Marble Madness (Arcade)

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Scores - MAME:
 54530 ...........  on 2015-02-02
 52560 ...........  on 2015-06-28
 40370 ...........  on 2015-01-27
 29060 ...........  on 2015-01-25
 24650 ...........  on 2005-06-18

Log entries

  • [7630]
    My wiki has a 2005 entry about MAME emulation of various games, among them Marble Madness. I created a scoreboard and described it as a 'cool puzzle'.
  • 2005-06-18
  • [7636]
    Got the score 24650 in MAME. Score from my wiki.
  • 2006-00-00
  • [5022]
    Around this time, I was playing a lot of games on MAME, and found the original version of this treasure from my childhood. I was pleased to find that this game could be controlled very effectively with the keyboard, by turning the 'Track X/Y Digital Speed' way up.
  • [5023]
    I don't think I ever got further than the Silly Race.
  • 2015-01-25
  • [5021]
    Got the score 29060 in MAME. Almost completed the Arial Race. Damn hammers.
  • 2015-01-27
  • [5026]
    Got the score 40370 in MAME.
  • 2015-02-02
  • [5045]
    Got the score 54530 in MAME. Getting closer... Reached the last level, fumbling around a bit before running out of time.
  • 2015-06-28
  • [5500]
    Got the score 52560 in MAME. Reached the last level again.
  • 2015-07-05
  • [7706]
    Uploaded Spilbar test footage from this game.
  • 2020-01-14
  • [10299]
    We bought a USB trackball for the company, and I immediately wanted to try it in MAME. I didn't get it to work well in Marble Madness, and I think I realized why: setting the sensitivity too high causes the values to 'roll over' in MAME, which gives you very stuttery input. Finding a sensitivity low enough where the fastest trackball movement doesn't roll over is crucial.


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