Manic Marble 2
By Rich Olson
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Important Note: Some users have reported feeling "seasick" due to Manic Marble's combination of 3D graphics and motion-based control system. If you should in anyway feel ill during the use of Manic Marble, discontinue play immediately.
Manic Marble is back with eight more crazy 3D levels!
Fly over jumps and dodge moving obstacles by tilting and turning your iPhone or iPod Touch.
Complete the current level by the goal time to unlock the next one.
-Insanely fast 3D graphics and physics engine provided by SIO2 Interactive (up to 60 frames per second!)
-Intuitive accelerometer-based control system
-Optional touch-based control system
-Four difficulty settings - including slow motion and high speed options
- Practice controlling your marble on the introductory level. Choose the "calibrate" option to optimize the controls for how you prefer to hold your device. If you don't like the accelerometer-based control - try switching to touch-based control.
-Is Manic Marble too easy or too hard? Try a different difficulty setting! Difficulty can be set by pressing the "Menu" button while on the introductory level.
- Don't expect to make goal time for a level the first try. Making goal time takes practice and requires completing the level with relatively few mistakes.
- If you need to slow down quickly - pull your device straight back. It's easier to brake when you're not trying to turn.
- If Manic Marble is not playing smoothly - restarting your phone to clear memory should help.
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What's New in Version 1.5
bug fixes / info on new version
Great game!! Love all the manic marbles
This one stinks. First one was awesome.
If you love Manic Marble 1 (like I do) you will hate Manic Marble Marble 2 (as I do).
They changed the game engine, made it worse.
There appear to be two speeds. Flat out massive acceleration and dragging to
a stop. Don't bother trying to establish a nice cruising speed, as you could in the first version. At full speed, there is almost no turning ability. There is even less as you are decelerating.
However, when standing nearly still and you try to turn, it will turn slowly at first, and then suddenly spin around wildly. Out of control.
When you run into a wall or post, it spins you around. Good luck trying to get repointed into the correction direction.
If you fall off a platform and the game tries to resume, it will pick the most inconvenient location. Such as crawling forward at the top of a ramp then falling off. Or rolling at a right angle from the direction you want to go, toward the edge of a platform and unable to turn. Or even off the end of a ramp over empty space. Don't even bother trying to resume, when it starts this nonsense, I just start the level over.
None of these problems were in the first version. I don't recommend you pay
for this version. I'm not even going to try the third version.
How do I know the engine changed? Because in this version, it lets you roll
.... Weeks later...
Still waiting for a fix. Still annoyingly un-controllable So I just replay the first one 'Manic Marble 1' over and over. Finding shortcuts, beating times, etc. It behaves properly.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Mar 16, 2012
- Version: 1.5
- Size: 3.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Rich Olson
- © Rich Olson
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.