For those unfamiliar with Super Monkey Ball’s premise, it’s a very simple one. You control a cute little monkey inside a small ball that can most closely be compared to a Japanese Gacha ball. The series is a platformer, where players must run through a course in the aim of reaching the end goal. There’s obstacles ever present in your path, and speed management plays a role in getting your cute bubbled up monkey on the right trajectory for your goal.
Yes, there’s a campaign, but it’s really campaign lite. You must re-obtain the golden banana bunch, unjustly stolen from you by a pirate monkey villain and his cast of evil friends. From here, you get to pick which furry friend you will play as in your journey. I opted to play as Meemee, the female alternative of the game’s main hero Aiai. I surprisingly found myself attached to her very quickly. Yes, I died a lot in game, but I also found myself motivated to persevere and do Meemee proud. She does after all have that very cheesy and cute anime style laugh when succeeding. It really makes it all the more worth it. Yes, I would officially die for Meemee.