Rolling a monkey in a ball through a series of twisting, maze-like courses is a challenge, sure, but what about a monkey trapped in a cube? How about a pyramid, or a spiky star? All three alternative monkey enclosures are available now in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD on Steam, unlocked via the super-secret codes “cube, “triangle, and “star.

The official Monkey Ball Twitter account has been teasing alternate shapes since December 2, tweeting a video of monkey hero AiAi tumbling about in a box. Now Super Monkey Cube, Super Monkey Pyramid, and Super Monkey Star are playable in the Steam version of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. All players have to do to access the alternate shapes is type in the corresponding code at character select.

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I’ve fiddled around with all three shapes, and so far I like the spike-covered star the best. It plays like an incredibly janky sphere, and it makes me feel like the monkeys could do some real damage while inside. If Sega wants to make a Super Monkey Murder Ball spin-off, I’m down.

Kotaku elder, lover of video games, toys, snacks and other unsavory things.

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