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.
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.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on May 6th, 2014
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- The Forest world has been removed from the main game. This means that there is no longer a passage from Icy Island to the Forest. The world is still available under "Contrib Levels", though.
- New badguys from the Milestone 2 design document, for example the icecrusher "Krush" added.
- Retouched levels in Icy Island.
- The Forest world is completable.
Application descriptionSuperTux is an open source project that acts as a classic 2D jump 'n' run side-scrolling game in the style of the well...