According to the ESRB, this game contains: Violence

Parents get a mixed bag. Puzzle mode is going to be far beyond the skill of 99.9% of children out there, but the mini-games are simple, easy to learn and above all, a TON of fun. Id say its more a hit than a miss for kids. No questionable language, no sexual situations and the only violence in the entire game consists of shooting fish, spaceships and other such things in Monkey Shot. Oh, and watching your monkey fall 35,000 feet off of the side of a level and scream the whole way. Harmless stuff.

Fans of arcade-style gameplay have hit the bonanza here. The puzzle mode tests both brains and dexterity, and the multiplayer games are more addictive than cocoa-covered crack nuggets as long as you have at least one other live person around to play them with.

Fans of the first Monkey Ball don't even ask, just go and buy it. Its everything the first game was, and more.

Toy Fans should be aware that as of the writing of this review, Super Monkey Ball toys are available in game stores and specialty shops across the country. Considering how rare good game-based toys are here in the good ol US of A, don't miss them!

Hearing Impaired Gamersare in luck. Super Monkey Ball 2 has very little text to begin with, and everything that happens (mostly in Story mode) comes with full text accompaniment. Ei-Ei-Poo!

Brad Gallaway

Brad Gallaway

Brad Gallaway has been gaming since the days when arcades were everywhere and the Atari 2600 was cutting edge. So, like... A while.

Currently, he's got about 42 minutes a night to play because adulting is a timesuck, but despite that, he's a happily married guy with two kids who both have better K/D ratios than he does.

Brad still loves Transformers, he's on Marvel Puzzle Quest when nobody at the office is looking, and his favorite game of all time is the first Mass Effect -- and he thought the trilogy's ending was Just Fine, Thanks.

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