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SuperTux 0.4.0

SuperTux, classic 2D jump’n run side-scroller game inspired by Super Mario games, released version 0.6.1 a few days ago with new game content. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and Ubuntu 19.10.

SuperTux 0.6.1 is a bug-fix release for version 0.6.0 which was released almost a year ago. It also brings new graphics, levels and other game content:

  • Rework of the first 3 Bonus Worlds
  • Added 3 new bonus worlds to the core game
  • Improvements to the story mode
  • Addition of Ghost Forest to the Story Mode
  • New Backgrounds and Music by BlasterMaster
  • Tiles and Sprites Improvements by Alzter, weluvgoatz and RustyBox
  • New enemy: The Ghoul
  • Fixed buggy controls, game speed, etc.
  • Level Editor Improvements, Fixes and Optimisations
  • Revamp of the Credits Menu
  • Blocks no longer jitter when stacked on top of one another
  • Trampolines as bonus block contents no longer hurt Tux

How to Install SuperTux 0.6.1 in Ubuntu:

The SuperTux download page offers .Appimage (non-install executable file) and .Flatpak (runs in sandbox) packages for Linux.

For those prefer native Ubuntu .deb package, run following commands one by one to install it via an unofficial PPA.

1. Open terminal either from application menu or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/supertux

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. If an old version of the game was installed, upgrade it via Software Updater:

or run commands to install Supertux 0.6.1:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install supertux


To remove the PPA, either go to Software & Updates -> Other Software or run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/supertux

To remove the game, run command:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove supertux supertux-data

Mari0, a fan-made video game that combines elements of Super Mario Bros and Portal, now is available to install in Ubuntu easily via Snap package.

Although there’s already a 2D jump and run game SuperTux available in Ubuntu Software, Mari0 is available as a complete from scratch recreation of Super Mario Bros, with puzzle game mechanics from Portal. It also features play 4-player coop, with everyone having their own Portal gun!

How to Install Mari0 in Ubuntu:

It’s quite easy to install the snap package (unofficial) in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher. Simply open Ubuntu Software, search for and install mari0.

For Ubuntu 16.04, open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or from application menu. When it opens, install snapd via command:

sudo apt-get install snapd

Then install the game via command:

sudo snap install mari0

In addition, for allowing the game to use joystick, you need to run one more command:

sudo snap connect mari0:joystick


To remove the game, simply run command in terminal:

sudo snap remove mari0