Fuji TV revealed that CX play center will feature Super monkey ball as his first Nintendo GameCube title. This will be the first time Shinya Arino will star on the show’s platform, as she hasn’t even appeared in previous special episodes.
Super monkey ball is a party platform video game that Sega released as one of the Nintendo GameCube launch titles. It also gained attention as Sega’s first title on a Nintendo home console. The last game in the series, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, includes stages of this game, its sequel and the Luxury compilation.
The long-running Japanese retro game show has a rule that only allows console games that have been released in Japan for more than twenty years. In May 2021, Fuji TV confirmed that it may add titles from PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Game Boy Advance in the new season.
Shinya Arino played Earth Defense Force as the first regular PlayStation 2 title in the series for the 325th episode on October 14, 2021. It continued to play on the same platform with the PS2 port of Tokyo Bus Guide in the 326th episode on October 28, 2021.
CX play center airs bi-weekly on Fuji TV One. The 329th episode with the title GameCube Super monkey ball airs on December 9, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. JST (10:00 a.m.ET).