In SMB Adventure, you control one of the monkeys, but are stuck in a ball for the whole game. When Super Monkey Ball Adventure came to be, probably during a meeting to discuss the future of the Monkey Ball series, I'm sure it seemed like a great idea, but it really wasn't. It’s good clean fun but the smile on your face, like the one painted on a clown, will be wiped off in time. Super Monkey Ball ruled, and that's a fact. And yet, Super Monkey Ball Adventure throws all of this out of the window for a half-baked storyline and a hub world separated by load times and marred by technical inconsistencies. Super Monkey Ball Adventure is at least recommended for a rental. Super Monkey Ball Adventure tries to be a platformer, but it lacks everything to make a good one. Taking a big leap away from the level-by-level advancement set forth by the first two entries and putting the player in a huge open environment, this entry in the beloved "Super Monkey Ball" series proves to be sometimes challenging and occasionally repetitive, but it still … Unfortunately, Super Monkey Ball Adventure… Super Monkey Ball games are popular today partly because of their simplistic nature. The levels are abstract assemblages of platforms floating in space. Platformers usually star a mascot that starts with the basic jumping ability, and that over the course of the game, obtains all sorts of new moves or powers. Features: All-new expansive platform-adventure gameplay, brand new to the Super Monkey Ball series! They are designed for everybody to enjoy. It was polished to a sheen, it was tightly focused, and it had cute monkeys. In Super Monkey Ball, you guide a cartoon monkey in a ball - two-toned and slightly opaque, like a toy capsule - to a goal. Super Monkey Ball Adventure for the GameCube is the latest addition to the franchise but, sadly enough, this isn’t the best game in the series to grace our favorite cube.