Rolling a monkey in a ball through a series of twisting maze-like courses is a challenge, sure, but what about a monkey trapped in a cube? How about a pyramid, or a spikey star? All three alternative monkey enclosures are available now in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD on Steam, unlocked via the super-secret codes “cube”, “triangle”, and “Star”.
The official Monkey Ball Twitter account has been teasing alternate shapes since December 2, tweeting a video of hero monkey AiAi tumbling about in a box. Now Super Monkey Cube, Super Monkey Pyramid, and Super Monkey Star are playable in the Steam version of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. All players have to do to access the alternate shapes is type in the corresponding code at character select.
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We updated the Steam version of “Super Monkey Ball:BBHD” today!
Enter "cube", "triangle" or "star" on the character selection screen with the keyboard, it is possible to play with the AiAi that changed to each shape! Please enjoy! pic.twitter.com/ZcN2UEWa68
— Monkey Ball Official／モンキーボール公式 (@SMB_JP) January 23, 2020
I’ve fiddled around with all three shapes, and so far I like the spike-covered star the best. It plays like an incredibly janky sphere, and it makes me feel like the monkeys could do some real damage while inside. If Sega wants to make a Super Monkey Murder Ball spin-off, I’m down.