10-5 is pure evil and will haunt me in my nightmare for years to come. I spent more time on that stage alone than the first 5 worlds combined. I was pleasantly surprised to see that none of the remaining 4 levels came anywhere close to that level of hellish difficulty, 10-8 was actually one of my favorite stages in the game.

Also, you actually unlock something cool for beating all the worlds : Baby Robo as an alternate costume for Baby, who has different stats from normal Baby: max weight and balanced in everything else.
 
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Lant_War

Lant_War

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Jul 14, 2018
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I finally did it, I finally beat ULTRA HEAVEN

10-5 is pure evil and will haunt me in my nightmare for years to come. I spent more time on that stage alone than the first 5 worlds combined. I was pleasantly surprised to see that none of the remaining 4 levels came anywhere close to that level of hellish difficulty, 10-8 was actually one of my favorite stages in the game.

Also, you actually unlock something cool for beating all the worlds : Baby Robo as an alternate costume for Baby, who has different stats from normal Baby: max weight and balanced in everything else.
All characters have alternate costumes I think
 

Camjo-Z

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Oct 25, 2017
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All characters have alternate costumes I think
Yes, but this is the only one that's essentially a new character since it has unique stats.

EDIT: Unrelated, but I don't feel like double posting:

I'm playing the Switch version and finding handheld mode a lot easier to control than the Pro Controller was. I expected to have a rough time getting the Cobalt Caverns and Volcanic Pools medals but I actually managed them without too much trouble, though it helps that I found a strat that makes 7-2 way easier than the normal route.

Also, I noticed a camera sensitivity option in the settings, and changing it makes a pretty huge difference. If you crank it all the way up to 10 it makes it so doing fine adjustments is a little tough, but in exchange AiAi can pull off a 360 no scope. Worth maybe giving it a tweak if you've been feeling like the camera is a little off.
 
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Sunny Reign

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Jul 12, 2018
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Yes, but this is the only one that's essentially a new character since it has unique stats.

EDIT: Unrelated, but I don't feel like double posting:

I'm playing the Switch version and finding handheld mode a lot easier to control than the Pro Controller was. I expected to have a rough time getting the Cobalt Caverns and Volcanic Pools medals but I actually managed them without too much trouble, though it helps that I found a strat that makes 7-2 way easier than the normal route.

Also, I noticed a camera sensitivity option in the settings, and changing it makes a pretty huge difference. If you crank it all the way up to 10 it makes it so doing fine adjustments is a little tough, but in exchange AiAi can pull off a 360 no scope. Worth maybe giving it a tweak if you've been feeling like the camera is a little off.
What is your strategy for 7-2? I'm stuck there and have tried cheesing it with speed and bounces but to no avail.
 

Camjo-Z

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Oct 25, 2017
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What is your strategy for 7-2? I'm stuck there and have tried cheesing it with speed and bounces but to no avail.
Behold, my complex and intricate strategy:



I used the Gamecube controller because for some reason I can't go in a straight line to save my life this morning without that octogonal gate, but I've done it without one before so it should work either way.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I want the camera to be less sensitive as it's very jumpy. I keep quitting and changing the sensitivity between 1 and 10, but I just can't tell which one is supposed to be less sensitive. Common sense says 1, but can anyone confirm?
 

Camjo-Z

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Oct 25, 2017
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I want the camera to be less sensitive as it's very jumpy. I keep quitting and changing the sensitivity between 1 and 10, but I just can't tell which one is supposed to be less sensitive. Common sense says 1, but can anyone confirm?
Camera sensitivity just changes how fast the camera turns when you go directly left or right, you can test it by coming to a complete stop and trying to turn around. On 1 it's really slow and on 10 it's lightning fast. It doesn't affect the movement of the camera in general though.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Camera sensitivity just changes how fast the camera turns when you go directly left or right, you can test it by coming to a complete stop and trying to turn around. On 1 it's really slow and on 10 it's lightning fast. It doesn't affect the movement of the camera in general though.
Oh I see. So it literally is the camera, and not how much the stage flip flops about when you move it up and down. That makes sense, I misunderstood it. Thanks for your help.
 

Rhennik

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Oct 25, 2017
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Just got the game, and had a relatively fun time in World 1.

Does anyone know how to unlock the alternate costumes? I can't find a guide for it online.
 

BareKnuckle

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Oct 26, 2017
238
How on earth do you beat the Octopus boss? He’s prob game overed me about 5 times now.

going mad over here
 

Camjo-Z

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Oct 25, 2017
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How on earth do you beat the Octopus boss? He’s prob game overed me about 5 times now.

going mad over here
1. Roll behind him, hit the weak spot, wait until he's on the ground again, repeat two more times in quick succession.

2. After the third hit he'll enter his second phase, get in front of him so he doesn't push you off as he goes backwards into the water.

3. Stay away from him when he jumps back on the platform and make sure to jump over the ring of water he sends at you. Hit his weak spot and get in front of him to avoid being pushed off just like before. Do this two more times, noting that on the last cycle he will send two rings of water at you instead of one.
 

BareKnuckle

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Oct 26, 2017
238
1. Roll behind him, hit the weak spot, wait until he's on the ground again, repeat two more times in quick succession.

2. After the third hit he'll enter his second phase, get in front of him so he doesn't push you off as he goes backwards into the water.

3. Stay away from him when he jumps back on the platform and make sure to jump over the ring of water he sends at you. Hit his weak spot and get in front of him to avoid being pushed off just like before. Do this two more times, noting that on the last cycle he will send two rings of water at you instead of one.
This is very comprehensive thank you.

I’ve been trapped behind him many times, il let you know how I get on
 

PLASTICA-MAN

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Oct 26, 2017
10,156
Wait what? I downloaded the demo thinking I could control the game with motion controls like on PS Vita, the way the game should be played tbh, then I found no option to enable this in the game. Wth? How did they overlook such feature?
 
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Camjo-Z

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Oct 25, 2017
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Wait what? I downloaded the dmeo thinking I could control the game with motion controls like on PS Vita, the way the game should be played tbh, then I found no option to enable this in the game. Wth? How did they overlook such feature?
Literally the main draw of this version is that it doesn't have motion controls. Many fans would argue the series was ruined for a long time specifically because they kept focusing on less accurate alternate control methods with dumbed down level designs to accommodate them. The Wii version is always there if you really want to play with tilt though.
 

PLASTICA-MAN

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Oct 26, 2017
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Literally the main draw of this version is that it doesn't have motion controls. Many fans would argue the series was ruined for a long time specifically because they kept focusing on less accurate alternate control methods with dumbed down level designs to accommodate them. The Wii version is always there if you really want to play with tilt though.
Yes but they don't have to force motion controls you know, they just can offer it as an option. There are many platforms using motion controls to be neglected: Wii, Wii U, Switch, PS3, PS4, PS Vita and even phones now.
 
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Lant_War

Lant_War

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Jul 14, 2018
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Wait what? I downloaded the demo thinking I could control the game with motion controls like on PS Vita, the way the game should be played tbh, then I found no option to enable this in the game. Wth? How did they overlook such feature?
The main feature of this game is that it doesn't include motion controls :P
 

krae_man

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Oct 25, 2017
2,366
World 7 is kicking my ass. I've been able to get the champion medals on the other 6 worlds fairly easily save for a PITA boss battle or two.

This world though...
 

neoJABES

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Dec 23, 2017
173
Got the game the weekend.

Was having a great time with it until I hit World 7... what the fuck is with these levels...? Holy shit. My hands have never sweat so much playing a game. Not sure I’ll ever be capable of unlocking the Sonic Character.

The theme song for this game is amazing though. Love it.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Trying to clear expert speedrun is a pain in the ass. Got all the way to 10-5 and of course died there. About an hour and 10 or so down the drain. Hopefully I can get it done soon but it doesn't feel good knowing I'm working towards a run killer that is pretty much just random and luck based. I'm confident that if I can get past 10-5 with a few lives I'll be able to clear off the last few levels without too much difficulty.
 

shaneo632

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Oct 29, 2017
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Essex, UK
I'm looking for a fun brainless game to rent and kill a few hours while I'm on the road for a few days - is this a good option?