Hearing “Super Monkey Ball” and something like “Dreamcast” or “Game Gear” in the same sentence might make someone think it is about a new game. But in the case of Sega’s latest announcement, it is about actually putting a Dreamcast and Game Gear in balls as playable characters. The company announced it will sell $4.99 Sega Legends Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania DLC. That makes those two consoles and the Sega Saturn all playable. They will appear at launch in a pack or as part of the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game.
Sega shared a trailer to offer a better idea of how the Dreamcast, Game Gear, and Saturn will work as playable Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania characters. When they go through a course, they will also collect bananas.
And here are some screenshots of the three systems.
As a reminder, the last piece of paid Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania announced was Hello Kitty. She will also cost $4.99.
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania will debut on October 5, 2021 for the PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam. It includes HD versions of Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2, and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe. The Sega Legends Super Monkey Ball DLC that makes the Dreamcast, Game Gear, and Saturn playable will show up on October 5, 2021 as well.