Games on Linux: How to install Mari0 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Super Mario Bro’s + Portal = Mari0  (with the o replaced by zero).

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Imagine you are playing the old classic Mario, popular in 1985. How about I give Mario a Portal gun, like the one from Valve’s Portal Games. That would be insane. No, that would be Mari0.


  • Complete recreation of SMBmari0
  • Elements from Portal
  • Portal gun that shoots portals
  • 4-player simultaneous coop
  • Level Editor that was used to create the levels in the game
  • 33 different hats
  • Downloadable Mappacks
  • Game modifiers for extra fun


How to install Mari0 on Ubuntu 13.04 / 12.10 / 12.04 and Linux Mint 14 / 13 :

Step 1: Installing Love 2d engine:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bartbes/love-unstable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install love-unstable

Step 2: Download the Mari0*.zip archive and extract it:

$ wget
$ unzip mari0*.zip -d /home/linuxg/games

This is how you run the game:

$ love-unstable /home/linuxg/games/

Optional1: Because I am a terminal maniac, I have created this alias for running the game.

alias mari0=’love-unstable /home/linuxg/games/’

Optional2: You can create a launcher for running Mari0. Just type love-unstable /path/to/ in the command box and that’s it.

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