Duke Nukem returns in a new adventure in a third-person platform game which hearkens back to the days of the original Duke Nukem
platformers, but this time with a 3D game engine. The story takes place in New York City, where Duke battles his way across towering skyscraper rooftops and through gritty subway stations on the hunt for power-hungry villain, Mech Morphix. Mutants of every kind are thrown at Duke as he chases down Morphix through eight large stages and avoids the green slime called GLOPP that is causing all the chaos.
There are over 25 different enemies Duke has to face such as Uzi-sporting alligators, ten-foot tall roach beasts, Fem-mechs (Female mutant robots with deadly whips) and the classic Pig Cop - all while spouting off his sarcastic one-liners and saving babes. There are nine weapons to choose from, such as the Golden Desert Eagle Pistol, pipe bombs, a machine gun, a rocket launcher, a pulse cannon, and others.
- "Duke Nukem: Projeto Manhattan - A Ameaça Mutante" -- Brazilian Windows title
- "DNMP" -- Informal name
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The Press Says
||May 19, 2002
||9.3 out of 10
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)
||85 out of 100
||May 24, 2002
||81 out of 100
|Game Over Online
||May 17, 2002
||81 out of 100
||Aug 23, 2002
||80 out of 100
||Aug 29, 2002
||4 out of 5
|PC Zone Benelux
||79 out of 100
|Next Level Gaming
||Jan 11, 2003
||77 out of 100
||Mar 30, 2002
||7.7 out of 10
||Jun 12, 2002
||13 out of 20
Developer Arush originally planned to do a remake of the original Duke Nukem
platform game. In the game's folders there still is a soundfile called "proton", where Duke talks about the enemy he fights against. Proton was his enemy in the original Duke Nukem
game from 1991. However, Arush then made up their own story with Morphix being the enemy.
Following the tradition started in Duke Nukem 3D
, the game includes a complete level editor hidden in the CD's folders.
The initial release included a limited edition collectors keychain. The silver colored metallic keychain is circular in design. One side says "Duke Nukem Manhattan Project" and shows the Statue of Liberty with Duke Nukem's signature radioactive (Nuke) symbol behind it. The other side has "NYC" in big letters and says "Good for one fare - Transit authority".
- In the first stage, there's an outdoor to the "Rats" play, a reference to Broadway's Cats.
- In the second stage, if you pick up a public phone you'll hear a woman's voice saying something like "I know you're searching something Duke, and I know how you feel. Follow the White Rabbit", a reference to The Matrix movie.
- Latter in the second stage, Duke must avoid some cars crossing a street. As he does it a couple of times, he says "what am I, a frog?", a reference to Frogger, the game.
According to some reports, some retailers were initially not intending to stock this game claiming that it would not sell very well due to it being a budget release.Information also contributed by
Daniel Saner and