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Top 5 best (free) open source games

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Don't waste your money on expensive commercial games when you can play for free. Apcmag.com presents its selection of the most addictive, fun and refined Open Source games for January 2008.

#1 Secret Maryo Chronicles

Taking inspiration from a certain classic sidescroller of yesteryear, Secret Maryo Chronicles (SMC) is a captivating 2 dimensional platformer. Gorgeous graphics and interesting levels make for a refreshing take on Super Mario. Yes, physics feel a little different to Super Mario but one gets used to it fairly quickly. SMC comes with an in-game editor - hit F8 to insert a graphic, a sprite or change player starting position - and a large number of different levels and worlds. SMC is a highly polished game and is a blast to play especially for younger players.

Powerups

There are some very cool powerups available to the player. The classic red mushroom makes Maryo bigger, a fireplant grants fireball shooting ability, blue mushroom lets Maryo shoot iceballs and ghost mushroom makes Maryo hidden to enemies. There are other powerups and secrets for you to discover.

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