When I think back to some of the fondest memories of gaming in my youth, Marble Madness is a game that sticks out. Sure it was excruciatingly difficult and to this day I don't think I've ever gotten past the fourth or fifth stage, but that sure didn't stop me from playing it all the time. Oh, I also like mini-golf, both the real life and video game varieties. Wouldn't it be cool if someone came along and combined those two amazing things? Enter developer Cownado and their upcoming game Frank the Dillo. Based on its trailer, it very much looks like a mashup of Marble Madness and mini-golf, along with all sorts of other wacky stuff thrown in for good measure. Check it out.

Frank the Dillo is set for release at some point in October. It looks really cool, but the only bummer so far is that at least for now the game appears to only be coming to iPads and Android tablets. I typically trust a developer when they make a game tablet-only that it truly needs the larger screen real estate, but we've also seen plenty of tablet-only games move to the iPhone with pretty good results. We'll just have to wait and see what happens. First thing's first though, and that's to get Frank the Dillo out into the wild, so look for it to hit the App Store sometime next month.

  • Anotherkellydown

    Looks really cool! I remember playing and sucking at Marble Madness too. But it was fun! Looking forward to this one.

    • gaymerX

      I need a trackball peripheral for this!

  • http://adamsimmersive.com Adams Immersive

    I loved Marble Madness, and was unstoppable on the Amiga version. (I even bought a giant Atari trackball, sadly not realizing it would only do 8 directions. Mouse it is, then!)

  • DonnyDJ76

    This looks fantastic!

  • pokah

    Looks cool but 8 levels seems relatively short for a paid game, even if it's only 0.99

    • nini

      Marble Madness had six.

  • Jetjet

    Sad it's not universal !

    Bring us an Iphone version please !

  • Noodleboy

    Should really change that name,I read it very different.

    • nicoper

      Same here...

    • Twitchfactor

      Yeah, same here.

    • squirpe

      Haha me too

    • Barzuma

      Yup. +1

  • Seth Kiehl

    Kirby's Dream Course for SNES! That game was awesome. I'll keep an eye on this one.

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  • stolenlogic

    Totally didn't think that said "Dillo".
    I was slightly more excited and penetrated

  • sivad

    I blame my poor eyesight now on marble madness... And rc pro am of course

  • LegitPirate

    Frank the....what? Oh Dillo... right.. Dillo.

  • Unseen Studios

    Glad I'm not the only one who read it wrong. Seriously why can't it just be Frank the Armadillo, it's not as if Frank the Dillo is catchy and rolls of the tongue.

  • demod1

    Yessireeee! I want!