The same year there was Marble Madness, there was a fun little game called Xyzolog...or is that Xyxolog? Roll your ball over red blinking things while avoiding the green spinning things.
Fortunately, you can destroy the green things by making yourself explode. Unfortunately, this uses up lives. But if you hit enough enemies in one shot, you can rack up a big bonus. You gain a life each stage.
I was able to confirm this was designed by Taito and developed by Compile. I wonder if Taito was planning on making an arcade version.
Fun Fact: Xyzolog is a boss in Taito's arcade game Syvalion. 
Brain Breaker said ...
<comment date="2013-05-31T02:08:54Z" name="Brain Breaker"> I love this game! It's a real hidden gem. Would have been perfect for the Colecovision, I think. There does seem to be some confusion over the actual name of this game, though. The Japanese and most European versions (including a weird Bee-Card release) call it Xyzolog, but the cart version released in Spain by Sony themselves is called "Xixolog"!
This is a fantastic site you have here, by the way. Great developer interviews, and brilliant detective work all around. If you ever need something translated from Japanese, or are looking for some specific info from old Japanese game magazines, please let me know. I might be able to help. </comment> <endFeed />