At a time when Activision was doing mainly phoned-in ports of their 2600 games, companies like Brøderbund put out some great original material like Gumball, and this is certainly one of those gems. As with the zany action of their Spare Change (where you ran an arcade), Gumball has you in charge of a gumball factory. You have to be fast, efficient, and accurate in sorting the colored gumballs or face the wrath of your boss. The animation is funny when he's hopping mad, and when he dumps out your work if a colored gumball goes to the wrong corresponding color container.
Daniel Thomas MacInnes - 15/10/2012
I remember Gumball as one of my first Atari 800 games back in 1983. It was a clever puzzler with detailed graphics and tense gameplay. It was miles above anything I had seen on Atari 2600 or Intellivision. This is still a fun and challenging video game; it would be perfect for iOS or Android.