Summary: Marble Blast Ultra has 60 levels for you to master and best the time, and it surely does give you a good time. The marble physics are fun and well implemented into the game which throws in its own neat mechanics such as gravity modifiers and powerups, however this does not push the game's longevity. It was fun while it lasted, but there wasn't much incentive to return back.
Summary: Have you ever felt like you wanted to play something, but you wanted to get away from those first-person shooters and highly-active action games? Well fear not, because this is what this game is like. Its for when you want to just chill out and have fun with a game that is challenging and chill.
Summary: Marble Blast Ultra, with a wonderful shader engine, great gameplay mechanics, fun and creative levels, enjoyable multiplayer, and more, packs a punch and can be called one of the best XBL Arcade games out there. Sixty levels of different difficulties to choose from and a great multiplayer make this an experience that will last for months. Though, it's not going to last TOO long for you.
Summary: I don't know who remembers it or not, but Marble Madness is class awesomeness. Move said marble down paths and through obstacles to finish line. I SUCKED at it, but was addicted to it none the less. Marble Blast Ultra is really fun and really challenging. The easy levels are easy, no doubt. The intermediate levels are a definate mix of easy and difficult. The hard levels are pretty insane with a few easy ones mixed in. The Good: -Graphics are simple and smooth.
Summary: Back in elementary school (I'm 17 at the time of writing this), Marble Blast was KING when it came to computer classes. EVERYBODY played it when they had nothing better to do, and they LOVED it. I was so fortunate to be able to find a Windows port of the game and since then held it on my Windows XP to this day. It's a unique marble game with an interesting and colorful charm.
Fun Platformer with surprisingly addictive Multiplayer Online
Zeph Greenwell, Amazon
16 October 2007
Summary: Marble Blast is a platformer where you will roll and jump your marble through levels of increasing difficulty. The objective is to reach the goal as quickly as possible, and occasionally to collect gems then reach the exit. You are timed and each stage has a par time, however you can take as long as you need to complete it. While the game starts out incredibly easy it get very difficult before the end.
Summary: Marble Blast Ultra is a great game for the right audience. The graphics are great, the game play is simple and entertaining, and the achievements make for some lasting enjoyment. It's a very simple game where you roll the marble around the course, and it gets a lot harder than you might think. For five dollars, it's a very well done family-friendly game that does not get old quickly. It's also great that you can download the demo first to see if you like it.
If you like marbles, this is definitely worth getting - after all, its so cheap and offers so much!
26 January 2010
Excerpt: Marble Blast Ultra is an arcade title for the Xbox 360, currently priced at 400MSP (a little over £3.00). The aim of the game is to navigate your marble to the end of a level. On the way you will encounter gravity manipulators, moving platforms, icy surfaces etc. You will also encounter bonuses, which make playing easier, e.g. super jumps and speed boosts.