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Marble Madness Madness!

This guy makes Marble Madness look easy, and that's just crazy.

Speaking of Marble Madness (kinda, I guess,) check out this video of the best Marble Madness player ever. There was a time that I was no slouch at Marble Madness, and though I know players that are better than me, I'm probably still the best Marble Madness player in the office (an auspicition distinction, for sure.) But this guy makes everyone else I've ever seen look like they've been trying to play with their feet. Watching this video has the simultaneous effect of making me feel really bad about myself, and never want to play Marble Madness again. Notice the little picture-in-picture of his hands on what appears to be a proper Marble Madness arcade machine, defusing most of the potential speculation that this play-through is somehow machine-assisted.

  


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Posted by Ryan
Speaking of Marble Madness (kinda, I guess,) check out this video of the best Marble Madness player ever. There was a time that I was no slouch at Marble Madness, and though I know players that are better than me, I'm probably still the best Marble Madness player in the office (an auspicition distinction, for sure.) But this guy makes everyone else I've ever seen look like they've been trying to play with their feet. Watching this video has the simultaneous effect of making me feel really bad about myself, and never want to play Marble Madness again. Notice the little picture-in-picture of his hands on what appears to be a proper Marble Madness arcade machine, defusing most of the potential speculation that this play-through is somehow machine-assisted.

  


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Posted by Vinny

impossible. madness.

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Posted by Da_Muffin_Man

I would really like to know how much time he spent becoming such a beast at this game.

Posted by Sarkhan

:O wonder how many coins he have feed the machine^^ Awsome nontheless

Posted by Brackynews

It's all about the two-palming.

Posted by JunkanooPunch

insane....

Posted by LordAndrew

So all I have to do is follow his motions exactly and I can be as good as him? No? It doesn't work that way? Damn.

Posted by player66

Damn! My older brother bought a trackball for our Apple II specifically to play Marble Madness. I don't think I ever saw him beat the game, let alone with such skill and aplomb.

Posted by Cubical

ill pretend to play marble madness on my arcade machine then put it next to this videoina tiny window  and pass it off as me playing it.

Posted by zityz

Thats Madness I tell you! I remember playing that on the NES and I had so much trouble with the 4th board. That guys is stupid good, should be illegal.

Posted by MattBodega

What a wonderfully musical game! I love the sound effects...damn whimsical.

Posted by Cubical

The nes game is hard because the controls suck there is no tack ball.,

Posted by coffeesash

The music is so scary!!!

Posted by CarolynP

Yeah, you can call it Marble Madness if you want. Me, instead of Paperboy, I say Paper. Instead of Crystal Castles, I say Crystal. Marble Madness, I call it Marble.

(That's apropo of nothing other than the fact that I first saw both this Marble Madness video, and this outtake footage from King of Kong--

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3zQtURu4pY

--at the same time last night, and the two are now forever fused in my mind.)

Posted by Claude

You have magic hands Ryan, but that guy wow... those are some good hands.

Edited by TwoOneFive

THIS!

IS!
SPARTA!




wait...
Posted by JoelTGM

that's great

Posted by stephengotlost

SPOILERS

he loses a marble at 2:20

Posted by dtran1212

i can do that

Posted by shadows_kill
Da_Muffin_Man said:
"I would really like to know how much time he spent becoming such a beast at this game."
probable to much...
Posted by jaywinner

that dude discovered perhaps the only way to be less attractive to chicks then i am.

Posted by RetroIce4

Must have practiced a lot. I quietly wait for the MAME community to dumb Marble Man: Marble Madness 2 Rom... *sigh* it will never happen.

Posted by Double0hFor

SECOND WTF

Posted by Jayzilla

i prefer the 5 point palm heart exploding technique as made famous by Beatrix Kiddo.

Posted by Bucketdeth

Wow that was crazy, his hands are so precise on every single move he makes, must have played this game a few times.

Posted by TobyD81

Man, that takes some patience...

Posted by Teptom

I suddenly want to play some marble madness.

Posted by sionweeks

Oh my god that music freaks me out so much!

Posted by Satune

Just the speed and precision, its insane!

Posted by albedos_shadow

This is both terrifying and awesome at the same time.

Edited by EightBitWarrior

He dies once. FAILURE!

Nah but seriously, I always get to the final level and can never beat it. :(
Posted by RazielCuts

Lol I kinda lol'd when it said 2nd I was like ah you're good but not highest score good and then it turns out 'MMM' is all him anyway! :D 

Posted by TheJadeAngel

Wow that game takes me back ...  I spent quite a bit of coinage trying to master that thing   ( Never did )  but for some reason i couldn't stop myself from trying

Edited by Crispy

auspicious*
<33

Posted by Snail

This is blasphemy! This is madness!

Posted by Scooper

You don't mess with Marble Madness son. I remember trying over and over and over to get past a certain bit on like the 3rd level and never making it... Oh man, it was such a genius game though when it came out.

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

WOAH....

o.o

That is some crazy shit xD

Edited by cspiffo

I was quite the Marble Madness afficionado in my youth.  I got nothin' on this guy though.

Posted by Crono

what a workout for your slap-motion muscles

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Posted by McPaper

This game has some funky music

Posted by AlucardaLaCarte

I only have recollections of never getting very far in Marble Madness...which means this has floored me. I'm typing this from the floor.

Posted by Funnyman22

I can remember wanting to throw my NES remote through the TV all Wiimote-style back when I played this game. Loved it

Posted by jonnyp

i learned a couple marble madness songs on the gitter, followed immediately by the theme song to dr. chaos.  8-bit games had the ultimate music.

Posted by MHumphreys89

That game, along with Ecco The Dolphin and The Lion King, scarred me as a child.

Posted by Roy42

Not bad, he's pretty good, I'd like to challenge him someday...

    ≈Roy
Edited by MrKlorox

I've only played the NES version. I bet the Arcade version with the trackball is much better. Also that miniature part freaked me out.

Posted by trav3ler

Psh.  He died once on the Ultimate Race.


noob.
Posted by Junpei

I remember struggling to reach the Ultimate Race and not getting off the first platform... kudos to you good sir

Posted by MasturbatingBear

Wow I was never nearly this good at Marble Madness.

Posted by Media_Master

someone has spare time