Super Monkey Ball Bounce is a round peg for square mobiles

Sega says Super Monkey Ball Bounce is inspired by the uber-popular Japanese arcade game pachinko. On a completely unrelated note, Peggle was also inspired by pachinko.

The latest adventure starring Sega's super primates promises 120 levels as well as 8 7 playable characters [update: Sega corrected an earlier press release], each with their own abilities. Look out for it as a free download - we suspect with in-app purchases - when it hits iOS and Android sometime this summer.
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Ready, Aim, BOUNCE! Super Monkey Ball Bounce Announced Today, Offering Brand New Spin on Popular Series
The Monkeys Are Back in a Pachinko-style Puzzle Game, Coming to Mobile this Summer

SAN FRANCISCO – May 19, 2014 – SEGA Networks, Inc. today announced Super Monkey Ball Bounce, a brand new title coming to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices this summer. Taking inspiration from the classic arcade game, pachinko, Super Monkey Ball Bounce features AiAi and the rest of his monkey friends as they attempt to thwart the evil machinations of the dastardly Prof. Boscis. Players send AiAi and his primate pals careening into action in over 120 levels, bouncing, sliding and rebounding to defeat Prof. B's flunkies and earn bushels of bananas. The simple yet addictive aim-and-shoot game features seven playable monkey characters each with their own special abilities. Super Monkey Ball Bounce will be available this summer as a free download on the App Store and Google Play.

The game offers a brand new way to monkey around, with pachinko-inspired gameplay and frantic ball-bouncing action. Choose from seven beloved characters including AiAi, MeeMee, Baby and GonGon and harness their unique powers to clear the board in style. Monkey Ball fans of all ages will enjoy this accessible new spin on the franchise and the challenge that ramps up in later levels. Super Monkey Ball Bounce offers players a compelling experience as they rescue their monkey friends and defeat bosses using a variety of trick shots and super-moves.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.