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Sega's loony Super Monkey Ball series makes its Wii debut with motion-sensitive controls and a barrel full of new features. As with previous entries, the action in Banana Blitz involves tilting the environment so a monkey-encased orb rolls safely toward the exit. Eight themed worlds, ranging from pirates to outer space, feature eight puzzle stages apiece, and for the first time in the series, a climactic boss encounter. The Wii Remote tilts the environment left or right so players can collect bananas and avoid traps that threaten to burst each monkey's bubble.
Another new feature is the jump ability, which panicked primates rely on to advance through multi-tiered stages and to succeed during the boss fights. Of course, a Super Monkey Ball game wouldn't be complete without an assortment of mini-games to partake in, and Banana Blitz features an eclectic mix of over 30 sporting events and arcade-style challenges. Up to four players can challenge each other in hammer throws, foot races, golf matches, squash games, hurdles, a home run derby, and more. Each event uses the Wii Remote in different ways, as players swing, shake, tilt, and flick the controller for more monkey merriment. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide