What a cool
game - It is totally fun!!! The nice thing about
Duke Nukem is that it doesn't take itself to
seriously. Duke Nukem3D is the third chapter in
the series, and the first with a 3D perspective
(the original Duke Nukem and the sequel, Duke
Nukem II, are side scrolling platform games).
This game, set sometime in the early 21st
century, begins in a ravaged LA, which was
overtaken by aliens while you were abducted
during Duke Nukem II. Duke, upon returning to
Earth, finds himself with another mess to clean
up, and another alien race that needs
Your job should you decide to accept it is to blow all of the aliens away. There is the usual assortment of weapons available like the Pistol, Shotgun, Pipe Bomb, RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade). Plus there are a few new ones, like the Microwave Expander, Devastator (Miniature Stinger Missiles), and of course the Freezer (which freezes your enemies, so that you can shatter them). Duke is a lot of fun, it is like being in a comic book, everything is blown so far out of proportion.
One of the nicest features about Duke Nukem 3D is that a level editor is included. Which means that you can create your own levels to challenge and baffle your friends. The editor is a real pain to use but there are books available and a couple of sites have pretty good instructions.
Minimium System Requirements:
- CPU: 486 with 8 megabytes of memory and VGA graphics - A Pentium Class computer with 16mb of memory is recommended.
- Video Modes: VGA with a 486 and SVGA modes require a Pentium Class Computer.
- Input Devices: Keyboard, Mouse, Joystick, Gravis GamePad.
- Sound Cards: Gravis UltraSound, Sound Blaster (all models), SoundMan16, Pro Audio Spectrum, SoundScape, WaveBlaster, Sound Canvas, Adlib, and General MIDI.
- Sound Effects Cards: Sound Blaster (all of them), Gravis UltraSound, SoundMan16, Pro Audio Spectrum, SoundScape, Disney/Tandy Sound Sources.