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Duke Nukem is the debut of the world’s greatest wise-cracking, alien-punching, gun-toting badass - a man who would later go on to combine both ass-kicking and bubblegum in a revolutionary way. In a world ravaged by Dr. Proton’s villainous ambitions, the original video game action hero must rise against the evil scientist’s army of sinister Techbots. And although Duke isn’t exactly what the Doctor ordered, he’s exactly what the world needed.
Back with the Boot: Delve into Duke’s debut in this re-release of the 1991 classic 2D sidescroller, adapted to run on modern computers.
So Old, It’s New Again: Animated characters, huge levels, four-way scrolling levels and blockbuster cinematics make for a 1991 experience that was so ahead of its time, it’s like playing a game made in 1994.
The Atomic Pistol: With collectible upgrades, the unstoppable Atomic Pistol is the only gun Duke will ever need.
Bring Backup: Unlimited continues, built-in hints, cheat mode and more ensures that Duke has what it takes to get the job done.
The King of Action: Drinks soda. Eats turkey. It’s Duke Nukem, baby!
Not as good as the second gameGmen | April 15, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »
This game is rather similar to several other Apogee classics, like Secret Agent or Bio Menace. It’s a 2D side scrolling platformer which has you getting through each level, racking up points along the way (which usually involves shooting things) and collecting inventory items with the eventual goal of taking on Dr. Proton. The player character only has one weapon through the entire game which can be upgraded, and enemies are limited in their variety and instead, it’s often the environment you find yourself in that poses the biggest threat.
In my mind, Duke Nukem II is miles better. Better graphics, better animation, better sound – overall just a better game. But if you would like to see where it all started, you probably wouldn't risk much by getting this game in a sale.
Classic sidescroller!Keron480 | Feb. 14, 2014 | See all Keron480's reviews »
Back in the days this was one of the most amazing side-scroller games ever made by Apogee software the first game looked a lot like a game called "crystal caves" also made by Apogee.However the second game was more technically advanced with more weapons,jet-pack and a lot of amazing background effects and new levels.In conclusion this is one of the best side-scroller games i've ever played.
The game that started it allnikomaihurashi | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all nikomaihurashi's reviews »
This was back in the day when Duke Nukem was cool and you could be proud you play it as the recent addition was not so, the 2D Graphics and the way we can still play it on Windows 7 when it runs in DOS, the controls take some time to get a hand of but as soon as that is out the way you can enjoy this game to the fullest to get that old school Duke Nukem feeling that you don't get anymore, so buy this if you are a Nostalgia Freak just like me and then own one of the most pioneering games ever to surface on the video game scene.
OLD SKOOL BUT AWESOMEStephenNandLal | July 22, 2013 | See all StephenNandLal's reviews »
If you haven't played this game you definitely should; its what began todays shooters, and just such a good game! It definitely feels dated, but it knows that and that's part of the appeal. If you haven't played it yet, get downloading right now!!