It seems that every now and then I have this dream that involves Marble Blast... usually some feature or installment that doesn't exist in the versions we play in real life.
Last night, case in point, I dreamed that the original 2002 release of Marble Blast had an alternate level menu that only displayed the level's photo and whether it was unlocked (qualified). There'd also be an alternate level completion screen that did not display the top three times - just the elapsed time, qualify time and bonus time. These would be removed from the Gold edition in that dream's universe.
Earlier dreams, from what I can remember, involved
* a demo version of Marble Blast with a 60-minute time trial (except this version was official and not from a third-party distributor like RealArcade),
* a version of Marble Blast Platinum where pressing the WASD keys tilts the level to move the marble (a la Kororinpa, the Super Monkey Ball series or Mercury Meltdown) instead of having the marble move on its own,
* another version of Platinum, where all the gems and the finish pad are replaced with fruit (collect all the fruit to win the level), and
* a "final stage" that plays like a planet in Super Mario Galaxy
Many other dreams in between simply involved custom levels. One such dream involved a custom level that was Dalmatian-themed.
Interesting stories. I'll have to talk with you more about these occurrences.
Some of the stages I built for STOP II (which were never really checked out by anyone, making me feel I was left in the dust with intent, unfortunately - hence the name "underrated creators" given to those individuals that reach that stride, such as myself) were actually inspired by some dreams - not JUST about Marble Blast, but anything in general that I would consider fitting for my building style, which highly differs from most others who stride* this damned forum. That's why some of my levels have a certain eclectic, creepy, and nostalgic style. Especially the recent D.L.C, including #5, one which I may just release as a separate collection of stages that anyone can put into STOP II at their own leisure.
Common examples of this include "Ventilation Invasion", "Trapped in the Sewer", "Truck in the Rest Area", and "Secret of the Frozen Village". There are many others I have built that were inspired by dreams I've had.
STOPX Creator. Getting better by every release.
Last edit: 16 Jul 2022 05:26 by Jiquor. Reason: Stride - not strive.