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Screwball Scramble

I'm pretty sure that this was the first game I bought on the back of a TV advert, although I can't remember what the advert did apart form show some really funky shots of someone playing the game.

Screwball Scramble was, believe it or not, a kind-of Krypton Factor Assault Course for ball-bearings. Racing against the clock, you had to travel the wobbly bridge, swing out over a river, and jump over logs - all using one tiny button and a handle to control magnets. It was an incredibly clever game, and one that was consistently challenging since you always had the choice of challenging your own best timing.

A couple of years later, Woolworths brought out their own version in their "Chad Valley" range of toys, and I'm quite sure they still sell it. Buy it now!


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Do You Remember Screwball Scramble?

Do You Remember Screwball Scramble?

  • Anonymous user
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    Tomy still sell it. I was wondering because my friend's version has lost some of its magnetism and the hoop has broken off, but they sell it in blue. Cool, right? If you want a blue version, which I'm not so sure I would.
  • Anonymous user
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    I had this game and I could never do it. At the end of term my friends who also had the game could do it and I was gutted that I couldn't do it
  • slightlyodd
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    I wanted this game so much! this is the one people would bring in on the last day of term when we were allowed to bring games, and I would be queueing up for a go
  • AnythingButOrdinary7
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    I love this game, I still have it! That red maze is so annoying and it takes ages! And the timers annoying, but apart from that, it's awesome!
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember playing this at school, but I couldnt remember the name of it, until I saw it here a few months back. I have since bought it off ebay.
  • Anonymous user
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    I too, remember taking this into school although I'm not sure what the occasion was. Just one of those days that we were allowed to each take in one toy. One of the frustrating elements was when the ball bearing was attached to the magnetic crane thing and you had to turn it SLOWLY enough to get the ball to the next part of the course. And who can forget the mad scramble that was the maze where you couldn't even see your ball?! Just wiggle the lever in any old hap-hazard direction to try and get the ball bearing to come out... only to discover it's come out the way it went in - dammit!
  • Anonymous user
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    I loved this. It was tricky, but not so hard that you couldn't master it after a while.
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember this game! It was one of the games that every one brought in to school on the last day of summer term before we broke-up for the holidays! Great fun*
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember playing this game for hours on end, and would always do really well until i wanted to show someone, and then i always messed up and hit the marble way too hard and sent it flying across the room!