In Space, No One Can Hear You Sing Carols
 
HomeHome  TwitterTwitter  YouTubeYouTube  SearchSearch  GintendoGintendo  GRcadeGRcade  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

Share
 

 Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD

Go down 
AuthorMessage
The Cappuccino Kid
Brush God
The Cappuccino Kid

Posts : 4514
Points : 4631
Join date : 2013-02-25
Age : 100
Location : East of Mombasa

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Empty
PostSubject: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD   Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD EmptyTue 16 Jul 2019 - 17:40

Super Monkey Ball returns for the first time in almost a decade! It's coming to Switch, PS4, XBox One & Steam...and it's a remake...... of Banana Blitz.



That announcement trailer shows you hee-haw in the way of gameplay, though Famistu printed some screenshots that are all over the usual newsites.. Like everybody else, I think this is an odd choice for a remake - it's not a celebrated game by any stretch of the imagination. However, unlike everybody else, I think it's good fun.

Although it's retailing at full price, a price drop will inevitably follow milliseconds later, and that's when I'll give this another bash. How about youse?
Back to top Go down
Jimbob
Dry Metal Baby Princess
Jimbob

Posts : 3471
Points : 3493
Join date : 2013-01-15
Age : 37
Location : Milton Keynes

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Empty
PostSubject: Re: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD   Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD EmptyTue 16 Jul 2019 - 21:40

I do miss Monkey Ball - I only ever really played the first Super one, and it soon became very hard. However, does this one have Monkey Target?
Back to top Go down
http://jimbobsonofriber.tumblr.com/
The Cappuccino Kid
Brush God
The Cappuccino Kid

Posts : 4514
Points : 4631
Join date : 2013-02-25
Age : 100
Location : East of Mombasa

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Empty
PostSubject: Re: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD   Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD EmptyTue 16 Jul 2019 - 22:41

It's got a bastardised version of it:



Some of the minigames in Banana Blitz are legendarily poor. I remember my mates and I playing through them over the course of a couple of summer nights when the Wii was still new, and I was floored as to how the developer could think 'aye, that'll be good fun'. Mind you, they'll either have to sort out those motion controls for the non-Nintendo versions...or just leave all the minigames out altogether!
Back to top Go down
Kriken
Spambot
Kriken

Posts : 86
Points : 86
Join date : 2019-02-06

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Empty
PostSubject: Re: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD   Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD EmptyTue 16 Jul 2019 - 23:59

Certainly a bold move. A remake of Super Monkey Ball 1/2, especially as a bundle, would have been nice. Or of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe I guess, since it had the levels of all those games and more. Played the games relatively briefly at a friend's house and enjoyed them a lot.

Hopefully they make this good but my hopes aren't terribly high.
Back to top Go down
masofdas
Disciple of Aonuma
masofdas

Posts : 18851
Points : 19143
Join date : 2013-01-18
Age : 29
Location : VITA Island

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Empty
PostSubject: Re: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD   Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD EmptyWed 17 Jul 2019 - 11:35

An odd one to remake and the VITA has a semi-related version which I don't own and seeing they will be much the same, I'd sooner get then buy a full-price remake of it.

I could also just get it on Wii.
Back to top Go down
OrangeRakoon
Disciple of Overton
OrangeRakoon

Posts : 1064
Points : 1067
Join date : 2015-05-06
Age : 27
Location : Reading, UK

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Empty
PostSubject: Re: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD   Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD EmptyWed 17 Jul 2019 - 13:41

Baffling choice of game to remake, I guess it was just the cheapest
Back to top Go down
http://www.orkn.uk
Drunkalilly
Centurion of Palutena
Drunkalilly

Posts : 11369
Points : 11507
Join date : 2013-02-25
Age : 29
Location : Nagano

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Empty
PostSubject: Re: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD   Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD EmptyWed 17 Jul 2019 - 15:03

Like OR said, I'm assuming there's a tedious development reason they've picked this one- maybe the assets are all still available, whereas remaking the originals would involve a ground-up remake job?

As with literally everyone else on Earth, I'd much sooner be replaying the original two classics but I'll probably give it a bash just to encourage Sega to revive the series properly.
Back to top Go down
https://www.gintendo.co.uk/a-luke-at-japan
Balladeer
I'M EVEN LONELIER
Balladeer

Posts : 20944
Points : 19894
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 30
Location : Admintown

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Empty
PostSubject: Re: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD   Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD EmptyWed 17 Jul 2019 - 19:06

Kriken wrote:
A remake of Super Monkey Ball 1/2, especially as a bundle, would have been nice.

This would be the obvious sane move. BB is the one with the jump, right? Monkey nuts to that.
Back to top Go down
https://balladsandwords.wordpress.com/
Crumpy Andy
Baby Brush God
Crumpy Andy

Posts : 4324
Points : 4328
Join date : 2013-01-15
Age : 27
Location : The South

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Empty
PostSubject: Re: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD   Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD EmptyWed 17 Jul 2019 - 22:50

To be fair the biggest problem with BB was the motion controls made it slightly more difficult when it needed to be making the later worlds feel near impossible. Hoping it’ll feel good and won’t just end up with them throwing a channel right down the middle of the level to ruin any kind of challenge.

Sent from Topic'it App
Back to top Go down
The_Jaster
I'M SO LONELY
The_Jaster

Posts : 10179
Points : 10269
Join date : 2013-01-15
Age : 35
Location : Underground Corpse Pile.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Empty
PostSubject: Re: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD   Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD EmptyWed 17 Jul 2019 - 23:56

Im up for getting this, even though it isnt the best one as folk have said I think it'll still be fun to revisit.
Back to top Go down
Jimbob
Dry Metal Baby Princess
Jimbob

Posts : 3471
Points : 3493
Join date : 2013-01-15
Age : 37
Location : Milton Keynes

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Empty
PostSubject: Re: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD   Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD EmptyThu 18 Jul 2019 - 19:45

Jimbob wrote:
I do miss Monkey Ball - I only ever really played the first Super one, and it soon became very hard. However, does this one have Monkey Target?

The Cappuccino Kid wrote:
It's got a bastardised version of it:

Aw, I just wanted Monkey Target! I'm probably out
Back to top Go down
http://jimbobsonofriber.tumblr.com/
The Cappuccino Kid
Brush God
The Cappuccino Kid

Posts : 4514
Points : 4631
Join date : 2013-02-25
Age : 100
Location : East of Mombasa

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Empty
PostSubject: Re: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD   Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD EmptyThu 18 Jul 2019 - 20:16

Lots of good points well made by others, but

Drunkalilly wrote:
Like OR said, I'm assuming there's a tedious development reason they've picked this one- maybe the assets are all still available, whereas remaking the originals would involve a ground-up remake job?

As with literally everyone else on Earth, I'd much sooner be replaying the original two classics but I'll probably give it a bash just to encourage Sega to revive the series properly.

more or less sums it up for me. I really hope they take andyman's advice and don't through channels through the middle of the levels. They did that with the Super Monkey Ball game on 3DS, that wrecked it right enough.
Back to top Go down
Balladeer
I'M EVEN LONELIER
Balladeer

Posts : 20944
Points : 19894
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 30
Location : Admintown

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Empty
PostSubject: Re: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD   Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD EmptyThu 18 Jul 2019 - 21:18

Crumpy Andy wrote:
To be fair the biggest problem with BB was the motion controls made it slightly more difficult when it needed to be making the later worlds feel near impossible. Hoping it’ll feel good and won’t just end up with them throwing a channel right down the middle of the level to ruin any kind of challenge.

Joycon tilt controls the only way to play confirmed.

To be fair, Monkey Ball has always aped those real-life tilty maze things: it'd probably be quite fun in handheld! (Right before it got Switch-hurlingly annoying.)
Back to top Go down
https://balladsandwords.wordpress.com/
JayMoyles
Din's Power
JayMoyles

Posts : 13933
Points : 13259
Join date : 2013-01-21
Age : 26
Location : Courtroom No. 3 at 10am.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Empty
PostSubject: Re: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD   Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD EmptyThu 18 Jul 2019 - 22:38

Balladeer wrote:


To be fair, Monkey Ball has always aped those real-life tilty maze things

Bring back Kororinpa.

I've never played a Super Monkey Ball game, so I figured this might be one to check out. I guess judging by the posts above that it's not up to much, then?
Back to top Go down
http://www.jamesjmoyles.blogspot.com
The Cappuccino Kid
Brush God
The Cappuccino Kid

Posts : 4514
Points : 4631
Join date : 2013-02-25
Age : 100
Location : East of Mombasa

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Empty
PostSubject: Re: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD   Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD EmptyThu 18 Jul 2019 - 23:46

It's all right, just not as good as Kororinpa! After the GameCube original, that's the best Super Monkey Ball game (if that makes any sense).
Back to top Go down
Balladeer
I'M EVEN LONELIER
Balladeer

Posts : 20944
Points : 19894
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 30
Location : Admintown

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Empty
PostSubject: Re: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD   Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD EmptySat 20 Jul 2019 - 19:12

Yes, I think the consensus is 'pretty average'. I didn't like the jump and I got stuck on the third boss, so I didn't like the bosses either.
Back to top Go down
https://balladsandwords.wordpress.com/
Treesmurf
Ice Climber
Treesmurf

Posts : 2849
Points : 2844
Join date : 2013-01-17
Age : 30
Location : Manneh

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Empty
PostSubject: Re: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD   Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD EmptySun 21 Jul 2019 - 21:24

I'm also on board with buying to encourage a new game, as bad a practice as that is I don't remember having any issues with Banana Blitz even if it isn't the best version.
Back to top Go down
https://www.youtube.com/user/treesmurf11/featured
Sponsored content




Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Empty
PostSubject: Re: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD   Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Empty

Back to top Go down
 
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» im banana hello
» The Carnival of Monkey Island: fanproject needs background artists!
» Monkey Canopy Bed?
» SCCT Super League II
» SCCT Book Super League I

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
GNamer Forum :: GNamer Forum :: Nintendo Switch-
Jump to: