In Manic Marble you control a multicolored marble racing through various levels trying to beat the clock in order to come in under par. The game has several levels which vary in difficulty and style. Guiding your marble along the path while avoiding various obstacles proves to be more challenging with each new stage. Falling off the edge is allowed, but will cost you time. If you make to the end of the level under par, you will progress to the next one. Level one is fairly simple with a few twists, turns, and a few obstacles. It's that beginner level that allows you to get your feet wet before you have to dodge giant rotating and spinning barricades that you'll run into at full force in the upcoming stages.