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Relive old NES days with Secret Maryo Chronicles

Mario Bros and Super Mario has been one of the most popular games in computer games/console games history. The story of character Mario , who tries to save princess in Mushroom land has been like a legend in the video game world. I still fondly remember spending my childhood playing these awesomely made games day and night out (along with another awesome computer game Price of Persia :P) on my black and white television.

Since then i.e 1980's and early 1990's computer gaming has changed a lot. We have powerful consoles which boast of Cell architecture processors and almost life like , photo - realistic graphics in games. I do play the likes of World of Warcraft , Counter Strike or even Spore :P but I still miss doze good old NES games, games which were not complicated , were innocently simple.

Now , there are couple of ways to actually run those old games , you can use an SNES/NES emulator to run those old ROM's if you manage to get them i.e or you could play one of the ports of these games. Many people have created ports of these games for different platforms , and infact you can play a lot of these games online as Flash Games or Java applet.

Secret Maryo Chronicles is loosely based on Mario Bros but has more friendly graphics , catchy sound/music and is extremely friendly. It is based on cross platform SDL library and hence could be played on number of different platforms. Secret Maryo Chronicles has been in development for number of years now , in fact it was listed on Sourceforge for the first time in 2003.

The character in Secret Maryo Chronicles is aptly called Maryo and similar to classic Mario you have to naivgate through Mushroom land by going through pipes and collecting different powerups and fighting monsters.

It is extremely easy to install Secret Maryo Chronicles in Ubuntu , as it is available in the official repositories and could be easily installed by issuing the following command in the terminal window:

sudo apt-get install smc
After issuing the above command you can launch Secret Maryo Chronicles from (Applications -> Games -> Secret Maryo Chronicles).


There is tons of information about Secret Maryo Chronicles available on their website which can be accessed at : http://www.secretmaryo.org/

Article Written by : Ambuj Varshney (blogambuj@gmail.com)
For Linux on Desktop Blog , http://linuxondesktop.blogspot.com
(C) 2009 , Ambuj Varshney

**(one of the screenshots has been taken from SMC website)

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