"Name: Magic Wand
Appearance: A wand appears from nowhere.
Effect: It gives you ten extra seconds except on Race 5.
First level: It appears random."
Wait so the wand is supposed to be a good thing in that it gives you 10 seconds EXCEPT on level 5 for some reason? And yeah the wand is death for speedrunning but since it's random it does make the game more interesting to watch... sometimes.
I picked up the loose cart of NES Marble Madness at a local retro game store before Portland Retro Gaming Expo for $7 and if you were looking to get a version of the game that's the one I recommend. I've also heard really good things about the Gameboy version so I think i'll get that when I find a copy.
Special thanks to LeviathanMist for sharing the troll wand video!