A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Violence & Scariness
Some VERY, VERY mild cartoon violence.
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Products & Purchases
This is part of a video game series.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game can be quite challenging. Some kids will simply get frustrated while others may find it teaches them to concentrate better and get a real sense of accomplishment. Parents should also know that players must keep the remote extended, making slight twisting and turning motions, and that doing this for too long, like anything, might result in arm pain. You might want to remind kids to take frequent breaks from the action.
Is It Any Good?
Instead of offering a few refined and polished games, Sega packed in 50. Just about every kind of play is covered: asteroid shooting (aim the remote at the screen and fire), racing, boxing, tennis, hovercraft bumper cars, bowling, and much more. A few highlights include a nifty version of darts and a cool first-person shooter (using nonviolent, Nerf-like balls) called Monkey Wars.
The problem with most of these Mini games is that they require so much precision in your hand movements that they lose their element of fun. Quantity never beats quality and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz suffers greatly with this hit-and-miss galleria of oddball gaming. Kids who are willing to spend the time with each Mini game and figure it out may find the experience rewarding. But a handful of polished games that were easier to play would make for a better experience.
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