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not as insanely bad as people say? it's honestly a mid monkey ball game rather than an outright bad one imo. The motion controls are kinda lame, yeah, but they work reasonably well enough to have the game be properly controlled plus the levels are more designed around the more imprecise control scheme. There's also a jump button for some reason, which is really a love it or hate it addition. I haven't played much of the minigames because my friends don't trust this game so can't say anything about that. If you have a wii and like monkey ball maybe give this a shot with an open mind?

While Super Monkey Ball is a classic and beloved series, Banana Blitz suffers greatly from bad motion controls. The Wiimote just wasn't up for the task of the accuracy required for these tilt stages- which leads to a really aggravating experience on the console. Banana Blitz was re-released in recent years for modern consoles and I'm sure with a traditional controller it's a much better game but on the Wii it just wasn't cutting it. At least there were a lot of decent multiplayer minigames to check out which were fun for a few hangouts as a kid.

Does not have the same feel or weight that the GameCube ones did but it’s still kinda fun

this was my first monkey ball game. mixed first impression, because tilt controls lol!
the fifty minigames aren't too bad tho

Fine at best. The controls weren't great, and it felt like the developers prioritized having an abundance of mediocre minigames over having more good stages in the main game.

The jump ruined everything and the music had to clean up its mess

Sturgeon's law is in full effect with those motion control minigames but at least they're better than the ones in Sonic and the Secret Rings.

My dad got this with the launch of the wii, and it's the only monkey ball game I've played. It's fun, but hear the first two were better.

Peak Monkey Ball. Wii version is better than the Switch remake.

the ball is canonically the womb

First world: "How come people don't like this?"
Second world: "Oh, I see"

Motion controls were ok, but Monkey Ball lost its identity long ago and this game didn't bring it back. The game is easier to play in fact. The minigames are quantity over quality. The new characters are the only reason you'd want to really get this one.

Jumping opens a few doors but closes a lot more. The Touch n Roll remixes are great though I would have liked original songs too.

Misses the entire point of monkey ball.

Better than Adventure but that's not saying much.

the memories I have of this game... love it