Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz

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VideoSuper Monkey Ball Banana Splitz Vita trailer

Stage creator! Online multiplayer! Due this October!

VideoSuper Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz trailer for Vita

PlayStation Vita version due this Summer.

VideoSuper Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz Vita trailer

Sega simians arrive on PlayStation Vita "early 2012".

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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz review

Some series age like wine, while others rot like milk. Super Monkey Ball sadly turned bad faster than a pint of full fat left out on a hot summer's night, curdled needlessly by motion controls and meaningless additions.

The problem, perhaps, is that Super Monkey Ball has always been haunted by the perfect simplicity of the first game. It's since proven exceptionally tricky to nail the art of rolling an enslaved monkey through a series of mazes - for player and developer alike.

Games like Super Monkey Ball Adventure added pointless breadth, while last year's Super Monkey Ball 3D dumbed the formula down to a babbling mess. Hell, I'm still annoyed at Super Monkey Ball 2 for having the temerity to introduce something as impure as a switch puzzle.

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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz release date announced

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz release date announced

AiAi makes Vita debut this Autumn.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz launches for Vita on 23rd October, Sega has announced.

Familiar franchise faces AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon and Baby are all set to appear, across 100 levels and eight mini-games.

You can also expect tilt control functionality, and a feature that lets you snap real-world items with the Vita's camera to use in the game's level editor.

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