One game per week, part I: Supertux
This week's game is: Supertux
Welcome to the first series of
One game per week. During the next 4 weeks we will travel through the history of computer games, from classic shoot’em ups to turn-based games. We will release one free, opensource game in the Kano World Apps section every week. Concretely, four “must-play” clones of games that have shaped and inspired the modern computer games we play today.
One day, the Mushroom Kingdom was invaded by the Koopa, a tribe of turtles capable of using powerful dark magic. Their magic was used to transform all the Mushroom People into inanimate objects such as rocks, bricks, and even horsetail plants, thus spelling the kingdom’s downfall. Only the daughter of the Mushroom King, Princess Toadstool, can undo the spell and restore her people back to life, but she is being held captive by King Koopa himself. Mario hears of the princess’s plight, and sets out on a quest to topple the Turtle Tribe and save the once-peaceful kingdom.
Super Mario Bros. is a platformer game released in 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The game was the best selling video game of all time for nearly three decades, with over 40 million copies sold worldwide. Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario’s creator, was inspired by the game Kung-Fu. In Japan, this game was actually a licensed game based on the Jackie Chan movie Spartan X! Not only that, but Miyamoto designed and directed Super Mario and Zelda at the same time, two absolute classics that borrow elements from each other. The original game from 1985 was stored on a 256-kilobit (32 kb) cartridge. Please note that the latest Call of Duty requires 48970000kb, that is +153031150% more space!
(source: Mario Wiki)
The first game of the month is
SuperTux. SuperTux is a classic 2D jump’n run sidescroller game in a style similar to the original Super Mario games. The goal is to rescue Penny from the enemies through 26 different thrilling levels. It also includes a level editor, so you can create your own unique stages!
|Left||Cursor Left||Makes Tux walk left|
|Right||Cursor Right||Makes Tux walk right|
|Up||Cursor Up||Enter door, activate switch|
|Jump||Spacebar||Makes Tux jump
(hold longer to jump higher)