Hardest Super Monkey Ball StagesThis list includes every stage from smb1, smb2 and smbdx. These stages will beat you up with frustration and make you cry. These stages are extremely difficult and requires a lot of practice. Prepare for the hardest stages you will ever encounter on super monkey ball. This list does not include super monkey ball games when the AV company did not make them.
I was very happy to get to eventually get to the Master stages, however once I got to this level I spent three to four hours trying to pass it with now unlimited continues. I never made it, nearly lost my mind and actually never picked it up ever again.
I made it to the final two moving squares many many times but just kept falling; the physics are different to all other areas as the platforms slide from under you instead of you moving along with the platforms. You kind of have to do this dance with trying to roll with the platforms perfectly whilst moving between them whilst controlling the camera too, and if the camera is facing the wrong way it can get very disorientating as to how quickly the platform is moving. I didn't know about the fall shortcut. The Master music on repeat still haunts me to this day.
This stage takes the cake for being one of the hardest stages in the Super Monkey Ball franchise. It has three different parts, an extremely narrow ramp that's basically just the one from Expert 7/ Exam C, incredibly fast moving platforms that are really hard to get on, and a ribbon you have to ride all the way down to the goal. I've only been able to beat this stage by falling off one of the platforms, which proves how hard this stage really is.
It is completely impossible to beat this stage the way it was intended. I always pass the thin bridge and then jump off to hit the goal, which actually worked once.
The hardest and cruelest stage on expert mode. This stage is so unfair because it's so early in the expert stages. And it's extreme difficulty prevents most of the players from exploring the expert stages and unlocking master and expert extra. There's so much things that will cause you to die especially the long curvy platform which is bound to make you fail. You will lose like most of your lives.
A tough stage for an early appearence.
I thought it was OK, however some days I would lose a life or all my lives; so I would always dread this stage and hoped to get through it. For me the chequered section was the hardest and most unpredictable; I used the method of rolling fast into the alternating sides in the hope that I would bounce to the other side. This worked 70% of the time but the other times I would just bounce straight off the map.
This stage is so hard. Why does it appear so early? Well, I found out that in the Japanese commercial for this game, there's beta footage showing this stage as a master stage. A MASTER STAGE. I mean, I guess they thought it was too easy for a Master stage, but it's too hard for one of the first stages in Expert.
Who thought this was okay?!
Hardest stage in master extra! This is so hard because it's a large stage and contains a huge slide that you must balance on. If you look at it, you might as well give up because this stage will give you a lot of problems.
The goal is even on the side of the stage!
I spent at least one hour trying to beat this stage the first time I ever reached it (which was on Deluxe - I never reached Master in Super Monkey Ball 1). The bridge gets extremely thin towards the end, and the damn camera is impossible to work with on this level. The stage is impossible for most people, including me, without the skips because 60 seconds is not enough time without them - the bridge is way too thin to move quickly through without falling off. I have never completed it without making at least one jump over the bridge, and the level is 1000 times harder if you aren't using Baby. In my opinion, this level is the number one hardest of all the Monkey Ball stages.
Also found in master, this stage is a balance stage that has 90 degree turns that gets smaller and smaller as you get closer to the goal. It makes curvature seem so simple. Seriously this stage is horrible.
The only Master stage that was in Monkey Ball, the original Arcade version
Wow this stage is unbelievably hard for advanced extra stages. This stage is like randomizer but filled with domes instead of squares. If you run through it, I guarantee you that you will fall out all the time. Take it slow too and you will get extremely mad if you fall. There's barely any space for movement and it's extremely frustrating when you fall off at the end.
Yeah, all you can do is hope to get lucky here.
This stage is for all the masters who think they can dodge everything. But this time, there's so much happening on the board. So many poles circling around and you have to get through all of them. This stage is pure evil and will torture you unless you get lucky and manage to get pass all of them.
Though there is a pattern, it is nearly impossible to execute for even the best players.
This one is waay harder than 19th place, something about balancing a circular object on another circular object is incredibly difficult. Not to mention the goal is a lot higher than the "notch" so you have to be incredibly precise to even have a chance!
Frankly, this stage is just annoying. You start at the bottom of a very tall, cylindrical structure and have to use one of the four "launchers" to launch up the side of it and land on top. The platform you have to land on is pretty small, and if you miss, you'll likely go flying off the edge of the stage. Your orientation constantly changes so you have to quickly adjust the joystick in many different directions to land on the platform. Also, the arrows pointing up the side of the cylinder can be obstacles as you can bounce off of them and fly off the edge of the stage. Even when you do land on the platform, the goal is rotating around the side of the platform, so you have to be going in a very precise direction, and then land in the goal. So many times, I've landed on the top platform, then missed the goal because my aim was slightly off. Don't even go for the green warp goal, it's complete luck whether you get in or not.
This stage is in World 4 in Story Mode (ranked 9/10 for ...more
Very hard, took me at least 100 tries to pass it the first time.
Ah yes. A lot of people know this stage and this is the first stage to have the highest difficulty. There's two ways to do it, 1. Run through the whole stage and fall and hope you fall in the goal which is ridiculously hard. 2. Wait till time hits 40.00 then run through to get to the goal. The problem is that you have to avoid the huge arthropod's leg, avoid falling in the gaps by going to slow, and avoid missing the goal by going too fast. It's horrible and a pain.
How the HELL is this ranked lower than Polar?
Should be a lot higher!
This stage gives me a lot of problems. This stage is basically luck. There is a high chance you will lose all of your lives and this stage requires a ton of speed and yes, LUCK! This stage sucks.
If this is your first time playing this stage, expect a bunch of fall outs because this stage requires practice and also a strategy. It's really hard to switch to different sides while the console is moving. It moves so fast that you'll fall out immediately if you get the timing wrong by.25 seconds.
It took forever to pass
So hard for timing!
The tracks on this level are really thin! Plus they curve! Hard level!
Admit it, Advanced Extra was harder than Master.
Reminds me of Strawberry Shortcake's middle.
Also, this game deserves to be in Expert Extra.
This stage is reduculus! You have 30 seconds! And yellow parts are thin! The fastest way some ever beat it was someone hit a building and went into the goal