Super Marathon bundles Pippin versions of the first Marathon game and its sequel Marathon 2: Durandal. The player can select which of the two games to play upon launch. The real-time 3D graphics push the capabilities of the Pippin hardware, with the first Marathon producing higher frame rates with the tradeoff of a smaller interface window at a lower resolution setting.
However, the first Marathon is unable to reproduce the music tracks from the original Macintosh release as QuickTime is not included on the CD-ROM; Quicktime 2.0 or 2.1 was required for MIDI support to work correctly in Marathon. Both games also lack the multi-player functionality of their original respective releases.
Because Bungie went on to develop a sizeable following for its Halo series of games on the Xbox platform, the Pippin @WORLD release of Super Marathon has become a sought-after item for retro game collectors.
- ↑ @WORLD Software - Games, Bandai Digital Entertainment USA. Archived 1997-04-04.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Super Marathon (Pippin) by Die-Hard Gamer, YouTube. 2010-12-12.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Video Game Bible 1985-2002, p.61.
- ↑ Marathon's Story, Bungie.org. 2011-07-27.
- ↑ The original Bungie Trilogy: A Marathon retrospective by Brittany Vincent, Shacknews. 2014-09-19.