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Title: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on September 14, 2020, 03:16:56 am
SUPER MONKEY BALL

Post anything you want (pics, memories, opinions, memes, game collection) about Super Monkey Ball here.

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SUPER MONKEY BALL games
(not counting ports and collection bundles)
and games with playable Super Monkey Ball characters :

2001 - Monkey Ball
2001 - Super Monkey Ball
2002 - Super Monkey Ball 2
2002 - Super Monkey Ball Jr.
2003 - Sega Super Monkey Ball Mobile

2003 - AiAi’s Funhouse
2004 - Sega Superstars (Aiai as a playable char)
2004 - Monkey Ball Bowling
2005 - Super Monkey Ball Deluxe
2005 - Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll

2006 - Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
2006 - Super Monkey Ball Adventure
2006 - Sonic Riders (Aiai as a playable char)
2007 - Super Monkey Ball: Tip 'n Tilt
2008 - Super Monkey Ball: Tip 'n Tilt 2
2008 - Sega Superstars Tennis (Aiai and Meemee as playable chars)

2010 - Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll
2010 - Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition
2010 - Sega & Sonic All Stars Racing (Aiai as a playable char)
2011 - Super Monkey Ball: Ticket Blitz
2011 - Super Monkey Ball 3D
2012 - Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Aiai and Meemee as playable chars)

2012 - Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz
2014 - Super Monkey Ball Bounce
2017 - Sonic Forces (as costume)
2018 - Sega Heroes (Aiai, MeeMee, Baby, and Gongon as playable chars)
2018 - Sega Slots (SMB Theme)
2019 - Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD

2021 - Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania
2021 - Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (as costume)

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Rumour: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
As always with leaks and rumours, take this one with a pinch of salt until confirmed.

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Article : https://www.gamebyte.com/rumour-sega-to-announce-new-super-monkey-ball-game-this-month/ (https://www.gamebyte.com/rumour-sega-to-announce-new-super-monkey-ball-game-this-month/)
Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: Berto on September 15, 2020, 12:17:41 am
Trivia : While other playable characters are monkeys, Yanyan is not a monkey.
She's a lemur.

(https://s12.directupload.net/images/200915/v6pd6w9a.jpg)

Pic from : https://www.deviantart.com/cafechan/art/i-wanted-to-draw-monkeys-196361283
Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: Berto on September 15, 2020, 08:31:02 pm
I'll try to post everyday until the announcement day (or at least until this month is over)

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Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: Berto on September 16, 2020, 09:49:17 pm
Trivia : Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz' (PS Vita) title is a pun of the Wii game, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz,
although unlike Banana Blitz, we cannot jump.

(https://i.ibb.co/ByKktkG/Super-Monkey-Ball-Banana-Splitz.jpg)
Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: Berto on September 17, 2020, 09:41:03 pm
Baby is the son of AiAi and MeeMee from the future. Poor Yanyan.

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Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: Berto on September 18, 2020, 02:02:29 am
Segabits Talk: Super Monkey Ball (2001)

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Link : http://segabits.com/blog/2019/07/04/sega-talk-21-super-monkey-ball-2001/
Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: EdwardCohen1958 on September 18, 2020, 03:06:00 am
Baby is the son of AiAi and MeeMee from the future. Poor Yanyan.

(https://s12.directupload.net/images/200918/kr9lnbhj.jpg)


Lol, I laughed at this more than I should  ;-D
Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: Berto on September 21, 2020, 01:25:23 am
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Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: Berto on September 22, 2020, 08:28:53 pm
Developer Retrospective: Rolling with the arcade kings of SEGA’s Amusement Vision

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Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2015/06/01/year-of-the-developers-rolling-with-the-arcade-kings-of-segas-amusement-vision/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2015/06/01/year-of-the-developers-rolling-with-the-arcade-kings-of-segas-amusement-vision/)
Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: Berto on September 23, 2020, 11:15:17 pm
"Change is inevitable. Evolution, however, is optional."
(Tony Robbins)

(https://i.ibb.co/p4P3rkq/Toshihiro-Nagoshi-Transgormation.jpg)
Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: Berto on September 24, 2020, 12:28:58 am
rumor has it a new Monkey Ball game is getting revealed at Tokyo Game Show this friday...
let's find out together
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA4bjZm902c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA4bjZm902c)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=902mSRYxmAM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=902mSRYxmAM)
Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: Berto on September 29, 2020, 03:12:24 am
Trivia : Popular gravure model Yuki Kawamura is featured in "Adult Map" DLC for the PS Vita release of Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz.
Japanese version only of course.

(https://i.ibb.co/mBQxDzN/Yuki-Kawamura-Super-Monkey-Ball-Banana-Splitz.jpg)
Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: Berto on September 29, 2020, 09:21:10 pm
The new Super Monkey Ball looks great !

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/886/497/adb.gif)

Source : https://knowyourmeme.com/photos/1886497-gaming
Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: Berto on September 30, 2020, 08:24:48 pm
Super Monkey Ball Country !!!

(https://i.ibb.co/bWpJQdY/Super-Monkey-Ball-Country.jpg)

Source : https://www.deviantart.com/lavells-enterprise/art/Super-Monkey-Ball-Country-856622949
Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: Berto on October 01, 2020, 08:55:46 pm
Rumour: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
As always with leaks and rumours, take this one with a pinch of salt until confirmed.

Welp, September has passed and turned out the rumour is ... just rumour afterall.  ::)

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Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: Berto on October 14, 2020, 09:25:43 pm
Nick Robinson says SEGA is working on Super Monkey Ball 3 via voice actor interview

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According to Nick Robinson, the voice actor is under an NDA, so you can view the interview at this article where he tries to dance around questions during the interview with Nick trying to fill in the blanks with his thoughts.
So this confirms that the original Super Monkey Ball announcer is working with SEGA, where he has recorded one session.
A lot of the interview is speculation since the voice actor isn’t allowed to confirm what the actual game is.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2020/06/12/rumor-nick-robinson-says-sega-is-working-on-super-monkey-ball-3-via-voice-actor-interview/
Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: Berto on October 14, 2020, 09:26:36 pm
Super Monkey Ball Ticket Blitz
A fairly different take on Monkey Ball


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I found the game to be a nice, short burst of fun.
It’s a fresh change of pace controlling Aiai instead of the stage and it really puts a bigger focus on collecting bananas.
Something I didn’t really give much thought on the console games.
The change in gameplay turns it from a faster paced skill game to more of a platformer.
In the second level I played, it got very difficult as I made my way around moving platforms and bumpers trying to knock me off the stage.
If done right, this could be a great new way to play Monkey Ball on consoles.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2011/03/16/hands-on-super-monkey-ball-ticket-blitz/
Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: Berto on October 14, 2020, 09:28:41 pm
Trivia : Classic Sonic is an unlockable character in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD

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Selecting Sonic will change all bananas to rings, and sound effects will be replaced by classic Sonic sounds.

Articles :

1. http://segabits.com/blog/2019/10/15/classic-sonic-revealed-as-bonus-character-in-super-monkey-ball-banana-blitz-hd/
2. https://store.steampowered.com/newshub/app/1061730/view/1697224156985175811
Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: Berto on October 14, 2020, 09:30:02 pm
Classic SEGA Ads: Super Monkey Ball 2 is like a party but better than a party!

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To promote the games in America, SEGA took that childlike excitement and put it into the bodies of adults for a series of TV commercials.
This resulted in a bizarre yet funny campaign of child voiced grownups who are incredibly excited having played Super Monkey Ball 2.
I would not be surprised if these are actual reactions from kids who just played the game, an element that really lends a bit of realism to an otherwise unbelievable commercial.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2015/06/12/classic-sega-ads-super-monkey-ball-2-is-like-a-party-but-better-than-a-party/
Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: Berto on October 14, 2020, 09:30:55 pm
Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz HD
An A-Peeling Remake?


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Controls are much improved over the Wii’s original Wiimote setup, though SEGA has yet to really replicate the precise controls seen on the GameCube releases.
It’s hard to describe without trying it for yourself, but Banana Blitz HD doesn’t feel as precise as the GameCube but is far better than what a Wiimote or iPad accelerometer would provide.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2019/10/29/super-monkey-ball-banana-blitz-hd-review-an-a-peeling-remake-playstation-4/
Title: Re: SEGA To Announce New Super Monkey Ball Game This Month
Post by: Berto on October 14, 2020, 09:35:30 pm
SEGA's 60th Anniversary Celebration
Save 50% on Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD on Steam
Offer ends 20 October 2020

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Link : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1061730/Super_Monkey_Ball_Banana_Blitz_HD/
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on November 04, 2020, 07:45:28 pm
Super Monkey Ball’s Matt Brian Teases :
"November 5, 2020. Finally! Video shall be released!"


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Let’s say that a new Super Monkey Ball was supposed to be announced by now, if that was the case then SEGA should already have something to show off. 
So with that said it is possible that they may have something to reveal on the date that the announcer claims to be November 5th

Link : https://www.gamebyte.com/new-super-monkey-ball-is-coming-soon-teases-series-actor/
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on November 10, 2020, 11:10:04 pm
Super Monkey Ball Gaiden

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Super Monkey Ball Gaiden is a pack created by Cutsman and released on June 23, 2020.
This hack would be critically acclaimed and Cutsman would later go on to be a level designer for the game Rolled Out!


Article : https://smb-hacking.fandom.com/wiki/Super_Monkey_Ball_Gaiden
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on November 10, 2020, 11:11:56 pm
Xbox Series X/S Launches Today
There Are 17 Sonic Games You Can Play Right Now
Including Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
(Where Aiai and Meemee are playable)

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The following games are all Sonic the Hedgehog (or Sonic-related) games that are currently playable on Xbox Series X or S as of Tuesday 10 November, 2020.
Microsoft and/or SEGA may add more titles to the Xbox Backwards Compatibility list in the future, and we’ll try to update this whenever that happens.

Article : https://www.sonicstadium.org/2020/11/xbox-series-x-s-launches-today-these-are-the-sonic-games-you-can-play-right-now/ (https://www.sonicstadium.org/2020/11/xbox-series-x-s-launches-today-these-are-the-sonic-games-you-can-play-right-now/)
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on November 17, 2020, 05:54:38 pm
Toshihiro Nagoshi Interview | 30 Years at SEGA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxlH1ylA1rY
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on November 27, 2020, 07:37:27 am
SEGA Forever - Super Monkey Ball: Sakura Edition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSRx85pHKt4
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on November 27, 2020, 07:39:20 am
Sega Black Friday Sale Offers
Lots Of Great Savings On Switch (North America)


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All of these deals are available from now right up until 2nd December :

- Catherine: Full Body – $29.99 (was $49.99)
- Citizens of Space – $4.49 (was $14.99)
- Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Mega Mix – $19.69 (was $39.39)
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – $29.99 (was $59.99)
- Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder – $5.99 (was $14.99)
- SEGA Ages Alex Kidd in Miracle World – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Columns II: A Voyage Through Time – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Fantasy Zone – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Gain Ground – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Herzog Zwei – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Ichidant-R – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Out Run – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Phantasy Star – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Puyo Puyo – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Puyo Puyo 2 – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Shinobi – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Sonic the Hedgehog – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Space Harrier – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Thunder Force AC – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Virtua Racing – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Wonder Boy: Monster Land – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Genesis Classics – $14.99 (was $29.99)
- SEGA Ages G-LOC Air Battle – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- Shining Resonance Refrain – $11.99 (was $29.99)
- SolSeraph – $4.49 (was $14.99)
- Sonic Forces – $9.99 (was $19.99)
- Sonic Mania – $9.99 (was $19.99)
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD – $19.99 (was $29.99)
- Team Sonic Racing – $19.99 (was $29.99)
- Two Point Hospital – $19.99 (was $39.99)
- Valkyria Chronicles 4 – $17.99 (was $29.99)

Source: https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/11/sega_black_friday_sale_offers_lots_of_great_savings_on_switch_north_america (https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/11/sega_black_friday_sale_offers_lots_of_great_savings_on_switch_north_america)
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on January 11, 2021, 09:19:06 pm
Return to Castle Monkey Ball - Fan Game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c7sfPxreHo

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Beloved games Wolfenstein 3D and Super Monkey Ball have crossed paths in this totally FREE wacky fangame!
Collect bananas, find treasure, defeat guards, and escape the procedurally generated fortress!

Source : https://twitter.com/Nickireda/status/1348376518670626824
Play the game here : https://nickireda.itch.io/return-to-castle-monkey-ball
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on January 29, 2021, 09:41:35 pm
Super Monkey Ball Creator Toshihiro Nagoshi to Retire From Sega CCO Role,
Will Stay as Creative Director


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Yukio Sugino is replacing Toshihiro Nagoshi as new COO. Haruki Satomi, current CEO of Sega, will also be appointed as group CEO and president of parent company Sega Sammy Holdings. His father and founder of Sammy Corporation, Hajime Satomi, will be appointed as chairman.
Other changes are happening as well, the usual when the new fiscal year starts in Japan

Article : https://www.dualshockers.com/yakuza-creator-toshihiro-nagoshi-retire-sega-cco-role/
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on February 13, 2021, 06:03:27 am
Super Monkey Ball-like Paperball Deluxe coming to Switch on March 25

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wB_2qGMDBI

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Paperball first launched for PC via Steam in March 2020.
Paperball Deluxe includes all the downloadable content released for the PC version, as well as console-exclusive content. 

Article : https://www.gematsu.com/2021/02/super-monkey-ball-like-paperball-deluxe-coming-to-switch-on-march-25
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 13, 2021, 07:41:42 am
So is Paperball free or something? Because I don't get how Sega would allow it. I mean, fan games, sure. Sega are chill with fan games. They don't have to and they can revoke that creative freedom whenever they want but they seem pretty cool with fan games, as long as it's not for profit.
While paperball doesn't use any of the SMB characters it's still blatantly ripping off the gameplay. Can't they call shenanigans on that?
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on February 14, 2021, 08:44:19 pm
So is Paperball free or something? Because I don't get how Sega would allow it. I mean, fan games, sure. Sega are chill with fan games. They don't have to and they can revoke that creative freedom whenever they want but they seem pretty cool with fan games, as long as it's not for profit.
While paperball doesn't use any of the SMB characters it's still blatantly ripping off the gameplay. Can't they call shenanigans on that?

It's not free since Steam version (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1198510/Paperball/) costs US$11,99
Switch version definitely will costs more with ESRB and Switch eshop tax
I guess SEGA is just going too soft
Even Taxi Chaos that's definitely a Crazy Taxi rip-off
SEGA's not just allowing it, but they helped to publish it for Asian market
Funny considering how hard they battled in "Sega vs Fox Interactive" War (aka Crazy Taxi vs. Simpsons Road Rage)

(https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/1198510/header.jpg?t=1597432708)

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Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 15, 2021, 06:55:26 am
Taxi Chaos... I can sort of understand on account it could be more of a successor to Team6 Taxi series, they've been making games like Crazy Taxi since 2002 so I dunno why Taxi Chaos of all games is regarded the "successor" of Crazy Taxi when Team6 already made Taxi Challenge Berlin, Taxi Racer 2 (various countries), Taxi 3: eXtreme Rush and Super Taxi driver 2006.

Yes Team6's taxi series is ripping off Crazy Taxi to a degree but it's not like you can put a trademark on public vehicles for hire.

As for the "Sega vs Fox Interactive" War I don't know of it. Yes Simpsons Road Rage is definitely a lot like Crazy Taxi, but so is how PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_All-Stars_Battle_Royale) is an obvious rip off of Super Smash Bros. but Nintendo doesn't lift a finger to sue Sony Entertainment.

I guess Paperball is in the same regard, it's just the gameplay of Super Monkey Ball is more unique and licenced than the genre it sets.

Wow, I'm some what reminded of Vrtua Fighter.
Sega: Hey world, look at this brand new fighting game we made! It's the worlds first fully 3D fighting game!
Namco, Team Ninja, Project Soul: Yoink!
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on February 15, 2021, 06:33:47 pm
I see. Probably aside from the similarities, the sales numbers also played a role.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is considered a failure, the game did not sell well, so Nintendo didn't bat an eye.
Paperball sales are probably not as much as Super Monkey Ball franchises since it's an indie game, so SEGA didn't bat an eye.

The Simpsons: Road Rage on the other hand sold well, and with it released on PS2 (a system that sold a lot more than its rival, Dreamcast), it got more exposure than Crazy Taxi.
And the similarities I guess were too much (not just "inspired by") since Sega sued them over infringement of the 138 patent and then it could be considered succeed since Fox agreed to settled in private for that case for an unknown amount.

(https://i.ibb.co/jGMPG7n/13398-172670-OBG18-Patentjpg-620x.jpg)

https://www.destructoid.com/stories/off-brand-games-the-simpsons-road-rage-172670.phtml
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 16, 2021, 11:22:57 am
Yeah but if a game company found a brand new unique genre of gaming, can they claim ownership of it? Do they have the right to do so?

Like my joke from before:
Wow, I'm some what reminded of Vrtua Fighter.
Sega: Hey world, look at this brand new fighting game we made! It's the worlds first fully 3D fighting game!
Namco, Team Ninja, Project Soul: Yoink!
Sega practically founded the 3D Fighters market with the debute of Virtua Fighter. However not including spin-offsthere has only been five Virtua Fighter games in total and these games arn't exactly top-of-the-list of fighting games out there.

But if it weren't for Virtua Fighter we wuldn't have game series like Tekken, Dead or Alive or SoulCalibur and these are usually the more talked about games than the Virtua Fighters games, which is what I brought up before on the Fighting Games thread of Virtua Fighters popularity and reputation over other fighting games that were based on it's founding concepts.

So has Sega ever pressed charges on Namco for ripping off their Virtua Fighters gameplay? (If this is getting off-topic to a thread about Super Monkey Ball I can start a new thread.)
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on February 16, 2021, 05:54:33 pm
Virtua Fighter and Tekken gameplay are very different.
Tekken doesn't even had block button.
It has two punch and kick buttons each instead of one.

Dead or Alive was probably that almost the same, but when playing it you can tell that it's different.
Especially when doing quick combo and air-juggles
The Simpsons: Road Rage has same gameplay and feature with Crazy Taxi.
Almost every review at that time said that the game is a shameless ripoff.
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 16, 2021, 05:58:34 pm
I think Sega AM2 owns DoA franchise now. Dunno if they'll replace Virtua Fighter with it.

But Team6, the people who made Taxi Chaos, they made other games that uses the same formula as Crazy Taxi.
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on February 16, 2021, 06:18:09 pm
DoA only uses/borrows SEGA arcade board (Model 2 and Naomi) to make the game,
but the franchise is still belongs to Tecmo (Koei Tecmo now).
Capcom's Marvel vs Capcom 2 was also like that.

Yeah, it could be that Team6 got permisssion from SEGA (I doubt it though) or probably Taxi Challenge / Taxi Racer series sales number weren't that much so SEGA didn't really care about it.
On the other hand Simpson franchise alone sells considering how popular Simpson TV shows at that time, so with the fun gameplay the game is a guaranteed success.
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 16, 2021, 06:31:50 pm
I guess that's how it works. Just a matter ofMoney and double standards I suppose.
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Post by: Berto on March 22, 2021, 10:41:58 pm
PS3 and PSP Stores Shutting Down Permanently in July With Vita Following In August

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The PS3 and PSP stores will permanently close on July 2, 2021, while the Vita store will remain available until August 27, 2021.
That's according to The Gamer, which claims a "source familiar with the situation" revealed details about the closure.

Article : https://www.ibtimes.com/ps3-psp-stores-shutting-down-permanently-july-vita-following-august-3167152
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Post by: Berto on March 25, 2021, 05:26:28 am
Another Super Monkey Ball Inspired Game - Rolled Out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN_XnekG6Ac

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Get ready to tilt and bounce your way through Rolled Out!, a marble-rolling game with charming characters and precise controls.
All you need is one joystick to roll to the goal; with over 150 hand-crafted stages to tackle, there's always a new challenge around the corner! 

Link : https://store.steampowered.com/app/873270/Rolled_Out/
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Post by: Berto on April 15, 2021, 07:38:59 pm
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Post by: Berto on April 15, 2021, 09:53:17 pm
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Post by: Berto on April 15, 2021, 09:54:57 pm
Did You Know Gaming - Super Monkey Ball

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3i6wzP85iM
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Post by: Berto on April 15, 2021, 09:56:34 pm
Dreams - The Best of Dreams - SUPER MONKEY BALL [PS4]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfUjq20DIOs
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Post by: Berto on April 15, 2021, 09:57:06 pm
‘SUPER MONKEY BALL BANANA MANIA’
Rated by the Australian Classification Board


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So what do we know? The game will be rated PG and have mild violence, with online interactivity.
The title will also be ‘multiplatform’ and the rating was done earlier today.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/04/15/super-monkey-ball-banana-mania-rated-by-the-australian-classification-board/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2021/04/15/super-monkey-ball-banana-mania-rated-by-the-australian-classification-board/)
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Post by: Berto on April 16, 2021, 01:08:07 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YlCDmBoFUM
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Post by: Berto on April 30, 2021, 12:30:56 am
SEGA GOLDEN WEEK SALE Until May 7, 2021
Including Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD


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The Steam Golden Week sale is here!
Feeling bored? Get up to 85% off amazing titles like Shenmue I & II, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Binary Domain, Yakuza 0, Sonic Mania, Shining Resonance Refrain, and many more.
Offer ends 7 May 2021.

Link : https://store.steampowered.com/curator/36333614-Sega-Promotions/sale/segagoldenweek (https://store.steampowered.com/curator/36333614-Sega-Promotions/sale/segagoldenweek)
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Post by: Berto on May 03, 2021, 10:17:35 pm
19 Years Ago Super Monkey Ball was Rolling To Europe as GameCube Launch Title !

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Despite all future games borrowing the "Super Monkey Ball" name, this release is not actually the first game in the series - Monkey Ball, released for Sega NAOMI hardware in 2001 was.
Super Monkey Ball acts as an updated version of Monkey Ball, and was released exclusively for Nintendo's console, and was one of the three (and the only third-party) launch title for the GameCube in Japan.
In Europe, Super Monkey Ball was also launch title for the GameCube, along with two other SEGA games : Crazy Taxi and Sonic Adventure 2 Battle.

Link : https://segaretro.org/Super_Monkey_Ball
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Post by: Berto on June 10, 2021, 08:38:03 pm
Unannounced Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania leaks platforms via Brazil’s classification board

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We posted before how the Australian Classification Board rated Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania and now it looks like the beans (I mean, bananas) have been re-spilled by a Brazilian certification board.
But this time we got more information, which platforms the unannounced game is heading for and basically every modern piece of hardware:

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/06/10/unannounced-super-monkey-ball-banana-mania-leaks-platforms-via-brazils-classification-board/
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Post by: Berto on June 15, 2021, 08:50:31 am
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania box art and screenshots leak online ahead of its E3 Nintendo Direct debut

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Big spoilers, those mini-games you love from the original games? They back baby!
Check out the screens shared by Nils below:

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/06/14/super-monkey-ball-banana-mania-box-art-and-screenshots-leak-online-ahead-of-its-e3-nintendo-direct-debut/
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Post by: Berto on June 16, 2021, 09:06:27 am
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania officially announced, coming October 5, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LnUcZdssPM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5FyPQHPbf4

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The game promises 300 recreated stages from the original three Super Monkey Ball games, as well as fan favorite mini games.
Expect the game to hit October 5, 2021 to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/06/15/super-monkey-ball-banana-mania-officially-announced-coming-october-5-2021/
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Post by: Berto on June 17, 2021, 02:58:06 am
Sonic and Tails Playable Character Art Discovered in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Website

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Character artwork for Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails have been found buried within the official website for SEGA’s Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania, suggesting that the two furry heroes are planned to be (as-yet-unannounced) playable characters in the game.
Whether they will each have any special abilities during gameplay or not remains to be seen – we can’t wait until they are formally announced by SEGA.

Article : https://www.sonicstadium.org/2021/06/sonic-and-tails-playable-character-art-discovered-in-super-monkey-ball-banana-mania-website/
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Post by: Berto on June 18, 2021, 12:12:16 am
Unlockable Jump Option in Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

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"Fret not banana maniacs - Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania will have an unlockable jump option for newcomers to the series, but it'll be off by default!
Oh, and the Jump feature will not affect Online Leaderboards." 

Link : https://t.co/PyOjanfkkg
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Post by: Berto on June 20, 2021, 10:42:17 pm
Sega Reveals Digital And Physical Versions Of Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

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In Europe, the physical Launch Edition features the Reversible Cover, and the 40-Page Art Book will be available at selected retailers.
Please stay tuned for more details on which retailers will provide the 40-page art book in this region!

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/06/sega_reveals_digital_and_physical_versions_of_super_monkey_ball_banana_mania
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Post by: Berto on June 21, 2021, 12:05:22 am
Sega Forever Added Six Super Monkey Ball Characters
as a New Emoji on Their Discord Server


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"Want to chat about how much you love the Super Monkey Ball series or what you're looking forward to most in Banana Mania?
Be sure to join the SEGA Forever Discord server, now featuring six new emoji and a Super Monkey Ball channel!"

Link : https://discord.com/invite/segaforever (https://discord.com/invite/segaforever)
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Post by: Berto on June 23, 2021, 06:10:04 am
SEGA announced Super Monkey Ball two weekly comic strip series : “Banana Mania”

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Super Monkey Ball comic strip “Banana Mania” will be released every two weeks on the official channel to celebrate Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania launching this October 5th!
Be sure to follow the new account to stay up to date with the latest Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania news and a look back at the last 20 years of the franchise!

Super Monkey Ball official channel : https://www.facebook.com/supermonkeyball/
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Post by: Berto on June 30, 2021, 12:14:49 am
SEGA Forever Restrospective Series - Super Monkey Ball Deluxe!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPg-5c11yow
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Post by: Berto on July 04, 2021, 12:32:09 am
Super Monkey Ball Main Announcer Brian Q&A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVygDY44KBQ
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Post by: Berto on July 06, 2021, 09:46:36 pm
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Source : https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1411731534051041280
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Post by: Berto on July 06, 2021, 09:54:58 pm
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania officially announced, coming October 5, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LnUcZdssPM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LnUcZdssPM)

The game promises 300 recreated stages from the original three Super Monkey Ball games, as well as fan favorite mini games.
Expect the game to hit October 5, 2021 to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/06/15/super-monkey-ball-banana-mania-officially-announced-coming-october-5-2021/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2021/06/15/super-monkey-ball-banana-mania-officially-announced-coming-october-5-2021/)

Celebrating 20 Years of Monkey Magic

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Discover what all the monkey business is about here :
http://play.st/3wAVGve
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Post by: Berto on July 06, 2021, 10:06:48 pm
Rumor: amiibo for Super Monkey Ball’s AiAi seemingly discovered

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Unusually, however, the box has the red Nintendo logo – something only first party amiibo have.
The Monster Hunter amiibo, for example, only have the amiibo logo or the Nintendo Seal of Quality in place of the Nintendo logo.
We’ll just have to wait and see if this amiibo is legit before Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania launches October 5th, 2021.

Article : https://nintendowire.com/news/2021/07/04/rumor-amiibo-for-super-monkey-balls-aiai-seemingly-discovered/
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Post by: Berto on July 08, 2021, 12:09:59 am
SEGA Forever - A Glimp of Artwork Pieces' Process

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"Thought it might be interesting to show the process behind my SEGA Forever pieces.
Credit to Hoshino-san for helping me with Sonic."

Source : https://t.co/5WPtt167rE
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Post by: Berto on July 15, 2021, 12:15:11 am
Explore the Wondrous Worlds of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania in the latest trailer

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Super Monkey Ball series, SEGA has uploaded a new trailer for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania showcasing the recreated levels from the original trilogy and a story mode featuring Dr. Bad-Boon.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/07/14/explore-the-wondrous-worlds-of-super-monkey-ball-banana-mania-in-the-latest-trailer/
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Post by: Berto on July 18, 2021, 04:47:32 am
Cooking with AiAi | Banana Milkshake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMGM_OSGlE4
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Post by: Berto on July 19, 2021, 12:05:01 am
Gamescom 2021 Participants Include Bandai Namco and Sega

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In addition to the announced companies, Gamescom is touting “80 curated top indie titles” to be showcased at virtual booths, which are now integrated into Gamescom.
The organization will make further announcements at the end of July 2021 regarding its participants.
Gamescom 2021 and its participants will appear entirely online as the event runs from August 25, 2021 to August 27, 2021 (CEST).

Article : https://www.siliconera.com/gamescom-2021-participants-include-bandai-namco-and-sega/
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Post by: Berto on July 19, 2021, 12:13:47 am
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Could Be 2021's Best Game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfcB96jEZp8
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Post by: Berto on July 22, 2021, 01:30:28 am
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Source : https://t.co/1qtkoyfOyh
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Post by: Berto on July 28, 2021, 01:14:34 am
Sega Confirms Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Will Run At 60FPS On Switch

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Sega's upcoming release Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania looks incredibly promising but how will it run on the Switch?
In a post over on social media, the company has confirmed the latest entry in the series will run at a silky-smooth 60FPS, alongside another look at the gyroscopic controls.

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/07/sega_confirms_super_monkey_ball_banana_mania_will_run_at_60fps_on_switch
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Post by: Berto on July 28, 2021, 07:32:12 pm
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania | Meet the Gang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QuxsCRNiaY
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Post by: Berto on July 29, 2021, 12:15:48 am
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania can now be pre-ordered on Steam!

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Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania can now be pre-ordered on Steam!
Doing so not only gets you 10 exclusive customization items, but also 4 day early access!
Here's an overview of what to expect from each edition of the game. 

Link : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1316910/Super_Monkey_Ball_Banana_Mania/
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Post by: Berto on July 29, 2021, 02:30:53 am
Experience the magic of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, now 66% off on Steam!
Sale ends on August 05, 2021.

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Link : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1061730/Super_Monkey_Ball_Banana_Blitz_HD/
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Post by: Berto on August 02, 2021, 12:05:38 am
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Source : https://t.co/QmxH52xHsP
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Post by: Berto on August 02, 2021, 12:07:29 am
Jam and Jet have rolled on over to Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

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"More monkey business...
We can confirm Jam and Jet have rolled on over to Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania from Super Monkey Ball 3D!
It is the Super Monkey Ball 20th Anniversary after all!"

Source : https://t.co/ZPDM2ZQ0du
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Post by: Berto on August 04, 2021, 10:43:26 pm
Beat from Jet Set Radio joins Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6QgMNgumXQ

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If you’ve been a fan of Jet Set Radio since it’s launch on the SEGA Dreamcast, then this is a treat for you.
Happy to see that SEGA and RGG Studio were able to pay tribute to such an awesome classic SEGA video game series into another franchise.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/08/04/beat-from-jet-set-radio-joins-super-monkey-ball-banana-mania-in-the-latest-trailer/
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Post by: Berto on August 11, 2021, 08:30:36 am
Sonic and Tails Playable Character Art Discovered in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Website

(https://i.ibb.co/g7HTr7z/Sonic-and-Tails-in-Suoer-Monkey-Ball-Banana-Mania.jpg)

Article : https://www.sonicstadium.org/2021/06/sonic-and-tails-playable-character-art-discovered-in-super-monkey-ball-banana-mania-website/ (https://www.sonicstadium.org/2021/06/sonic-and-tails-playable-character-art-discovered-in-super-monkey-ball-banana-mania-website/)

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania | Sonic & Tails Join the Gang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvLxz2nPL_c
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Post by: Berto on August 14, 2021, 12:32:14 am
(https://i.ibb.co/WGV7MZC/Super-Monkey-Ball-Banana-Mania-Feat-Beat.jpg)

Source : https://t.co/77fdrpnUDx
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 14, 2021, 07:03:48 am
Beat messin' about in Super Monkey Ball world while his franchise is lost to Bombrush Cyberfunk.
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Post by: Berto on August 14, 2021, 08:57:38 pm
Beat messin' about in Super Monkey Ball world while his franchise is lost to Bombrush Cyberfunk.

May be he wanted to try something new. Next : Beat in Virtua Fighter !!!
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Post by: Berto on August 17, 2021, 12:01:31 am
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Fans Want to See More Sega Guest Stars

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With three classic Sega characters set to appear, fans have started to get very hyped about the possibility of more cameos.
Sega has a lot of great games to pull from, and a number of characters that haven't appeared in a bit. From Billy Hatcher, to Skies of Arcadia's Vyse, fans have come up with some great ideas for guest stars!

Article : https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/super-monkey-ball-banana-mania-sega-guest-stars-twitter-reacts/
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 17, 2021, 07:34:17 pm
I would love a collection of chibi Sega All-Stars for a fan project in mind, though doubt I'll ever get round to making such project.
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Post by: Berto on August 17, 2021, 11:30:14 pm
I would love a collection of chibi Sega All-Stars for a fan project in mind, though doubt I'll ever get round to making such project.

SEGA made that chibi style game back then, it's called SEGA Blast Heroes.

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Too bad it's canceled.

Link : http://segabits.com/blog/2016/07/01/rumor-sega-blast-heroes-a-new-mobile-srpg-gets-leaked/
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 18, 2021, 10:18:11 am
My idea for Sega Superstars chibis is for a spiritual successor/sequel to to Sonic Shuffle (https://sonic.fandom.com/wiki/Sonic_Shuffle).

Yes, I know Sonic Shuffle wasn't all that liked but I thought it's use with cards instead of dice to move around was clever. With a few tweaks with gameplay it could work.

Sega All-Stars Shuffle is simply the same concept of Sonic Shuffle, but the boards are themed on locations from various Sega games and the Mini-games based on board themes and other Sega games.

I came up with the idea after "brainstorming excuses for Sega to have an amiibo wave". The idea is that in order to unlock certain Sega All-Star characters to play as you need their amiibo.
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Post by: Berto on August 19, 2021, 12:16:33 am
Damn, reading your post make me miss Sonic Shuffle.
I would love SEGA mini games with various SEGA characters but I think if SEGA has idea for any mini games they would save it for Mario Sonic Olympic games.
I was kinda overjoyed that Mario & Sonic 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games had mini games that were unrelated to sports.
There were around 10 I believe, but my fave are these three : shmup, stealth, and beat em up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9LGl3gbMZc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HcrjGU2iWM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMxrlO5Zc7k
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Post by: Berto on August 19, 2021, 12:29:49 am
(https://i.ibb.co/x5wQbXw/Super-Monkey-Ball-Banana-Mania-Sonic-30th.jpg)

Source : https://twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/1426586945765974017
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Post by: Berto on August 19, 2021, 12:31:32 am
The Dragon of Dojima, Kazuma Kiryu from Yakuza, rolls into Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aetUCJ3p3cY

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This would have to be one of the greatest SEGA crossovers so far as RGG Studio, formerly known as Amusement Vision, worked on the Super Monkey Ball series and then became CS1 R&D (RGG Studio) later to develop the Yakuza series.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/08/18/the-dragon-of-dojima-kazuma-kiryu-from-yakuza-rolls-into-super-monkey-ball-banana-mania/
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Post by: Berto on August 20, 2021, 07:22:20 pm
Cooking with AiAi | Banana Nut Muffins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgyU9W7RwR4
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 21, 2021, 09:15:54 am
Damn, reading your post make me miss Sonic Shuffle.
I would love SEGA mini games with various SEGA characters but I think if SEGA has idea for any mini games they would save it for Mario Sonic Olympic games.
I was kinda overjoyed that Mario & Sonic 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games had mini games that were unrelated to sports.
There were around 10 I believe, but my fave are these three : shmup, stealth, and beat em up.
I came up with the idea for "Sonic All-Stars Shuffle" because my Sega amiibo collection only consist of Sonic. It would be cool if amiibo made figures of the Sega All-Stars... but why would Nintendo want to bother with that?

I doubt Sega would rip-off Smash Bros over it so I imagine there should be a new Sega All-Stars game that could promote a new amiibo line. I came up with the idea of a Sonic Shuffle successor because the figurines remind me a little of players game pieces on a board game... though I guess with those who remember how bad Sonic Shuffle was, perhaps it wouldn't be as much of a selling point as I figure.
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Post by: Berto on August 23, 2021, 12:20:04 am
I came up with the idea for "Sonic All-Stars Shuffle" because my Sega amiibo collection only consist of Sonic. It would be cool if amiibo made figures of the Sega All-Stars... but why would Nintendo want to bother with that?

I doubt Sega would rip-off Smash Bros over it so I imagine there should be a new Sega All-Stars game that could promote a new amiibo line. I came up with the idea of a Sonic Shuffle successor because the figurines remind me a little of players game pieces on a board game... though I guess with those who remember how bad Sonic Shuffle was, perhaps it wouldn't be as much of a selling point as I figure.

May be just don't name it Sonic Shuffle or SEGA Shuffle, not everyone has many fond memories of it.
New  Sega All-Stars game might be happening since it looks like SEGA is trying to study the market by putting many SEGA characters in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania.
From the new tweet (https://twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/1429508403257352198), it looks like they still got more characters incoming.
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Post by: Berto on August 23, 2021, 12:20:50 am
(https://i.ibb.co/kQBHn9c/SMB-Banana-Mania-Kiryu.jpg)

Source : https://twitter.com/RGGStudio/status/1429488540543377408
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 23, 2021, 10:13:29 am
May be just don't name it Sonic Shuffle or SEGA Shuffle, not everyone has many fond memories of it.
New  Sega All-Stars game might be happening since it looks like SEGA is trying to study the market by putting many SEGA characters in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania.
From the new tweet (https://twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/1429508403257352198), it looks like they still got more characters incoming.
Well, I hope they score an amiibo deal with Nintendo over it. Would love more of a collection.
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Post by: Berto on August 23, 2021, 11:39:06 pm
Well, I hope they score an amiibo deal with Nintendo over it. Would love more of a collection.

Rumour at least said we got Aiai Amiibo later when SMB Banana Mania's released.


(https://i.ibb.co/L8XW2X5/amiibo-for-Super-Monkey-Ball-Ai-Ai.jpg)

If this true, may be there'll be again later. Who's next? Amiibo Kiryu? Danica Patrick?

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Post by: Berto on August 24, 2021, 12:44:11 am
You "Won't Believe" Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania's Next Character, Says Geoff Keighley

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Geoff Keighley, host of Gamescom's Opening Night Live event, has announced that this year's show will include a new reveal for the game. "You won't believe who's next to join Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania," he says.
In a follow-up tweet, Keighley gives us a glimpse at the future of The Game Awards, with Hideo Kojima trapped inside a ball so that he can never leave ever again. Kojima's not really coming to Banana Mania, though. Is he?

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/08/you_wont_believe_super_monkey_ball_banana_manias_next_character_says_geoff_keighley
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 24, 2021, 07:38:05 am
Rumour at least said we got Aiai Amiibo later when SMB Banana Mania's released.


(https://i.ibb.co/L8XW2X5/amiibo-for-Super-Monkey-Ball-Ai-Ai.jpg)

If this true, may be there'll be again later. Who's next? Amiibo Kiryu? Danica Patrick?

(https://media.giphy.com/media/kRShLeXciY0C0GYG5I/giphy.gif?cid=790b7611f40534fdfbf84380fb44b0f01454b5905843503b&rid=giphy.gif&ct=g)
Ooooh! I'll try to snag that then!
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Post by: Berto on August 25, 2021, 06:02:49 pm
Phantom Thief, Morgana, joins the Monkey Gang in Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania as post-launch DLC!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dymvl5NdZg

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The feisty Phantom Thief will arrive on November 2nd for $4.99 USD (or equivalent) across all platforms.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/08/25/phantom-thief-morgana-joins-the-monkey-gang-in-super-monkey-ball-banana-mania-as-post-launch-dlc/
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Post by: Berto on August 25, 2021, 11:35:14 pm
(https://i.ibb.co/z5xDYCT/SEGA-Banana-Meme.jpg)

Source : https://twitter.com/SEGAbits/status/1430627017943252998?s=19
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Post by: Berto on August 26, 2021, 12:27:26 am
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania | Party with the Gang Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoXsKtbh8Vc
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Post by: Berto on August 30, 2021, 12:27:32 am
Sega Atlus Channel Will Be Held During TGS 2021

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Sega and Atlus announced their Tokyo Game Show events, and it’s kicking things off with a Sega Atlus Channel, official website, and social media campaign.
There will be Sega and Atlus TGS 2021 news offered between October 1-3, 2021.
Also, people who share pictures on Twitter with #Love_Sega until September 12, 2021 might have those photos included in promotional efforts for the companies and their events.

Article : https://www.siliconera.com/sega-atlus-channel-will-be-held-during-tgs-2021/ (https://www.siliconera.com/sega-atlus-channel-will-be-held-during-tgs-2021/)
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Post by: Berto on August 30, 2021, 12:28:59 am
(https://i.ibb.co/Gf6Shpz/Super-Monkey-Ball-Morgana.jpg)

Source : https://twitter.com/Atlus_West/status/1432025254935908355/photo/1 (https://twitter.com/Atlus_West/status/1432025254935908355/photo/1)
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Post by: Berto on August 30, 2021, 07:52:05 pm
China’s NetEase in Talks to Hire Toshihiro Nagoshi
(Creator of Sega's Yakuza & Super Monkey Ball Series)


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NetEase wants to play a bigger role in developing the games and content it hopes will turn into international hits, while also burnishing its credentials as a global rather than purely Chinese firm, the people said.
The publisher established a console game development studio in Japan last summer and hired industry veteran Tetsuya Akatsuka from Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. as its head.
Nagoshi’s hiring will extend that strategy, with the Yakuza creator likely to reprise his role of running a semi-autonomous studio within a larger organization.

Article : https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/china-s-netease-in-talks-to-hire-creator-of-sega-yakuza-series-1.1645616 (https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/china-s-netease-in-talks-to-hire-creator-of-sega-yakuza-series-1.1645616)
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Post by: Berto on August 31, 2021, 12:37:02 am
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania - Photo Mode!

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"Pause during Main Game modes in Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania to select Photo Mode!
Here you can control the camera and expressions, add effects and frames, then take a screenshot of your favorite characters, stages, and moments!" 

Source : https://t.co/jQMjDkVGh2
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Post by: Berto on September 01, 2021, 09:22:27 am
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania | Hello Kitty Joins the Gang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouG6DQ8XYmI
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 01, 2021, 10:33:47 am
Did not expect Hello Kitty.
Then again who did during Sonic's SXSW a few years back?
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Post by: Berto on September 01, 2021, 07:39:52 pm
Did not expect Hello Kitty.
Then again who did during Sonic's SXSW a few years back?

SEGA has a good relationship with Sanrio.
There was also Sanrio mobile game from SEGA :

(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/160115/zmqsi6bi.jpg)
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 01, 2021, 08:00:30 pm
Will Banana Mania consist of mini-games other than ball-rolling stages?
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Post by: Berto on September 01, 2021, 08:30:24 pm
Will Banana Mania consist of mini-games other than ball-rolling stages?

Yes, I don't know how many but at least all 12 multiplayer party games from DX are there.

(https://sega.jp/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/210826_6_12.jpg)
(https://sega.jp/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/210826_6_14.jpg)
(https://sega.jp/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/210826_6_8.jpg)
(https://sega.jp/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/210826_6_10.jpg)

Link : https://sega.jp/topics/210826_6/
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 02, 2021, 04:36:42 am
Ah, so a bit like a party game.
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Post by: Berto on September 03, 2021, 01:09:52 am
Monster Rancher’s Suezo rolls into Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania as DLC!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWxrSgy49nE

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SEGA has announced another newcomer entering the Super Monkey Ball World.
The magical worlds of Monster Rancher and Super Monkey Ball collide as Suezo rolls into Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania! Collect CDs as Suezo as you blast through multiple puzzling worlds.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/09/02/monster-ranchers-suezo-rolls-into-super-monkey-ball-banana-mania-as-dlc/
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 03, 2021, 10:25:16 am
Since when has anyone cares for Monster Rancher? It's like the cheap alternative when even Digimon won't have you after Pokémon.

Only time I've ever heard of Monster Rancher was during the 90s when I saw a few episodes of it on Live & Kicking and that's about it.
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Post by: Berto on September 03, 2021, 11:29:00 am
Since when has anyone cares for Monster Rancher? It's like the cheap alternative when even Digimon won't have you after Pokémon.

Only time I've ever heard of Monster Rancher was during the 90s when I saw a few episodes of it on Live & Kicking and that's about it.

Playstation Gamers probably.
The game doesn't even released on Saturn back then.

I kinda like Suezo's design
but my kid when watching the video screamed, "What the heck that was?"
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 03, 2021, 11:31:19 am
Playstation Gamers probably.
The game doesn't even released on Saturn back then.

I kinda like Suezo's design
but my kid when watching the video screamed, "What the heck that was?"
Same for me back in the 90s when I first saw the adverts for the anime on L&K. Looks like a squirt of mustard that turned into a yokai.
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Post by: Berto on September 03, 2021, 11:44:32 am
Xbox & SEGA Retrospective | SEGA Talk Podcast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6l310b_3JM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6l310b_3JM)

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Also there is Exclusive notes from a July 2001 meeting between Xbox and SEGA discussing SegaNet and Xbox Live!
The full document is available to our Patreon supporters at any tier!
Read the EXCLUSIVE meeting notes here (https://www.patreon.com/posts/55645050).

Link : https://www.patreon.com/posts/55645050 (https://www.patreon.com/posts/55645050)
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Post by: Berto on September 06, 2021, 01:14:57 am
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania No Longer Uses Lives System

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"Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania no longer uses lives, making the game less frustrating to newcomers (though still challenging)!
100 bananas now gives you… a sense of accomplishment, and your recommended digital allowance of potassium!

(Don’t rule out there being no use for bananas just yet - they will help with unlocking content - more details soon!)"

Source : https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1434622896585035776?s=20
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Post by: Berto on September 10, 2021, 12:31:41 am
Dreamcast, Saturn, and Game Gear Join The Gang | Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck3YqCCebQo
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Post by: Berto on September 15, 2021, 07:33:44 pm
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania ~ Early Gameplay Preview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApoheoYvEwE
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Post by: Berto on September 16, 2021, 12:28:28 am
10 Mins of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Gameplay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwRgTt-22a8
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Post by: Berto on September 16, 2021, 12:29:06 am
Playing as Sonic, Tails, Kiryu, & Beat in Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zoFDxzD1Rc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zoFDxzD1Rc)
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 16, 2021, 07:53:14 am
Surprise they haven't done "return to monke" memes yet.
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Post by: Berto on September 17, 2021, 12:08:57 am
Super Monkey Art

(https://i.ibb.co/4t39QDZ/Super-Monkey-Art.jpg)

Source : https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1437083805316157453/ (https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1437083805316157453/)
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Post by: Berto on September 19, 2021, 07:50:13 am
Welcome to Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania's Point Shop!

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"Point Shop is where you'll be able to unlock Characters, Customizations, Modes, and more!
Please note that Points can only be earned in-game and can not be bought separately.
Also there are tons of ways to customize AiAi, MeeMee, Baby, GonGon, YanYan, and Doctor with in Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania!"

Source : https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1437506547408687104?s=20
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Post by: Berto on September 19, 2021, 07:52:07 am
Sega / Atlus announces TGS 2021 Online lineup, schedule

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October 2 (English, Japanese Part 1 / Part 2)
18:00 to 18:10 – #LOVE_SEGA Talk – We will be presenting your #LOVE_SEGA posts and comments here! Make sure to send us your posts that show off your love of Sega / Atlus games and characters, as well as any thoughts about our program!
18:10 to 18:30 – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles – Description coming soon.
18:40 to 19:00 – ...

Full schedule : https://www.gematsu.com/2021/09/sega-atlus-announces-tgs-2021-online-lineup-schedule
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Post by: Berto on September 21, 2021, 12:05:50 am
Super Monkey Race !

(https://i.ibb.co/Y00Qh99/Super-Monkey-Ball-Monkey-Race.jpg)

Source : https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1439605276638855170/photo/1
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Post by: Berto on September 23, 2021, 10:22:34 pm
The announcement date is same with the release date of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania : October 5, 2021.
That means : Aiai is final DLC character for Super Smash Bros Ultimate !!!

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/e796c3bf7f6140a3c69b648751752181/2fc5aee4aa472b99-6d/s640x960/7dc7a9cbdcad1d293a44535290cec3bf57d0a4ac.jpg)

(https://sega.jp/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/210914_2_4.jpg)
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Post by: Berto on September 26, 2021, 04:58:04 am
Cooking with AiAi | Frozen Choco-Bananas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBM0Gg_SNGo
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 26, 2021, 07:02:14 am
The announcement date is same with the release date of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania : October 5, 2021.
That means : Aiai is final DLC character for Super Smash Bros Ultimate !!!

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/e796c3bf7f6140a3c69b648751752181/2fc5aee4aa472b99-6d/s640x960/7dc7a9cbdcad1d293a44535290cec3bf57d0a4ac.jpg)

(https://sega.jp/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/210914_2_4.jpg)
Are you 100% sure of that?
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Post by: Berto on September 26, 2021, 09:58:04 am
Are you 100% sure of that?

Well, not 100%. But combined with this rumour :

(https://i.ibb.co/L8XW2X5/amiibo-for-Super-Monkey-Ball-Ai-Ai.jpg)

I'm 80% sure. It could be a mii costume though, not a DLC fighter.
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 26, 2021, 10:05:53 am
Still kinda hoping it be Dr. Eggman or another Sonic character. I mean sure Aiai is a Sega character so that's like second best.
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Post by: Berto on September 27, 2021, 12:27:26 am
Still kinda hoping it be Dr. Eggman or another Sonic character. I mean sure Aiai is a Sega character so that's like second best.

My theory is ... Nintendo approached SEGA's RGG Studio (Nagoshi) to get Kiryu (Yakuza) for Smash.
Namco wanted Kiryu too for Tekken but Nagoshi said no.
Sony wanted Kiryu too for All Star Royale but Nagoshi said no.
So imagine if Nintendo could succeed getting him in Smash !

(https://c.tenor.com/SuBf0hGWVHYAAAAd/kiryu-smash-bros.gif)

But of course Nintendo couldn't get him too,
since Nagoshi himself suddenly  said that he doesn't want Kiryu to be in fighting games.
So they opt another franchise created by Nagoshi : Super Monkey Ball.

Super Monkey Ball was one of the three (and the only third-party) launch title for the GameCube in Japan.
It was also the first SEGA's new franchise that released exclusively for Nintendo's console.
That's why it's a likely choice to be picked by Nintendo from among many SEGA's franchise.

Link : http://segabits.com/blog/2020/11/09/yakuza-creator-doesnt-want-kazuma-kiryu-in-fighting-games-because-he-doesnt-want-him-beating-up-women/
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 27, 2021, 07:19:11 am
My theory is ... Nintendo approached SEGA's RGG Studio (Nagoshi) to get Kiryu (Yakuza) for Smash.
Namco wanted Kiryu too for Tekken but Nagoshi said no.
Sony wanted Kiryu too for All Star Royale but Nagoshi said no.
So imagine if Nintendo could succeed getting him in Smash !

(https://c.tenor.com/SuBf0hGWVHYAAAAd/kiryu-smash-bros.gif)

But of course Nintendo couldn't get him too,
since Nagoshi himself suddenly  said that he doesn't want Kiryu to be in fighting games.
So they opt another franchise created by Nagoshi : Super Monkey Ball.

Super Monkey Ball was one of the three (and the only third-party) launch title for the GameCube in Japan.
It was also the first SEGA's new franchise that released exclusively for Nintendo's console.
That's why it's a likely choice to be picked by Nintendo from among many SEGA's franchise.

Link : http://segabits.com/blog/2020/11/09/yakuza-creator-doesnt-want-kazuma-kiryu-in-fighting-games-because-he-doesnt-want-him-beating-up-women/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2020/11/09/yakuza-creator-doesnt-want-kazuma-kiryu-in-fighting-games-because-he-doesnt-want-him-beating-up-women/)
I guess so. I'm happy for Aiai and all but it would of been nice if there was more of Sonic in a Mario-dominant game. But fans are still routing for Waluigi to make it in Smash, like that's ever gonna happen.
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Post by: Berto on September 27, 2021, 08:11:07 pm
I guess so. I'm happy for Aiai and all but it would of been nice if there was more of Sonic in a Mario-dominant game. But fans are still routing for Waluigi to make it in Smash, like that's ever gonna happen.

Waluigi's first appearance in Mario Tennis, right?
For the game creator, I think Aiai in the ball's gameplay is more interesting to explore than Waluigi with tennis racket.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/35bb248821942b61e86b572c82551b80/tumblr_p9tybdAMWS1u4yqfao1_540.gifv)
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 27, 2021, 10:30:45 pm
Waluigi's first appearance in Mario Tennis, right?
For the game creator, I think Aiai in the ball's gameplay is more interesting to explore than Waluigi with tennis racket.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/35bb248821942b61e86b572c82551b80/tumblr_p9tybdAMWS1u4yqfao1_540.gifv)
While he debute in tennis, he's been in various Mario games and a fan favourite for Smash Bros... which is perhaps why Waluigi and Eggman may never make it to Smash because I think fan favourites are avoided.
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Post by: Berto on September 27, 2021, 10:39:27 pm
While he debute in tennis, he's been in various Mario games and a fan favourite for Smash Bros... which is perhaps why Waluigi and Eggman may never make it to Smash because I think fan favourites are avoided.

He's a fan favourite for Smash Bros because he's the only of Mario Party series' human characters who hasn't been included.
They just wanted the roster to be complete.
Not that they really like Waluigi or prefer Waluigi over Mario.

In Mario Party or M&S Olympic series he's never been a favorite character in a poll.
Outside of Mario party series too, I bet Wario and Luigi is far far far more popular than him.
Nobody asked for Waluigi standalone game.
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 27, 2021, 10:52:26 pm
He's a fan favourite for Smash Bros because he's the only of Mario Party series' human characters who hasn't been included.
They just wanted the roster to be complete.
Not that they really like Waluigi or prefer Waluigi over Mario.

In Mario Party or M&S Olympic series he's never been a favorite character in a poll.
Outside of Mario party series too, I bet Wario and Luigi is far far far more popular than him.
Nobody asked for Waluigi standalone game.
I also believe Waluigi should be in the WarioWare series. Like, even if they're not brothers, they're best friends aren't they?
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Post by: Berto on September 27, 2021, 11:16:48 pm
I also believe Waluigi should be in the WarioWare series.
Like, even if they're not brothers, they're best friends aren't they?

The are close, but they have different goal.
Which sometimes lead to conflict.

Waluigi is jealous of Luigi.
He considered himself as Luigi's rival.
He always want to surpass him in anything.
He doesn't care how much money to spend in order to defeat Luigi.
That last one is the one that bothered Wario most.

Wario on other hand, doesn't care of rivalry at all.
All he care is treasure and making more money.
He's stingy, like uncle Scrooge, but not that rich.
He's not considering himself as Mario's rival.
He isn't interested in Mario if there is no coin or money involved.

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That's why Wario never ask Waluigi to join Warioware projects.
First Waluigi isn't interested since it's not Luigi-related.
Second Wario doesn't trust Waluigi as his business partner since the way they spent on their money is different.
Their relationship works best in sports events.
For Waluigi, Wario could have all the rewards he wanted as long as Mario-Luigi duo is defeated.
Different goal that doesn't conflict each others.
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 27, 2021, 11:24:06 pm
Waluigi is jealous of Luigi.
Luigi is often depicted as cowardly and somewhat of a loser at times that why would Waluigi want his shoes? Does that mean Waluigi wishes Mario regards him as a brother? Which would explain why he would hang around Wario if that desire is somewhat met with Wario.
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Post by: Berto on September 28, 2021, 12:16:24 am
Luigi is often depicted as cowardly and somewhat of a loser at times that why would Waluigi want his shoes? Does that mean Waluigi wishes Mario regards him as a brother? Which would explain why he would hang around Wario if that desire is somewhat met with Wario.

The official reason is unknown but in Smash Bros trophies Wario is describing as follows :
"Waluigi reportedly spent a lot of time training by honing his ability to antagonize the Mario brothers."

Among Mario brothers, Luigi is his most realistic target since Mario is the strongest.
May be only when after he finally succeed in defeating Luigi, he'll make Mario a target rival too.
One at a time.
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Post by: Berto on September 28, 2021, 12:20:16 am
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania "Would Never Have Come To Be" Without The Fan

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"We talked about creating the next game because so many fans supported Banana Blitz HD.
We had received a lot of opinions on how fans wanted original Super Monkey Ball and Super Monkey Ball 2 remakes, so Banana Mania would never have come to be if it weren’t for the voices of all those fans.
We were able to remake those titles thanks to your requests. Thank you very much!"

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/09/super_monkey_ball_banana_mania_would_never_have_come_to_be_without_the_fans
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Post by: Berto on September 28, 2021, 12:23:10 am
Super Monkey Ball outfit coming to Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania is just around the corner, so some promotional events had to be coming.
A big one is that Super Monkey Ball themed outfit will be coming to Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. 

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/09/27/super-monkey-ball-outfit-coming-to-fall-guys-ultimate-knockout/
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Post by: Berto on September 28, 2021, 01:45:11 am
AiAi has rolled into Fall Guys! Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqo2VXKOnuI
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 28, 2021, 10:12:43 am
The monkey has become quite the trend.
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Post by: Berto on September 29, 2021, 01:36:48 am
The monkey has become quite the trend.

It's needed to build the hype for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania.
Funny thing is ... when Fall Guys FB page teased a new skin with a banana picture,
some fans commented and predicted that it will be Donkey Kong.
I meant ... Fall Guys is released for PS4 and getting popular in there
(it was released for PC and XBox too but it's popular in PS4 because it was free for period of time for PS+ user)
There is no way Nintendo would let Donkey Kong showed up in PS4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppTXxbW_QIc
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Post by: Berto on September 29, 2021, 01:40:04 am
Super Monkey Ball x Fall Guys

(https://i.ibb.co/J3RSrzy/Super-Monkey-Ball-Fall-Guys.jpg)

Source : https://t.co/94firhnh3T
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 29, 2021, 08:13:43 am
Super Monkey Ball x Fall Guys

(https://i.ibb.co/J3RSrzy/Super-Monkey-Ball-Fall-Guys.jpg)

Source : https://t.co/94firhnh3T (https://t.co/94firhnh3T)
I don't recall "Us" being this low budget.
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Post by: Berto on September 30, 2021, 12:24:20 am
I don't recall "Us" being this low budget.

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Post by: Berto on September 30, 2021, 12:24:53 am
Monkey Ball’s classic announcer isn’t in Banana Mania and accuses Sega of discrimination

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Sega’s decision not to use Brian Matt Uhl looks possibly to be as a result of an ongoing dispute between Matt and Sega, who he claims discriminates against foreign voice actors by not crediting them or paying them royalties.
Matt was the announcer in Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, all three of which have been remastered in HD for Banana Mania.
However, despite Matt’s claims that he would be returning as the announcer for the new HD compilation, he isn’t in the game.
Instead, the credits list Angela Chubak and Mirai Patrick Sayama as the two announcers.

Article : https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/monkey-balls-classic-announcer-isnt-in-banana-mania-and-accuses-sega-of-discrimination/
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Post by: Berto on September 30, 2021, 08:56:39 pm
Roll up!!! Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Digital Deluxe Edition!!!

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“Roll up! Release times for Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Digital Deluxe Edition tonight!

PS4/PS5 (US) 9PM PST
PS4/PS5 (RoW): 12am (Local)
Steam (WW): 9pm PST
Switch (US): 12am PST
Switch (RoW): 12am (Local)
Xbox One/Series S|X (WW): 12am (Local) ”

Source : https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1443657852527206409
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Post by: Berto on October 01, 2021, 12:15:19 am
The Game is Available Now !!!
Happy Playing !!!


(https://i.ibb.co/wSJL5JK/Super-Monkey-Ball-Banana-Mania-Characters.png)

Link : https://smb.sega.com/bananamania/lang/en.html
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Post by: Berto on October 01, 2021, 12:16:38 am
Unboxing: Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Press Kit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T75PITDh_c
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Post by: Berto on October 04, 2021, 08:04:42 pm
Watch Yakuza Creator sing the Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania theme song

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The theme song for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania is being titled ‘Hello Banana!!” and debuted as a part of the Sega Atlus Tokyo Game Show 2021 live stream.
During the video, if you look closely you will start seeing cameo appearances by big name SEGA creators singing along the chorus.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/10/04/watch-yakuza-creator-sing-the-super-monkey-ball-banana-mania-theme-song/
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Post by: Berto on October 05, 2021, 03:19:08 am
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania | Physical Version Launch Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JebfhQ5Fsw
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on October 05, 2021, 08:48:27 am
It's nice to see Nagoshi still supportive of Super Monkey Ball. Most of his fans believed he simply outgrew and became detatched from such a kiddy-like franchise since Yakuza... that and looking like a Yakuza himself.
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Post by: Berto on October 05, 2021, 07:22:02 pm
It's nice to see Nagoshi still supportive of Super Monkey Ball. Most of his fans believed he simply outgrew and became detatched from such a kiddy-like franchise since Yakuza... that and looking like a Yakuza himself.

They're his creation afterall.
We can still look bad*ss while loving cute things.

(https://preview.redd.it/69wlbxgu6nw51.jpg?width=750&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=54bed896ba841cb17fc34ea738d92a5c46bf0acb)
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on October 05, 2021, 09:01:33 pm
They're his creation afterall.
We can still look bad*ss while loving cute things.

(https://preview.redd.it/69wlbxgu6nw51.jpg?width=750&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=54bed896ba841cb17fc34ea738d92a5c46bf0acb)
Yes, but he left Monkey Ball to dry for quite a few years. And fans were dissapointed with Banana Blitz.
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Post by: Berto on October 05, 2021, 09:37:48 pm
Yes, but he left Monkey Ball to dry for quite a few years.

Because the sales of Banana Splitz weren't good.
The pre-order number were so low in Japan that they had add popular gravure model Yuki Kawamura's "Adult Map" DLC to attract more pre-orders.

(https://i.ibb.co/ByKktkG/Super-Monkey-Ball-Banana-Splitz.jpg)

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It's a logical decision to not putting time and money to franchises that weren't selling well.

And fans were dissapointed with Banana Blitz.

Banana Blitz HD is their way to check if there's any interest in the franchise.
Fortunately despite the bad reviews, the sale number was quite good internationally.
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on October 05, 2021, 10:08:41 pm
Because the sales of Banana Splitz weren't good.
The pre-order number were so low in Japan that they had add popular gravure model Yuki Kawamura's "Adult Map" DLC to attract more pre-orders.

(https://i.ibb.co/ByKktkG/Super-Monkey-Ball-Banana-Splitz.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/mBQxDzN/Yuki-Kawamura-Super-Monkey-Ball-Banana-Splitz.jpg)

It's a logical decision to not putting time and money to franchises that weren't selling well.

Banana Blitz HD is their way to check if there's any interest in the franchise.
Fortunately despite the bad reviews, the sale number was quite good internationally.
It is rather cutthroat when the success of a franchise depends on the sale of one bad game. But heck if Sonic Team quit everytime we had a bad Sonic game, heavens to think of it...
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Post by: Berto on October 05, 2021, 11:48:29 pm
It is rather cutthroat when the success of a franchise depends on the sale of one bad game.
But heck if Sonic Team quit everytime we had a bad Sonic game, heavens to think of it...

Because Banana Splitz wasn't a bad game.
It lets us create stages, something that has never been done before in SMB history.
In "Creation Mode" We could take a real-life photo too with Vita's camera, and then changed into a stage.
"Love Maze", the mini game that involves controlling two monkeys at the same time was also fun to play.

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/SonicDLCSplitz2-600x337.jpg)

It's just the game sold badly no matter how revolutionary it was to SMB franchise.
Sonic games on the other hand, always sold well.
No matter how bad the games they were.
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Post by: Berto on October 06, 2021, 12:04:10 am
Happy 18 Years Anniversary for N-Gage's Super Monkey Ball !

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After the release of Super Monkey Ball Jr., Super Monkey Ball for the Nintendo GameCube was translated onto the newly-released Nokia N-Gage.
Although choppier than the GameBoy Advance, it features similar mechanics and the traditional features of a Super Monkey Ball game.   

Link : https://supermonkeyball.fandom.com/wiki/Super_Monkey_Ball_(N-Gage)
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on October 06, 2021, 07:29:30 am
Because Banana Splitz wasn't a bad game.
It lets us create stages, something that has never been done before in SMB history.
In "Creation Mode" We could take a real-life photo too with Vita's camera, and then changed into a stage.
"Love Maze", the mini game that involves controlling two monkeys at the same time was also fun to play.

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/SonicDLCSplitz2-600x337.jpg)

It's just the game sold badly no matter how revolutionary it was to SMB franchise.
Sonic games on the other hand, always sold well.
No matter how bad the games they were.
I only heard bad reviews about it and dissapointment when the game was HDd.
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Post by: Berto on October 06, 2021, 08:11:22 pm
I only heard bad reviews about it and disappointment when the game was HDd.

I don't get why people hate bosses in Super Monkey Ball games, for me it made the game's more interesting.
Well may be for speedrunner it's a bummer, so SEGA should've option to turned off boss for speedrunning gameplay.

Most disappointment probably came from those who have played the original Wii version.
HD versions cut many mini games from Wii version since the controls relies on wiimote.
It make the remake feels like inferior version than the original.
Still the game sold well, probably because we haven't got SMB games in many years.
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Post by: Berto on October 07, 2021, 12:38:10 am
Did You Know Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Has A Secret Code To Enter?

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In a neat little touch, Banana Mania lets you input a secret, hidden code on the main menu.
By doing so, you can change the track playing in the background from the usual instrumental menu music to its full vocal version.
To do this yourself, simply head to the main menu and hold the left analogue stick in an up-left diagonal position, then press L L R L R R. Ta-da!

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/10/did-you-know-super-monkey-ball-banana-mania-has-a-secret-code-to-enter
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Post by: Berto on October 08, 2021, 12:22:58 am
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Review - Return to Monke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zNcltiwMw4
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on October 08, 2021, 12:23:26 am
Bonito Days Is Basically Monkey Ball's Monkey Target, But Transformed Into A Full Game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT2hyv_MKwQ

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Ask any Super Monkey Ball fan to talk about their favourite part of the series, and you'll likely hear the words 'Monkey Target' come flying out of their mouth before you've even had a chance to finish the question.
There's a reason the minigame's so popular – because it's just so good.
So imagine then, if you would, a game that takes Monkey Target's fundamental ideas and transforms them into a full experience, complete with fresh takes on Monkey Ball's iconic gameplay and a charming city pop soundtrack.
That thing you've just imagined is Bonito Days, and it's launching on Switch on 14th October.

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/10/bonito-days-is-basically-monkey-balls-monkey-target-but-transformed-into-a-full-game
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Post by: Berto on October 08, 2021, 01:08:22 am
Toshihiro Nagoshi (Yakuza, Daytona, and Super Monkey Ball Creator) and Daisuke Sato have left Sega

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"2021 marks Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s 10th anniversary.
From the Yakuza series to the Judgment series and beyond,
we sincerely appreciate everyone who has supported us and our endeavors to this point.

As we reach this 10-year milestone, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio will transition to a new structure.

We will continue our mission to bring you
the best entertainment through our games,
so please look forward to our bright future."

Source : http://ryu-ga-gotoku.com/studio/en/
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on October 09, 2021, 06:22:26 pm
Bonito Days Is Basically Monkey Ball's Monkey Target, But Transformed Into A Full Game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT2hyv_MKwQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT2hyv_MKwQ)

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/10/bonito-days-is-basically-monkey-balls-monkey-target-but-transformed-into-a-full-game (https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/10/bonito-days-is-basically-monkey-balls-monkey-target-but-transformed-into-a-full-game)
Giving me NiGHTS-vibes.
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Post by: Berto on October 10, 2021, 05:12:30 am
It's nice to see Nagoshi still supportive of Super Monkey Ball.

(https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/78191557/plouffe-and-now-hes-gone.jpg)
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on October 10, 2021, 04:18:29 pm
I still hope they put Sega All-Star characters inside the balls.
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Post by: Berto on October 11, 2021, 08:37:04 pm
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania rolls in a No.8 | UK Boxed Charts

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Here is the GfK top ten for the week ending October 9, 2021:

1. FIFA 22
2. Far Cry 6 (New Entry)
3. Metroid Dread(New Entry)
4. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
5. Alan Wake Remastered(New Entry)
6. Minecraft (Switch version)
7. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
8. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania (New Entry)
9. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
10. Grand Theft Auto 5 

Article : https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-11-metroid-dread-is-the-fastest-selling-metroid-game-in-uk-history-uk-boxed-charts (https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-11-metroid-dread-is-the-fastest-selling-metroid-game-in-uk-history-uk-boxed-charts)
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Post by: Berto on October 12, 2021, 12:07:24 am
Expectation vs Reality

(https://i.ibb.co/D1NXPRH/Super-Monkey-Ball-Wash.jpg)

Source : https://t.co/VzqN1ZNWX8
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Post by: Berto on October 14, 2021, 12:12:26 am
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania | Accolades Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrjGj8OYHLk
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Post by: Berto on October 29, 2021, 12:21:26 am
Cooking with AiAi | Banana Pumpkin Pie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK3fkVBAe5s
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on October 29, 2021, 07:07:54 am
Y'know, where I live, I'm curious why people don't use pumpkin as an ingrediant more for Halloween food. It's usually used for latte's.
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Post by: Berto on October 29, 2021, 07:50:08 am
Y'know, where I live, I'm curious why people don't use pumpkin as an ingrediant more for Halloween food. It's usually used for latte's.

May be it's hard to grow ones?
Due to the climate of the area.
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Post by: Berto on October 29, 2021, 11:02:12 pm
SEGA is Introducing the SEGA Insights Lab

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Introducing the SEGA Insights Lab! 🔬
Help shape our games by providing feedback, there’s even rewards for those who participate!
Sign-up & FAQ: https://t.co/vRnIs0Z5Xa

Source : https://twitter.com/SEGA/status/1454190359341244435?t=OsJ70LpB8DIOb6IGtyIB-w&s=19
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on October 30, 2021, 06:51:37 pm
May be it's hard to grow ones?
Due to the climate of the area.
I dunno, I mean it's an american fruit and they're grown in most other places so it's not like pumpkins are seasonal.
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on October 31, 2021, 02:19:05 am
I dunno, I mean it's an american fruit and they're grown in most other places so it's not like pumpkins are seasonal.

They're hard to grow here.
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on October 31, 2021, 09:58:56 am
They're hard to grow here.
I guess. Just think people would have more use for pumpkins around Halloween other than lattes and lanterns.
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Post by: Berto on October 31, 2021, 09:08:14 pm
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania ~ Halloween

(https://i.ibb.co/6bg1XWd/Super-Monkey-Ball-Halloween.jpg)

Source : https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1454855692939108355/photo/1
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Post by: Berto on November 01, 2021, 01:11:32 am
Happy 3 Years Anniversary for SEGA Heroes !

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COMPETE IN EPIC ADVENTURES !
Battle classic SEGA bosses and minions in tactical Match-3 combat.
Go on an epic adventure through SEGA history, as you build an all-star team.

Link : http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4352.0 (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4352.0)
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Post by: Berto on November 01, 2021, 02:57:35 am
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania - Theme song "Hello Banana!!" Music Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKwH-p2At4Y
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Post by: Berto on November 02, 2021, 12:43:05 am
How Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Saved The Franchise | A Brief Retrospective

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGUHUSmdwhs
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on November 02, 2021, 09:57:33 pm
Morgana rolls into Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania as Paid DLC today!

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Morgana is going bana-nyas for Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania!
Steal some hearts (and treasure) when Morgana joins the Monkey Gang today!

Source : https://twitter.com/Atlus_West/status/1455584237839601669
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on November 10, 2021, 11:04:37 pm
XBox Big Bundle Sale !

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/894588429780807700/908176522924412948/FB_IMG_1636596526149.jpg)

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You know what's better than a video game? More Video games!
Get up to 70% off some epic SEGA game bundles in the XBox Big Bundle Sale!
Check out all the offers in the Microsoft store.

Source : https://www.facebook.com/SEGA/
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on November 14, 2021, 01:34:15 am
Bad vs good :

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/894588429780807700/908903513617235999/FB_IMG_1636769838358.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on November 14, 2021, 11:40:33 pm
Super Monkey Ball - Dalgona/Ppopgi

(https://i.ibb.co/2Wm9WKz/Super-Monkey-Ball-Crack.jpg)

Source : https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1459929181140226050
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on November 22, 2021, 11:31:04 am
"Let the good times roll!" 🎊

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Happy Anniversary Super Monkey Ball 2 !
Super Monkey Ball 2 hit the GameCube in Japan 19 years ago today! 🍌🐵

🎨 Artwork by : Bracardi Curry (a.k.a DreddStarin)

Source : https://t.co/TIyURykUmK
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on November 23, 2021, 01:12:00 am
Banana Maniacs!

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If you can't get enough of the music of Banana Mania, you'll be happy to hear you can now buy and stream the digital soundtracks! 🐵🎵

Banana Mania Soundtrack:
🍌 https://t.co/keiFStYXFC

Classic Soundtrack:
🍌 https://t.co/aurQjjpMRS

Source (1) : https://t.co/oW8r32pygQ
Source (2) : https://sega.jp/topics/211118_4/
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on November 24, 2021, 01:48:45 am
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania | Holiday Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA_9XfQybSs
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on November 24, 2021, 09:54:44 am
They could make a "Super Monkey Ball Yule Log" video just by having that clip (0:38-0:42) extended and looped while they play all the music from the winter stages of the Super Monkey Ball franchise.
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on November 24, 2021, 06:34:01 pm
They could make a "Super Monkey Ball Yule Log" video just by having that clip (0:38-0:42) extended and looped while they play all the music from the winter stages of the Super Monkey Ball franchise.

Nice idea. Some fans will do that hopefully.  :))
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on November 24, 2021, 07:28:59 pm
Nice idea. Some fans will do that hopefully.  :))
Would do it myself but I dunno editing that well.
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on November 24, 2021, 07:48:25 pm
Would do it myself but I dunno editing that well.

I heard Kinemaster lets us do that easily..
At least that why my kids say.
They edit lot of Roblox videos to share with their cousins and friends.
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on November 24, 2021, 07:50:59 pm
I heard Kinemaster lets us do that easily..
At least that why my kids say.
They edit lot of Roblox videos to share with their cousins and friends.
Yeah but the free version has a watermark you can't remove and I am too cheap for that.
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on November 25, 2021, 12:10:28 am
Yeah but the free version has a watermark you can't remove and I am too cheap for that.

It's just a small "K" logo on the top, more tolerable compared to the other apps.
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on November 25, 2021, 12:11:03 am
Super Monkey Ball merchandise just launched in the US SEGA Shop!

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A whole bunch of Super Monkey Ball merchandise just launched in the US SEGA Shop! 🍌

The Super Monkey Ball Collection includes tees, a hoodie, notebooks, phone cases, a mug, and more! 🐒

#SuperMonkeyBall #SMB20th

Link : https://shop.sega.com/collections/super-monkey-ball
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on November 28, 2021, 06:43:03 pm
Super Monkey Ball - Cyber

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/894588429780807700/914661414721974272/FB_IMG_1638142643680.jpg?width=630&height=630)

Source : https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1465002635308806150/photo/1
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on November 30, 2021, 12:26:17 am
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Director Says He Wants To Make A New Game In The Series

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"As this game and the previous one are remakes, I do feel that I want to create a new Super Monkey Ball game. I have ideas on what it could be like. I’m looking forward to seeing how Super Monkey Ball will grow.
This is not something I can do on my own, so I would like everyone to first enjoy Banana Mania and if there are enough voices looking forward to the next title, it may come true."

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/11/super-monkey-ball-banana-mania-director-says-he-wants-to-make-a-new-game-in-the-series
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on December 08, 2021, 06:30:07 am
The SEGAbits Swingin' Report Show LIVE – Our Favorite and Most Disappointing SEGA Games of 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE-pjvCz7AQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE-pjvCz7AQ)

As for me, my 2021 favorite is Persona 5 Strikers, the game is fast, stylish, and fun to play.
Better than the turn based prequel, Persona 5 OG/Royal, since it's faster.
The most disappointing is Hatsune Miku Colorful Stage since it's announced to be released globally but turned out it's not released on SEA territory.
I don't care anymore whether the game is good or not, the hype is gone. I'll stick to Idola Phantasy Star Saga for mobile gaming.

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/232394281149530116/920467836277751818/favorite-game-2021.png?width=595&height=595)
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on December 13, 2021, 12:06:45 am
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania - Avenue to The Heart

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/894588429780807700/919709499168813056/FB_IMG_1639345990431.jpg?width=595&height=595)

Source : https://t.co/Yvhqsu3p3K
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on December 21, 2021, 12:12:56 am
Cooking with AiAi | Banana Pudding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEO-_kWQ6fs
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on December 22, 2021, 01:09:41 am
Holidays with AiAi (10 hours by the fireside)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtNxlMTnPNE

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Snuggle up with AiAi by the fireside and listen to a soothing version of a familiar tune,
while the scent of bananas send you both into a state of deep relaxation. 🍌

🎵 GWIZ (Alyssa Moore) - Glacier Tour Classic (Holiday 2021 Remix)
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on December 22, 2021, 06:33:04 pm
Holidays with AiAi (10 hours by the fireside)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtNxlMTnPNE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtNxlMTnPNE)

🎵 GWIZ (Alyssa Moore) - Glacier Tour Classic (Holiday 2021 Remix)
They could make a "Super Monkey Ball Yule Log" video just by having that clip (0:38-0:42) extended and looped while they play all the music from the winter stages of the Super Monkey Ball franchise.
(https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/55387410/i-foresaw-this.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on December 23, 2021, 12:02:15 am
(https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/55387410/i-foresaw-this.jpg)

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/117/814/are-you-wizard.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on December 23, 2021, 08:57:51 am
(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/117/814/are-you-wizard.jpg)
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/k1XDjwaKrBY/maxresdefault.jpg)

Joke asside, I hope Sega will make more Yule Logs. The Nickelodeon Sonic 2 Yule Log is lacking.
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on December 23, 2021, 08:20:41 pm
The Nickelodeon Sonic 2 Yule Log is lacking.

What do you think about this fan made Sonic Yule Log?
I think I like the animation but really hate their choice of songs.
Like you said :"The music needs to be "easy-to-listen to" because it's for when you're relaxing by the fire, not for partying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVqQm9eE2OE
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on December 23, 2021, 09:48:24 pm
What do you think about this fan made Sonic Yule Log?
I think I like the animation but really hate their choice of songs.
Like you said :"The music needs to be "easy-to-listen to" because it's for when you're relaxing by the fire, not for partying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVqQm9eE2OE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVqQm9eE2OE)
It's an "attempt". Reminds me of this (https://sonic.fandom.com/wiki/File:SSS_SONIC12.png) a little. But again poor choice of music and badly animated with what appears to be stock animations.

I KNOW I can make a better Sonic Yule Log video on SFM, I just can't imagine a good Christmas scenery that is justa s familiar with Sonic fans than just generic domestic fireplace.
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on December 25, 2021, 07:28:11 am
I don't mind the generic domestic fireplace, but I welcome new changes too. As long as the music is good and fit.
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on December 25, 2021, 07:29:43 am
Thank you for making 2021 such a wonderful year! ✨
Happy holidays from all of us at SEGA & ATLUS! ❄️

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/756503521498759318/923763924288024606/SEGA_Atlus_Christmas.jpg?width=830&height=467)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/232394281149530116/923752987673907200/Screenshot_20211223-175337_Idola.jpg?width=830&height=467)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/370236756903067648/922451533625446450/Discord_Christmas_Competition.png?width=830&height=467)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/380049446412484608/923725960182890577/FHNCPb6XwAAxeAP.jpeg.jpg?width=830&height=467)

Sources :
https://twitter.com/SEGA/status/1472982824705736709?s=20
https://www.facebook.com/IdolaEN/
https://discord.gg/Qy9S5Vd
https://twitter.com/NintendoEurope/status/1473594342031990787/photo/1
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on January 10, 2022, 08:53:08 pm
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania x Games Done Quick Collaboration

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For over 10 years, Games Done Quick has been a charity fundraising organization that raises money for charity via speedrunning.
Our pals Petresinc & Helix13_ will race through Banana Mania's Story Mode shortly for Awesome "Games Done Quick"! 🐵🏁
Watch this monkey business unfold at https://t.co/EQUO6SCjmJ (https://t.co/EQUO6SCjmJ), and donate generously to the PreventCancer Foundation! 🍌

Link : https://t.co/EQUO6SCjmJ (https://t.co/EQUO6SCjmJ)
Source : https://t.co/aKliOesrMB
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on January 13, 2022, 12:24:00 am
SEGA is asking for Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania feedback

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SEGA recently released Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania which didn’t quite make a mark which SEGA and the fans had expected.
While SEGA is presumably working on the next entry in the long-running series they have taken to Twitter to ask fans to complete a survey for their feedback.
You can leave your feedback here:
https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6679361/UX-BANANA-MANIA

Article : https://mynintendonews.com/2022/01/12/sega-is-asking-for-super-monkey-ball-banana-mania-feedback/
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on January 20, 2022, 12:11:52 am
Toshihiro Nagoshi’s New Studio To Be Named ‘Nagoshi Studio’ Leaks European IP Office

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Looking at the trademarked logo, it seems like most likely, the new studio will be barring Toshihiro Nagoshi’s family name.
Nagoshi Studio makes sense and the logo having a film strip as part of its design makes sense considering RGG Studios’ games have always been highly cinematic.   

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2022/01/19/toshihiro-nagoshis-new-studio-to-be-named-nagoshi-studio-leaks-european-ip-office/
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Post by: Berto on January 25, 2022, 12:20:59 am
NetEase Officially Established Nagoshi Studio with Toshihiro Nagoshi as President and CEO

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At its founding, Nagoshi Studio totals nine members from various backgrounds. Aside from Nagoshi and Sato, Judgment series producer Kazuki Hosokawa is part of the team, as well as Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania producer Masao Shirosaki.
With this new endeavor, Nagoshi hopes to make “dramatic games” that will entertain people across the world.

Article : https://www.siliconera.com/netease-creates-nagoshi-studio-with-yakuza-series-creator-at-the-helm/
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on January 31, 2022, 12:02:29 am
For limited time Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania can be purchased at 30% OFF the original price.
Sale ends February 04, 2021.

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/756503521498759318/937567889001705522/FB_IMG_1643603982614.jpg)

Link : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1316910/Super_Monkey_Ball_Banana_Mania/
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on January 31, 2022, 12:08:14 am
Super Monkey Ball Inspired Game "Frog Ball Rerolled" is Coming to Switch at February 04, 2022

(https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/1774160/extras/ezgif.com-gif-maker__2_.gif?t=1636482141)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWvAIH-WXvQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWvAIH-WXvQ)

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Frog Ball Rerolled is a marble-rolling game with incredibly precise controls.
With its easy to play; hard to master gameplay, you can spend hours upon hours trying to perfect every single one of the 35 levels Frog Ball Rerolled has to offer.
Each of these levels was handcrafted by masters of level design to make your experience as comfortable and fun as possible.

Frog Ball's team has played similar games like Super Monkey Ball and Rolled Out! competitively.
We strive to make levels that are easy for beginners and difficult for masters.

Link : https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/frog-ball-rerolled-switch/ (https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/frog-ball-rerolled-switch/)
Steam version : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1774160/Frog_Ball_Rerolled (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1774160/Frog_Ball_Rerolled)
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on February 07, 2022, 12:15:47 am
Game Gear On The Roll~

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/894588429780807700/940030219153190972/FB_IMG_1644191036280.jpg)

Source : https://www.facebook.com/supermonkeyball/
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 07, 2022, 05:14:17 am
Game Gear On The Roll~

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/894588429780807700/940030219153190972/FB_IMG_1644191036280.jpg)

Source : https://www.facebook.com/supermonkeyball/ (https://www.facebook.com/supermonkeyball/)
Probably took more battery to skid to a halt than it would be to just let gravity finish it's course.
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on February 07, 2022, 07:19:05 pm
Probably took more battery to skid to a halt than it would be to just let gravity finish it's course.

Or perhaps it's an emotional / mental brake.
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 08, 2022, 08:36:50 am
Or perhaps it's an emotional / mental brake.
*Shrug* Even that would take some energy. I should know, I had a few mental breaks myself.
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on February 10, 2022, 12:12:03 am
*Shrug* Even that would take some energy. I should know, I had a few mental breaks myself.

Since I'm no expert on that, I'll just have to believe you right now..
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on February 10, 2022, 12:12:54 am
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/894588429780807700/940896794169212958/hello.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 10, 2022, 06:35:14 am
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/894588429780807700/940896794169212958/hello.jpg)
This looks dated. Where is it from?
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on February 10, 2022, 07:04:58 pm
This looks dated. Where is it from?

Indeed. It's from "Dash & Spin: Chousoku Sonic".
Old manga but some of the chapters are recently translated by fans.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/743d9653cc345edf9960e46ef2b6144d/tumblr_moro53YrRI1sr7c4vo1_500.jpg)

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/354b5b72e6adc5b41803cc306db61951/ad064a8a6f5583e7-b3/s540x810/1adb20fbdf108217e528542e667680bc150e5358.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on February 10, 2022, 07:15:42 pm
Sega raises forecasts after strong game sales in holiday quarter
Publisher turns around last year's $53.5 million nine-month loss to $254.8 million profit


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Looking specifically at Entertainment Contents, which handles Sega's video games business, the publisher specifically cited strong performances from Shin Megami Tensei V, Football Manager and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania -- all of which were released in Q3 (three months ended December 31).
This quarter saw sales of new games reaching ¥13.1 billion ($113.1 million), with back catalogue titles contributing ¥6.5 billion ($56.1 million).

Article : https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-02-10-sega-raises-forecasts-after-strong-game-sales-in-holiday-quarter
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 11, 2022, 04:39:15 pm
Indeed. It's from "Dash & Spin: Chousoku Sonic".
Old manga but some of the chapters are recently translated by fans.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/743d9653cc345edf9960e46ef2b6144d/tumblr_moro53YrRI1sr7c4vo1_500.jpg)

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/354b5b72e6adc5b41803cc306db61951/ad064a8a6f5583e7-b3/s540x810/1adb20fbdf108217e528542e667680bc150e5358.jpg)
I think I read these comics online somewhere once. I think it was Sonic HQ or another site...
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on February 14, 2022, 10:35:38 pm
I think I read these comics online somewhere once. I think it was Sonic HQ or another site...

If you wanna read it again, the link is still available in the first post.
Word of warning though, the manga is super weird (but funny too).

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/320043920325214218/943001190357155860/what_the_hell.jpg?width=372&height=595)
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on February 15, 2022, 12:12:07 am
Cooking with AiAi | Valentine Special | Monkey Bread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6YVnrEVxwU
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on February 15, 2022, 12:12:43 am
Cooking with AiAi | Valentine Special | Monkey Bread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6YVnrEVxwU
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 15, 2022, 05:41:18 am
If you wanna read it again, the link is still available in the first post.
Word of warning though, the manga is super weird (but funny too).

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/320043920325214218/943001190357155860/what_the_hell.jpg?width=372&height=595)
Who recorded Sonic while he tinkle?
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on February 15, 2022, 07:10:40 pm
Who recorded Sonic while he tinkle?

Who else but Eggman.  ;-D

(https://c.tenor.com/NibVoMbggJkAAAAC/eggman-robotnik.gif)
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 16, 2022, 07:22:25 am
Who else but Eggman.  ;-D

(https://c.tenor.com/NibVoMbggJkAAAAC/eggman-robotnik.gif)
What a creep/perv.
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on February 19, 2022, 06:49:22 pm
Time Travel

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/894588429780807700/944717087752982578/FB_IMG_1645308407815.jpg)

Source : https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1495095915614556167
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on March 08, 2022, 12:16:36 am
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania - Paris Fashion Week

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/894588429780807700/949987175167041546/FB_IMG_1646564957251.jpg)

Source : https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1500237293701013507
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Post by: Berto on March 14, 2022, 03:53:27 am
Toshihiro Nagoshi’s latest studio has seemingly already changed its logo

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The studio has filed the logo with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, where it is registered for computer games software, advertising, entertainment services and development of video and computer games.
It’s currently unclear if or when the studio plans to transition to the new logo, or if it will use it in conjunction with its existing logo.

Article : https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/yakuza-veterans-nagoshi-studio-has-seemingly-already-changed-its-logo/
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Post by: Berto on March 17, 2022, 12:36:46 am
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania - Nature and Me

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Nature is like banana. 🍌
Please take care of it. 🌻 

Source : https://t.co/6piwtmyaWe
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Post by: Berto on March 18, 2022, 12:20:16 am
SEGA Web Series: Sega News Ep. 3 Translated - Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmZuc9LQ6SE
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Post by: Berto on March 21, 2022, 12:46:08 am
Super Monkey Ball | Cooking with AiAi | Banana Chips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_7xCPYs91Q
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Post by: Berto on March 28, 2022, 12:27:49 am
Dig deep within yourself!

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"all this time you didn't realise
you were the top banana all along
🍌"

Source : https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1508096725663338506/photo/1
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Post by: Berto on April 01, 2022, 03:21:29 am
OUT NOW! INVISIBALL - An SMBBM Challenge Modpack by iswimfly and Sharkbread!

It makes every stage in the game invisible!
See how well you know your Monkey Ball!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kOcowJETB0
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on April 01, 2022, 06:25:54 am
OUT NOW! INVISIBALL - An SMBBM Challenge Modpack by iswimfly and Sharkbread!

It makes every stage in the game invisible!
See how well you know your Monkey Ball!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kOcowJETB0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kOcowJETB0)
Whoever thought of this mod must had been a sadist.
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Post by: Berto on April 04, 2022, 12:06:59 am
Whoever thought of this mod must had been a sadist.

Lol.. I bet 90% people who played this could only clear stage 1 where we could just went straight.
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Post by: Berto on April 04, 2022, 12:12:59 am
SEGA / Atlus Spring 2022 sale live on the Switch / 3DS eShops
until April 17 at 11:59 PM PT / April 18 at 2:59 AM ET


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(https://i.ibb.co/P9z25bz/SMB-Banana-Mania.jpg)

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Switch
– Puyo Puyo Champions – $2.99 (was $9.99)
– Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 – $19.99 (was $39.99)
– SEGA Genesis Classics – $11.99 (was $29.99)
– Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD – $14.99 (was $29.99)
– Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania – $29.99 (was $49.99)

– and many more

3DS
– Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth – $9.99 (was $39.99)
– Persona Q: Shadows of the Labyrinth – $7.99 (was $19.99)
– Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology – $9.99 (was $19.99)
– Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure – $7.99 (was $19.99)
– Super Monkey Ball 3D – $7.99 (was $19.99)
– and many more

Full list : https://nintendoeverything.com/sega-atlus-spring-2022-sale-live-on-the-switch-3ds-eshops/
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Post by: Berto on April 11, 2022, 12:11:53 am
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/854504169334243388/962408570119422012/unknown.png?width=559&height=599)

Source : "Protect Me, Shugomaru!" Manga Chapter 6
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Post by: Berto on April 22, 2022, 12:18:44 am
Super Monkey Monkey - A Ball-less Fan Game

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We finally freed AiAi from his ball, removing all of the challenge and creativity that made the original Super Monkey Ball so great. 

Download the game here : https://balbod.itch.io/super-monkey-monkey

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Post by: Berto on April 25, 2022, 12:05:04 am
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania - Captain Aiai

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Post by: Berto on April 26, 2022, 12:08:19 am
New Video Alert!

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“AiAi is back for a new video this week! 🍌

But what—and who—is cooking? 🙈

Link : https://t.co/o2oEj99ijD
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Post by: Berto on April 27, 2022, 01:14:27 am
Cooking with Dr. Bad-Boon | Banana Curry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtcsD44uodc
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on April 27, 2022, 06:34:43 am
Banana curry... ew, whut?
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on April 27, 2022, 07:51:34 pm
Banana curry... ew, whut?

In Super Monkey Ball world ... Everything will be banana at the end!
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on April 28, 2022, 04:46:17 am
In Super Monkey Ball world ... Everything will be banana at the end!
Holy granola! It's Bananageddon!
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Post by: Berto on April 30, 2022, 12:28:47 am
Holy granola! It's Bananageddon!

Bananapocalypse !!!

(https://c.tenor.com/FG8RDCVL2xEAAAAM/banana-dancing.gif)
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Post by: Berto on May 04, 2022, 12:19:22 pm
Rumour : New SMB Game "Super Monkey Ball Madness" is in the work
Music composed by Ayako Saso


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Post by: Berto on May 09, 2022, 12:21:14 am
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania - Endgame

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/894588429780807700/973005539544006656/FB_IMG_1652052972161.jpg)

Source : https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1523347101941256192
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on May 09, 2022, 06:21:38 am
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania - Endgame

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/894588429780807700/973005539544006656/FB_IMG_1652052972161.jpg)

Source : https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1523347101941256192 (https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1523347101941256192)
The Monkeyverse!
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Post by: Berto on May 09, 2022, 07:50:20 pm
The Monkeyverse!

SEGA-verse !!!

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Post by: Mystic Monkey on May 10, 2022, 04:41:43 am
SEGA-verse !!!

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Not enough monkey ball capsules to go around!
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Post by: Berto on May 10, 2022, 08:09:42 pm
Not enough monkey ball capsules to go around!

Taking turns after each other then...
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on May 11, 2022, 04:43:36 am
Taking turns after each other then...
Rolling around at the speed of monke.
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on May 13, 2022, 12:06:27 am
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is now available on Amazon Luna!

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Now there are even more ways to join in on the fun -
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is now available on Amazon Luna! 🍌

Source : https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1524796551649845255
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Post by: Berto on May 18, 2022, 11:44:14 pm
SEGA Characters Fanart by Kukakooo

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Sega🎶Sega🎶Segaaaa

Source : https://mobile.twitter.com/Kukakooo/status/1525272511834902528
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Post by: Berto on May 20, 2022, 12:05:36 am
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Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on June 12, 2022, 10:08:46 pm
AiAi’s Funhouse

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Did you ever play AiAi’s Funhouse on mobile? 🍌
It featured two games: Whack-A-Monkey, where you had to hit as many monkeys and bananas as possible, and Monkey See, Monkey Do, where you had to duplicate a sequence of images! 🐵

Source : https://www.facebook.com/supermonkeyball/ (https://www.facebook.com/supermonkeyball/)
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Post by: Berto on June 22, 2022, 12:15:43 am
Happy Birthday SEGA Forever!

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June 22, 2022 is the fifth anniversary of SEGA Forever!
Which one is your favourite?

Link : https://discord.com/invite/segaforever (https://discord.com/invite/segaforever)
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Post by: Berto on June 23, 2022, 08:35:52 pm
Sonic Birthday 2022 : Delicious Bananas vs Golden Rings

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When you play as Sonic the Hedgehog in Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania and Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz HD, you’ll swap out delicious bananas for shiny golden Rings!
We haven’t tried eating Rings ourselves, but each to their own… happy anniversary Sonic! 🐵

Source : https://www.facebook.com/supermonkeyball/
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Post by: Berto on June 23, 2022, 08:37:54 pm
🎊 21 years of Monkey Ball! 🎊

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🎊 21 years of Monkey Ball! 🎊
Here's to future monkey mania with AiAi and friends - thank you all so much for your support! 🐵

Source : https://www.facebook.com/supermonkeyball/
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Post by: Berto on June 26, 2022, 09:47:21 pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONKEY BALL!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTraDqhRxho
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Post by: Berto on June 26, 2022, 09:48:13 pm
AiAi is back in the Fall Guys store!!!

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“a certain someone is coming back to the Blunderdome…

AiAi from Super Monkey Ball is back in the Fall Guys store!!!

monke”

Source : https://t.co/1WE24rxmHp (https://t.co/1WE24rxmHp)
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Post by: Berto on June 26, 2022, 09:49:03 pm
Fall Guys Free-To-Play Reaches 20 Million Players In The First 48 Hours

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Fall Guys finally stumbled onto the Nintendo Switch, Xbox and other platforms this week as a free-to-play title and it seems it's already paying off for developer Mediatonic.
According to the game's official social media account, Fall Guys' free release managed to hit 20 million players in just 48 hours.

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/06/fall-guys-free-to-play-reaches-20-million-players-in-the-first-48-hours
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Post by: Berto on July 03, 2022, 09:56:04 pm
The Steam Summer Sale is coming in HOT! 🔥

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(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/756503521498759318/989651940747116594/FB_IMG_1656021763605.jpg)

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In this sale there are amazing deals on over 40 Steam titles for a limited period of time!
Be sure to not miss this opportunity to get great SEGA and ATLUS games at great discounts to fully enjoy this summer!
Sales on titles such at Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles, and Yakuza: Like a Dragon will last 🙌 until July 8, 01:00 (UTC+8)🙌!

Link : https://sega.link/SEGAsummer (https://sega.link/SEGAsummer)
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Post by: Berto on July 03, 2022, 09:58:56 pm
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania on Anime Expo 2022

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Yo-ho! If you're attending Anime Expo 2022, be sure to check out the SEGA booth to jump in a ball and show us just how much you love bananas! 🍌
Please tag your shots with #SuperMonkeyBall on Instagram and Twitter so we can see them! 🐵📷🐱

Source : https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1543341786743160832 (https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1543341786743160832)
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Post by: Berto on July 18, 2022, 12:09:00 am
EPOS x SEGA at TwitchCon Amsterdam 2022

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Source : https://www.facebook.com/eposaudiogaming/ (https://www.facebook.com/eposaudiogaming/)

AiAi finally made the Wall of Fame at Twitch Con Amsterdam! 🐵🍌

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/756503521498759318/998222346718547969/FB_IMG_1658065109526.jpg)

Source : https://www.facebook.com/supermonkeyball/ (https://www.facebook.com/supermonkeyball/)
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Post by: Berto on July 20, 2022, 11:17:19 pm
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Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on July 20, 2022, 11:24:05 pm
Now's your Chance! - "SEGA ASIA SUMMER SALE 2022" Trailer
7/20 - 8/3!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKut9m4l1-k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKut9m4l1-k)

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・LOST JUDGMENT Digital Deluxe Edition
・Yakuza 0
・Persona4 The ULTIMAX ULTRA SUPLEX HOLD
・STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town
・Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles Digital Deluxe Edition
and more!

Link : https://sega.jp/special/sale/en/ (https://sega.jp/special/sale/en/)
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Post by: Berto on July 28, 2022, 12:42:31 am
Super Monkey Ball LCD Game Concepts

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Hidden deep in the archives: Mockups for an LCD game where AiAi would race and avoid bombs. 💣💥
The one that did release was AiAi Banana Catch - which you can also see the original assets for! 🐵🍌

Source : https://www.facebook.com/supermonkeyball/ (https://www.facebook.com/supermonkeyball/)
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on July 29, 2022, 06:08:05 am
Super Monkey Ball LCD Game Concepts

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/756503521498759318/1002019086366154883/FB_IMG_1658970326718.jpg?width=594&height=629)
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/756503521498759318/1002019086693302353/FB_IMG_1658970330211.jpg?width=594&height=629)

Source : https://www.facebook.com/supermonkeyball/ (https://www.facebook.com/supermonkeyball/)
Sounds a bit more suited for a Sonic LCD on Special Stages.
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Post by: Berto on July 31, 2022, 09:06:19 pm
Sounds a bit more suited for a Sonic LCD on Special Stages.

This reminded me of Warioware micro games.
They could make game like that with Super Monkey Ball characters.

(https://mario.wiki.gallery/images/d/d0/Cheeky_Monkey.png)
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 01, 2022, 07:06:51 am
This reminded me of Warioware micro games.
They could make game like that with Super Monkey Ball characters.

(https://mario.wiki.gallery/images/d/d0/Cheeky_Monkey.png)
Super Monkey Microgames!
Title: Re: Super Monkey Ball - No Parachute, No Seat Belt, No Problem !!!
Post by: Berto on August 04, 2022, 10:48:36 pm
Best short SEGA games!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orlu28QWxaY

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Do you ever find that you don’t have enough time for gaming anymore?
Has your attention span seen better days?
Or do you just simply prefer brief games for some short and sweet video game sessions?

We got you!
Here are some SEGA games that you can enjoy in short bursts, so you can have time for other things in life… or maybe even more games!

Link : https://store.steampowered.com/search/?publisher=SEGA
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Post by: Berto on August 11, 2022, 07:43:08 pm
Happy Obon holidays 🍉

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Summer vacation during Obon holidays🍉

Aiai is full of energy with chocolate banana🍌

Summer is full of fun 🎆
It followed hot days…! 😱
Please take care of yourself and have a good time✨

Source : https://twitter.com/SMB_JP/status/1557517155779821569