Open Source Game Review: Secret Maryo Chronicles

Secret Maryo Chronicles is an open source PC game designed around the original Super Mario World side scroller that takes what was great about that old console game and brings it to the PC, dusts it off and tries to improve on it. While still not completely polished or fully matured, it does offer you a lot of gaming fun. So let's look at a little that it does offer you.

In the game you play as a young kid known as Maryo. Likely one of Mario's offspring. ;) Anywho, one of the things you will quickly notice is the strikingly familiar and similar backgrounds, characters and objects in the game. As I said, the game emulates Super Mario World quite well. The thing I didn't like was how the game played. It feels a bit loose and unpolished, as I mentioned above. However, the excellent graphics and eye candy at least partially make up for that. It's not like the game isn't playable, because it fully is. It's just that it plays in such a different way that you have to tinker a bit to get a full grasp of what does what and how things work before diving headlong into the game.