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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD coming this October

In an age where seemingly every publisher is combing through their backlog of old games to slab on a fresh coat of pixels to sell you “high definition” versions of games you’ve undoubtedly already purchased, it’s easy to get a bit jaded with each passing announcement.

With that being said, I was totally surprised when SEGA announced that Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD would be coming to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this October (Oct. 29, to be precise). A Steam version releasing later in the year.

Banana Blitz is a special game in my home because it was one of the first games my oldest daughters really got hooked on, and I have fond memories of playing it with them for hours on end on our Nintendo Wii.

This new version will have optimized controls for each system, a new Decathlon mode and online leaderboards. That’s all well and good, but we just want that classic Banana Blitz action again!

Here’s the rest of the press release from SEGA:

About Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD

  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz is Back in HD: Originally released on the Wii in 2006, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD reinvigorates the original game with 100 single-player stages, 10 multi-player mini-games, revamped control schemes, updated graphics, and more.
  • Online Leaderboards: A first for the series, players can now compete with others around the world through online leaderboards for single-player Time Attack and the all-new Mini-Game Decathalon Score Attack modes.
  • No Monkey Business – Play Your Way: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. With uniquely optimized control schemes for each platform, everyone from first-time rollers to world-record holders can jump right in to the fun!


Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief of Mega Visions Magazine and the co-creator of SEGA Nerds. Over the years, he's written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others. He's also an avid pro wrestling fan, and it's still real to him, dammit.

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