Game Review: Super Monkey Ball 2

If you never played the original, Super Money Ball 2 might be worth downloading.

Overall Score: 3/5

The gameplay is the same as the original, the controls can’t be configured, and the lasting value is weak. Jet Car Stunts is a very similar game and way better in my opinion.

Gameplay: 3/5

Since this was a sequel, I expected the developers would add more components to the gameplay and make it more exiting. However, they did nothing new. If you’ve already played the first Super Monkey Ball game, I would not recommend spending money on this one, it’s basically the same. The controls can be painful since you can’t *control* them (a.k.a. there’s no options to configure them). When playing sitting in a chair, you have to hold the phone up too high. If you’re laying down in bed it works well, but then your neck starts to hurt. All that aside, the controls work decently well (once you spend about 20 mins getting used to them). However, if you ever need to reverse your character’s direction in a tight space, the awkward camera rotation often causes you to fall off the edge.

Presentation: 4/5

The game looks good and the sound effects are good (except for this one annoying one at the end of levels). It’s visually above average compared to other games, but not excellent.

Lasting Value: 3/5

I’d expect at least 3 hours of gameplay from the campaign mode of a game like this, but I only got 2 hours and 15 minutes. You can always go back to get the gold medals on levels, but there simply should be more levels. There are a few mini games, but they’re really boring in my opinion. This game could really use a Time Trial mode.QRCode

 

Title: SMB2-SE
Price: $2.99
Publisher: SEGA

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