Sonic and Tails are Unlockable Characters in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Sonic Tails

Sega have revealed Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails will be unlockable playable characters in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania.

As previously reported, the game is a remake compilation of Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2, and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe; just in time for the series 20th anniversary. Players must choose their monkey- each with their own stats, and bowl down tilting courses. Do you nab all the bananas you can across over 300 stages, minigames, 4 player co-op, and story mode? Or do you go for the fastest time?

While a prior gameplay trailer hinted at Sonic the Hedgehog being a playable character, the new trailer shows both him and Tails- in their classic style- collecting rings instead of bananas. The inclusion is also part of Sonic the Hedgehog‘s 30th anniversary.

You can find the Sonic & Tails Join the Gang trailer below.

You can find the abridged rundown (via the official website) below.


Roll through wondrous worlds with AiAi and friends as you race to stop monkey mad scientist Dr. Bad-Boon from blowing up Jungle Island! Join the all-star monkey team of AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon, Baby, YanYan and Doctor as you bounce, tilt, and roll your way across hundreds of delightfully crafted levels and mazes. It’s monkey business for the gang – play solo or with friends as you take down Dr. Bad-Boon and steal back your beloved bananas!

Experience more than 300 stages from Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe.

Go Bananas with 12 fun minigames including Monkey Racing, Monkey Soccer, Monkey Bowling, Monkey Baseball and much more!

Challenge your friends as you compete for top monkey on the online leaderboards!

Assemble your all-star monkey team of up to 4 friends and work together to save Jungle Island with 4-player local co-op.

Customize your character and Super Monkey Ball to make it your own!

Immerse yourself in the Super Monkey Ball world with creative comic book-style story telling in Story Mode.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania launches October 5th on Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.



Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.