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Let's compare Marble Madness
« on: October 07, 2012, 02:00:25 AM »

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Re: Let's compare Marble Madness
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 12:30:27 PM »
There area actually 2 versions of this game for the Mega Drive / Genesis - one by Electronic Arts, which is the one I have, and another by Tengen. Atari's own version only came out in Japan and is supposedly much better than the EA one!

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Re: Let's compare Marble Madness
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012, 15:48:49 PM »
And there is an unfinished prototype for the Lynx as well.

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Re: Let's compare Marble Madness
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 16:36:34 PM »
Pretty interesting find TrekMD, I found that some of the ones I thought would be poor were actually quite good, and the ones I thought should be good were bad. Some were exactly as I'd expected though, but it was interesting to see how they all compared like that.  8)
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Re: Let's compare Marble Madness
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 16:54:11 PM »
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And there is an unfinished prototype for the Lynx as well.

Same with the Jaguar

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Re: Let's compare Marble Madness
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012, 22:48:36 PM »
Is there a ROM for the Jaguar?  I know there is one for the Lynx as I have a cart of it.  :)

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Re: Let's compare Marble Madness
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2012, 23:24:21 PM »
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Yes, and it plays from CD - I even did a cover for it!



I can email you the file if you want?

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Re: Let's compare Marble Madness
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2012, 23:36:38 PM »
Oh, that would be awesome Laird!  Thanks!

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Re: Let's compare Marble Madness
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2012, 00:08:49 AM »
Never heard of the Jaguar version before... Does it have populated levels, or just rolling the marble through the courses? Is this a work in progress or an old abandoned homebrew project?


EDIT: Looks like this is the 'Jagmarble' demo that Matthias wrote in 1999?

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Re: Let's compare Marble Madness
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2012, 00:17:09 AM »
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Never heard of the Jaguar version before... Does it have populated levels, or just rolling the marble through the courses? Is this a work in progress or an old abandoned homebrew project?

It's a very unfinished hombrew by Matthias Domin, there are just 2 levels and no enemies. Hopefully he will go back to it at some point as it would make a great game to own on the Jag.

There is a review of it by me on the Jaguar CD reviews guide here and I posted the DVD cover to download here too. Just shows how much attention you all pay to my reviews and posts :P

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Re: Let's compare Marble Madness
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2012, 00:56:18 AM »
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There is a review of it by me on the Jaguar CD reviews guide here and I posted the DVD cover to download here too. Just shows how much attention you all pay to my reviews and posts :D If it's just a marble rolling through two empty levels I won't bother with it.

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Re: Let's compare Marble Madness
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2012, 17:03:42 PM »
Here is a video of Marble Madness II: Marble Man and unreleased arcade sequel:


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Re: Let's compare Marble Madness
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2013, 19:34:19 PM »
Gamezone review of the GB version saw it getting 67%

Zzap 64 review of the C64 version saw it get 40%

with Presentation 395-Lacked gloss, more time spent loading than playing.

Graphics 70%
Sound 39%
Hookability 76%
Lastability 38%
Value 33%

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Re: Let's compare Marble Madness
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2013, 12:11:16 PM »
C+VG review of NES version (Tim Boone+Paul Rand reviewing):

Graphics 81%
Sound 70%
Playability 88%
Lastability 84%
Overall 85%

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Re: Let's compare Marble Madness
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2013, 18:57:04 PM »
Screenshots from the unfinished homebrew Lynx version: