Duke Nukem II
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Duke Nukem is back. Captured by an alien foe in the middle of promoting his best-selling book, “Why I’m So Great”, Duke must once more defeat the forces of evil to save himself from the knowledge-stealing Rigelatins, and ultimately prove his book’s namesake. In this sequel to the 1991 high-octane, bot-busting video game, Duke Nukem, the King of Action must blast, cannon, missile and flame his way to victory - a victory that would stop the secrets of both ass-kicking and bubblegum from falling into the wrong hands.
Never Put a Good Duke Down:
The sequel to 1991’s Duke Nukem and precursor to 1996’s Duke Nukem 3D, Duke Nukem II is a pivotal part of the legendary Duke Nukem saga.
I’ll Be Back:
Absent from Duke Nukem II’s original release, Duke has been retrofitted with sun glasses for a third dimension of coolness in a two dimensional-world.
Don’t Try This at Home:
Always the consummate professional, Duke must collect power-ups, fly space fighters, and drink six-packs to escape the clutches of his evil alien captors.
Damn... I’m Lookin’ Good!:
Powered by 1993’s state-of-the-art, you’ll-think-you’re-actually-there cutting-edge technology, Duke Nukem II features vivid, lifelike, parallaxing graphics and speaker-breaking digitized sound effects.
Variety Is the Spice of Death:
Kill things dead across 32 levels of action-packed mayhem. Super bosses, mutations, robo-droids, guards and traps await Duke’s destruction.
You Know Duke Nukem, Right?:
A hero so badass they named a series of video games after him.
Great platformerGmen | Dec. 29, 2013 | See all Gmen's reviews »
This is one of my favourite Duke titles, and one of my favourite platformers of all time. It’s quite a big improvement of its predecessor. It looks quite a bit better graphically, and there’s a larger variety of deadly enemies to take on. There are several new weapons like a laser rifle, a flamethrower and a rocket launcher, some of which have other uses in levels if you play around with them. There are many items that you can utilise to gain an advantage over your foes, and one or two levels even see you flying a space fighter. Duke is a lot more agile in this game and can do more than just walk and drop off of ledges – he can jump, do somersaults, and climb. Plus Bobby Prince works his magic like he did in Doom and comes up with – in my opinion – one of the greatest soundtracks in any game.
This is one of the greatest platformers of all time and is still a lot of fun to this day. I'd recommend it in a heartbeat.
The game that created the Dukezonzon | Aug. 4, 2013 | See all zonzon's reviews »
For the story, the first Duke Nukem was named, "Duke Nukum". The name sucks, and for the nicely visually upgraded sequel, they went to rename the hero "Duke Nukem". But they didn't restart the count, so this is Duke Nukem 2, and the first was renamed to Duke Nukem
In this duke game, you have essentially everything that was in Duke Nukem 3D, aliens, big guns, keycards, but unfortunately no chicks ! This was a nicely done 2d platformer, for the time.