Marble Blast Ultra Guide

Marble Ultra Blast GuideWritten by I EcHo 360 I
Published by CroTech

Marble Blast Ultra FAQMade by: l EcHo 360 l

  • Introduction:
    • Before we begin, I would like you to note that the purpose of this FAQ/Guide is to get a general idea of the game and what it has to offer. This will not show you the fastest ways how to beat a level, but gives a good background for newcomers. Enjoy!
    • Marble Blast Ultra is an Xbox 360 Arcade Title developed and published by Garage Games. In Marble Blast Ultra, you control a marble and the objective is to complete levels suspended in the clouds as fast as you can while picking up Gems and other power-ups. This is one of the best Arcade titles to date!
  • Controls:
    • Left Thumbstick (Move)
      • Use the Left Thumbstick to move the marble around each level.
    • Right Thumbstick (Camera) Rotate the Right Stick to change the camera angle.
    • A/Left Trigger (Jump)
      • Use the A Button or the Left Trigger to cause your marble to jump.
    • B/Right Trigger (Powerup)
      • Use the B Button or the Right Trigger to activate your current Powerup.
    • X/Left Bumper/Right Bumper (Blast)
      • Use the X Button, the Left Bumper, or the Right Bumper to activate the marble’s Blast function.
    • Y (Scores)
      • Use the Y Button to view to scores in a multiplayer match.
    • Start (Pause)
      • Use the Start Button to pause the game.
  • Interface:
    • Your Powerup is located in the top right corner of the screen.
    • Your blast meter is located in the bottom left corner of the screen.
    • If you are in a Gem level, the Gem counter will be located in the top left corner of the screen.
    • The time is located at the top central part of the screen.
  • Game Modes:
    • Single Player Game Mode
      • The objective is to reach the end of the level as fast as possible, while still completing the criteria for each level.
        • Starting Pad- This is where you marble starts the level.
        • Ending Pad- This is where your marble must make it to to complete the level.
        • Gems- Some levels contain gems, which you must gather before you can go to the End Pad.
        • Time Travel- Rolling over one of these will temporarily stop time.
      • In Single Player, there are a total of 60 levels divided up into 3 difficulties.
      • (* Indicates the level has an Easter Egg- 20 total), (Name of Level, Par Time, Difficulty)
        • 20 Beginner Levels (Green Levels)
          • *Learning to Roll, 0:45, 1
          • Moving Up, 0:45, 1
          • *Gem Collection, 1:10, 1
          • Frictional Concerns, 0:45, 1
          • Triple Gravity, 0:45, 1
          • Bridge Crossing, 0:45, 2
          • Bunny Slope, 0:45, 2
          • Hazardous Climb, 1:40, 3
          • *First Flight, 0:45, 2
          • Marble Melee Primer, 1:00, 2
          • Pitfalls, 1:00, 2
          • Gravity Helix, 0:30, 2
          • Platform Party, 1:00, 3
          • Early Frost, 0:30, 3
          • Winding Road, 1:20, 3
          • Skate Park, 1:30, 3
          • *Ramp Matrix, 1:30, 3
          • Half-Pipe, 1:00, 4
          • Jump Jump Jump!, 0:20, 3
          • *Upward Spiral, 2:30, 4
        • 20 Intermediate Levels (Blue Levels)
          • *Mountaintop Retreat, 0:50, 4
          • *Urban Jungle, 2:00, 4
          • Gauntlet, 2:00, 5
          • Around the World, 0:30, 4
          • Skyscraper, 2:30, 5
          • Timely Ascent, 1:00, 5
          • Duality, 0:30, 4
          • Sledding, 0:50, 5
          • The Road Less Traveled, 1:20, 5
          • Aim High, 0:30, 5
          • Points of the Compass, 1:00, 6
          • *Obstacle Course, 0:35, 6
          • *Fork in the Road, 2:00, 6
          • Great Divide, 2:30, 6
          • *Black Diamond, 1:15, 6
          • Skate to the Top, 1:40, 7
          • Spelunking, 2:00, 6
          • *Whirl, 2:20, 7
          • *Hop Skip and a Jump, 1:00, 7
          • Tree House, 3:00, 7
        • 20 Advanced Levels (Orange Levels)
          • Divergence, 1:15, 8
          • Slick Slide, 0:40, 8
          • *Ordeal, 1:10, 8
          • *Daedalus, 3:00, 8
          • Survival of the Fittest, 0:52, 8
          • Ramps Reloaded, 1:00, 8
          • Cube Root, 2:00, 9
          • *Scaffold, 1:00, 9
          • Acrobat, 1:20, 9
          • Endurance, 1:10, 9
          • *Battlements, 1:40, 9
          • *Three-Fold Maze, 3:00, 9
          • Half Pipe Elite, 0:35, 9
          • *Will o’ Wisp, 1:45, 10
          • Under Construction, 0:50, 10
          • Extreme Skiing, 0:30, 10
          • Three-Fold Race, 2:00, 10
          • *King of the Mountain, 2:00, 10
          • *Natural Selection, 1:15, 10
          • Schadenfreude, 3:30, 11
    • Multiplayer
      • The objective of multiplayer is to collect as many gems as possible. Some gems are worth more points than others. The maximum number of players possible is 8.
        • There are 10 total multiplayer arenas:
          • Marble City
          • Epicenter
          • Skate Battle Royale
          • Sprawl
          • Zenith
          • Battle Cube
          • Gems in the Road
          • Horizon
          • King of the Marble
          • All Angles
    • Powerups:
      • Gravity Modifier: changes the gravity direction.
      • Super Speed: Gives the marble a temporary boost in speed.
      • Gyrocopter: Allows the marble to be airborne for a short period of time.
      • Time Travel: Pauses the time for 5 seconds, allowing for a better time.
      • Ultra Blast: Fills up the Blast Meter completely and allows for marbles to reach higher levels.
      • Mega Marble: Causes the marble to become very large to pass over large gaps a smaller marble could not.
      • Super Jump: Allows the marble to jump to ultra high heights.
    • Customization:
      • You are able to change your marble with up to 35 different appearances ranging from a Smiley Face to and 8-ball.
  • Leaderboards: Want to see how you ranked on your first level or how many multiplayer gems you’ve collected? Then check out the Leaderboards accessible from the Main Menu.
  • Achievements: There are 12 total achievements worth 200 total points.
    • Timely Marble Finish any level under par time.
      Egg Seeker Find any hidden easter egg.
      Apprentice’s Badge Complete all Beginner Levels.
      Journeyman’s Badge Complete all Intermediate Levels.
      Adept’s Badge Complete all Advanced Levels.
      Marble-fu Initiate Finish all Beginner levels under par time.
      Marble-fu Master Finish all Intermediate levels under par time.
      Marble-fu Transcendent Finish all Advanced levels under par time.
      Egg Basket Find all twenty easter eggs.
      First Place Get first place in a multiplayer match.
      Gem Collector Get 75 points in a multiplayer match.
      Veteran Battler Collect 2,000 total points in multiplayer.
  • Frequently Asked Questions:
    • Q: How much does Marble Blast Ultra cost?
    • A: 800 MP.
    • Q: When was this game released?
    • A: Marble Blast Ultra was released January 25, 2006.
    • Q: Who developed Marble Blast Ultra?
    • A: Garage Games
    • Q: How many playable levels are there?
    • A: 60 Single Player Missions and 10 multiplayer arenas.
    • Q: What options are there for downloadable content?
    • A: Only the Trial Game and the Full Version.
    • Q: What is the game rated?
    • A: E for Everyone.
    • Q: Do you recommend this game? Is it worth the purchase?
    • A: Absolutely! This is an incredible game that looks amazing in HD! With 60 missions and an addictive online, it is well worth the 800 points.
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If you have any comments, questions, or response to my FAQ let me know. All feedback is appreciated. Hope you enjoyed it! Big Smile [:D]

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