Sonic and Tails are free unlockable characters in Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania With Sonic
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania With Sonic (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is a collection of three games in the platforming series.
  • Sega announced that Sonic and Tales are both free unlockable characters.
  • The game releases on October 5, 2021.

Super Monkey Ball is a Sega franchise that revolves around various monkey characters rolling inside a ball through different worlds in order to collect bananas. On October 5, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, a collection of three Super Monkey Ball games, will release on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox S|X, and Xbox One.

Today, Sega announced that Sonic and Tails will be among the unlockable characters included for free when the game launches. Rush through each course playing as your favorite blue hedgehog or flying fox. It looks like their inclusion is part of Sonic's 30th Anniversary celebration.

In total, this collection provides over 300 courses from Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2, and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe. There are also 12 minigames and up to four people can play at a time making it the perfect party game. Whether you're looking for a fun game the whole family can enjoy or are interested in games to share with friends, this collection, complete with Sonic and Tales, will be a great choice.

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

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