DesertEagle1

Male
from Memphis, TN

  • Activity

    • Marble Blast Ultra

      8 years ago

      DesertEagle1

      If you didn't know already, I am an achievement hoarder. If I own the game, then I try to get the achievements. Don't get me wrong though, I don't go out and buy terrible games for easy gamerscore, I simply put myself through torturous situations in order to get some fake points. But I love it!

      So I recently got Marble Blast Ultra from the Xbox Live Arcade because I had heard great things about it. Also it was only 400 Microsoft Points or 5$. I just want to start by saying that this game goes from incredibly easy to incredibly insane. However it does keep you playing because you just want that sweet taste of victory.

      Controls
      First off, the controls are simple. Left Stick to move, Right Stick to look around, A to jump, Right Trigger for special and Right Bumper for a little blast off the ground for extra height. The simplicity of these controls make it easy to get into the game right away. For the 5-6 hours I played this, I never felt the controls lag or ever impair my game.

      Goal
      The game is simple enough, get your marble from the starting platform to the finishing platform while jumping over any obstacles in your path. All this seems pretty simple especially when there are power-ups in the game to help you. But this could not be any more wrong. Pressure is the main factor in completing this game. Even though you have an unlimited amount of time to complete the level, there is a par time put in place for those to challenge themselves. Not only that, but there are also 20 easter eggs to find hidden throughout the 60 total levels. Like before, the easter eggs start from easy to find to "why the hell did they put one there."

      Achievement Layout, Tips, etc.
      There are a total of 15 achievements in this game (3 from 3 separate DLC)
      There are 9 single player and 6 multiplayer to be had.
      -Single Player
      There are a total of 3 difficulty stages with 2 achievements tied to them a piece.
      ---Beginner Stage
      3396.jpgApprentice's Badge: Complete all Beginner stages.
      3395.jpgMarble-fu Initiate: Complete par times of all Beginner Stages.
      The Beginners Stage is easy and shouldn't take more than 30 minutes to complete. The first few levels are spent introducing game mechanics which are easy to understand anyway. Also, the par times are very easy to pass which means both of these achievements are pretty easy to get.
      ---Intermediate Stage
      3391.jpgJourneyman's Badge: Complete all Intermediate Stages.
      5245.jpgMarble-fu Master: Complete par times of all Intermediate Stages.
      This is when things start turning sour. These require a little bit more patience and are based solely on trial and error. Trust me, if you do these enough times, patterns will get burned into your head.
      ---Advanced Stage
      5244.jpgAdept's Badge: Complete all Advanced Stages
      5243.jpgMarble-fu Transcendent: Complete par times of all Advanced Stages.
      Alrighty, where to begin? These stages are a major pain in the ass! I found myself completing some of them within milliseconds of the par time. These levels are so frustrating and require a major amount of patience and some also require perfect jumps with perfect speeds to complete. Some levels do not even have checkpoints which adds to the difficulty. Be sure to settle in if you want to get these par times done in one sitting. It took me 4 hours to complete, so the best of luck to you.
      ---Other
      3397.jpgTimely Marble: Complete one level under par time.
      3394.jpgEgg Seeker: Find any hidden easter egg.
      168100.jpgEgg Basket: Find all 20 hidden easter eggs.
      Timely Marble you can and will get by Level one. Also, you can get the Egg Seeker achievement in the first level if you look hard enough :) However, finding all twenty eggs becomes a giant pain even from Level 1. I would suggest looking up where the eggs are, but if you want the additional challenge, go ahead and find all 20 by yourself. One last tip, they are very rarely in plain sight and are usually at the top of a level or under a random structure. Once again, good luck.
      -Multiplayer
      I will not go into great detail with these since they usually are gotten over time by just playing the multiplayer. I will go over one though.
      3392.jpgGem Collector: Collect 75 gems in one multiplayer match.
      To get this the easy way, create a custom match on the stage of your liking, throughout the game gather the gems you need. Eventually, at least one person will join in. In order to get this achievement, both of you need to be in the game until the finish, so try to persuade him to stay in the game.

      Final Comments
      This game will keep you occupied for a good 5-6 hours. The levels are challenging but also fun to play, but as with all games, if it begins to get frustrating, just set it down, and try again a later day. For 5$ I found this game to be well worth it. This game is at its most fun when you are down to the wire just trying to make that last jump without failing. Is this a must get? No. However, you will not be disappointed if you do decide to buy it.
      If you liked this, please let me know!
      Credit to TrueAchievements.com for pictures and help on getting the achievements.
      Achievements 12/15 190GS

    • Haha

      8 years ago

      DesertEagle1

      Found Civilization IV.
      Turns out my brother stole it lol

    • 8 years ago

      DesertEagle1
    • Breach

      8 years ago

      DesertEagle1

      This game just came out on the Xbox Live Arcade the other day and I am having some good fun on it. If anyone reads this and actually cares (I know a good bit of my subscribers are no longer active) and you want to team up, just send me a message over Xbox Live to TacticalExplosm.


      In other news, Life is going good for me. Moving along through my last year of high school and just trying to make the most of what I have. I actually turn 18 on the day I graduate so its going to be a fun time. Anyways, was just checking in.

      Post something! lulz

    • Crackdown 2

      8 years ago

      DesertEagle1

      Does anyone have it? If so, I would like to get the 4 player achievements on it. If not, well, do you want to haz cookie?

    • Finished Comic Jumper

      8 years ago

      DesertEagle1

      Now I just need to finish off the achievements...

    • Monday Night Combat

      8 years ago

      DesertEagle1

      One of the greatest XBOX Live Arcade games out there.

      Having too much fun with the multiplayer.

    • Civilization Revolution

      8 years ago

      DesertEagle1

      Just wanted to say, if anyone is still watching me and actually cares, i recently got Civilizations Revolution on the Xbox and just wanted to say how great of a game this is! I've had tons of fun with this turn based strategy game and would encourage anyone to start it.

      Oh and I've been at Karma 49 for a while...

    • This is not important

      8 years ago

      DesertEagle1

      1268416725-puppies.jpg


      But if you ignore these puppies you will die.

      (they haz lazur eyez)

    • oo look

      9 years ago

      DesertEagle1

      a kitty

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  • Comments (989)

    • i_hate_pervs

      10 years ago

      hey connor wow i cant believe u still use this

    • Neoma

      11 years ago

      Summarizing you.

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      hmm nick let himself go


      You bitch, the shirt is too big. I weigh 121 lbs.

      I colored the wall red.

      Post edited 4/19/08 8:29PM

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      Once in an Old English bar fight between me and me mates, and some North American Grizzly Bear- don't ask me how it got there- ended in a draw when the bear was actually a wizard. o_O

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      I just put a live eel in my pants.

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      ~&~ ~&~

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      If you don't remember, I made that photobucket so that I could show you my SSBM pictures, hence the name. It has just taken over as my main account.

    • StrangerCoug

      11 years ago

      That's OK cougaremoticonhappy.gif

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      You've got that right.
      Sir_Thomas-3.jpg

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      Me neither. Wait, what?

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      Like a medical kit? Are you at or out of school right now?

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      YEAH THEY DO.

      Post edited 3/24/08 8:57PM

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      IT'S A FUCKING T-REX.

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YEAAAAAHHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAAHHHAHAHAHHAHHHAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHMUDKIPZHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      HELLZ YEAH.

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      TJ said that I did, he said it had some Triforce up in this mug. Forget about it, just make one with either a drum kit or a T-rex that says either "Fuck Yo Couch" or "Word To Ya Bitches".

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      Did you ever make me a seal?

    • 9mm_dealer

      11 years ago

      Ah that sucks. I don't really get that much school work. But I do have a job, so that takes up a lot of my time.

    • 9mm_dealer

      11 years ago

      cool beans

    • 9mm_dealer

      11 years ago

      haha yep yep.

      So how have you been man?

    • 9mm_dealer

      11 years ago

      Haha awesome man. I'm going to get that thing back up.

    • 9mm_dealer

      11 years ago

      Most likely.

    • OverlordStan

      11 years ago

      Odd, I kept you on watch but it didn't notify me of any journals. If you want back on my friends list, just tell me.

    • 9mm_dealer

      11 years ago

      yeah, that makes more sense.

    • 9mm_dealer

      11 years ago

      Yeah, Indeed it can. Don't quite get how your neck can explode, guessing something to do with spinal chord though.

    • OverlordStan

      11 years ago

      Hey! When did you get back?

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      And now?

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      Well bitch on a stick. How many now?

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      Do you remember 9mm_dealer?

    • Sir_Thomas

      11 years ago

      suriously

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      smiley6.gif

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      And then a Mr. Mime. And then a Jynx. And then he loved Yu-gi-oh.

      Post edited 3/23/08 10:42AM

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      I know, and then he kissed a male Gardevoir.

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      Yeah, they had two Chansey.

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      He DID hit James.

    • Sir_Thomas

      11 years ago

      I saw you servzing

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      Hola, weed-brain.

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      Why the fuck won't you stay online? I should burn down St. Benedict because you won't get on. Eat the leather soles on my shoes, jerk-Bowser.

    • RussDaBus

      11 years ago

      hey man i read your picture up there and i bleed if you shoot me in the chest plate sooooooooooooo...

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      Your in Nashville. Right?


      More like Assville, cause there is SO much ass(not meaning fat).

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      Wait no, Pokemon is right.

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      No... THE PRINCE OF WALES!

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      Yeah, and guess what.......... I'M ENGAGED!

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      Yeah it's crazy, almost as crazy as how gay Joshua Keep Fag is.

    • StrangerCoug

      11 years ago

      We all have those problems.
      And you're welcome cougaremoticonhappy.gif

    • StrangerCoug

      11 years ago

      You got purged shortly before your five-month absence if I'm not mistaken.

    • 31337_man

      11 years ago

      Thank you.

    • Sir_Thomas

      11 years ago

      I like the bar its very......how you say.......annoying

    • Sir_Thomas

      11 years ago

      I KEPT YOU ALIVE AND THIS IS HOW YOU THANK ME?!
      bah I spit on you

    • Sir_Nick

      11 years ago

      Your face needs some ass cream.

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