Mega Mario v1.7

Checker on 28 Jul 2014

Mega Mario is a Super Mario Bros clone. It features everything in the original game, but now comes with better graphics, higher resolution, smoother movement and new levels.

Category:
Runs on: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL and LGPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "final retail" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. You may wish to delete the src and screenshots folders to save space
  3. Launch MARIO.exe
What's new?
  • New sprites added.

7 comments on Mega Mario  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

webfork 2011-03-13 20:14

Alex: download tested and works fine on my side.

V1.6

Alex 2009-03-01 01:35

I can't download the 1.6 versión. Why?

Juliano Terplak 2009-02-18 10:39

Official website says version 1.5 Sep 2006, what about version 1.6?

Vitor 2009-02-17 00:32

I can't download the 1.6 versión...

Simon.T 2008-02-08 07:34

Thank you Dan for the info (especially from "OK, now I'm done venting. But...") - unfortunately, IMHO, you're right =\
But I got a 4GB Flash Drive so... I guess it's ok?!?

Dan 2007-04-29 18:49

This must be the ugliest game I have ever played. Glitchy as hell too.

- Whoever did the graphics fancies himself an artist but only knows how to rip sprites and use photoshop filters. Ugh.
- Ingame looks a little nicer than the title screen, but missing are parallax backgrounds (they appear in the second level but slow the game down immensely), and many animations.
- The physics are off, Mario acts like he's skating on ice, there is no sprite to sprite collisions off screen (a shell can go through many enemies without killing them).
- The "high resolution" (only high by 1985 standards) is offset by the lack of options to adjust it, no windowed mode, and small viewing region (you could see more in the original SMB).
- The transition of going through a pipe is about the only decent looking thing in this game (apart from Mario's head going through the pipe) which leads me to believe it was a code sample someone stole or some stock SDL filter or something. But even this isn't flawless, as sprites aren't rendered during this time.

OK, now I'm done venting. But really... this isn't worth the 8MB on your portable drive. Super Mario War is more fun, even if it does take up more space. For an authentic Mario experience, grab an emulator and some old roms. If you're looking for a remix, there are patches (called hacks) available for some of these roms that changes the levels, graphics, and even gameplay. Sometimes there are multiple versions of a rom floating out there and the patches will only work with one, but usually most patches for one game work with the same rom.

The Zen Archer 2006-12-15 10:52

I believe both versions are in the zipfile. I got the game to play under W98.

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