Monday 24 April 2023

Marble Madness (Sega Master System review)

Developer: Steve Lamb
Publisher: Virgin Interactive
Released: 1992

Marble Madness is a ball rolling game that was first released in the Arcades in 1984.

+ Multiple routes are available, which is great for shaving off precious seconds by finding the optimal path.

+ Marble physics are good and there's some neat ideas to advance the gameplay such as catapults and tilting ramps.

- With only six courses, the game can be beaten in minutes and there's no other modes to keep you playing.

- Unlike the NES version (1989), there's no two-player competitive option which is a big missed opportunity.

- Difficulty spike in Level 4 is sharp and nothing prepares you for the extreme precision that's required.

- Doesn't always restart you in the most advantageous position, leading to enemies knocking you off the edge immediately.

- The main incentive is to gain a high score, but unfortunately there's no battery backup available to save them.

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