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!