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Manic Monkey Mayhem

Banana-flinging single- and multi-player WiiWare action from UK studio The Code Monkeys.

DEWSBURY, ENGLAND – 12th October 2009 – The Code Monkeys, an independent videogame development studio, are proud to announce the arrival of everyone’s favourite cheeky primates on Nintendo WiiWare this autumn with Manic Monkey Mayhem, available through the Wii Shop Channel from October 30th.

Trained in the noble and ancient martial art of Banana Flinging, players control one of eight of these finely honed monkeys as together you do battle with up to seven other simians across eight different themed landscapes. Positioned on a small podium, separated from your opponents via a series of six floating breakable wooden crates which contain power-ups and ammunition, use your zen-like banana flinging skills to chip away at their number of lives by knocking them off their podiums, with the overall aim to be the last one standing and be crowned king or queen of all the monkeys!

But the fun doesn’t stop there! Manic Monkey Mayhem can be played with a Wii balance board across the single player modes. Plus, play against up to 3 of your friends and family in either Local Multiplayer or Nintendo Wi-Fi across a variety of chimp-tastic game modes.

To see what all the fuss is about, visit the official website at www.manicmonkeymayhem.com and download the in-game trailer from http://www.codemonkeys.com/MMM_Trailer.avi

Manic Monkey Mayhem will also be releasing on Sony PSP as a PSP Mini, Nintendo DSiWare and iPhone at a later date.


Single Player

• 10 missions + Tutorial

• 3 campaigns spread across 30 missions with progressive difficulty

• Balance Board compatibility

• ‘Greatest Ape’ vs. CPU

• ‘Minute Monkey’ vs. CPU

• ‘Ape Team’ vs CPU


• 2-4 players (Local and Wi-Fi)

• Vertical or horizontal split screen (Local)

• ‘Greatest Ape’ vs CPU/human (Local)

• ‘Ape Team’ vs CPU/human (Local)

• ‘Pass the Parcel’ vs CPU/human (Local)

• ‘Greatest Ape’ (Wi-Fi)

• ‘Pass the Parcel’ (Wi-Fi)

• ‘Coconut Fight’ (Wi-Fi)

• ‘Banazooka Fight’ (Wi-Fi)

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For additional information, assets and interviews, please contact:

Simon Callaghan

Johnny Atom Productions

E: simon@johnnyatom.com

T: +44 203 176 0139

M: +44 7867 514554

Skype: johnnyatom

About The Code Monkeys

Founded in 1988, The Code Monkeys Ltd are one of the oldest and most respected independent games developers in the world, offering a wealth of experience in the field of video games development. Our design team has direct experience of creating original IP’s as well as over 2 decades experience developing original content based on licensed IP’s.

Our client base includes some of the largest international names in the industry including, Fox, Sony, Nintendo, Nokia, Sega, Disney & Konami. With over a 180 successfully published games in our portfolio we cover every genre of computer and video games including Arcade, Handheld, Mobile and iPhone sectors.

In 2008 we released two Nintendo DS titles, a PSP title that reached number 4 in the PSP charts, holding it’s place for several weeks plus a mobile title for a high profile publisher to much acclaim. In production and due for release in 2009 we have a DS/Wii title, a Wii/iPhone title and a DS title. 2009 will also see The Code Monkeys test the self publishing waters with the release of two original IP’s across WiiWare/DSiWare, Sony PSP Mini and iPhone.


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