super monkey ball screenEarlier this week we took a look at Sega's recently released Super Monkey Ball 2 [link], a followup to their popular App Store launch title. The game commands the premium price of $9.99 but, for this weekend only, Sega is offering the game at 50% off, bringing the price down to $4.99.

As we indicated in our review, Super Monkey Ball 2 improves upon its forerunner by delivering notably enhanced visuals, improved controls, mini-game support, and WiFi multiplayer. Read the full review for more details.

Those who were held back by the launch price may want to consider grabbing Super Monkey Ball 2 while it's only half as dear.


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Sega has submitted a version 1.1 update to the App Store, which addresses certain user-reported issues.

App Store Link: Super Monkey Ball 2, $4.99 (weekend sale)

  • dagamer34

    Bought.

  • dagamer34

    Bought.

  • Cloudhands

    Still too much!

    • funkitron

      +1 still WAY too much

      • sk8erdude50

        +1 same here

    • munkee

      you're sure an economy meltdown victim. poor little thing.

  • Cloudhands

    Still too much!

    • funkitron

      +1 still WAY too much

      • sk8erdude50

        +1 same here

    • munkee

      you're sure an economy meltdown victim. poor little thing.

  • MrMuesli

    I know there are some improvements to the first one, but even so, it seems like if you've played the first, there's little reason to get this, even when on sale.
    What is Sega up to? A handful of naff emulators for relatively crazy prices, and a reprise of an admittedly good game, but.....we've been there, and got the T-shirt!
    Surely Sega can do better than this??

  • MrMuesli

    I know there are some improvements to the first one, but even so, it seems like if you've played the first, there's little reason to get this, even when on sale.
    What is Sega up to? A handful of naff emulators for relatively crazy prices, and a reprise of an admittedly good game, but.....we've been there, and got the T-shirt!
    Surely Sega can do better than this??

  • MujPresley

    By reading all the comments for this game at the itunes App Store, most reviews complain of 'blank screen problems', 'crashing problems' and 'very poor controls' for this game...
    Does this not warrant an answer from Sega for the people who are paying for this App?!
    If the guys at 'touchArcade' highlighted the numerous faults with major games - by 'naming and shaming the releases', then maybe problems can be rectified sooner by the uploaders and updates can be readily available to fix these issues...

    • arn

      The crashing issue seems mostly isolated to jailbroken devices.

      arn

    • http://twitter.com/BulkSlash Bulk Slash

      I don't think it's crashed once for me, but the complaints about controls are definitely valid. It's too sensitive for when you want to make tiny adjustments, and it not sensitive enough when you need to make large movements.

  • MujPresley

    By reading all the comments for this game at the itunes App Store, most reviews complain of 'blank screen problems', 'crashing problems' and 'very poor controls' for this game...
    Does this not warrant an answer from Sega for the people who are paying for this App?!
    If the guys at 'touchArcade' highlighted the numerous faults with major games - by 'naming and shaming the releases', then maybe problems can be rectified sooner by the uploaders and updates can be readily available to fix these issues...

    • arn

      The crashing issue seems mostly isolated to jailbroken devices.

      arn

    • http://twitter.com/BulkSlash Bulk Slash

      I don't think it's crashed once for me, but the complaints about controls are definitely valid. It's too sensitive for when you want to make tiny adjustments, and it not sensitive enough when you need to make large movements.

  • Alex

    Wouldn't download even it if it was for free.

  • Alex

    Wouldn't download even it if it was for free.

  • alxcoolastru

    Man Complainers, I'm getting tired of all yal, this is a terrific game no matter what you say ! I allready finished it and hope for a extension pack the controls are awesome much better then the 1st release and I love the graphics. Even though I bought it at full price I totally don't regret it. A totaly awesome game ! Just because you jailbreak your devices, and don't know how to use your iPhone tilt controls. The. For god sakes don't blame the developer or the game. I seriously get mad when people say tilt controls suck and all, just because they don't know how to use them. Tilt controls is for what I mainly enjoy gaming on my iPhone it's different and fun and yea is some cases challenging, but that's what gaming is about people !!!

    • munkee

      Yeah same here, I wish there's an expansion pack DLC.

  • alxcoolastru

    Man Complainers, I'm getting tired of all yal, this is a terrific game no matter what you say ! I allready finished it and hope for a extension pack the controls are awesome much better then the 1st release and I love the graphics. Even though I bought it at full price I totally don't regret it. A totaly awesome game ! Just because you jailbreak your devices, and don't know how to use your iPhone tilt controls. The. For god sakes don't blame the developer or the game. I seriously get mad when people say tilt controls suck and all, just because they don't know how to use them. Tilt controls is for what I mainly enjoy gaming on my iPhone it's different and fun and yea is some cases challenging, but that's what gaming is about people !!!

    • munkee

      Yeah same here, I wish there's an expansion pack DLC.

  • Super Larry

    The COntrols are way to easy. The first one was great because it was challenging. They should make a mode with the old Hard touchy controls.

  • Super Larry

    The COntrols are way to easy. The first one was great because it was challenging. They should make a mode with the old Hard touchy controls.

  • alxcoolastru

    Yes Super Larrys right the controls are easy I even liked the 1st one too and enjoyed it alot because I actualy tried harder when I couldn't win not dump the game and demand a refund. Then when I got good at it I finished all the levels at perfect and all the bonus levels too. I loved it and it even seemed to easy, the guys that are crying to much about it are just spoiled gamers !

  • alxcoolastru

    Yes Super Larrys right the controls are easy I even liked the 1st one too and enjoyed it alot because I actualy tried harder when I couldn't win not dump the game and demand a refund. Then when I got good at it I finished all the levels at perfect and all the bonus levels too. I loved it and it even seemed to easy, the guys that are crying to much about it are just spoiled gamers !

  • Christian Bale

    They should fix the damn bugs before.

  • Christian Bale

    They should fix the bugs before.

  • Christian Bale

    They should fix the damn bugs before.

  • Christian Bale

    They should fix the bugs before.

  • alxcoolastru

    Actually the only so called bug on it was that it doesn't run on jailbroken devices unless on Safe Mode. Otherwise of course some non-jailbroken iPhone 3GS users experianced black screen problems too. Well of course this is Segas fault, they're not very experianced developers to be honest. The only iPhone original game they made was Super Monkey Ball 1 & 2. Others are just Geneses ports, one thing that they should do, is take the iPhone more seriously, like Gameloft & EA did.

  • alxcoolastru

    Actually the only so called bug on it was that it doesn't run on jailbroken devices unless on Safe Mode. Otherwise of course some non-jailbroken iPhone 3GS users experianced black screen problems too. Well of course this is Segas fault, they're not very experianced developers to be honest. The only iPhone original game they made was Super Monkey Ball 1 & 2. Others are just Geneses ports, one thing that they should do, is take the iPhone more seriously, like Gameloft & EA did.

  • Septimus

    Controls are a lot better than the first.... but they can be a bit sluggish. A sensitivity setting needs to be in there. Also, calibration as the center is a bit too steep an angle.

  • Septimus

    Controls are a lot better than the first.... but they can be a bit sluggish. A sensitivity setting needs to be in there. Also, calibration as the center is a bit too steep an angle.

  • oliath

    THIS.... right here... is why you DO NOT BUY APPS when they are first announced anymore.

    I wanted the first but was put off by the bugs.
    Grabbed this the second i saw it on TA and now its half price.

    Yes i know... i have no one else but myself to blame... but seriously. What kind of buying strategies are these idiots trying to encourage.

    I love spending my money on games.
    Games are where i happily put a sizeable chunk of my cash.
    Iphone is great as its small bite sized purchases...minimal risk. That risk though suddenly amplifies when the pricing does stuff like this.

    Now... you aren't only at risk of buying a potentially bad game. But of actually paying a LARGE percentage over what you will eventually be able to pick up the game for when they do the inevitable 'sale'
    I literally check TA every day for new and interesting titles but having had this happen several times in the last week or so its really time to stop buying games and wait.

    • EatKodosDaily

      I couldn't agree with you more.

      I bought Real Racing at $10 just two days before it dropped to $7.

    • belsunce

      amen to that. I find it's a real shaft to the early adopters to have a FIFTY PERCENT SALE so soon after launch.

      I mean, it's not like this came out months ago.

  • oliath

    THIS.... right here... is why you DO NOT BUY APPS when they are first announced anymore.

    I wanted the first but was put off by the bugs.
    Grabbed this the second i saw it on TA and now its half price.

    Yes i know... i have no one else but myself to blame... but seriously. What kind of buying strategies are these idiots trying to encourage.

    I love spending my money on games.
    Games are where i happily put a sizeable chunk of my cash.
    Iphone is great as its small bite sized purchases...minimal risk. That risk though suddenly amplifies when the pricing does stuff like this.

    Now... you aren't only at risk of buying a potentially bad game. But of actually paying a LARGE percentage over what you will eventually be able to pick up the game for when they do the inevitable 'sale'
    I literally check TA every day for new and interesting titles but having had this happen several times in the last week or so its really time to stop buying games and wait.

    • EatKodosDaily

      I couldn't agree with you more.

      I bought Real Racing at $10 just two days before it dropped to $7.

    • belsunce

      amen to that. I find it's a real shaft to the early adopters to have a FIFTY PERCENT SALE so soon after launch.

      I mean, it's not like this came out months ago.

  • mike

    HAHAHAHA....

    I still get nightmares about the original SMB

    Stay away!

  • mike

    HAHAHAHA....

    I still get nightmares about the original SMB

    Stay away!

  • EatKodosDaily

    I just realized that your review mentioned a multiplayer.
    Between multiplayer and this half price sale... I've gotta have it.

  • EatKodosDaily

    I just realized that your review mentioned a multiplayer.
    Between multiplayer and this half price sale... I've gotta have it.

  • Tim

    I will never buy a SEGA-game again.
    I was one of the first to buy Super Monkey Ball 2 and now they give 50% just a week after the launch?
    F*ck you SEGA!

  • Tim

    I will never buy a SEGA-game again.
    I was one of the first to buy Super Monkey Ball 2 and now they give 50% just a week after the launch?
    F*ck you SEGA!

  • jeffyg3

    I was excited about it dropping to $5, got it, and all I get is a black screen. This is absolutely horrible, what a complete waste of money.

  • jeffyg3

    I was excited about it dropping to $5, got it, and all I get is a black screen. This is absolutely horrible, what a complete waste of money.

  • donarumo

    All I get is a black screen as well.

  • donarumo

    All I get is a black screen as well.