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DOS Games > Puzzle Games > M > Marble Drop for DOS

Marble Drop

Genre: Puzzle    |     Year: 1997    |     Publisher: Maxis Software Inc.    |     Developer: Maxis Software, Inc.
Game Review (written by Bailey15) Added on: 08/30/2006
Marble Drop is the classic game where you play the part of, the hand! No not really. Actually in marble drop, you actually just drop marbles in an attempt to achieveÖ Nothing! Sure it may seem boring, but this game is actually quite entertaining. Itís vibrant colors, impressing pseudo 3d graphics, and believe it or not, history bites, make it a fun game for anyone to sit down and start playing.
As far as the game title, itís pretty accurate.
What you have to do is drop a colored marble down a funnel, hoping it will go to its correctly colored collector. Actually, this game does require some brain power, so if youíre not much into the thinking thing, than get out while you still can. During your ďDroppingĒ you will need to strategically overcome obstacle like track switches, glue and so on and so forth. Hey, Iím not going to tell you all of the obstacles, that would be cheating, and I donít like to cheat.
Anyways, back over to Marble drop, Marble Drop is not a bad game. In fact, it was the reason I started gaming. Perhaps it was the simplicity of it all. What could be simpler than dropping
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marbles down a funnel? Or perhaps it was the graphics. Yeah thatís it. They only thing was that the graphics werenít real, but were a simulation of 3d. Pseudo 3d. Amazingly though, pseudo 3d games were the next generation games of 2002.When you think about it, it actually all makes sense.
Marble Drop was ahead of its time. It was probably one of those games that helped to start the revolution in pc puzzle gaming, and pc gaming in general. What is my final verdict towards this game? I fully back and recommend this games. Itís simple(simple enough that an old lady could play it!) and somewhat immersive(enough to be addicting actually!).
Finally Marble Drop is a game that was based on a never dying genre, puzzle games. As sudoku and crosswords become more popular, it only proves that puzzle games will always be around or at least the puzzle solving element of gaming. In fact it seems to be that a puzzle solving element can make or break an adventure game. It just adds to the storyline and it adds a certain amount of challenge to any game. Marble drop was an influence.
 
 
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Avishi (12/10/2010)
Oh my God! This is magic! I first played this game in the early years of the new millenium and was thoroughly addicted. As the years passed I forgot about it. I have been looking for this game since the past two days and was about to lose hope because I couldn't remember its name when I clicked this link. Thank God :):):) I am so happy I could sing!
 
 
Joey122232 (02/28/2009)
The game is great I love to just play it at home during weekends or when i'm sick and have nothing better to do all day.
 
 
Leejosepho (11/29/2008)
My grandchildren love to watch marbles roll on rails and tracks, so I downloaded this game to present them with a challenge at the same time. In the days ahead, I hope to use some screen shots from this game as plans for some real-time construction and "play" out in our workshop. But with my grandchildren all sleeping soundly at the moment, I think I will just sit right here and do a little marble-dropping all on my own! This is a great game and even a useful teaching tool with superb graphics.
 
 
Francomsd (08/30/2008)
I love this game. The graphics and backgrounds are fascinating. I wish I could run it as a screen saver
 
 
Lilmatt89 (08/03/2008)
I have to say, it it addictive. 8/10! My brother originnal bought this game around the time when it first came out and even then I couldnt stop playing it. It is great to have found it again. =]
 
 
Smithy1i1i (04/23/2008)
I love this game. It is super addicting.
 
 
Widdershins (03/21/2008)
This game was one of the best I have ever played
 
 
Mrliquor (03/12/2008)
This is a wonderfully entertaining game.
 
 
Mommyshaw22 (12/29/2007)
I totally love this game!
 
 
Darklord4345 (12/23/2007)
Marble Drop is worth your time and can appeal to a wide variety of ages. It can range from a 4 year old intellect that just enjoys dropping the various colored balls through the funnels and watching them travel through the maze, to the teenager who will enjoy figuring out how to get the proper color marble to end up in the corresponding color slots at the end of the maze. The maze changes predictably but part of the fun with this puzzle is to figure out what makes the maze shuttle the marbles different directions. The four year old will probably watch each marble travel through the maze while the teen tries to get several marbles going to the correct end points at once to rack up his score. It really was a game ahead of its time, and I recommend it to everyone! Because it’s worth it!
 
 
Wd (12/22/2007)
This is an awesome game.
 
 
Tea2 (12/17/2007)
While this may not be the most exciting game, it is a very challenging one indeed. My kids absolutely love guessing where it will go.
 
 
Yedith14 (12/02/2007)
I think Marble Drop is a really great game to play. It is simple to play but yet it challenges you. It can be a very addicting game to play, but it is so worth it!
 
 
Tenenda (12/01/2007)
I highly recommend downloading this game immediately because it’s too fun and exciting!
 
 
Tenenda (12/01/2007)
Excited to play it again
 
 
Money2themax (11/22/2007)
It's a great puzzle game for all ages.
 
 
Krem (10/28/2007)
Marble Drop is worth your time and can appeal to a wide variety of ages. It can range from a 4 year old intellect who just enjoys dropping the various colored balls through the funnels and watching them travel through the maze, to the teenager who will enjoy figuring out how to get the proper color marble to end up in the corresponding color slots at the end of the maze. The maze changes predictably but part of the fun with this puzzle is to figure out what makes the maze shuttle the marbles different directions. The four year old will probably watch each marble travel through the maze while the teen tries to get several marbles going to the correct end points at once to rack up his score. It really was a game ahead of its time, and was recommended to me by a math teacher for its ability to stimulate young minds.
 
 
Pumpdude (10/02/2007)
This is an amazing game I had played it before and was excited to get it, you should get it to!
 
 
Holly1 (06/25/2007)
This game was amazing. It helped me have fun through out the day. The levels really challenged my brain to come up with the answer to the puzzle.
 
 
Frozanlizerd (06/17/2007)
I love this game. Love the graphic. My kids are able to play it too.
 
 
Bmm0036 (05/15/2007)
This is such a fun game. I've been trying to remember the name of it for years and am glad I found it!
 
 
Corey cavins (10/03/2006)
It helped me in my times of boredom at school in computer lab!
 
 
Tfrances (07/28/2006)
i was hunting this amazing game a long time ago, but i founded only demo versions. now, i can die smiling! thanks for your work. from Brazil TFrances
 
 
Rekabeka (07/02/2006)
The best program I have ever played.
 
 
Special Instructions (Source: Support Team | Added on: 03/05/2006)
Run this game in Windows XP/2000 as follows:
Extract the game zip-file to c:\marble
Merge MARBLE.REG (doubleclick it)
Start the game with MARBLE.EXE

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