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Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes (PlayStation)

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60
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Description

In the distant future, vicious aliens rule the Earth. Only bodacious babes survive, enslaved by the hostile alien overlords. The women and the world need a hero. And there's only one man big enough for the job! With a new arsenal of destructive weapons and a legion of sinister new enemies, Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes (formerly Planet of the Babes) is heart-pounding Duke action at its most savage.

Features 23 levels including 16 singleplayer levels, 4 challenging training areas, and 6 multiplayer levels; A.I. assisted Babes that fight alongside Duke; High-tech inventory items - X-Ray goggles, Jetpack, Teleporter, High-tech Duke shades; A new arsenal of weapons - Blaster, Flamer, RPG, and Grenade Launcher ' All new enemies - Mutant Gorillas, Hunter Killer Chicks, and Hoglodytes plus Pig Cops and the Cyberbrain; 3 1st person split screen modes for two player Duke matches.

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Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes PlayStation Babe got shot by a giant rat.
Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes PlayStation She tells Duke what happened.
Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes PlayStation I wonder if something will happen when I shoot at that nuke.
Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes PlayStation Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Duke Nukem: Planet of the Babes" -- Working title

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User Reviews

This game is one of the most hilarious shooters ever! Marty Rourke (11) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Quebec Gamers Dec 09, 2013 7.3 out of 10 73
Playzone Feb 19, 2001 66 out of 100 66
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 19, 2001 13 out of 20 65
GameSpot Oct 11, 2000 6.2 out of 10 62
Gamekult May 02, 2001 5 out of 10 50
IGN Dec 20, 2000 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Bug

The initial release of the game had a bug which prevented playing the game through. It was removed from the shops in less than a week, and the new version came out the same month.

Title

The original title Duke Nukem: Planet of the Babes ran into legal trouble with the Planet of the Apes franchise holders forcing a last minute change to Land of the Babes. Producer Phil Gelber had this to say in an interview with 3D Realms:
Q: How much of an irritation or an issue was it regarding the name change from Planet of the Babes to Land of the Babes?

A: It was pretty irritating from the standpoint that we had been using the name for a while, and although it was a great name, Land of the Babes wasn't a take off of Planet of the Apes. To be honest, there really isn't enough material to base a good game on Planet of the Apes.

Q: Once you found out the name of the game had to be changed, how much of the game itself did that affect? Did you make any other changes to the game besides the name?

A: Like I mentioned above, we really didn't have any Planet of the Apes materials in the game, so the changes were minor. We had to change all the title screens, and the like, as well as change a few audio lines. For example you won't get to hear Duke say, "You damn dirty apes." Shame some people just can't take a joke.
The full text can be found at: http://www.3drealms.com/news/lotbint2.html

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Brolin Empey (700) added Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes (PlayStation) on Apr 04, 2001