The very first Duke Nukem game was released in 1991 by Apogee. It is a side-scrolling action game that remains popular to this day. Of course it is not as popular as the modern games but among the classic action games, Duke Nukem remains one of the most popular.
The game is pretty simple, you just need to run, walk or jump through different platforms, shoot at enemies and earn bonus items and then deal with the evil boss at the very end of the game.
The controls are very easy to learn and the game itself has average difficulty. Itís not extremely easy that itís boring and itís not so difficult that itís frustrating. There is only one weapon in the game and this weapon becomes upgraded when you pick up the power ups through out the game. But even if there is only one main weapon there are items that can be added to Duke Nukemís inventory. These items can be useful for certain stages in the game. There is a pair of boots that can help Duke jump higher. There is also a grappling hook that can be used to hang onto platforms. Duke also needs to pick up keycards that he can use
on the different doors in the game.
After you go through several stages, at the very last part of the game, you will come face to face with Dr. Proton. There are actually three episodes that you have to go throughóShrapnel City, Moon base and Trapped in the Future.
The graphics come in very limited colors but since the game was released in 1991, it is pretty understandable. The graphics are not so poor as to get you distracted from the game but does feature only 2D graphics. The music and sounds are also pretty decent. The game does not feature the best music and sound effects there are but the sounds work just fine for the game.
The best thing about the game is that it gives you a good time. Even without flashy graphics or complicated game play, the game is able to provide gamers with a great experience. The game can even be very addictive.
But this is a classic game simply because it is perfectly capable of inducing excitement in gamers even today, more than a decade after the gameís initial release. Duke Nukem really is a fun game that you wonít get tired playing. This is definitely worth downloading!