Quick App: Super Monkey Ball 2 for iPhone

Super Monkey Ball 2

The widely popular Super Monkey Ball for iPhone and iPod touch now has a sequel, Super Monkey Ball 2 [$9.99 - <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/super-monkey-ball-2/id340056794?mt=8&at=10l3Vy&ct=d_im "SMB2">iTunes link] - featuring multiplayer!

The original Super Monkey Ball was first shown off by SEGA during Apple's iPhone SDK Roadmap event back in March 2008 and was one of the first games to launch with iPhone 2.0 and the App Store. How does the sequel hold up? In the short time I've spent playing, I am very impressed by the graphics, butter-smooth controls, and fun music. Super Monkey Ball 2 includes 115 tracks and one mini-game, Monkey Bowling, with promise of Monkey Golf and Monkey Target in a future upgrade.

One of the most exciting new features of Super Monkey Ball 2 is multiplayer mode. Just hop onto a local wifi network and play against as many as 3 friends. Unfortunately, this is only available for racing tracks. The mini-games must be played with one device in a pass-along style for multiplayer.

If you pick this one up, be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Leanna Lofte

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Quick App: Super Monkey Ball 2 for iPhone


i downloaded it and it doesn't get past the start up screen, it shows it then the screen goes black and just sits there. And according to the reviews this has happened to a lot of people so they need to get that fixed real fast. I've restarted my phone, deleted it and reinstalled it. and it still doesn't work.

Are you jailbroken? I believe I read somehere that this was happening to jailbroken devices.

I am on a 32gb jailbroken device and I have the same problem as Yevinn. Rebooting, reinstalling, nothing seems to work. This is the first app I've ever had a jailbreak compatibility problem with. I do hope they fix it, as not all jailbreakers are pirates (It's a shame that so many are)

For all who can't play because you've jailbroken:
Download SwapMode from Cydia, it deactivates all extensions/plugins when you turn on "Game Mode." Monkey Ball 2 will run, and you can turn off Game Mode when you are done to return to your fully useable device!

I know a three yr old who is monkeyball master he saw this and made me buy monkeyball2. He likes the bowling the best and I think it's better than the first

Someone needs to tell these developpers multiplayer should be online. Not local wifi only.
That is just lame!
Monkey ball one was a waste, so won't give this one the time of day.

Not possible for a new game, being online means supporting server costs, are you ready to pay more?

@ Nina
that is not true. Please I'm in the IT field and just hate when people spit their opinions as fact. There are tons of games that cost way less than 10$ and have online multiplayer. No excuse for sega here!

how come swapmode with game mode turned on does nothing???? i want to play this game.... i am starting to hate sega. it appears that they are making no attempt to fix this problem!