Sega's Monkey Ball is a guaranteed riot wherever it ends up, be it on GameCube, Xbox, PS2 or even Game Boy Advance. Now DS owners will be able to get in on the fun as Sega brings Super Monkey Ball DS to the platform. The game is unveiled in the latest issue of Famitsu.
Monkey Ball DS features the same basic gameplay idea as its predecessors, although a shift in control to the stylus ought to make for a different feel. The top screen displays the action in 3D. The bottom screen shows a 2D version of your monkey ball with AiAi inside. To move on the top screen, you scratch the monkey ball with the stylus. AiAi's expressions change depending on the situation.
The game will offer over 100 stages, some pulled from previous entries and some new. In addition, you can look forward to six party games, of which two will be playable by up to four players. We currently know of a hockey-style party game where you draw lines with the stylus in order to deflect a puck. The game will also have a racing party game with the top screen showing a map of the track. Presumably, this mode will use a more traditional control scheme.
Super Monkey Ball DS is currently 60% complete and is set for Japanese release in December.
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