Tecmo, initially a supplier of cleaning equipment and now best known for Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive, was founded on this day in 1967!
Difficulty selection with colorful titles!
The game starts right here. You are dropped on the roof, witnessing an aerial assault on the city
The first few levels take place in recognizable urban environments. Here, Duke stands over an enemy corpse and figures out how to enter that building
Early in the game this movie theater is a major location. A shoot-out with aliens begins!
Duke Nukem 3D is all about deliberately juvenile humor. Naturally, you'll see such "art" quite a few times. What's important is the detail!.. ... I mean... in level design!
An early chapter of Episode One takes place in a video store - with a Pig Cop shooting at you!
Later, Episode One will take you to beautiful outdoor areas. Ahh, the starry skies - you'll soon travel there!..
Episode One concludes with some facility levels. Here, a crazy alien is jumping high using a jetpack
The Battlelord at the end of Episode 1
Episode Two takes place in a space station. Using a miniaturizing gun - check the effects
Episode Two gets a more "organic" feel as it evolves. Some scenes are weird and quite disturbing
Oh my... I've got to take a picture of this!..
One of the most colorful, mysterious areas near the end of Episode Two
The Moonbase Overlord at the end of Episode 2
Episode Three begins in a... sushi bar! Recognizable urban locations make a triumphant return!
Up close and personal with an enforcer
Flying and attacking with the jetpack
Reloading a shotgun while exploring a half-ruined public area in the middle of Episode Three
Take that, Octabrain! Who's your daddy now?
Fighting sharks with scuba gear
The Shrinker works its magic
External view: Level altering
The Holo-Duke and the real Duke are ready to do more battle! You'll pay for burning my city, alien scum!
Duke is shooting a rocket at a poster of a movie starring himself. I think this is the best illustration of the game's style
Fighting in toxic waste
Mounting a laser tripbomb
Some buildings are now underwater
Defeated enemies on the street late in Episode Three. A car is ahead
Trying to blow up the duke
That's one DOOMED space marine!
The good ol' 2001 Monolith
We all know that Duke was a cool guy, but we didn't HOW cool he was...
We meet again, Dr. Jones... for the last time!
Whoa... this is ugly!
Another Alien seen via the security cam... mm kick its tail
BOOM! The Devastator-weapon will leave nothing but a little lifeless bloodpool on the floor after that Enforcer-guy
The story is narrated when you view the help screen
Who would have thought the old man would have so much blood in him?
Say hello to Mr. Pipe Bomb
Damn it! That's where I parked it!
In the original release, it was possible to use both the normal foot weapon (right foot) and the Mighty Foot (left foot) at the same time, even while moving, giving a rather unnatural visual result.
A decisive battle against the Cycloid Emperor - with cheerleaders supporting!
Opening title screen.
Main options menu. Complete with Prey advertisement.
Alternate control schemes.
*Kaboom!* The starting point of Hollywood Holocaust.
Using the "digital control" scheme.
"Damn, I`m lookin' good!"
"I've got Balls of Steel!".
Nobody steals our chicks... and lives. Episode 2, Level 1: Space Port.
Sushi anyone? Episode 3, Level 1: Raw Meat
Duke's underwater adventures.
What a nice location... to pipe bomb!
Hey! whats going on here?!
Customize and change the locations of your controls.
Total Meltdown title screen
Total Meltdown contains the original 3 episodes
With smoothing option on
With smoothing option off
The porn flick posters have been redone.
...But the film remains.
New animated CG level summary screen.
Mostly uncensored for the PlayStation release.
Character sprite detail
Shredding aliens with the chaingun
Strippers remain in all their glory. Take that, N64!
Episode 2: Duke heads to space.
Episode 3: Duke's back in the city.
"Nightmare Zone" - the first level in the PS-exclusive episode.
Second half of Nightmare Zone. It's a crazy long level.
Pig Cops in dresses. Ehh, don't judge.
Lots of PlayStation references in Plug & Pray. Here's Lara Croft's dressing room.
New blue jump troopers are yet tougher than the previous.
Level 2: "Trackside Tragedy". A Wipeout parody.
Level 3: Gates Motel. Some areas resemble the mansion in Resident Evil.
It's Buffalo Bill's hovel from "Silence of the Lambs."
Large mirrored room. Naturally, there's slowdown.
Robo-Pig Cop packs twin pistols.
Enter the cinema from the backside
One of the trapped women
The XBL port contains all three original episodes, plus the fourth from the Plutonium Pak.
Looking good in HD.
The right thumbstick controls your view up and down.
You can toggle the sidebar art on or off.
You can also toggle five levels of image smoothing (this is level 5.. no need to check your glasses).
You can also toggle a "motion blur" effect for when you fall or get shot.
The port tracks your stats for every level. Completionists rejoice!
A gallery of original concept art is included as a bonus.
You can toggle descriptions for each piece.
Characters maintain some detail up close.
Character shadows can be turned on or off.
You get a saved recording of that level when you die, and can jump back in at any point in the recording.
You can save replays and trade them with your friends.
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