Hardest Super Monkey Ball Stages

This 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.

The Top Ten

1 Stamina Master

The hardest stage in super monkey ball history. This stage is sure going to make you scream and throw your controller out the window. This stage features a huge narrow peak that makes exam-c look like child's play. Then you have to encounter these moving blocks in which features a ton of speed, and last you need to go down a slope with requires a lot of balance. If you pass this stage, you will be deemed a monkey god.

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.

I tried for 4 hours and failed

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2 Exam-C

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.

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.

It literally took me 10 years to beat this stage. Man I suck


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3 Helix

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.

Because nathanial said so

4 Bridge Master

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

5 Dodge Master

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.

Dodge Master? More like Luck Master!

6 Domes

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.

7 Dance Master

Though there is a pattern, it is nearly impossible to execute for even the best players.

Master 5 SMB1
Master 15 SMBDX
Very Difficult It's By Luck To Beat It.

8 Notch

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!

9 Launchers

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.

10 Labyrinth 2.0

Luckily this wasn't on challenge mode or else I will be stuck. This stage is such a huge maze and it is obviously the king of all mazes. If you don't know where you're going, just kill yourself already. Time is your enemy and it's so unfair that you need a lot of speed to get through those stupid corners. This stage is on world 10.

The Contenders

11 Toggle

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.

12 Nintendo

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.

13 Sliced Cheese
14 Polar

This stage is simaler to polar large its platforms moves to fast

15 Arthropod

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.

16 Speedy Jam

It took forever to pass

Death Battle: Luigi vs. MeeMee

17 Tracks

The tracks on this level are really thin! Plus they curve! Hard level!

18 Catwalk

Unbuffered catwalk is pretty much impossible


19 Giant Comb

So hard for timing!

20 Polar Large

Should be a lot higher!

This stage simarler to polar large in this stage you are in moving platforms you are on and you going to fall of the stage

This stage has platforms and this ring spinning around and when you get hit it's reduculus so I use aiai and I got hit and r.i.p aiai the monkey

21 Amida Lot

Admit it, Advanced Extra was harder than Master.

22 Sega Logo

This stage reminds be of SEGA!

23 Skeleton

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

This stage has 30 seconds and you have to get to the goal it's reduculus these yellow thing going down

24 Simple


25 Branch

Super thin!

26 Excursion

Seems like an Expert 41-50 stage!

27 Twin Attacker

Reminds me of Strawberry Shortcake's middle.

Also, this game deserves to be in Expert Extra.

28 Dizzy System

Where do I begin? You are in a circular stage without borders that is continuously rotating really fast. This add on to that, there are two smaller circles that are rotation around the map as well and four smaller circles within each circle that are rotating just as fast, in which one of those circles have the goal. Seriously, when I pass the round, it is by dumb luck. Before that, I fall off the frekin map over and over again...

29 Edge Master

I hate this level, took me 30-40 times1

30 Plain

So easy just run straight

Any tips?


31 Mixer

This level is pretty hard.

32 Carpet

This is also hard.

33 Breathe

Yet again, this is hard.

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