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SuperTux is a classic 2D jump'n run sidescroller game in a style similar to the original SuperMario games.

editor's review






SuperTux is an open source and cross-platform side-scrolling, jump 'n' run video game that looks and acts similar to the famous Super Mario video game series, only that the main character is Tux the penguin, which is also the official mascot of the Linux kernel project.

Features at a glance

Key features include a basic story, nine enemies, twenty-six levels, beautiful background music and sound effects, OpenGL-based and software rendering modes, configurable keyboard and joystick inputs, as well as eye-candy graphics.

The main menu has been designed in such a way that it acts as a trailer of what you're about to play for the next few days or months. It lets users to start a new game, continue a saved game, access levels that are contributed by the community, enable add-ons, configure options, view credits, and exit the game.

Under the hood and availability

The game has been written entirely in the C++ programming language and uses the PhysicsFS (PhysFS) programming library for virtual file access. It is compatible with the GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

It is distributed as binary installers for the Windows and Macintosh platforms, as well as a universal source archive for the GNU/Linux platform, allowing users to install the game on any Linux-based operating system.

However, the best way to install the SuperTux game on your favorite Linux distribution is to use the binary packages from the default software repositories. It can run on both 64-bit and 32-bit architectures.

Bottom line

In conclusion, SuperTux is an addictive and fun video game in the style of the highly acclaimed Super Mario games developed by Nintendo. It provides users with numerous hours of fun-filled adventure for all ages and genre, especially on Linux platforms where such games are very rare.

SuperTux was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on May 6th, 2014
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