Ultra Heaven 5 (Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz)

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Did Cynthia get mad at this level, does this stage make them go toxic, or is it really tearful?

Ultra Heaven 5 is the fifth level in the final world of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz. It is often considered one of the hardest stages in the Super Monkey Ball franchise, alongside 'Master 3/Stamina Master' and 'Master 9/Bridge Master' (Super Monkey Ball), 'Helix', and 'Dizzy System', (Super Monkey Ball 2) Catwalk, and Chaos (Super Monkey Ball Deluxe).

Why It Is A Big Torture

  1. 3/4 of the level are covered in small pyramid tiles that the player must traverse on. Since your character is in a spherical object, it's incredibly difficult. Jumping will often result in unpredictable bouncing.
    • These pyramid floors also get more rough as the level progresses.
    • There's a section where you must jump across a couple of small, separated platforms that are covered in these pointy tiles.
  2. Because the pointy pyramid tiles are tiny, you will need perfect platforming to get through them without bouncing off the stage.
  3. In the US version, the final safe flat platform has NO COLLISION! If you go onto it, you'll just fall through the floor.
  4. Since all the characters in the game have different stats, you'll need to pick the right character to beat the stage. Otherwise, you'll be in for a much more frustrating experience.
    • Adding insult to injury, you can only change character at the stage select, so if you enter the stage, you'll have to put up with that character until you either beat the stage or get a game over (getting a game over will mean you won't beat the game 100%).

Redeeming Qualities

  1. In the PAL version, the collision glitch (mentioned in point 3) has been fixed.
    • On top of that, the collision glitch is also fixed in the game's HD port in all versions as well.
  2. Because you can play the stages in any order, you could save this stage for later or play it and get it over with.
  3. There are enough bananas to get an extra life.

Tips

  1. Playing as Yan-Yan is recommended the most as she has the highest jump and 2nd fastest speed.