Is anyone else excited for this? I'm hyped! I loved the first game and recently fell in love with it all over again at a barcade with some buddies a couple months ago, so this timing is perfect.
According to this dude, the physics are almost exactly the same as the originals, but with a minor tweak that will break certain extreme techniques that maniac speedrunners use, while making it way easier for the other 95% of us to beat levels like Expert 7, which blocked me off from over half the game as a kid due to being IMPOSSIBLE. So I'm on board with the changes!
Except it looks like Monkey Target got the Mario Sunshine Pachinko treatment? I wonder if they'll patch that, it looks broken.
So is this just the first two games? I read some reviews that made it sound like it's the same levels, but one review claimed the levels are all remixed so they're basically new? And then there are a few brand new stages or something?!
I played this game for a solid day and then got my fill. It's Monkey Ball!
Yeahhh, this one doesn't feel like anything special. It's weird, since I got a kick out of the first two games. But here it feels like the magic is just gone. I don't know why, though? I want to feel the monkey magic.
Expert 7, which blocked me off from over half the game as a kid due to being IMPOSSIBLE
...and it's still in this game! I could skip it thankfully, but if it's representative of what the harder levels in these games are like--and judging by how far I got in the story mode, it is--I think high-level Monkey Ball just isn't something I'm interested in getting good at.
Ahh, but I beat Monkey Ball 2 and actually remember enjoying it for the most part. Like, I actually enjoyed Expert 7. Maybe I'm replaying too soon (2ish years) after that, because these levels kind of feel like a chore. I like that you can skip them if you want, because I am not up for holding my nose to the grindstone like I did back when I beat Monkey Ball 2. Maybe I'm tired of the series. Maybe the subtle physics changes are effecting me more than I realize. I dunno :/
It's the first two games plus the 'new' stages that the first ever SMB compilation added. That compilation was a remake of 1 and 2 but with new levels. This is all three games' worth of stages but remastered.
I just played the first Monkey Ball for a bit and I definitely have to say that it grabbed me more than the remake ever did. Even though I got stuck on level 7 for 90% of the time. I felt compelled to push past it in a way that I didn't with any of the harder levels in the remake. I don't know exactly how or why, but the changes in the remake suck the excitement out of it for me!