Super Monkey Ball/History

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Dole bananas were heavily featured in Super Monkey Ball.

Origins[edit | edit source]

The game debuted in Japan in 2001 as an upright arcade cabinet and later that year was released as one of the three original Nintendo GameCube games.

Sequels[edit | edit source]

The popularity of the simple game in Japan, the United States and Europe has led to several sequels and ports: Super Monkey Ball 2 for the GameCube; Super Monkey Ball Deluxe for PlayStation 2 and Xbox, which included levels from both GameCube releases plus original levels, as well as updating the party games; Super Monkey Ball Jr., a release for Nintendo Game Boy Advance based on the original title; a release under the original title for the Nokia N-Gage gaming system; and an release for the Nintendo DS entitled Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll. It is also featured in the Sega SuperStars Eye Toy game for the PlayStation 2.

Product Placements[edit | edit source]

The bananas in the game feature advertising for the Dole Food Company, and interesting example of Product Placement games at the time.