Pocket Gamer writes: "Peeling a banana is a step-by-step affair. You can't get to the fruit without pulling back the peel in bits. Super Monkey Ball 2 takes this incremental approach to improving the tilt-enabled gameplay of the original, peeling away a couple of complaints but leaving enough behind to bruise the fruit of SEGA's labour.
Tilts of your handset manoeuvre a monkey in a ball through more than a hundred stages in this franchise-faithful sequel. Each level has you navigating narrow catwalks and suspended platforms littered with obstacles in search of life-giving bananas and a red exit gate. Working through the tricks and challenges is only the half of it, as a timer adds pressure to finish with haste."