This guide is pretty straightforward, it allows you to play your favorite retro game Mario on your Linux distribution. It doesn’t matter which distro you are using – Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, Manjaro or many be Debian. All you have to do is just follow along and you will be able to live your childhood 👶 again.

Mario is one of the first games that became viral back in the day. The games have grown far more advanced and sophisticated, but Mario’s essence is still in our hearts. We all wanted to save the queen from the monster. We played the game so many times that it has been encoded in our brain permanently and there is nothing that can erase or replace Mario.

So my fellow Linux enthusiasts, I bring here an easy-to-follow Linux guide for Mario. In the end, you will be the one saving the queen again.

Making system ready for Mario

Mario is a retro game that first came into existence in the early 1990s so to get it on Linux now is tricky. Of course, there are many ways to archive this, but I’m sharing the easiest one. So let’s get started.

First of all, make sure you have snap installed on your Linux distribution. You can learn about snap and install it using the below guides.

Note: Ubuntu and a few other distributions come with snap by default. If your distro doesn’t then set it up using the guides. For Linux Mint there is an extra step to follow – Snap guide for Linux Mint

Installing Mario On Linux – Ubuntu, Mint, Manjaro, Fedora

Now everything has been done, you are just a single command away from playing lovely Mario on your Linux distribution. To get Mario just use this snap installation command.

sudo snap install mari0
installing mario on Linux

When the installation finishes, you can search for Mario in the applications menu and it will pop up there, just click and open it to play.


As I’ve said earlier, it is pretty easy to live your childhood Mario dream on Linux. I hope this guide helped you to archive that and you’re able to play Mario on your Linux distribution. Do let me know what you think about it in the comments below and subscribe to the Youtube channel for more updates. Peace out! ✌️