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%% * GravityScrew: Made possible with Gravity Modifiers.Modifiers can change the direction of gravity that you control the marble in.



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%% * LiftOfDoom: Several.Several levels have these, some next to each other and requiring good timing to move between.


* SelfImposedChallenge: Beat the gold time in every level.


* DifficultySpike: The "Beginner" levels are almost impossible to screw up in, but the "advanced" levels can be God-tier at times. (See "That One Level" in the YMMV tab.)


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* HarderThanHard: In addition to the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced sections, ''Platinum'' has a section of levels appropriately categorized as "Expert".



* SpringJump: The super jump powerup.

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* SpringJump: The super jump powerup. It can turn into InASingleBound if you use one after landing from a large fall.


* AttractMode: A playthrough of Advanced Level 40.
* BottomlessPit: Sort of. If you go over the edge, you fall indefinitely until you're declared out of bounds.

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* AttractMode: A playthrough of Advanced Level 40.
40: Ordeal.
** Some versions instead contain a playthrough of Advanced level 32: Whirl
* BottomlessPit: Sort of. If you go over the edge, you fall indefinitely until you're declared out of bounds.bounds (OOB).
** If you manage to go too far horizontally or even ''upwards'' or hit the wrong trigger in a custom level, you can also fall OOB.



** ''Marble Blast Platinum'' and ''Marble Blast PlatinumQuest'' are two major examples.



* LeapOfFaith: Level 4 advanced is called just that, it features a long narrow winding road and at the end of it you need to fall down to a small platform, beside which the finish pad is located.

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* LeapOfFaith: Level 4 advanced is called just that, it features a choice between a long narrow winding road and carrying out this trope via super-jumping across the level; at the end of it you need to fall down to a small platform, beside which the finish pad is located.



* MadMarbleMaze: Three-Fold Maze (advanced level 9), A-Maze-ing (advanced level 14), and Escher's Race (advanced level 19). Three-Fold Maze and Escher's Race have the same interior, but have different placements of gems, pads, and Powerups, and the latter has a time limit.

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* MadMarbleMaze: Three-Fold Maze (advanced level 9), A-Maze-ing (advanced level 14), and Escher's Race (advanced level 19). Three-Fold Maze and Escher's Race have the same interior, but have different placements of gems, pads, and Powerups, and the latter has a [[TimedMission time limit.limit]].


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* SelfImposedChallenge: Beat the gold time in every level.


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* SpringJump: The super jump powerup.


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* TimedMission: Some levels have a qualify time that limits how long you can take in the level and still unlock the next one.
** Going for the gold time makes ''any'' level into one of these.


'''Marble Blast Gold''' (2003) is a PuzzleGame created by Garage Games. It shipped with several mid-2000s models of the iMac and iBook, but is also available on the PC. The game is a puzzle/adventure game in which the goal is to control a marble from a start pad to a finish pad in various levels. Some levels involve the gathering of a set number of gems to complete. Many levels have {{PowerUp}}s that may be required in order to pass certain points in the level. An upgrade, Marble Blast Ultra (2006), has also been made. Every level has a "gold time", a usually-challenging time which can be beaten just for the sake of beating it. Some also have a qualify time, where you have to complete the level within a certain time limit to proceed.

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'''Marble Blast Gold''' (2003) (2002) is a PuzzleGame created by Garage Games. It shipped with several mid-2000s models of the iMac and iBook, but is also available on the PC. The game is a puzzle/adventure game in which the goal is to control a marble from a start pad to a finish pad in various levels. Some levels involve the gathering of a set number of gems to complete. Many levels have {{PowerUp}}s that may be required in order to pass certain points in the level. An upgrade, Marble Blast Ultra (2006), has also been made. Every level has a "gold time", a usually-challenging time which can be beaten just for the sake of beating it. Some also have a qualify time, where you have to complete the level within a certain time limit to proceed.

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* SequenceBreaking: Many levels contain many shortcuts that let you skip parts of the level, some intended, others unintended. Some gold times require some sort of shortcut to beat.
** In the level Thrill Ride (advanced level 1), the finish pad is close to the start pad. The game designers placed a large wall beside the start pad so people would have to take one of the long ways to finish the level. However, since then, people have found multiple ways to bypass the large wall and finish with a very low time.

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* AttractMode: A playthrough of Advanced Level 40.


* FakeDifficulty: Many, many, ''many'' of the custom levels.

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* FakeDifficulty: Many, many, ''many'' of DifficultySpike: The "Beginner" levels are almost impossible to screw up in, but the custom levels."advanced" levels can be God-tier at times. (See "That One Level" in the YMMV tab.)

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* GameMod: There is a huge modification community, consisting not only of fan-made levels (most of which even use custom-made game pieces), but also modifications of the game engine as a whole.


* TookAShortcut: Many levels contain many shortcuts that let you skip parts of the level, some intended, others unintended. Some gold times require some sort of shortcut to beat.
** In the level Thrill Ride (advanced level 1), the finish pad is close to the start pad. The game designers placed a large wall beside the start pad so people would have to take one of the long ways to finish the level. However, since then, people have found multiple ways to bypass the large wall and finish with a very low time.

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'''Marble Blast Gold''' (2003) is a PuzzleGame created by Garage Games. It shipped with several mid-2000s models of the iMac and iBook, but is also available on the PC. The game is a puzzle/adventure game in which the goal is to control a marble from a start pad to a finish pad in various levels. Some levels involve the gathering of a set number of gems to complete. Many levels have {{PowerUp}}s that may be required in order to pass certain points in the level. An upgrade, Marble Blast Ultra (2006), has also been made. Every level has a "gold time", a usually-challenging time which can be beaten just for the sake of beating it. Some also have a qualify time, where you have to complete the level within a certain time limit to proceed.

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!!Tropes present in this game include:
* BottomlessPit: Sort of. If you go over the edge, you fall indefinitely until you're declared out of bounds.
* CameraScrew: The camera controls can get a little wonky under the right combination of slopes, gravity modifiers, and movements.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Marble Blast Ultra, the Xbox 360 version, features darker lighting, a darker sky, and less cartoonish graphics, giving the game a more mature feel.
* DiagonalSpeedBoost: The gold times for most levels require some amount of diagonal running to achieve.
* FakeDifficulty: Many, many, ''many'' of the custom levels.
* FloatingPlatforms: Pretty much the entirety of every level, though there are also some within some levels.
* ForcedTutorial: Technically, most of the beginner levels are tutorials (although you can just skip to the intermediate levels if you want).
* GameBreakingBug:
** It's possible to get stuck in a wall, forcing a restart. This usually happens only on custom levels, and seems to be a glitch based on scaling and rotating the game's built-in panels.
** At least two of the built-in levels feature glitched out-of-bounds triggers, so if you restart the level just before going out of bounds, it'll declare you out of bounds as soon as the level resets.
* GravityScrew: Made possible with Gravity Modifiers.
* KaizoTrap: When you hit an out-of-bounds trigger, you have a couple of seconds where the game declares you out of bounds before it restarts you. Some custom levels place the finish pad in an out-of-bounds trigger. If you hit the trigger and reach the finish pad within about a second, then you can still finish the level. On the other hand, if you reach the finish pad after about one second, you still get the "Congratulations! You've finished!" message, but you haven't actually finished because the game will immediately restart you (and your finish is not recorded).
* LeapOfFaith: Level 4 advanced is called just that, it features a long narrow winding road and at the end of it you need to fall down to a small platform, beside which the finish pad is located.
** Perhaps an even better example is level 48 advanced (Icarus), which requires a long chain of super-accurate jumps using the Super Bounce powerup.
* LevelEditor: Not only can you make your own levels with existing panels from the game, but you can also upload your own panels to make more levels.
* LiftOfDoom: Several.
* MadMarbleMaze: Three-Fold Maze (advanced level 9), A-Maze-ing (advanced level 14), and Escher's Race (advanced level 19). Three-Fold Maze and Escher's Race have the same interior, but have different placements of gems, pads, and Powerups, and the latter has a time limit.
* MutuallyExclusivePowerups: Sort of. You can't hold more than one Powerup at once, but it is possible to use two Powerup in rapid succession to get an added effect (for instance, a Super Speed followed by a Super Jump will give you a very high and fast jump). Many custom levels take advantage of using multiple Powerups in a chain.
* OneHundredPercentCompletion: 100 levels in all, though completing them all allows only the ability to play any level.
* PinballZone: Level 42 advanced, Pinball Wizard. Made very difficult as the whole level is at an angle, making control very difficult.
* SuperSpeed: One of the powerups is just that. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Guess what it does]].
* TookAShortcut: Many levels contain many shortcuts that let you skip parts of the level, some intended, others unintended. Some gold times require some sort of shortcut to beat.
** In the level Thrill Ride (advanced level 1), the finish pad is close to the start pad. The game designers placed a large wall beside the start pad so people would have to take one of the long ways to finish the level. However, since then, people have found multiple ways to bypass the large wall and finish with a very low time.
* WallJump: Possible but more than one jump in a sequence generally does not push the marble further upwards (due to gravity) unless Powerups are used. Some custom levels require one to complete.
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