negative1 wrote: ↑Wed Jul 27, 2022 10:01 am
Please consider changing the rules for marble madness 2.
or adding restrictions
- there is unlimited turbo
- also there are too many powerups (might want to limit their use)
- every 5000 points gives you 5 extra seconds, making it easy to finish
Hi, some thoughts...
Just found out yesterday that it's now in MAME. Wonderful!
Seems like a really great game. My first thought was that 'man, this game has way too much stuff in it'. Now I'm beginning to like the game, although still suck at it big time having played so little.
Played a little yesterday and slightly more today. So I don't think my expertise is yet enough to give any decisive recommendations. Perhaps in a week or two after I find some time to learn the game...
Anyway, I don't think finishing the game easily (I wish) is a problem. But the score maxing out at 999k is.
There's a guy at YT who posted a max score game. However, he uses 'bumper leeching'
at pinball part of the game, which gives some extra points:
Quick calculation suggests that his last pinball leeching gives him around 60k extra points total, and his score would be 940k without it. So prohibiting bumper leeching at MARP *might* solve the score maxing out issue. Then again, with a perfect game someone might still get the max score so I'm not sure if that alone is enough.
How about dip switches, can they be changed to more difficult?
I do think, so far, that the power-ups & turbo are essential part of the game. I seem to have trouble getting through even with power-ups. I find the joystick control scheme so far rather challenging, being used to trackball at Marble.
Also, he seems to skip some levels? Is there a difference in score between skipping vs going through all levels?
(Maybe this topic should be moved to its own topic at regulation play)
Edit: I wouldn't mind creating some different 'clones' for the game...
A version where you can't use power-ups at all & perhaps something like different routes to finish?
We're not going to get clone romsets for the game anyway.