Super Monkey Ball 2

 
Retro arcade tilting game is fun and playable with friends.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

It's easy to get the ball rolling but difficult to avoid plunging off the ramp into the jungle canopy far below. (Acrophobics beware.) It's so easy to lose perspective the game comes with an optional tilt meter. When the red dot is centered in the small box in the lower corner of the screen, the ball is on a flat surface and it's safe to venture down the ramp again.

Violence & scariness

No violence, but little ones might be disturbed by the terrified sounds the female monkey character makes when falling.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

There's one link on the main menu that launches descriptions of several other Sega apps, including a street fighter game.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Kids can play against three friends they know if there's a local Wi-fi connection.

This app allows you to play against others in multiplayer mode, but only with others in Wi-Fi mode, so proximity means that most will be friends.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this exciting ramp game was originally a Sega arcade game for kids. The only multiplayer option is Wi-fi for safe matchups with people kids know.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The object of the game is simple: guide a cute monkey encased in a clear plastic ball down a series of high, curvy ramps without falling off the edge. Phenomenal tilt control, satisfying 3D graphics and cool slow-mo instant replays make this game a must-have. Kids can happily spend hours exploring the dozens of ramp courses in five different theme worlds.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$3.99
Release date:December 17, 2009
Category:Arcade Games
Publisher:SEGA
Version:1.0.3

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Written byAnonymous March 30, 2011
age 3+
 

Extremely fun

I had a lot of fun with this game. The controls bugged me a bit (iPad version) and the frame rate isn't perfect. But I still love it.
Teen, 13 years old Written bydr duck June 23, 2010
age 9+
 

Exciting sequil adds minigames

:) And I liked that
Kid, 11 years old March 8, 2011
age 6+
 

love it!!!!!!!!!!!

won't be bored ever with this!!!!!

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