Marble Madness User Reviews
Simple yet addictive gameplay, on top of excellent music and some nice visuals. Surprisingly good physics engine.The bad:
45 degree controls, are you guys serious? Those are pretty awkward! The 90 degree ones work much better, but even they take some getting used to.Summary:
Made by Tengen in 1984, Marble Madness manages to take a childhood treasure from the 80’s and before, and turns it into a crazy game. Here, it’s about a marble that has to navigate through courses in a set period of time, all the while, avoiding obstacles that get in its way. It’s one of those games that just sticks with you even when you’re not playing it. Funny enough, it’s got a bit of a learning curve going for it – easy to learn; hard to master.
Marble Madness is pretty much a race against time. Throughout each of the 6 courses, you have to navigate your way through slopes, tight corrid...
Marble Madness for the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis.
This is another one of those games that is hard to get a large review out of, and it's also very easy to pick up.
Marble Madness was at first an arcade game, and was ported to many, many platforms, and still is being ported to platforms like the Wii Virtual Console, Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network.
It used a motorised trackball in the arcades, but for this version, it utilises the Mega Drive / Genesis's D-Pad, or other controllers you're using.
This is a very good, faithful port of one of the most challenging and addictive puzzle ar...
Direct port of the arcade game. 2 player simultaneous option.The bad:
The game's way too short. Control just isn't the sameSummary:
One of the more unique and addicting games to hit arcades, largely because of the unique trackball controller and gameplay, which was a racing version of marbles. You guide a marble through 6 different races, trying to avoid hazards like pitfalls, marble munchers, acid puddles, digital waves, and other assorted threats that slow you down.
As is the case with most Arcade-to-NES ports, the graphics are virtually arcade perfect and very smooth. The sounds are the same although the music has been altered slightly to compensate for the NES not having the synthesizer like the arcade version did, b...
A classic game
Despite the shortness, it's a fun one to play
Only 6 levelsSummary:
Marble Madness is a very old game and has appeared on many consoles. The aim is to guide your marble to the end of the maze. Any extra time you have is added on the time for your next level, so it pays not to hang around. This can be played with two players for double the fun.
While it may not sound fun to simply guide a marble to the end of a maze, it really is. Along the way you have to get it up and down ramps, avoiding weird creatures that are roaming around and also avoid the deadly black marble. This marble has the ability to send you flying and in a pushing contest it always wins. The...