Yesterday saw the launch of Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania on Switch, and if you decided to grab a copy for yourself, we've got a little trick for you that you might want to try out.
In a neat little touch, Banana Mania lets you input a secret, hidden code on the main menu. By doing so, you can change the track playing in the background from the usual instrumental menu music to its full vocal version.
We got our lovely video producer Jon to demonstrate for us:
To do this yourself, simply head to the main menu and hold the left analogue stick in an up-left diagonal position, then press L L R L R R. Ta-da!
If you missed it yesterday, make sure to also check out Banana Mania's wonderful launch trailer while you're here. We also have our full review of the game for you if you're still undecided on buying a copy.
Thanks to Scapetti for the tip!
Can safely say I'll never be using this secret code! Not a fan of the vocals!!
Now if there's a secret code to fix Monkey Target...
Classic Music's better.
Do they have a code to make the physics as good as the originals?
@nocdaes have you turned off the camera control option? For some reason, that actually makes it better. I couldn't even hit a single target before and now it's actually playable
@Jayvir That's interesting. I'll have to try that when I get home. I've hit targets though. A few days ago I got to like 15th place in the online rankings (Grusty, probably way lower now). I've enjoyed this release in spite of all my disappointment due to my massive love for the original Gamecube masterpieces. I miss the physics, the sparks, the sound effects, Monkey Target, etc. I also like the helper slow down thing, the jump, the unlockables, especially Sonic (who feels like he should've always been there).
The game has felt ok to me so far.
I immediately bought the original soundtrack. The new one is wack.
@nessisonett does it change the menu music as well? I’m thinking of getting it. Just like the re 2 remake I had to have the original soundtrack right away.
@TYRANACLES Yep, menu music changes to Super Monkey Ball 2’s menu theme. Although I personally prefer the clear theme in that game.
@nessisonett Do you but the original music with in-game coins, or is it a DLC purchase from the eshop? I was looking for it in the game shop but didn't see it.
So who 'discovered' this secret, and how, or is it really just a bit of post-launch publicity seeking?
@gcunit £4 on the PS Store. Worth it considering I got the game for £30 anyway.
Ahh nice, I panicked when I wrote this email because the Smash Bros direct was happening imminently. I basically just said "here's a code" without explaining what it was haha. I just thought it was so random and I know that nintendolife are Monkey Ball fans
@gcunit I found it here https://youtu.be/dyfLkhtLrbg not sure who originally discovered it
"Super Nice Try"
@nessisonett £4 is a bit steep for a bit of old music I already have on my GameCube discs, personally, even if I did get the game for £6 cheaper than you did () - I'd rather not encourage that sort of practice, so I'm not sure I'll bother, but thanks for replying.
@gcunit It’s just better than the new music so I didn’t mind paying a bit extra given how much content is already unlockable through the store despite these things mostly being MTX these days.
Game feels great. No idea what all the complaining is about. Slightly different in one tiny inconsequential moment of one party game doesn't always mean broken.
Music sucks though. Where's the super catchy theme of Banana Blitz? I loved that theme! Bought all the DLC, and changed to the original music. Why do I get the suspicion the theme wasn't good to corral people toward the DLC? Then again, never attribute to malice what can be explained by incompetence.
Never had any of the issues I see some people whine about.
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