Marble Blast Ultra

September 19, 2006

If you’re anything like me, you’ve found a good amount of fun in the various iterations of [i]Super Monkey Ball[/i] over the years. [i]Marble Blast Ultra[/i] could be described as a derivative of [i]Super Monkey Ball[/i] with the difference being that instead of controlling the landscape, you control the marble. [i]Marble Blast Ultra[/i] isn’t a terribly in-depth or complex game, but it’s mildly addictive due in large part to that same simplistic gameplay.

[i]Marble Blast Ultra[/i] is comprised of sixty levels which are split into three difficulty levels: beginner, intermediate, and expert. Your goal in each level is to reach the finish point as quickly as possible, and in some cases you must collect all of the gems spread throughout the level before heading for the finish point. There are several different types of power-ups placed throughout each level which range from super speed to super size to the ability to hover across the map helicopter style.

[i]Marble Blast Ultra[/i] is a good mix of challenge and fun. The 60 levels should keep you busy for quite some time as should the online play where you fight to get the most gems before the timer runs out. If you’re a fan of puzzle games or just need something to keep you busy when killing time, [i]Marble Blast Ultra[/i] is a pretty good choice.

Score: 2/5

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