Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Living with the iPhone 3GS: Super Monkey Ball

One of the first games ported to the iPhone, Super Monkey Ball (SMB) is derived from Sega's identically titled release for the Nintendo’s GameCube console.

SMB features monkeys inside transparent balls that race on suspended tracks. You tilt the iPhone to make your monkey move. The more you tilt, the faster the ball rolls.

The levels move from easy to *$!*@ impossible, with five different worlds to explore. Graphics are smooth, and the sounds are cute and surprisingly unirritating.

One annoyance is that although you can pause a game, if you move to another program, you go back to where you've started.

If you have an iPhone (or an iPod Touch) this is £2.39 (while the 'sale' lasts) extremely well-spent.

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