"Old lady"The knife-throwing creature which is first encountered on upper floors of the first level was affectionately called "old lady" by many fans, though it is actually a male hunchback, similar to classical Igor from Frankenstein movies.
ShotgunThis is the first game the original id Software crew wrote that has a shotgun in it.
ViolenceAdrian Carmack originally made the art much gorier than it is in the final version. Softdisk wanted the gore out, so he had to tone it down.
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