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Marble Madness (Genesis)

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Written by  :  Liam Dowds (51)
Written on  :  May 15, 2005
Platform  :  Genesis
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Madness? It's only marbles.

The Good

Marbles. Crazy levels. Enemies of the marbles. Space. Madness.

I love this game. I once bought it for £5. That was a good purchase. It's a game that survives through it's simplicity. The marbles are easy to control and the levels are more than negotiable. It is somewhat typical of the era but this is not a bad thing. It stands up, even today. It's no throwback as there are few games that can claim to imitate this.

It's just a classic in it's own right. Accessible and conquerable. Is that not what gamers want?

The Bad

Well, the music wasn't exactly Beethoven but we got by.

The Bottom Line

Marbles can still be fun.