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Review of Old-School Action Game 'Duke Nukem 3d' for iPhone, iPod, iPad, Palm

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Review of Old-School Action Game 'Duke Nukem 3d' for iPhone, iPod, iPad, Palm

'Duke Nuke'Em' helped push the first-person shooter genre in the '90s.

Photo Courtesy: MachineWorks Northwest

The Bottom Line

Duke Nukem 3d is a great port of the important '90s first-person shooter.
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Pros

  • Carbon copy port of classic game
  • Just as fun as before
  • Lots of humor
  • Big, bad weapons

Cons

  • Crude adult humor too much for kids
  • No multiplayer
  • Grainy visuals
  • So-so controls

Description

  • One of the first major first-person shooters
  • Fight alien pigs terrorizing Los Angeles
  • Find hidden passageways with bonus weaponry
  • Get through 28 levels

Guide Review - Review of Old-School Action Game 'Duke Nukem 3d' for iPhone, iPod, iPad, Palm

Duke Nukem 3d is a little rough around the edges, but it captures most of the fun in the classic first-person shooter. A direct port of the early '90s game, Duke Nukem 3d features a bounty hunter taking down alien pigs invading Los Angeles. The nutty storyline is just an excuse to kick butt: Use massive weaponry to blow up walls, toss grenades at ugly, unsavory monsters, and find jetpacks and other cool equipment to discover secret bonus areas. The graphics are from the Doom era, so there are some grainy textures here and there, but the action is fast and all the intricate level designs seem in tact. The only thing missing here is the addictive multiplayer deathmatch which gave the original PC game its charm. Otherwise, as a longtime Duke Nukem 3d fan, I can highly recommend the port -- especially with its long-awaited sequel, Duke Nukem Forever, finally arriving this year.

Publisher: MachineWorks Northwest

Genre: Action

Release Date: April 2010

Reviewed On: iPhone

Available For: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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