[Beyond PlayStation] Marble Maid Review
Marble Maid from eastasiasoft and Shady Corner is a Rated M for Mature 3D rolling puzzle adventure on Nintendo Switch. Check out our Marble Maid review!
Marble Maid from eastasiasoft and Shady Corner is a Rated M for Mature 3D rolling puzzle adventure on Nintendo Switch. The game offers more than 50 levels to complete as you roll the sphere that contains the titular maid. Her task is to get rid of all the dust bunnies in order to clean up every corner of every stage. After every ten stages, you’ll run into a boss fight against your nemesis. Do you have what it takes to completely clean up everywhere? Oh, and you’ll also unlock some fan service images as you progress through the game, which is how it gets its rating.
For each of the timed stages you’ll take on, you’ll roll the sphere containing the maid by using the left analog stick. You’ll have to build up enough momentum to be able to climb up hills! To make the sphere jump, press the A button. Press the X button to spin dash, which will send the sphere forward at a considerably higher speed. You’ll also have to move the camera around with the right analog stick. Each stage will have different elements to consider. Along with regular floating platforms, some might have spinning plates, blocks that appear and disappear, or pads that will allow the sphere to bounce high.
Each level will have five dust bunnies for you to trap. Not all of the dust bunnies will be easy to locate since some of them will be hidden in specific areas of the level that are not available on the main path. Once you’ve collected the minimum number of dust bunnies to open the exit, you’ll have to dash there before time runs out to be able to complete the stage. Some levels will also have an hourglass for you to collect, which will add some extra seconds to the overall timer so that you can have a better chance of completing the level. Some levels will have teleporters that will take you to bonus stages where the difficulty has been dialed up considerably, so be sure to search everywhere!
Marble Maid is a fun 3D rolling puzzle experience with a minimalist art style. Its Rated M for Mature rating exists only because of the fan service images you’ll unlock as you progress through the game. There is one gameplay issue I do want to mention: dust bunnies have a tendency to rush towards the void, running away from you to fall down from all platforms. The good news is they’ll respawn after this, but the bad news is that you’ll waste a lot of your time chasing after them only to have to return to their starting position, and sometimes they end up stuck on the edge of a platform that is too small for your sphere to roll over, so you won’t be able to collect them and will be forced to restart the level. Marble Maid is out on Nintendo Switch at a $9.99 price.
This Marble Maid review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by eastasiasoft.