09 Jul 2021 10:52 AM +00:00

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Adding Slow Motion Feature

After Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania's announcement at Nintendo's E3 presentation, gameplay details continue to emerge for the next Sega instalment.

With over 300 platforms remastered from the original trilogy of Super Monkey Ball games, Banana Mania will also include various accessibility features to ease gameplay.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Adding Slow Motion Feature

Producer of the Super Monkey Ball franchise, Masao Shirosaki, took to Twitter to announce a new slow-motion feature will be making its way to the upcoming release.

As seen in the tweet, the feature will allow players to stagnate the ball, allowing for easier control and movement.

There are concerns that this aspect may make the game too effortless. However, Shirosaki has confirmed that the mode can be initiated and turned off anytime through the pause menu.


Rather, this slow-motion mode can be viewed as a feature to ease accessibility and assist younger children, instead of influencing the difficulty of the game.

It has also been confirmed that Sega favourites, Sonic and Tails, will be playable characters in the arcade phenomenon's next entry.

To mark the franchise's 20th anniversary, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania will be released for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Microsoft Windows, PS4 and PS5 on October 5 2021.