Apogee Software / 3D
Realms Entertainment, Ltd.
Here It Is. Come Get
Butt-kickin' aliens have landed in futuristic Los Angeles
and humans suddenly find themselves atop the endangered species list. The odds
are a million-to-one, just the way Duke likes it!
"Duke Nukem 3D truly looks like a 3D supermodel of a game:
sleek, sexy, and gory with lead-thrashing action." -- PC Gamer
Why are the magazines raving about Duke Nukem 3D? It's
simple: Once you see this game you can't go back to other 3D games without
feeling bored. Duke Nukem 3D is so full of action, realism and unprecedented
interaction that the other 3D action games seem like empty worlds sorely
lacking in complexity.
"It's the ultimate game for unleashing all your pent-up
aggression. It makes pretty much every PC game we've ever seen--DOOM
included--look slightly dull. Honestly!" -- PC Gamer
Part of what separates Duke Nukem 3D from the pack is the
incredible Build engine, which has been beefed up to include slopes, greatly
adding to the realistic look of the environments. No longer do levels look flat
as in previous hit 3D games. Another Build engine innovation is that anything
can move in any direction, with allows for stunning environment effects, such
as collapsing building that plummet into the ground, and earthquakes that shake
the entire level creating chasms hundreds of feet deep, opening up to new,
Duke Nukem 3D Features:
- 24+ interactive, realistic, complex levels await you in
the sinister streets of New Los Angeles, an orbiting space station and on the
surface of the moon itself.
- Other games talk about being "immersive," but Duke Nukem
3D delivers: With Build technology you will enter a fully interactive world of
towering skyscrapers, deep canyons, murky water, functional moving vehicles and
never-before-seen special effects.
- Armed to the teeth you brandish your fully automatic
sidearm, rocket launcher, remote controlled pipebombs, shrinker ray, laser trip
bomb and other hi-tech weaponry designed to send the alien bastards to a messy
- Full movement control lets you sprint, jump, crawl, swim
and jetpack your way through hostile environments.
- A fully interactive, 3D level editor helps you design
your own levels to play and pass around freely.
- Multiplayer support! Duke Nukem 3D's DukeMatch(tm)
feature allows for eight players to battle each other over an IPX network, or
slug it out head-to-head via modem. Cooperative play is also supported.
- Awesome and often funny speech by Duke Nukem himself.
- SuperVGA graphics support. Requires a VESA compatible
video card. Supports all major game controllers and sound cards. Game music by
Prince! (Bobby Prince, that is. Bobby wrote DOOM's haunting music.)
- Play it online! Duke Nukem 3D can be played on the Total
Entertainment Network (TEN) against other players.
"It's fast, fun and feels more real than any other
DOOM-style game...[with] worlds of incredible detail and complexity...simply
the best we've seen. Duke Nukem 3D puts other 3D games in their place!" -- PC
Text above by Joe Siegler of Apogee Software
Check out http://www.3drealms.com/duke3d.html!
It is the Official Duke Nukem 3D World Wide Web Home Page. Links to other Duke
Nukem 3D pages as well as other places to download the shareware version via
FTP or via the WWW.
Duke Nukem 3D System
- A 486DX2/66 with 8 megabytes of memory and VGA graphics.
The game will run on less than a 486DX2/66, but with reduced game performance.
VGA graphics and 8 Mb of memory are required, however. We recommend a Pentium
with 16 megs of memory and PCI Local Bus Video.
- For the SVGA modes, a VESA compliant video card is
- For game play, the following devices are optionally
supported: Keyboard, Mouse, Joystick, Gravis GamePad.
- The following sound cards/devices are also optionally
supported: For Music: Gravis UltraSound, Sound Blaster (all of them),
SoundMan16, Pro Audio Spectrum, SoundScape, WaveBlaster, Sound Canvas, Adlib,
and General MIDI. For SFX: Sound Blaster (all of them), Gravis UltraSound,
SoundMan16, Pro Audio Spectrum, SoundScape, Disney/Tandy Sound Sources. There
is no support for the PC Speaker.
PC Games, July 1996
"The game's story is as flat as the characters, serving only
to set the stage for the fully fleshed-out combat. Murderous aliens have landed
in a futuristic Los Angeles and are stealing Earth women to use as breeding
stock back on their home planet. Duke Nukem, who is equal parts Arnold
Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Jean-Claude Van Damme, sets out to stop
them, It's a B-movie plot, but Duke makes up for its literary shortfalls with
cleverly designed levels, some intriguing weaponry, and fast and furious
"...These are relatively minor features, but the game is
brimming with them, and they work together to separate Duke Nukem 3D from all
of the other Doom clones. In fact, Duke rises above Doom in nearly every way -
graphics, sound, gameplay, and even controversy (which is saying a lot."
Big-Time Controversy. "Duke may be a fun guy, but
this controversial game includes a number of elements that are likely to offend
some people...A parental lockout feature is available that removes most of the
gore and all of the racy material and swearing, but if this kind of stuff
bothers you, Duke Nukem 3D is not the game for you."
PC Gamer, July 1996
"...Duke Nukem 3D, a true Doom-clone in the purest sense, a
no-nonsense kick-in-the-teeth violence buffet that is every bit Doom's equal,
if not superior.
"The biggest difference between Duke and every other game
that's tried and failed to mimic Doom is that Duke doesn't try to hide its
intentions behind variations on the theme. There's no hand-to-hand combat here,
no intricate plot, and no convoluted adventure game trappings to get in the
way. This is just pure and simple excitement: shoot everything that moves, and
don't get killed before you find that end-level switch. Adn Duke pulls it off
like no other, with a number of nearly transparent, but impressive
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