Commander Keen - who played it?

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Commander Keen - who played it?

Post by PerfectDoak » Tue May 17, 2011 3:12 pm

I did!
I was probably my favourite platform game. It was published by Apogee, who were a household name for PC platform and shareware games in the 90s. (Crystal Caves and Duke Nukem being other notable ones)
It was about a boy who went into space in the rocket he made in his shed, or something like that. He jumped around on a pogo stick and shot aliens.
Commander Keen 1-3 were an older style, with PC speaker sound effects, but very good games still.
But it's with Commander Keen 4-6 that the awesomeness really started. Great levels (albeit with a seemingly un-ending amout of hidden passages!) and enemy design, new smooth motion and great Soundblaster soundtracks.

There was also 'Keen Dreams' which was ran on the 4-6 engine in which Commander Keen (I think his real name was Billy...?) fought giant vegetables. A bit odd but enjoyable.

I'd definitely recommend checking it out if you haven't already!
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Re: Commander Keen - who played it?

Post by cononthebarber » Tue May 17, 2011 8:12 pm

Never played it no...but i may give it a go :)
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Re: Commander Keen - who played it?

Post by Vyothric » Thu May 19, 2011 10:48 pm

Well obviously I played it too :P

Commander Keen 5 is by far my favourite. It's really one of the best games of its type.

A while ago I did a quick sort-of cover of one of the tracks:

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Re: Commander Keen - who played it?

Post by ada » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:23 pm

Hi

I played it :)

I only had Keen 4, but I really loved it. I never got past that stupid fish...

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Re: Commander Keen - who played it?

Post by PerfectDoak » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:59 pm

Welcome :welcome:

I vaguely remember a stupid fish, I think Keen 4 was probably the hardest of the 'new-gen' Commander Keen games...
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