Super Monkey Ball title rated in Taiwan (NSW/PS4/PC)

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The Taiwan rating board have recently put up a rating listing for a new Super Monkey Ball game for Switch, PS4, and PC whose title (現嚐好滋味!超級猴子球) seems to translate (via Google Translate) from Chinese as Now Taste Good! Super Monkey Ball. There’s also a Japanese title in the rating (たべごろ!スーパーモンキーボール) that translates to the similar The food is great! Super Monkey Ball.
Based on the title, it's likely the same one that was trademarked in Japan a while back.


 

Glimpse_Dog

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Oh wow, this would be amazing. Super monkey ball with gyro on switch might be too much to ask, but here's hoping.
 

MondoMega

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I just hope the game is good. I never played the last few installments on the Wii and 3DS, but i’ve heard that they aren’t as great as the first two console games.
 

Zippo

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This comes from our very own Hero of Legend


The Taiwanese rating board has seemingly let it slip that a new Super Monkey Ball game is in development. This lines up with SEGA renewing the Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz trademark a few months ago in America and "Tabegoro!" Super Monkey Ball rating that went up in Japan recently as well. The title even sounds similar.
Tabegoro means "Ripe" or "good to eat" while this title, when (roughly) translated, means
"Now Good Taste!".

It even comes with key art as well as a logo:



Given how ratings work, the game is most likely nearing completion/release, so we should get an official announcement rather soon, possibly during Comic Con.
 
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mazi

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i have very low confidence in them making a new good monkey ball game, so i hope this is just an HD remaster of the first two games.
 
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Need to wait and see if it's a good game before I can really care.

The first two games are great arcadey titles, but the series (which is something like another ten titles, remember!) since has been varying levels of mediocre.

As weird as it is, it'd probably be a safer gamble if they were just releasing a HD collection/remaster of the first two.
 
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N75

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One thing is that the artwork is defintely more reminiscent of the newer (post-Deluxe) titles, so this is likely an entirely new game and not a remaster/compilation.

It could be a remake, I guess.
 

Kismet

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The monkey race is one of the best mini games ever. Perfect local multiplayer. I would even buy a full game of Monkey Ball Racing.

I miss this franchise so much.
 

Zalman

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I love Monkey Ball, but it's hard to get excited when the series has been, ahem, rolling downhill. I think a collection of 1 and 2 would get me more excited. I'm happy to see the series is still alive though!