Super Monkey Ball 2 (partially lost promotional monthly wallpapers for platform party game sequel; 2002)

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The game's box art.

Status: Partially Lost

Super Monkey Ball 2 is a Nintendo GameCube title from 2002 created by Sega's Amusement Vision department. The player must roll a ball through difficult mazes and obstacle courses in a strict time limit. The plot revolves around the evil Dr. Bad Boon stealing all the bananas on Monkey Island, and it's up to AiAi and his friends to save the island from starvation!

The Japanese Super Monkey Ball 2 website would upload wallpapers for every month of the year. So far, 14 wallpapers are known to exist, however, only five have been found with four out of the five wallpapers found being in a high resolution. These wallpapers were rediscovered and posted to Twitter by the user @ShittyPaste.[1] Lost wallpapers won't be listed unless there's a description of them on the website.

Wallpapers

February (First Variation)

Status: Found

This wallpaper depicts the main character, AiAi, skiing down a snowy mountain.

February (Second Variation)

Status: Partially Found

Similar to the first variation of the February wallpaper, except AiAi is snowboarding instead of skiing. So far, this is the only found wallpaper not to be found in a high resolution yet.

April

Status: Lost

This wallpaper likely would have been related to Nyūgakushiki, a school entrance ceremony in Japan.

May

Status: Found

AiAi is seen picking up clams off the beach.

June

Status: Found

A wallpaper featuring the main cast of the game.

August

Status: Lost

This wallpaper would have depicted AiAi as being "suitable for the season".

June

Status: Lost

Because of a poor translation, it's unknown what this wallpaper would have looked like.

July

Status: Lost

According to the description, AiAi would have been seen surfing waves in this wallpaper.

October

Status: Found

AiAi is seen riding a dirt bike.

November

Status: Lost

This wallpaper would have depicted AiAi in a hot spring, possibly the one from the Bubbly Washing Machine world from the game.

December

Status: Lost/possibly Partially Found

These two wallpapers would have been Christmas themed. The description of "Pay attention to the shape of AiAi!" likely implies that AiAi would have been dressed like a Christmas related object like a tree or present. It's also speculated that the artwork to the bottom right is related to these wallpapers.

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