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Houserule Jay
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I don't think I will buy it...LOL...however I used to love this game as a kid and for the life of me will never remember the name of it. I was only about 4 and I took the damn thing apart to see how it worked....that was the last time it worked....DOH!!

Anyway, here is what I can tell you. I believe it had two towers, well one for sure. Okay maybe it was one. Once a marble? got to the top of the tower it would fall onto a little trampoline of sorts, then it would bounce onto another, and another until it got to the end. I am not sure what the end is, maybe just a 'catcher' of sorts, then the marble would make its way back to the tower re a wiggly road of sorts. Somehow the marble makes it's way back up the tower to start the sequence all over again. I remember there being about 20 marbles or so all going through the loop together.

There you have it Geeks, I know someone will come through but this might be a really obscure game. Thanks in advance for your help. J

Edit 1 - A couple of tidbits I thought of that might help. It was 33 years ago in Canada when I was playing this game of sorts. I don't think it is in the database but I could be wrong.
 
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Re: Looking for a game from childhood....take the challenge.
Wow, I must have seen it too. Once you started talking about the trampoline, I got an image of how the whole thing looked...I have such vague memories of the sound of the trampoline as the balls bounced on it.

Was probably 30-35 years ago. Sooner and I'd remember it better, longer and I wouldn't remember it at all!
 
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Re: Looking for a game from childhood....take the challenge.
I recall seeing it once in someone's office. I think the marble - more likely a very small steel ball - ended up in a skee ball type of target. The object was to set the trampolines so that the balls landed in the bullseye. Don't remember the name, but when you got a stream of cascading balls it was tres cool.
 
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Re: Looking for a game from childhood....take the challenge.
Hmm, it sounds like Bing Bang Boing. Which came out just about 33 years ago (1972).

See http://tesla.liketelevision.com/liketelevision/tuner.php?cha... for a pretty exhaustive promo (for Toy Show?) on Bing Bang Boing. Oh, the hair.
 
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Is it CASCADE?

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/12786
 
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The Doctor wrote:


Thanks everyone. I had a feeling someone would come through but it wouldn't be easy. After checking this and the bing bang boing game it looks to be Cascade for sure. I had the time frame nailed down, the sucker came out in 1972, I was 4. Thanks for helping, I have so little memorys from childhood left and this is one of them.

Now if I could just remember that damn pinball game I used to like so much.....

In case anyone is reading, this would be back in 1978 or so, I was playing this pinball game in Edmonton, Alberta. I have researched some sites on the net to no avail so far. Unfortunatelty this one will be even harder to describe.

I remember it was a race type game of sorts, black, red and maybe white colors on the game. I really thought the name had "Derby" or "Race" in it somewhere but after researching this could be wrong. I'm pretty sure there were pictures of cars on the backboard. The side fouls were probably pitstop lanes. The only other thing I can tell you is when you won a free game, the "pop sound" was very loud, maybe the loudest out of all the pinball games I played which is a lot. Good luck....
 
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I'd forgotten all albout this game surprise, I'm off to my loft to see if I've still got it....
 
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The Doctor has done it again. Thank you Thank you. I have been looking for this damn game and no wonder I couldn't find it, the name was way off. I never thought of serching just auto games.

http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=1682&depth=0&picno=9024

Thanks again. jay
 
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Re: Looking for a game from childhood....take the challenge.
I love the happy endings to "help me find this game" stories. Often, people don't post if the game someone suggests is right or not, so I'm glad to see that it was.
 
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