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Lose Your Marbles Over I, Marble

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I, Marble - Josh Blazer

I, Marble iPhone Game Review.

Marbles are, to me, one of those classic childhood symbols. I never bought a Marble Pack or played any Marble associated game to win them. But I remember I had a pretty nice Marble collection as a child. I guess I lived in a neighbourhood with pretty clumsy kids. Or they always had holes in their pockets. Whatever it was, I always found Marbles in the park, or even in the street on the way home. I remember being fascinated by the way they looked, and the sound they made when they got hit against each other.

Now, I don’t know how many kids still actually collect and play with Marbles. But the cute, shiny, glass items are still present in the game market. And now, also on your Apple devices. I, Marble is one of these games. And no matter if you used to enjoy playing with Marbles, or, quite the contrary, you’re asking yourself for the past minute what the heck are Marbles, this game with put your brain, hand-eye coordination and even puzzle-solving skills to the test.

Level-based

I, Marble is a level-based game, where your main goal is to collect all 10 coins per level to complete it. Now, depending on how fast you think you can be in your attempt to complete this challenge, you can play it safe, and try to be done with the task in 4 minutes per level. Or take a shot at getting as close to a Marble master as you can, by completing the task in 3 or even 2 minutes, while having the opportunity to unlock cool, new Marble skins on the way.

Totally free to download and play

The game is completely free of charge to download and play. Plus, every Marble skin, or new level can be unlocked just by playing the game, without having to get a dime out of your pocket. But you do, as well, have the option to pay to unlock all these features, if you’re looking for a more relaxing gaming experience.

As far as the gameplay is concerned, the puzzles get more and more mind-boggling with every level you clear. It’s a bit like playing Mini-Golf. At first, the coins are quite easy to collect, and your path is pretty smooth. Then, as you go on playing, there are all sorts of obstacles, and the coins seem to be more and more often in dangerous spots, where the Marble can easily fall off the platform, and break. But, even if they break, it’s not game over. You just have to replay the level right from the start, or from the last check-point you went through. And, what’s even better is that you don’t lose the coins you collect before breaking the Marble and having to restart the level. Plus, the more you play, the more boosters you come across; also designed to make your challenge a bit easier to overcome.

Quite a challenge

Because I, Marble is a pretty challenging game. The backgrounds are so twisted and turned that, at some point, it looks like you have to control the Marble through an actual labyrinth to complete the task. And Gyroscope is always a pretty tricky control. However, even if I am far from being a Tilt-option fan, I found the game pretty easy to control when I played it on my iPhone. Plus, you also have a Game Pad control option. However, I couldn’t test it. I guess you either have to connect an actual Game Pad to use it. Or it just didn’t work on my device.

But also pretty engaging

All in all, I, Marble is definitely a game I’d be playing this week. It’s quite a bit of a challenge, so I think I’d go on playing in Easy Mode. But being a challenge also gets the player pretty engaged, and eager to do whatever it takes to get the job done. It’s quite an exciting gaming experience. And totally free of charge.

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I, Marble
Developer: Josh Blazer
Category: Games
Version reviewed: 1.0
Price: Free

Our Rating

3.5 / 5

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