Based on the Gamecube title Super Monkey Ball. The main goal of the game is to get one of the four monkeys (Aiai, Meemee, Gongon or Baby whom are all trapped in a ball) to the end of each level within the alloted time limit. Each of the 60 different maps have their own unique traps and twists that keeps players on their toes. Along with the main game, Super Monkey Ball Jr. features four classic mini games that include Monkey Race, Monkey Fight, Monkey Bowling, and Money Racing. The game supports up to four players via the Game Boy Advance GameLink Cable.
The game was also released on the Nokia N-Gage, simply titled Super Monkey Ball. However, it lacked any multiplayer functionality found in the Game Boy Advance version.