Marble Madness Atari Games Corporation / Electronic Arts, Inc. 1987

The idea of this popular 1984 arcade game is deceptively simple: Guide a marble down a path without hitting any obstacles or straying off the course. The arcade version used a trackball which require furious swiping to make the ball gain speed. The game is viewed from an isometric perspective, which makes it harder to stay focused on the direction the ball is to follow. There are tight corridors to follow and enemies to avoid. There is a 2-player mode in which players must race to the finish; otherwise you're racing against the clock. It was one of the first arcade games to use true stereo sound. The PC version supports 16-color graphics and 3-voice sound - but only on a Tandy or PCjr computer. All other users automatically get 4-color CGA graphics and single-voice sound. There is a secret level accessible from the first level (involving being in the right place at the right time) which contained various difficult challenges (rivers, moving platforms and the like). This secret level does not exist in the original arcade game.
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