Summary: Marble Blast Ultra is a fantastic looking game that is a great addition to the Xbox Live Arcade. It shows that not every game has to be small and simple and shallow. For fans of Super Monkey Ball or its distant cousin from twenty years ago Marble Madness, Marble Blast Ultra is a fun game that is...
Pros: Great graphics and sound, Fun gameplay, Easy to learn, difficult to master
Excerpt: I can be a rather finicky person when it comes to porting games from one system to another. In this case however I think the port of Marble Blast Gold from the PC to the Xbox 360 was a spectacular move by Garage Games.
Conclusion: Pros: Challenging Puzzles 60 Levels Fun Multiplayer Cons: Nearly impossible and frustrating final level, which feels rewarding to complete Costly DLC, which I guess is made up for by the game's low cost Recommendations: Patience, a couple of hours, and a brain for puzzles Recap: Gameplay ( 9 / 10 )...
Excerpt: Coming up to the launch of the Xbox 360, I had seen a video of a new marble game coming to the XBLA. The game looked pretty cool, and it even featured online multiplayer. I have played this game quite a bit, and it one of the best currently available on the XBLA.
Excerpt: Marble Blast Ulra is one of the first games developed for the new XBox Live Arcade on the XBox 360, and brings to mind nearly everything that was great about the golden era of shareware games, from try before you buy downloadable distribution models (which we like very much) to fun, simple gameplay...
Pros: ups: Fun to play, extensive single player mode, fast and enjoyable online multiplayer.
Cons: downs: Multiplayer needs more modes, no deathmatch.
Summary: Marble Blast Ultra is probably best described as Super Monkey Ball without the personality. You're given 60 levels that are broken up into three different difficulty tiers, and your main goal is to roll your marble to the exit as quickly as possible.
Pros: Good ramping challenge, Online leaderboards let you compare times with others
Cons: Dull music, Lack of graphical variety, Boring multiplayer
Excerpt: Developed by Garage Games, Marble Blast Ultra rolls out a series of extensive single player challenges and an increasingly addicting multiplayer game. Similar to the classic Marble Madness, the single player challenges will test your marble spinning skills around a tight course.