Super Monkey Ball 2 is the second installment in the Super Monkey Ball series developed by Amusement Vision. It is the first installment to have a storyline and to be released solely on a home console. Each level is made up of a large starting platform, checkered platforms, and at least one arch-shaped goal that marks the end of the level. Many levels also have moving platforms, buttons that control the speed and direction of moving parts, and other various obstacles. There are three game modes for the main game. They are story mode, challenge mode, and practice mode. On release, Famitsu magazine scored the GameCube version of the game a 31 out of 40.