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Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Launches on Consoles and PC

SEGA has officially launched Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Celebrating 20 years of tilting, bouncing, rolling, and careening through wondrous worlds and devilish stages, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania faithfully remasters the original three Super Monkey Ball games (Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe) for a new generation of monkey maniacs. To celebrate the release of Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, SEGA partnered with Powerhouse Animation to bring AiAi and gang to life in stunning hand-drawn animation. This marks the first time the Monkey Gang and Jungle Island have been seen in animated form. The animated launch trailer also features an original track by Hyper Potions.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania features over 300 lovingly recreated levels and mazes, 12 fun Party Games, and a delightful cast of characters, and provides the ultimate SMB experience for classic fans and newcomers alike. With new graphics, immersive comic book-style storytelling, new support features, 4-player local coop, online challenges and leaderboards, 100+ customisable items, and five new bonus modes highlight an expansive remaster that will rekindle the magic of the originals.

Beyond the classic roster of the original characters, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania also introduces new heroes from classic SEGA games and pop culture. Beat from Jet Set Radio, Kiryu from Yakuza, and the beloved duo of Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles “Tails” Prower will arrive on day one as free unlockable characters. Pop culture icon Hello Kitty, Morgana from Persona 5, Suezo from Monster Rancher, and SEGA Legend consoles (Game Gear, Saturn and Dreamcast) will also join the gang as new DLC characters.

In addition to the standard game, a special 20th Anniversary limited-edition physical release arrives at retailers today at no additional cost. The Anniversary Edition comes with a 40-page art book featuring art from every game in the series straight from the Sega archives. It also includes a collectible sleeve, reversible cover, and 10 exclusive cosmetic items. A Digital Deluxe edition of Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is also available featuring six additional classic character skins, three SEGA Legend console skins, 10 customisable items, and classic soundtrack.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is rated PEGI 3 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and is available now for £34.99 (console) and £24.99 (PC). The Digital Deluxe edition retails for £44.99. Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania also supports Xbox Series X Smart Delivery. Additionally, players can buy the digital PS4 version from the PlayStation Store or the physical version from a retailer and play the PS5 version at no extra cost.

Joshua (Shnook)

Joshua (Shnook)

Staff Writer

Will do his very best to not avoid team killing everyone.

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