Gaming on AmigaOS 4.1: Mega Mario (Andreas Weber / HunoPPC)

Hello everyone,

Welcome to a new game review here on the Gaming on AmigaOS 4.1 blog! Tonight I’ve dived into the world of the famous plumbers, Mario and Luigi, in the game Mega Mario.

The game was made by Andreas Weber and ported to AmigaOS 4 by HunoPPC in 2012. It should work on all AmigaOS 4 configurations as far as I know.

Installation

To download Mega Mario, you need to head over to the website HunoPPC – Playing with your Amiga and find it there. You can also use the download link below to grab it directly.

http://hunoppc.amiga-projects.net/sites/default/files/software_files/megamario.lha

Once downloading has finished, access the download directory and right-click on the appropriate icon. Select “extract to” and then choose a destination drawer for Mega Mario. The game will unpack and once done, you can enter this directory and double-click on the icon. The game will then start (you might get a requester asking you to assign, but it works just pressing “ok” on these).

Gameplay

Now, what kind of Mario game is this?

It is a clone of Super Mario Bros. 1 and it sports the original features. Graphics has been improved with higher resolution, smoother movement and new levels.

As you can see from the screenshot, the story is quite simple. During the last fight, Luigi got kidnapped by Bowser, and Mario has to find a way to get his brother back.

Controls are straight-forward, just like in the original game. Use the arrow keys to move left and right, “space” to jump and “CTRL” to run or fire.

Let’s have a look at some screenshots of the game.

Here’s the title screen. You can select a new game, try different levels, and turn blood effects on and off. You can also enable or disable sound.
Here is a list of levels. It should be possible to edit your own levels, but I have not tried that. Some of the ones listed are interesting and worth checking out.
Let’s try the regular game mode.
We’ve entered the beginning of the game!
Ate a mushroom and increased in size, just like in the original game. 🙂
Nice cloud!

I also gave the clone of the original a try, which you can see below.

Different in graphical appearance, but this is a clone of the original Super Mario Bros.
The secret (everyone knows about it though, hehe) bonus stage is here. 🙂

I also tried other game modes..

A bit extreme considering the amount of dangers and enemies. This is called “The funky death jump” in the list of levels.

To sum it all up, Mega Mario is a good platform game for AmigaOS 4. It offers a clone of the original Super Mario Bros., but does also feature additional levels and ways to play. Graphics looks good and controls are easy to learn and get to grips with. The game is free and installation is unproblematic. All in all, I think it was a good experience playing Mega Mario. 🙂

Thanks for reading this review and for visiting my blog. Hope you too will enjoy the game if you decide to download it. 🙂

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