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NES High Score Club 2017 Marble Madness

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The current game of the Atariage NES high score club is the arcade classic Marble Madness





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Title: Marble Madness
Developer: Rare
Publisher: Milton Bradley
Released: March 1989 (US)









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Deadline to post scores is January 2nd 2018 at 12PM EST




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http://www.gamesdatabase.org/Media/SYSTEM/Nintendo_NES/manual/Formated/Marble_Madness_-_1989_-_Milton_Bradley.pdf






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176,280

 

Best I've done without getting any wands. Beat the ultimate race with 78 seconds left, which is extremely hard to do. I think I'm done.

 

 

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Ugh, this is something I think I'll lose at lol. I'm going to fire this up on my NEW (literally) KV-27FV310!!

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Wow! Thought I'd dig out my NES and play on real hardware as I have the Marble Madness cart. I thought I would do better than my 31,420 emulation score above, but I couldn't even score half that. Guess I'm out of practice...back at it tomorrow!!!

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Wow! Thought I'd dig out my NES and play on real hardware as I have the Marble Madness cart.

 

For me, real hardware with original NES controller is the only way to play this. I suck big time when I try to play on PC using an emulator and PC gamepad or keyboard.

 

This is probably my favorite game on the system.

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I love Marble Madness, but for me, it seems, I play better on emulation than real hardware. That's not true of all games. Some I play much better on real hardware than emulation. I used to play MM in the arcade all the time.

 

 

For me, real hardware with original NES controller is the only way to play this. I suck big time when I try to play on PC using an emulator and PC gamepad or keyboard.

 

This is probably my favorite game on the system.

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I love Marble Madness, but for me, it seems, I play better on emulation than real hardware. That's not true of all games. Some I play much better on real hardware than emulation. I used to play MM in the arcade all the time.

 

 

I wonder why that would be. Have you played it more in emulation? It may depend on what you're used to.

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I think it's a matter of what kind of movement is involved in the game and what kind of controller I'm using. For example, Super Cobra on the ColecoVision...I absolutely suck playing it on emulation whether I'm using the keyboard for movement or a joystick...but playing on real hardware with a CV joystick I can whiz right through the game. Marble Madness on the NES just seems to play really sloppy for me using a NES joystick. But playing with a different joystick on my PC I seem to have better control. But then some other NES game might be totally opposite of that.

 

Of course I probably play more CV on real hardware than emulation...and emulation for everything else because my CV and ADAM are set up all the time and I'm too lazy to drag the other systems out for individual games and just wind up playing via emulation.

 

 

I wonder why that would be. Have you played it more in emulation? It may depend on what you're used to.

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I think it's a matter of what kind of movement is involved in the game and what kind of controller I'm using. For example, Super Cobra on the ColecoVision...I absolutely suck playing it on emulation whether I'm using the keyboard for movement or a joystick...but playing on real hardware with a CV joystick I can whiz right through the game. Marble Madness on the NES just seems to play really sloppy for me using a NES joystick. But playing with a different joystick on my PC I seem to have better control. But then some other NES game might be totally opposite of that.

 

Of course I probably play more CV on real hardware than emulation...and emulation for everything else because my CV and ADAM are set up all the time and I'm too lazy to drag the other systems out for individual games and just wind up playing via emulation.

 

 

I really like how the original NES pad feels with MM. My thumb can easily slide around and hit those diagonals with the small directional buttons on the NES pad. But it's all subjective.

 

NES pads also wildly vary in quality depending on how much they've been abused. MM is one of those games that needs a good condition controller.

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Hey,
I forget about this, sorry


This round is over, congrats to mbd30
I hope everyone had fun!

classicgamer, your score is late but i'll count it.




Final High Scores -


mbd30 176,280
jblenkle 32,420
classicgamer_27330 22,350
S.BAZ 21,230
empsolo 20,860
roadrunner 18,530

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New freeplay score of 179,930. This is 700 points higher than the "world record."

 

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