Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania

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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania cover
Developers
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Publishers
Sega
Engines
Unity 2020[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows October 5, 2021
Reception
OpenCritic 76
IGDB 79
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Rolling ball, Mini-games
Sports Baseball, Bowling, Football (Soccer), Golf, Pool or snooker, Sailing/boating, Tennis
Art styles Cartoon
Themes Fantasy
Series Super Monkey Ball
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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania is a singleplayer platformer with several multiplayer mini-games. It is a remake of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe (a compilation of Super Monkey Ball and Super Monkey Ball 2 with additional stages).

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Editions[edit]

The Digital Deluxe Edition also includes the Classic Character Pack, the Sega Legends Pack, the Customization Pack, the Classic Soundtrack, and the Golden Banana DLCs.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Classic Character Pack Adds character skins resembling the cast's appearances from their original games.
Included with the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Windows
Sega Legends Pack Adds three Sega consoles (Dreamcast, Saturn, Game Gear) as playable characters.
Included with the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Windows
Golden Banana Unlocks Golden Banana Mode.
Included with the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Windows
Customization Pack Includes 10 additional customization options for characters.
Included with the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Windows
Classic Soundtrack Adds the option to play the original music from Super Monkey Ball 1 & 2 instead of Banana Mania's new OST.
Included with the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Windows
Bonus Cosmetic Pack Pre-order bonus DLC. Includes 10 additional cosmetic items for character customization.
Windows
Headwear Pack Obtained via newsletter subscription. Includes 3 additional hats for character customization.
Windows
Hello Kitty Adds Hello Kitty as a playable character.
No longer available as of October 4, 2022.[2]
Windows
Suezo Adds Suezo from the Monster Rancher series as a playable character.
No longer available as of October 19, 2022[3]
Windows
Morgana Adds Morgana from Persona 5 as a playable character.
No longer available as of November 3, 2022.[4]
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SEGA\smbbm
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1316910/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\SEGA\SuperMonkeyBallBananaMania\SAVE
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1316910/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Display settings
Display settings
General settings
General settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Menus are pillarboxed to a 16:9 aspect ratio, and Vert- is applied during loading screens.[5]
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
[6]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Used in place of exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Referred to as "Texture Smoothness".
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/off toggle.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Enabling VSync will remove 60fps cap for menus, UI, and Photo Mode, setting them to monitor refresh rate. Gameplay is always locked to 60fps.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.

Input[edit]

Keyboard bindings and gamepad settings (Main Game) 1/5
Keyboard bindings and gamepad settings (Main Game) 1/5
Keyboard bindings and gamepad settings (Main Game) 2/5
Keyboard bindings and gamepad settings (Main Game) 2/5
Keyboard bindings and gamepad settings (Main Game) 3/5
Keyboard bindings and gamepad settings (Main Game) 3/5

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Keys can be remapped between the main game and each of the twelve party games.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Referred to as "Mouse Movement".
This setting adjusts the sensitivity of the character's movement when moving the mouse while the left button is clicked in.
Can be set in intervals of 1, from 1-10.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Referred to as "Stage Tilt (Vertical)".
Can toggle between Normal and Inverted.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Buttons can be remapped between the main game and each of the twelve party games.
Controller sensitivity
Referred to as "Camera Sensitivity".
Can be set in intervals of 1, from 1-5.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Referred to as "Stage Tilt (Vertical)" and "Camera Y-axis".
Can toggle between Normal and Inverted.
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Bright red.
Connection modes V1, V2, Bluetooth, Wired
Tracked motion controllers
Gyro controls are available for supported controllers.
Button/gesture prompts
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
DualShock 4, DualSense, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, Xbox One and Steam Controller
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Voices, Music, SFX.
Can be set in intervals of 1, from 0-10.
Surround sound
Plays up to 4.0.[7]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Italian
German
Spanish
Japanese
Korean
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Versus, Co-op
LAN play
Online play
Features online leaderboards for fastest stage times.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Inputs occasionally fail to register when playing on a high refresh rate monitor[edit]

The game suffers from an issue where some gamepad and keyboard inputs will occasionally not register during gameplay.
Set the refresh rate to 60 Hz.[8]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Criware [9]
Cutscenes Criware [10]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
AMD Phenom II X2 550
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 5750
512 MB (Nvidia), 1 GB (ATI) of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Runs on Windows 7 despite minimum Operating System requirements[11]

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 2020.2.7f1[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1316910/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1316910) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-10-09
    As indicated in the player.log file.
  2. Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania - Hello Kitty (App 1550410) · History · Change #16263188 · SteamDB - last accessed on 2022-10-05
  3. Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania - Suezo (App 1609471) · SteamDB - last accessed on 2022-11-20
  4. Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania - Suezo (App 1604970) · SteamDB - last accessed on 2022-11-20
  5. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-10-09
    Tested by playing the game at 2560x1080 resolution.
  6. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-10-07
    Tested at 3840x2160 resolution.
  7. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-10-09
    Tested in 7.1 using Orban Loudness Meter in conjunction with Razer Surround.
  8. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-10-09
    Tested by playing the game on my 360hz monitor. After noticing certain inputs didn't register properly, like the "Save Replay" and Minimap buttons, I set the monitor to 60hz, which eliminated the problem.
  9. Verified by User:Fds29 on 2022-10-05
    AWB files are present in smbbm_Data/StreamingAssets/Sound.
  10. Verified by User:Fds29 on 2022-10-05
    USM files are present in smbbm_Data/StreamingAssets/Movie.
  11. Does it run on Windows 7? :: Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Discussions - last accessed on 2021-10-02