MMGN: Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz is one of the better Monkey Ball games in recent times, from a franchise that has lost its way since amazing us a decade ago. Its back to basics approach with the core game, using the analogue stick, is successful in recapturing what Monkey Ball is all about. The level editor and “best of” mini-games compilation add the longevity that the 3DS version sorely missed, but the latter consists mostly of lesser versions of games we’ve seen before. Unfortunately what should have been non-issues stack up to hold Banana Splitz back from being Monkey Ball’s grand return and it still doesn’t come close to recapturing the magic of old. Nevertheless, it’s a solid game and will be appreciated by Super Monkey Ball fans that have stuck by the series.