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: 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.
Conclusion: This is a great looking arcade game with a very solid feel to the gameplay. It’s appeal is definitely retro in terms of the game’s simplicity, but lends itself to Live multiplayer brilliantly.
Conclusion: Marble Blast Ultra is a welcoming mix of many genres. It is part platformer and part puzzler. It has a fun multiplayer mode which at times only can be described as a clusterf**k as everyone dives for the gems available.
Conclusion: For the money Marble Blast Ultra is definitely worth a look, and even if you can't bring yourself to shell out for it, there's a decent demo to sample first. Sure, it's not going to win awards for its longevity, but its instant playability and rampantly addictive qualities make is damned near...