The Marble Blast series has been around since 2003, coming pre-installed on some apple systems and offered on windows, linux, mac, and even the xbox 360. The game has now been released for the iPhone and iPod Touch bringing a whole new dimension to the game using the tilt capabilities of the devices. The game plays extremely similar to Super Monkey Ball for the iPhone but has it's own flair and actually feels much faster-paced.
The app comes with 20 different levels to complete, each very unique from the last. Marble Blast can also be played on 10 different multiplayer levels with up to 4 friends via a wireless connection. From the beginning, players can choose the type of marble that suits their personality best and jump right into the action. The game runs pretty smoothly with very few hiccups after a restart on the device. The game's pace is extremely fast with the marble accelerating to sometime uncontrollable speeds. The graphics in this game are great with some excellent reflections and textures. After playing the game for a bit, I began to really get the hang of how the marble moves and the levels became easier to navigate. Using powerups, the player can navigate their marble even easier like with the super jump powerup that will spring your marble high into the sky.
Overall, this game has a a great feel and offers some pretty addicting gameplay. Offered for about a third of the price of the original games, Marble Blast Mobile is really a great buy. It is fun, fast paced and has enough content to justify keeping it on your device. If you enjoyed the Super Monkey Ball game released a while ago, chances are you'll love this new challenge. Check it out.