One of the most famous characters in the history of video games is Mario, the famous plumber who must rescue his princess through many and varied dangers. On Linux, the mascot is called Tux and appears in many application clones, such as Tux Paint or tuxguitar. If we connect the dots and join Super Mario with Tux, the result is SuperTux, A game of 2D platforms very similar to the original but with the obligatory image of the penguin.
There are two versions of SuperTux. There is the officially stable version and then we have SuperTux 2, which is like Development Version and which never came to an end. It is very easy to install both versions, as both are in the official Ubuntu repositories. Here are the steps to install and play SuperTux to play in those moments when you want to hang out.
How to install SuperTux
Being in the official repositories, we just need to go to the Software Center and we are looking for SuperTux. As you can see, both SuperTux and the version that was developed by Unstable, SuperTux 2, appear. We just have to click on one version and then click on install.
If you prefer to use the terminal, you must type the following:
sudo apt-get install supertux
by official SuperTux i
sudo apt-get install supertux2
for the unstable version which on the other hand seems worth more than the official one, but considering it can fail and can annoy us a game.
Once we start one of the two versions, we can move the mouse to select the desired option. By default, the controls are as follows:
- Left and right act as such.
- He bends down.
- Space bar to jump.
- Left control for action.
- Delete looks left.
- Forward page looks to the right.
- Home looks up.
- Fine looks down.
- Escape by menu.
- Letter «P» to stop the game.
When you play you’ll see that the scenario doesn’t look much like Super Mario Bros., but it’s a necessary thing for them not to be sued for plagiarism. Instead of mushrooms, Tux grabs snowballs to get bigger and other kinds of powers, but the essence is the same. And the good thing about being an old-fashioned game, even though it has much better graphics than the originals, is that it doesn’t require a large computer to run. Plus, SuperTux 2 is compatible with controls, So if you have a PC compatible you can use it to make it easier for you to level up. If you’ve tried it, what do you think? We leave you with an official SuperTux Gameplay video.