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Duke Nukum: Episode 1 - Shrapnel City (DOS)

Duke Nukum: Episode 1 - Shrapnel City DOS The suspense is killing me!

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Description

In the year 1997, the maniacal Dr. Proton has developed mechanical creatures known as Techbots. Commanding an army of Techbots, the insane scientist intends to conquer the entire world. There is only one hero on Earth who can stop him with his guns and attitude: Duke Nukum.

Based on the same game engine as Crystal Caves, Duke Nukum, Episode 1: Shrapnel City is a side-scrolling shooter with platform elements. Most of the gameplay consists of shooting enemies and exploring the environments, trying to reach the exit and advance to the next stage. Some of the environment is destructible: obstacles can be eliminated by shooting them. Defeated enemies yield points to the player. Duke can also collect power-ups to increase his health or upgrade his gun, as well as pick up inventory items with special abilities. At the end of most levels the player may receive bonus points, depends on his performance and achievements unlocked during gameplay (e.g. destroying all security cameras).

The game is the first episode of a trilogy; each episode was released separately and also as a complete game. In this episode, Duke hunts for Dr. Proton in a ruined Los Angeles, fending off Techbots who try to stop him.

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Duke Nukum: Episode 1 - Shrapnel City DOS Some instructions
Duke Nukum: Episode 1 - Shrapnel City DOS Splash screen
Duke Nukum: Episode 1 - Shrapnel City DOS High score table
Duke Nukum: Episode 1 - Shrapnel City DOS The suspense is killing me!

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The DOS Spirit Dec 06, 2007 2 out of 6 33

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Trivia

References

In a later level of Episode 1, Dr Proton mentions iD Software's Commander Keen character whilst threatening Duke.

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Aleosha Soshin (94) added Duke Nukum: Episode 1 - Shrapnel City (DOS) on Aug 06, 2004