Super Mario War is a fun game similar to "Mario War" by Sam Poleto. It's a small addicting game for two or more players. Sadly, there's no com/ai. However, this game is really more enjoyable to play with friends anyway. And in a four player match, things can get real interesting.
Getting to the point, the whole point of the game is simple, jump on each other as much as possible. For every consecutive kill you make, without getting killed yourself, a tally is made. For 2 kills it's "double-kill", for three it's "multi-kill", and so on. After a while, the announcer might get annoying though. There are tons of levels for you to choose from, so the game can feel a bit different everytime. And if it's not enough, the game comes with a very easy-to-use level editor. I found it very useful in creating your own levels, and it requires no programming skills whatsoever.
The graphics are nice and have a "Super Mario World" theme to them. Unlike "Mario War", you cant break wooden blocks, bounce on those music-note blocks, or much at all with your surroudings, which sucked.
player 1: Directional keys (up arrow is jump)
player 2: a,d,w
player 3: h,k,u
player 4: num key 4, 5, 3(if mouse control is off) or right mouse click, left mouse click and both mouse click for jump.
This game will be fun for a while(or for me at least), and if you have really energetic friends, maybe it will be for a longer while... It's a small download, so if you like multiplayer mario games you cant really lose with this one.
PS: There actually is AI! And let me tell you, they are hard! I played with three ai's and they owned me. Just keep pressing right to make each character an AI. If you'r looking for a challenge, play alone against all three. You can just watch too by making all four be Ai's.
new version 1.5
new version 1.6: alot of changes
new version 1.7:
- a whole bunch of game modes (featuring GetTheChicken, Domination, CTF, ...)
- Comes with the leveleditor - you can create your own maps...
- ... and a lot of people did so. There are currently over 1000 maps
- More fun than poking a monkey with a stick
- The whole source code of the game is available
- uses SDL and is fully portable to windows, linux, mac, ...
- CPU Players
- will make you happy and gives you a fuzzy feeling