Marble Craze is a homebrew game that I wrote for the Atari 2600. It's a side by
side split-screen one or two player game where you roll a
marble along a path across multiple screens to a finish line. The game uses
paddle controllers, and it is the first game where each
player uses two paddles to control the game: one is used to control the
marble's vertical movement and the other is used for horizontal.
The game and its controls are loosely based on the traditional toy wooden maze game played with steel marbles
The goal of Marble Craze is to navigate through each level within the time limit and in later levels, without
falling off the edges. There are bonuses, hidden areas, ramps and a lot of other stuff
to keep it interesting. It's got 18 levels that go from very easy to insanely hard, and several
in-game songs that push the Atari 2600's sound chip to its limits.