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Tuesday, January 28, 2003

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IMG Reviews Marble Blast
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Inside Mac Games has posted a review of Marble Blast. Using the modular Torque engine, GarageGames has produced a game that plays remarkably like the Marble Madness of old, but adds a host of modern twists and mechanics that create a fairly unique gaming experience.

Here's a clip from the review:

One of the things about Blast that immediately grabs your attention is the graphical presentation. The game boasts a slew of bright, bold colors and large shapes that make the game extremely easy to view - no squinting is required here to make out any details. The player-controlled marble itself is a rainbow swirl of colors that looks pretty cool when in motion, and various impacts and other environmental factors can cause the marble to give off sparks or other effects as it moves around.

To make viewing the game even easier, players are given almost complete control of the camera. While the marble does stay pointedly fixed just below the middle of the screen, the camera can be rotated along any axis up to 180 degrees, stopping when the playing field gets level with the X-axis. The camera can be controlled with the mouse or keyboard, though FPS veterans will doubtless find the mouse more intuitive. When coupled with the standard W-S-A-D control scheme for moving the marble around, it gives players a good degree of flexibility and ease with which to navigate.

To check out the rest of the review, follow the link below.

IMG Review: Marble Blast
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