Parents' Guide to

Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz

By Andrew Bub, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Skill challenge for kids with a lot of patience.

Game Nintendo Wii 2006
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

Fun game

This game was surprisingly well made. While my 4 year old is to young for the main game there are many of the mini game that she can play by herself or with a little help. She also enjoys watching my wife and I play the main game. She laughs and laughs when the monkey falls off the board.
age 6+

Sense of Accomplishment

Not a problem! My child enjoyed solving the puzzles. It was a challenge for him and he felt a sense of accomplishment in reaching the end to each segment.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (7 ):

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.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Sega of America
  • Release date: November 14, 2006
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E for cartoon violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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