Super Monkey Ball Jr. (Aug 6, 2002 prototype)

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Super Monkey Ball Jr. (Aug 6, 2002 prototype)
Build date Aug 6, 2002
Build name N/A
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date January 1, 2022
Origin EPROM cartridge
Labels N/A
Game Super Monkey Ball Jr.
System Game Boy Advance
Genre Action
Final build JP Unreleased
EU Feb 13, 2003
US Oct 17, 2002
Release date JP Unreleased
EU Apr 4, 2003
US Nov 19, 2002
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A prototype of Super Monkey Ball Jr. for the Game Boy Advance.


The Cutting Room Floor research
  • A build dating to over two months before the earliest final build.
  • "JR" and the trademark symbol are missing from the logo on the legal screen.
  • The Realism logo is different.
  • "Build 14" is written at the top-right of the screen on the title screen.
  • Trademark symbol is missing from the title screen. "Press START" is written as "PRESS START".
  • Options menu contains an "Advanced Options" menu containing the ability to change the draw distance, screen resolution, show the framerate and unlock everything.
  • Some menu elements are placed very slightly differently on-screen.
    • This is also true for some of the text elements on the screens shown between levels during gameplay.
  • Some text differences.
    • "Preparing game data" instead says "Initialising game data".
    • "Play points received" is incorrectly spelled as "Play points recieved" on the ending screen.
  • Some sprite differences.
    • The "P1" sprite does not change outline colour when selecting a character.
    • The "START" sprite that shows where the player starts in a stage is written in full caps rather than small caps, and is fully red instead of being shaded yellow-red.
    • The sparkles released by the ball when finishing a stage look more like smoke.
  • The ball doesn't travel upwards off the screen when finishing a level.
  • The text in the credits has a number of differences.
    • For example, "Development Team (Realism/Creations)" is credited as "Realism Development Team".



File Type Date Size Comment SHA-1
Super Monkey Ball Jr. (Aug 6, 2002 prototype).gba ROM file 2019-12-26 22:53:44 8 MB ROM file. 717e644a198776c45d1978d9616536f789bb3607


Special thanks to Frank Cifaldi at the Video Game History Foundation and the anonymous donor for this part of the lot! A huge thanks to ehw, Hwd45 for researching this prototype!

See also