Meet the Colourful Cast of Characters in Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble™️

IRVINE, Calif.16 May 2024 – Hide your bananas. Today, SEGA of America revealed more details on the cast of Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble, along with a deeper dive on the barrel-full of ways players can customize their look. Get ready to increase your potassium intake when Banana Rumble launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch family of systems on 25 June 2024.

Watch our latest trailer here, and read on to find out more about the different playable characters featured in Banana Rumble!

  • AiAi The carefree and well-rounded commander-in-chimp of the group. When he's not busy playing around, AiAi loves to kick back, relax, and enjoy a delicious banana or two, or three.
  • MeeMee – Always positive, kind-hearted, and reliable. MeeMee is the heart of the team who is always at the ready to help those in need. Her ability to stop on a dime makes her ideal for navigating the trickiest of courses.
  • Baby – Highly intelligent for his age, Baby is a cool monkey who uses his nimble size and fast reflexes to deal with complicated courses.
  • GonGon – A former rival, now best friend to AiAi training to become the strongest ape in the world. Using his incredible power, he can barrel through all obstacles and opponents who dare stand in his way.
  • YanYan – Furry-ously fast and fearless, yet a little shy, this fun-loving lemur is a martial arts expert who was trained by her father, the strongest ape in the world.
  • Doctor – A scatterbrain known for his crazy inventions, nothing, not even amnesia, can slow this super smart simian down. His expertise in the Spin Dash will leave all opponents as dazed as he looks.
  • Palette – The newest member of the bunch, Palette is an adventurer who encounters AiAi and the gang and convinces them to join her on a journey to find the Legendary Banana. Her lightning quick speed and spin dash abilities help her create shortcuts and clear courses at a blistering pace.

In Adventure Mode, players will also meet Fes, Tee, and Val, members of the infamous Gala family and treasure hunters with a penchant for seeking rare and valuable artifacts. The trio have set their sights on the relics that AiAi and his gang are working tirelessly to collect, in an epic race to locate the greatest treasure of them all: the Legendary Banana.

Go Bananas with Customization Galore!

Banana Rumble introduces a bunch of customization items for players to choose from, with more than 300 items ready to be unlocked including headwear, clothing, accessories – even their monkey balls. Many of these items can be purchased in the in-game shop using points earned from playing the game regularly, either locally or online.

Additionally, those who play Battle Mode online against random opponents can earn a daily bonus through Lucky Monkey Lottery! This virtual capsule machine allows players to draw a single ball containing one of dozens of unique items, with more items to be added in the future. There are even special seasonal items planned, with exciting surprises planned throughout the year.

Finally, when you’re ready to make a mark, try out the in-game Photo Mode to snap a picture and show off your style with friends!

Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble Features:

  • Experience thrilling gameplay that is easy to pick up and play, yet challenging and fulfilling to master.
  • Go bananas with your favourite bunch and drop into online multiplayer for up to 16 players or local multiplayer for up to 4 players!
  • Slip into a wonderfully crafted story either locally or online in the all-new Adventure Mode, where you will journey through 200 newly crafted stages either in 4-player co-op or solo.
  • Show off your style by customizing your character with over 300 fashionable items to choose from.
  • Use the new Spin Dash technique to sprint past rivals or create new shortcuts to victory!

Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble rolls out for the Nintendo Switch family of systems on 25 June 2024. For more information about the game, including where to pre-order the physical Legendary Banana Edition or the Digital Deluxe Edition, visit the official website at

About SEGA of America

SEGA of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA CORPORATION, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment. Established in 1986, SEGA of America publishes innovative interactive entertainment experiences for console, PC, mobile and emerging platforms. In 2020, SEGA ranked #1 among Metacritic's Annual Game Publisher Rankings. Its globally beloved franchises include Sonic the Hedgehog™, Like a Dragon™, Virtua Fighter™, Super Monkey Ball™, and Phantasy Star Online™, along with Atlus' Persona™ and Shin Megami Tensei™ series. Since its debut more than three decades ago, Sonic has become a pop culture icon featured in dozens of games, TV series, and movies. SEGA of America has offices in Irvine and Burbank, California. Visit

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