The Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD remake marks the first release for the rolling ball platformer in nearly five years.
Sega will breathe new life into the 2006 Nintendo Wii Super Monkey Ball in an HD remake of the title for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It will be a remaster with some updated content, including an online leaderboard, a first for the series.
The press release describes how the remaster will fine-tune the game’s controls for each console’s release. “With uniquely optimized control schemes for each platform, everyone from first-time rollers to world-record holders can jump right in to the fun!”
The original Nintendo Wii Banana Blitz is known for having some pretty difficult controls, but is still a decent platformer. The remaster will hopefully take the good foundation of the Nintendo Wii game and create an easier to play version of AiAi’s adventures.
The last title to hit for the Monkey Ball series was 2014’s Android and iOS title Super Monkey Ball Bounce. Ball Bounce was a Peggle-like game, which was a deviation from the tried and true ball rolling platforming gameplay of the titles before it. In 2014, the PlayStation Vita received the last main-series Monkey Ball title in Banana Splitz.
As the original Banana Blitz took advantage of the Wii remote’s motion controls, it may be that the Nintendo Switch follows suit by utilizing the motion control technology present in the Joy-Con controllers.
The Banana Blitz remake has a worldwide console release date of October 29, 2019. A brief announcement trailer for the HD port teases the new graphics and return to form for the Super Monkey Ball series.
We’re not monkeying around, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD lands on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 29, 2019, with a Steam release planned for Winter 2019!https://t.co/9B9ROhjB9D pic.twitter.com/ldNkFjPPxa
— SEGA (@SEGA) July 16, 2019
Are you excited about a new ‘Super Monkey Ball’ release?
Carnival Row is fantasy that fucks.
Will Byers’s story line in Stranger Things season 3 reminded me exactly why I love this show so much.
Ahead of the closing of Puffs, Hypable interviewed the four remaining members of the original cast, who will have been with Puffs from its humble beginnings to the very end: Zac Moon (Wayne Hopkins), Andy Miller (Leanne), Stephen Stout (Ernie Mac, and a producer on the show), and Madeleine Bundy (Susie Bones/Harry Potter, and the designer of the show).
The gravity of the Last of Us gay representation cannot be overstated, as it brings LGBTQ+ people to the frontlines of mainstream action/adventure video games for the first time.
There’s not much to be surprised by in The Kitchen, unless you weren’t expecting the body count, but then you probably didn’t know what you were getting into.
The final trailer for the upcoming season of 13 Reasons Why reveals the season’s big murder — and that nearly everyone had a motive for doing it.
The trailer for the holiday romantic comedy Last Christmas starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding is here and it is completely adorable.
LGBTQ+ adoption is something Supergirl should explore, just not yet
Looks like fans of Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before will get to spend next Valentine’s Day weekend with Lara Jean Covey, Peter Kavinsky, and John Ambrose!
An adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast is making its way to the small screen.