Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz Rolls To PlayStation Vita In October

By Ishaan . May 22, 2012 . 2:52pm

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz for the PlayStation Vita has a release date. Today, Sega announced that the game will be released this October in North America.


Sega say the game has over 100 stages and that you can use the Vita camera to photograph real-world objects for creating your own stages with. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz also has online multiplayer with leaderboards. It will be released on October 23rd, 2012 in North America.


The Japanese version of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz features an “adult” stage with gravure idol, Yukie Kawamura. First-print copies of the game in Japan come with a download code for her special stage. There’s been no word from Sega on the stage being included in the North American version. It should be pointed out, though, that the ESRB have rated the game “E” (Everyone).

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  • I’ve played the demo. I was disappointed to find that I could not manipulate the game with the Vita’s gyro controls.

    • aoihana

      Oh, wow, seriously? That is rather disappointing. I wonder if it was disabled in the demo, or if it’ll be implemented in the final game. Though, I find that a bit unlikely. 

      • MrRobbyM

        I wouldn’t say that. Maybe there were still a lot of bugs to fix at the time and didn’t want to include it in the demo? I hope so ._.

        • aoihana

          Hopefully! ლ(´ڡ`ლ)

    • Kefkiroth

      Wait, what? You could. Using my Japanese account, I also played the demo, and there is an option to use gyro. It plays fine for me, and I prefer it over right stick.
      The demo is far too difficult though (probably explains the low rating it has on JPN PSN).
      And for anyone curious, the demo WAS the adult level. ^-^

      • Oops, you’re right! I guess I just missed that option.

  • aoihana

    Sega say the game has over 100 stages and that you can use the Vita camera to photograph real-world objects for creating your own stages with. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz also has online multiplayer with leaderboards.

    Ah, over 100 stages was already quite a feat, from my understanding, anyway. I haven’t played any Super Monkey Ball games as of late, thoroughly, anyway. 

    I always thought the concept of taking pictures of everyday items or locations, and using them in a game was fascinating. It’s a shame that more games don’t do it now.

    I recall Reality Fighters could utilize the camera to use everyday settings as stages, I thought that was awesome. It’s great that Super Monkey Ball will be utilizing the camera in such a way. (◕‿◕✿)

    • Nah, the 3DS game had about 80 stages(can’t remember exactly) and two awful minigames. I’m hoping the level creator is adds more depth into the game otherwise the game might end up like the 3DS version. The series have really been downhill lately mostly because of content and last appealing. I’m hoping the Vita verison is better.

      • aoihana

        Ah, I see, then the 100 stages aren’t as impressive, I guess. But it’s as you say, I hope the level creator does add more depth, and I think it will, honestly! I think it’ll be awesome using real life stages! (◕‿◕✿)

  • MrRobbyM

    Oh Japan. Only you would add an “adult” stage to a game about cute rolling monkeys..

    When I get a Vita, is will be one of the first games I get. Never played a Money Ball game before so this will be my first.

    • The series kind of went downhill (so to speak) after the DS installment when Amusement Vision was no more. But they’re still fun games.

      If it’s half-decent I’ll get it faaaar down the road when I get around to purchasing a Vita.

    • Zonron

      same here, sounds pretty fun, though i have a vita already

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Yeah…we’re not getting that adult stage…

  • scratchbach

    My inner Monkey Ball fan really wants this. I’m just hoping the game has a decent length!

  • Hinataharem

    The photo option in the demo was kinda bad.

  • Should’ve included the stage as DLC.

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