Damn Germans and their marbles.
July 23, 2004 8:57 PM   Subscribe

Slick Ball (shockwave) — Fun little German Marble Madness-type game.
posted by Space Coyote (16 comments total)
Nice game, thanks. Much trickier than it looks.
posted by ashbury at 9:45 PM on July 23, 2004

Cool! Yes, much harder than it looks.
posted by dg at 10:40 PM on July 23, 2004

Neat. Those who want a home version should check out Ballance.
posted by Monster_Zero at 11:51 PM on July 23, 2004

very cool. thanx!
posted by bob sarabia at 1:14 AM on July 24, 2004

Great game. Must have been difficult to code it.
posted by tcp at 2:54 AM on July 24, 2004

marble madness was the only game my mom would ever play on a regular basis. until one day, like a flamshowl fool, I swapped madness for contra with an older kid she used to babysit (used to meaning : the kids momma owed my momma $100.) it was supposed to be a temporary exchange. long story short, the kid caleb breaks madness, im "stuck" with contra, and mom's got her head shaking disbelief at me.
posted by Satapher at 3:36 AM on July 24, 2004

For some reason I find it loads slow as all hell in FireFox but reasonably quickly in IE. *shrug*
posted by Space Coyote at 6:58 AM on July 24, 2004

I have to know: is it just me, or is this really sort of difficult? And what the hell am I supposed to do after I get past the stairs and to that weird drop-off point?
posted by .kobayashi. at 9:22 AM on July 24, 2004

Loads fine in OS X and Safari, and I'm impressed with how slick it looks and runs.
posted by Fofer at 9:43 AM on July 24, 2004

It turns my computer volume to maximum every time the game starts, which pisses me off. I had it low for a reason.

But I shouldn't complain, because I get so impatient with these games I end up running the ball off the edge almost instantly. Not for me.
posted by Epenthesis at 9:48 AM on July 24, 2004

Actually, never mind: what kills me is the crazy downhill twisty slide. How do you stay on that nutty thing?
posted by .kobayashi. at 9:52 AM on July 24, 2004

.kobayashi. slow the ball down.
posted by Space Coyote at 9:53 AM on July 24, 2004

Very cool (and very hard).
posted by kickingtheground at 10:55 AM on July 24, 2004

Yeah, slow it down by pressing the space bar on the slide.
I got past that... but then my time ran out! As if the game wasn't hard enough already without a time limit.
Sadly, they missed the chance to make this a lot more fun and addictive by making it that difficult.
posted by c3o at 11:36 AM on July 24, 2004

My my limited ability to read the language there's a commercial version that offers more than the one leve.. if they gave you a level editor I'd be all over that shit.

Actually I know enough OpenGL that I could probably whip up an engine fairly easily, maybe take about a week of coding to do..
posted by Space Coyote at 12:20 PM on July 24, 2004

The space bar slows you down! This changes everything!!! I got past the slide by provided counterforce with the arrow keys but it was very difficult and time consuming. Aaaaargh.
posted by .kobayashi. at 12:51 PM on July 24, 2004

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