Did a Super Monkey Ball amiibo just leak?

by Doc – Owner, Founder, Mmm, monke

I was feeling like making mistakes today, so I logged into reddit to see if anyone had commented on something I’d posted a few days ago. No dice.

However, I did see a post on my front page about a supposed leak from 4chan about a Super Monkey Ball amiibo. This is the image in question:

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The Super Monkey Ball amiibo

This is the full size version of the image, directly taken from the 4chan thread. The thread no longer exists.

I’ll admit, this is a pretty clean render. If it’s real, it looks amazing, and if it’s not, my hat goes off to the person who created it. It’s very convincing.

I don’t fully believe it, for two reasons. First, it doesn’t look like product photography – typically official amiibo renders use a composite, made from a photograph of the amiibo with a digital mockup of the backdrop. See Terry:

This render clearly isn’t like that.

In addition, take a look at the segment of the base immediately below the ball. In the box render, it’s orange. In the close-up render, it’s silver. If this were a physical amiibo, those colors would be the same. You could make the argument that it’s still in-production, and that’s entirely possible. However, wouldn’t there be more errors like that?

It’s most likely not a real leak, but it’s pretty cool nonetheless, and it reminds us that we should have amiibo for more games.


1 Comment

  1. By looking at the images on this topic the AiAi Amiibo is fake The was no Amiibo mentioned by Nintendo for Monkey ball what so ever so 4chan are spreading lies.

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