IPhone 3g and my monkey with super balls

Don't spank the monkey if you get to the goal
The hype made me buy it!
Yep, that’s right I got myself an iPhone last week. I’m one of those dirty people who buy apple products. (so all my PC fanboy friends tell me).

This isn’t going to be a blog about the iPhone 3g in general but about a game I purchased from the brand new Apple app store.  It won’t be a review as such, but just a general observation on what the game is like and my first impressions. I’m not going to try and make this a professional type blog, it’s just a quick overview of what I liked and disliked about it.

Super Monkey Ball

It’s from SEGA so of course it’s going to cost me something and I honestly felt that the purchase was justified after only playing it for a few mins. The concept of the game is very simple. Make your monkey go in some ring and collect bananas on the way. Seems pretty easy but since you don’t have a directional pad it is a hell of a lot harder than it looks. You have to move it side to side, up and down a bit like driving with a wheel only... not. (i don't know :P)  The graphics are good for the iPhone with frames being consistent and not chugging at all, it runs very smooth.

Anyway I got through the first levels pretty easy but then it starts to get hard as fuck. I thought this was going to be a nice happy friendly game but it frustrated the living hell out of me at times. I would be yelling “GET THE FUCK IN THE RING YOU STUPID MONKEY” whilst being on the verge of throwing my brand new phone as far as I could down the road. I know, I know, just because a game is hard or challenging, doesn’t mean that it’s bad. In all honesty I’d say this is the most fun out of all of the “iGames” I’ve tried so far and now I know what to expect from the harder stages, I can keep my temper in check without going all Angry German kid and actually enjoy it.

As i mentioned before it's not a review, please comment!!!!

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Posted by nat
Don't spank the monkey if you get to the goal
The hype made me buy it!
Yep, that’s right I got myself an iPhone last week. I’m one of those dirty people who buy apple products. (so all my PC fanboy friends tell me).

This isn’t going to be a blog about the iPhone 3g in general but about a game I purchased from the brand new Apple app store.  It won’t be a review as such, but just a general observation on what the game is like and my first impressions. I’m not going to try and make this a professional type blog, it’s just a quick overview of what I liked and disliked about it.

Super Monkey Ball

It’s from SEGA so of course it’s going to cost me something and I honestly felt that the purchase was justified after only playing it for a few mins. The concept of the game is very simple. Make your monkey go in some ring and collect bananas on the way. Seems pretty easy but since you don’t have a directional pad it is a hell of a lot harder than it looks. You have to move it side to side, up and down a bit like driving with a wheel only... not. (i don't know :P)  The graphics are good for the iPhone with frames being consistent and not chugging at all, it runs very smooth.

Anyway I got through the first levels pretty easy but then it starts to get hard as fuck. I thought this was going to be a nice happy friendly game but it frustrated the living hell out of me at times. I would be yelling “GET THE FUCK IN THE RING YOU STUPID MONKEY” whilst being on the verge of throwing my brand new phone as far as I could down the road. I know, I know, just because a game is hard or challenging, doesn’t mean that it’s bad. In all honesty I’d say this is the most fun out of all of the “iGames” I’ve tried so far and now I know what to expect from the harder stages, I can keep my temper in check without going all Angry German kid and actually enjoy it.

As i mentioned before it's not a review, please comment!!!!

Posted by Vinchenzo

I never used my phone enough to justify an iPhone, or any extravagant phone in general, as long as you didn't buy it just for Super Monkey Ball. Heh.

Posted by wowzers002

I was thinking of getting the iphone myself also but ill settle with my blackberry, and yes i HATE super monkey ball lol, i have it for the wii and ds and i got them as gifts but i fucking hate them they frusturate the hell out of me lol...anyways nice blog and keep em up!

Posted by kornholio360

I don't really have any need for an iPhone, and I have a PSP and DS for handhelds.

Posted by LegionVsNinja

I don't have an iPhone, just the iPod Touch.  My favorite app so far is Twinkle.  My favorite game so far is a tie between Tap Tap Revenge and Aurora Feint: The Beginning.  Both are free, which is a plus, and they are entertaining for a few minutes while I wait in line somewhere.

I'm holding off on buying any apps, other than the NYC subway app I bought for $3, until they really nail down a lot of the bugs and bricking problems that are popping up.  Plus, there just is not whole lot out there worth buying yet.

Posted by GigaWyvern

Those monkeys will really incite rage in a person.

Posted by ElPersonaVII

Bastard monkeys...

Posted by nat

I like Aurora, that game should not be free compared to some of the stuff you have to pay for :)