Carl Williams writes, "Marble Madness, a classic arcade title that was fairly popular back around the end of the Nintendo Entertainment System days into the early Sega Genesis era. Back then “isometric” titles were somewhat all the rage with game developers. Isometric viewpoints allowed a bit of depth that previously was not capable on the hardware of the day, while not taxing the hardware too much. Marble Madness was released in a time when games were tough as nails and not ashamed to shove your face in the mud, step on your back and walk away with your lunch money. It remains to be seen if Marble Mountain will retain that toughness but otherwise, this is a spiritual update to Marble Madness."