Super Monkey Ball 2 (partially lost promotional monthly wallpapers for platform party game sequel; 2002)
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. Lost wallpapers won't be listed unless there's a description of them on the website.
February (First Variation)
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.
This wallpaper likely would have been related to Nyūgakushiki, a school entrance ceremony in Japan.
AiAi is seen picking up clams off the beach.
A wallpaper featuring the main cast of the game.
This wallpaper would have depicted AiAi as being "suitable for the season".
Because of a poor translation, it's unknown what this wallpaper would have looked like.
According to the description, AiAi would have been seen surfing waves in this wallpaper.
AiAi is seen riding a dirt bike.
This wallpaper would have depicted AiAi in a hot spring, possibly the one from the Bubbly Washing Machine world from the game.
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.
- Twitter user ShittyPaste's tweet on the wallpaper's rediscovery. Retrieved 20 Jul '20