Gaming on AmigaOS 4.1: Super Methane Bros.


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Today I’m going to write about a game called Super Methane Bros., a game some of you might remember playing on the Amiga 500 back in the days. It was originally published by Apache Software and released for OCS/ECS Amiga computers and the Amiga CD32 in 1994, but did you know that this game was also made available for AmigaOS 4 users?

Screenshot by Puni/Void

In 2008, Spot/Up Rough, a very active porter of software to AmigaOS 4 from other platforms, brought this game over from Linux. According to the documentation following this release, Apache Software had allowed the game to be released as GPL, although the original one for the Amiga was to remain commercial. You can find out more on the website of the game here.

If you want to download the game and give it a go, you can find it on OS4Depot. After downloading it, extract it to your harddrive and double-click on the icon to start playing. 🙂

Now, what kind of game is Super Methane Bros.?

Screenshot by Puni/Void

It is a one-screen platformer where the aim is to destroy all the bugs on the screen. To control your character you use the cursors keys to move around and CTRL to fire gas from the gun. To suck baddies into your gun, you must keep holding CTRL, and when you are ready to blast them out, relase the key. Throw them at the walls to destroy them and be sure to pick up the bonuses.

I must say that it is pretty hectic and the action is fast-paced, but should be plenty of fun for those of you who enjoy such platformers. 😉 It plays very well though, and the graphics are nicely drawn. Background music is also good. To show you the gameplay, I’ve recorded a short video which I uploaded to YouTube. Here you can see how the game looks like in fullscreen mode.

Thanks for reading and see you in another post here on Gaming on AmigaOS 4! 🙂

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