Duke Nukem is the explosive debut of the known universe's greatest high-flying, wise-cracking, alien-punching, babe-saving, gun-toting badass. A man who would eventually go on to become a one of a kind gaming action hero that would soon combine ass-kicking and bubblegum-chewing in a completely revolutionary way. Duke begins here.
Release Date: Jul 1, 1991
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About the GameDuke Nukem is the explosive debut of the known universe's greatest high-flying, wise-cracking, alien-punching, babe-saving, gun-toting badass. A man who would eventually go on to become a one of a kind gaming action hero that would soon combine ass-kicking and bubblegum-chewing in a completely revolutionary way. Duke begins here.
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!
PC System Requirements
- OS:Windows XP
- Processor:1.8 GHz
- Memory:512 MB RAM
- Graphics:Direct X Compatible GPU
- Hard Drive:7 MB HD space
- Sound:All sound is PC speaker
- Additional:If you can't run this game, you might need to upgrade your Atomic Toaster
Mac System Requirements
- OS:OSX 10.6.8 or later
- Processor:Intel Core Duo 2GHz+
- Memory:1 MB RAM
- Graphics:64MB Video memory
- Hard Drive:7 MB HD space
- Sound:All sound is PC Speaker
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I doesn't get any more nostalgic than this title. The very first Duke Nukem is not the one-liner-spewing badass with a sunglasses we know today. No, this is a simple 2D platformer in which you run and you shoot. The level design still holds up today, although the lack of music and the terrible sounds could get you a headache. Still, if you're a Duke-fan and you want to know how it all started, this is not a bad game by any means.
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Alas, the original 2-D Duke Nukem hasn't aged very well. While running in DOSBox gives it an authentic experience, it never was very smooth, and there are much better platformers to play on modern systems.