Parents' Guide to

Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

A challenging but fun game that's all about good balance.

Game Nintendo Wii 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

challenging and sometimes frustrating

a challenge if you have a child that enjoys solving puzzles. Can cause frustration for sure!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

The main thing anyone is likely to complain about with Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll is the difficulty. There is a great deal of skill required to make it through the entire game. But the twist and tilt action is one that almost anyone can improve through practice, and the thrill of finally making it through a level that has been repeatedly thwarting you is so much powerful than simply acing a game from the get-go. The game is incredibly fun and certainly worth sticking with, even if you can't master it all easily. The mini-games are a mixed bag -- some offering great 4-player action, others feeling like they were tacked on. But they're all just icing anyway (and there are 21 of them, which is just as many as you get in some games that are sold as mini-game collections), so it's hard to be too upset about the few duds in the bunch.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Sega of America
  • Release date: February 9, 2010
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E for MIld Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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