marbles_good_shotDarkside Entertainment is really on to something here with their amazingly simple yet surprisingly fun game of marbles. Titled simply Play Marbles [App Store], the game offers a large amount of content, game modes and customization.

Play Marbles plays exactly like playing marbles as a kid. Three different variations of play are included, Ringer, Pound, and Moon. To shoot a marble, you just flick upwards on the screen after aiming using the two sides of the screen to control where you're aiming. The controls work well, and marbles can be played on any of the four environments included with six different sets of marbles. You can even customize your marbles with your own photos.

The developer released this great video showing the different game types, how the controls work, and a few of the different play environments:

You can Play Marbles against other people both via local WiFi and by passing your device, and there is even rumblings of different downloadable marble sets and arenas in the iTunes description. If you've never played the long-forgotten game of marbles, here is your chance to give it a try. If you played marbles as a kid on the playground pavement, you're in for a hefty helping of nostalgia.

App Store Link: Play Marbles, $1.99

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  • ShadowsFall

    People still play marbles? Didn't know that lol

  • ShadowsFall

    People still play marbles? Didn't know that lol

  • http://powso.com Totalsam

    Intriguing...I've never played real marbles so I wouldn't have a point of reference.

    What's next, jacks?

    Hrmmm.

  • http://powso.com Totalsam

    Intriguing...I've never played real marbles so I wouldn't have a point of reference.

    What's next, jacks?

    Hrmmm.

  • acidbottle

    this game is outstanding, well worthy of front page news so bigup TA for covering it :)

    its one of those titles ya think, hmm will this be any good. if ya give it a punt you will certainly be pleasantly suprised!

    theres a couple of bugs and the dev (quite active in the game thread i must say) has already got his team on tha case.

    its ma game of the week!

  • acidbottle

    this game is outstanding, well worthy of front page news so bigup TA for covering it :)

    its one of those titles ya think, hmm will this be any good. if ya give it a punt you will certainly be pleasantly suprised!

    theres a couple of bugs and the dev (quite active in the game thread i must say) has already got his team on tha case.

    its ma game of the week!

  • kinl

    Its not compatible with the iTouch which is a shame... looks great tho!

  • kinl

    Its not compatible with the iTouch which is a shame... looks great tho!

  • JR

    Where are you getting that? It says that it IS compatible with iPod Touch.

  • JR

    Where are you getting that? It says that it IS compatible with iPod Touch.

  • spob

    Play Marbles is compatible with iTouch just not version 1 devices

  • spob

    Play Marbles is compatible with iTouch just not version 1 devices

  • kinl

    EDIT:
    Its not compatible with the 1st gen iTouch which is a shame… looks great tho!

  • kinl

    EDIT:
    Its not compatible with the 1st gen iTouch which is a shame… looks great tho!

  • yacoub

    uhm, why is it not compatible with touch v1 devices??

    i almost bought this without knowing that incompatibility.

  • yacoub

    uhm, why is it not compatible with touch v1 devices??

    i almost bought this without knowing that incompatibility.

  • acidbottle

    it will be compatible with 1st gen itouch, the developer in the games TA thread suggests there are some compications with this hardware that would require some gameplay compromises which they do not want to do. they are, however i think trying ways to work around this. dont give up hope! thats the beauty of updates :D

  • acidbottle

    it will be compatible with 1st gen itouch, the developer in the games TA thread suggests there are some compications with this hardware that would require some gameplay compromises which they do not want to do. they are, however i think trying ways to work around this. dont give up hope! thats the beauty of updates :D