Alex the Alligator is a Free Software (Open Sourced) arcade game licensed under the General Public License (GPL)
The game is quite of fun and especially the music totally kicks ass! 😉
The game plot is simple but fun in the good Spirit of oldschool Super Mario like arcade games.
In the game you are a little cute crocodile whose (crocodile) girlfriend is kidnapped with a helicopter by the evil human poachers.
As you love her too much and you're determined to grow a crocodile family with this croco-girl you start a long quest to save her from possible zoo slavery or killing for a crocodile skin boots.
The quest for kidnapped girlfriend (LOLA) liberation wents through the harsh jungles.
Alex The Alligator has a version for both Windows and Linux ports. The Linux port is available for most major distributions including Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora etc.
To install the game on Debian and Ubuntu with apt-get issue:
debian:~# apt-get --yes install alex4
After installing the game can be run from command line using cmd:
The game controls are as follows;
- Arrow Keys – Movement
- Alt – Jump
- Ctrl – Fire (if you have previously collected Eggs
Alex the Alligator is also equipped with a MAP editor, so if you really want to contribute the game development, take some time create some maps and submit to game's official website http://allegator.sourceforge.net/ . On the game website there are few other variations of the Alex the Alligator as well as extra game maps.
Explanation on which keys can be used to create maps is found in the game manual, e.g.:
debian:~$ man alex4
If you have downloaded some extra game maps from the game sourceforge website, to load them you can use:
Will Alex succeed in saving his girlfriend ? It's up to you 😉