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Marble Madness (MB Hall of Fame Inductee)

Marble Madness
Hall of Fame Inductee
Marble Madness
Original Release: 1984 (Arcade)
Designed by: Mark Cerny
Developed by: Atari
Published by: Atari

As video games were getting more complex during the 80s, it was still the games with the most simple ideas and gimmicks that made the most money. Marble Madness is one of those games that took money away from games that may have offered a more visual bang but didn’t have a lot of substance to them. However, despite it’s simple looking display (even compared to other games released at the time), Marble Madness employed some of the most sophisticated graphical, sound, and input devices available when it was released.