The year: 1986/87. The place: The Jamesway department store. The event: Marble Madness joins the pinball machine near the exit, and I fall in love. While I'm still waiting patiently for the official version of that game to come to the iPhone, Super Marble Roll gives you a taste of those glory days.
The objective: Move your marble from point A to point B without running out of time. Along the way, there are plenty of bonuses, moving platforms, and tricky jumps. Super Marble Roll uses several short levels, rather than the frustrating, long levels of Marble Madness. Of course the original was designed to eat quarters, and Super Marble Roll is free to focus on entertainment from your $1.99 cent app purchase. (There's also a lite version.)
For me, it brings back a classic gameplay style, while eliminating some of the frustration with the original.
Here's a look: