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TOMY Screwball Scramble Game

by TOMY
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
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  • Type : Game of skill
  • Age : From 6 years old
  • Number of players : 1 or more
  • Multiplayer : No
  • Batteries : No
  • An exciting obstacle course game which requires determination and agility
  • Move the ball through the 8 challenging hurdles as quickly as possible
  • The timer counts down the 1 minute time limit to increase the pressure
  • Obstacles include wobbly board, covered maze, and tilting 3-part walkway
  • Sturdy, well designed tabletop game which provides hours of family fun
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight9 g
Product Dimensions29.2 x 8.9 x 35.6 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:6 - 14 years
Item model numberT7070
Main Language(s)German, German manual, German translation
Number of Puzzle Pieces1
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB00005M22M
Best Sellers Rank 2,247 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.3 Kg
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Date First Available1 Jan 2004
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

Determination, agile fingers and an alert mind are required for Screwball Scramble, a cleverly designed tabletop obstacle course made by Tomy for children over five.

The object of the game is to move a small steel ball through eight hurdles as quickly as possible, by hitting, pushing and turning buttons or pulling and twirling levers.

The orange, brown and beige obstacles sit compactly on a green plastic unit 30 centimetres long, 25 centimetres wide and 15 centimetres tall (at its highest) and the controls feature clear pictorial instructions. The game does not require batteries and assembly time is limited to the few seconds it takes to slot a timer and loop onto the unit.

The one-minute timer is quite noisy, designed to increase the pressure as each second ticks away. The player has to direct the ball along a tilting three-part walkway, use the magnet on a lever to turn the ball in a semicircle, manoeuvre the ball down two steel parallel bars and lead it to the correct exit on a wobbly plastic board. They must then slide the ball into a small hole and bounce it into three further openings, propel the ball through a loop, guide it through a covered maze, carry it on a small plastic arm into a hole before catapulting it accurately to ring a bell.

The obstacles vary in difficulty, but players--with practice--will become adept at handling each of the hurdles. The real knack is to complete the circuit in one attempt and this requires good concentration and coordination.

Screwball Scramble can be played competitively or alone and is challenging either way. This well-designed sturdy game will provide hours of entertainment and will be a firm favourite in any household. --Tracey Hogan

Product Description

Determination, agile fingers, and an alert mind are required for Screwball Scramble, a cleverly designed tabletop obstacle course game. The object of the game is to move a small steel ball through eight hurdles as quickly as possible by hitting, pushing, and turning buttons or pulling and twirling levers. The orange, brown, and beige obstacles sit compactly on a green plastic unit 30 cm long, 25 cm wide, and 15 cm tall at its highest, and the controls feature clear pictorial instructions. The game does not require batteries, and assembly time is limited to the few seconds it takes to slot a timer and loop onto the unit.

The noisy one-minute timer is designed to increase the pressure as each second ticks away. The player has to direct the ball along a tilting three-part walkway, use the magnet on a lever to turn the ball in a semicircle, manoeuvre the ball down two steel parallel bars, and lead it to the correct exit on a wobbly plastic board; they must then slide the ball into a small hole and bounce it into three further openings, propel the ball through a loop, guide it through a covered maze, carry it on a small plastic arm into a hole, before catapulting it accurately to ring a bell. The obstacles vary in difficulty, but players – with practice – will become adept at handling each of the hurdles. The real knack is to complete the circuit in one attempt, which requires good concentration and coordination. Screwball Scramble can be played competitively or alone, and is challenging either way. This sturdy game will provide hours of entertainment and will be a firm favourite in any household.



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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as easy as it looks...! 17 Nov 2001
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Just brought this for my 6yr old daughter, but my nearly-3 yr old loves it too. It is great for co-ordinations skills development and has kept both kids quiet all afternoon - no mean feat. The game is really well designed and intuitive to use, no having read the instructions first! Also came out of the box ready to go with no assembly required. I can see this having a long life as once they've got the hang of it, you can start using the timer and see who gets around fastest.
I recommend not 'showing them how to do it' unless you've had the chance to practice first :-)
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Passed down over the years 18 May 2007
By Jedge
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Firstly, the sloping runways as the first obstacle is NOT a design flaw - you are supposed to time it so that the ball is still rolling forwards as the slopes change direction (another reviewer has commented that the first runways cause the ball to always move in the wrong direction). The idea is not to just let you press buttons and watch as the ball moves - the point is to cause the user to think how to reach the end using basic physics, adding to its educational value.

The game loses a lot of replay value, unless you are determined to beat your fastest score. This is possible, and suprisingly hard - its very easy to make one slip up and have to start over (unless you cheat and put the ball back onto where it fell off!)

This game requires no batteries - its all just twisting dials, pushing levers, and pressing buttons - the timer is clockwork.

Definately keeps kids busy, and stops them wondering upstairs when the family come round to visit!

Dont sell this off - just pass it down the family and itl continue to serve its purpose.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun for all ages 20 Jun 2011
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Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I actually owned this as a child and recently purchased it for my 7 year old daughter. Things that have been around a while i usually find arent as good as they seem to be repackaegd and remade with cheaoer materials. This thankfully hasnt happened with Scewball Scramble.It is exactly as i remember it, really great fun, my daughter loves it and so does her elder sister and us, mum and dad too!! highly recommend this game, you dont really get fed up with it too quickly either, its quite addictive!!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No batteries - oh joy! 4 Feb 2009
By margole
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Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
No batteries required - just skill, patience and determination. I first bought this maze game for my second son (now 21) who thoroughly enjoyed it. This Christmas I purchased it again for my 4 year old son, and was thrilled to see that it was just as I had remembered in every way. Hours of fun - and a good way of developing those problem solving skills and fine motor actions. At approx 8 you cant go wrong with this one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible 31 Aug 2013
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I bought this toy as I was feeling nostalgic and hoped that my boys would like it as much as I used to. From opening the box I had my doubts. The quality was poor. As someone else has commented the draw bridge at the start is not what it used to be and the final hurdle does not hold the ball like it used to. All of this has nothing to do with the way that it is being played it is down to the extremely poor way it has been put together.

I my advice would be to look for the original game and not buy what seems to be a cheap copy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazeballs! 5 Jun 2013
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A great product, just as I remembered it from when I was a child and my kids are enjoying it equally.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old classic for once unchanged 18 Aug 2013
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Love this game, not sure if I got it for my daughter or for us adults who fondly remember playing this game as kids. It's great and as I say it hasn't been changed as far as I can remember, we all love it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The kid ones are the best 23 May 2013
By Tuppney
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I remember playing this game when I was younger. I bought it for my nephew for his birthday. He really enjoys playing it. The old ones are the best! Good value for money and hours of family fun!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing fun
Amazing game. Took me back to my childhood. V fast delivery.
Published 2 days ago by A J Patrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stocking filler for our grandson and ended Christmas Day ...
Great stocking filler for our grandson and ended Christmas Day as competition amongst the adults when kids went to bed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 10 days ago by sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent value
Published 10 days ago by Annette Adaway
3.0 out of 5 stars Love the game but product quality is hit or miss
I brought this and the second last obstacle (the plane) was broken and would not work at all. It should never have made it past quality control which points to there being no... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Funkimunky
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice game
Good quality product and reasonable value for money, 6 year old nephew liked it as his birthday gift this year.
Published 2 months ago by Coleen Maher
5.0 out of 5 stars Every child should have this!
I am so nostalgic and I had this as a kid and loved it so I thought I would get one for my daughter and she loves it just as much as I did. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Julie Barnes
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Excellent game

Both my husband and my five year old son loves this game

Durable and keeps them occupied for ages
Published 3 months ago by Ryan
4.0 out of 5 stars TOMY Screwball Scramble Game
It was purchased as a gift. I believe the recipient was very, very, happy with Tomy Screwball Scramble Game. Wonderfful.
Published 3 months ago by AG MCKOWN
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't trust a book by its cover!!!
This is an amazing game for all the family even an 16 year old!it is much harder than it looks but still possible. I for on love it . Read more
Published 3 months ago by Rosa
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