Duke Nukem 2 Review – For the oldies
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Interceptor Entertainment
Version #: 1.1
Date Released: 2013-04-02
Developer: Interceptor Entertainment ApS
Price: 1.99User Rating:
Some 20 years ago the first Duke Nukem game splashed into the gaming industry on the now considered obsolete and primitive game consoles of yesteryear. While I must admit that I was not even born at that period, Duke Nukem undoubtedly contributed to a substantial part of my childhood.
So it was great to see how Duke Nukem 2, in full 8 bit glory took a return to the stage by making its way to the iOS platform. Of course, as a port of a pretty ancient classic, do not expect state of the art graphics or whatnot. Its amazing how a small iPhone is able to replicate better standards of graphics compared to the television based consoles of two decades back.
For those who have never heard of this 90s classic, gameplay is rather simple to understand. A side scrolling platform, navigate the character around with the joystick while blasting monsters that come in your way.
Speaking of which, the control system has a virtual joystick and button superimposed upon the game screen, so those with large thumbs might find it a little tricky to get used to. It would have been nice to see a sensitivity tweaking control being placed as an option to suit different thumb sizes better.
Priced at $1.99, Duke Nukem 2 appears to be more geared towards the older ones who want to relive what was one of the pioneers of video games. However, for the younger generation who want to give it a shot, this is one great game to try out.
Would I Buy Again:Yes
Who Is It For:90s kids
What I Like:Game stays true to its roots
What I Don't Like:While a legend of yesteryear, game is rather boring compared to standards of today
Final Statement:Don't talk just shoot
THE KING IS BACK!
DUKE NUKEM 2 - 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION FOR iOS!
TOUCH ARCADE: ".. Time to kick ** and chew bubble gum!"
Duke Nukem II is everything you'd want from an action game. Duke blasts his way through your screen with enough firepower to wake your neighbors.
In 1993 Apogee released Duke Nukem II. Its explosive action made it an instant side-scrolling classic.
20 years later, Interceptor Entertainment and 3DRealms have teamed up to bring Duke Nukem II back.
Duke Nukem II for iOS lets you experience this 90?s classic all over again on the most popular gaming platform in the world!
- Smooth Side Scrolling Action
- Insane VGA Graphics
- 256 Eye Popping Colors
- Kick A** Weapons
- Amazing Interactive Environments
- 32 Action Packed Levels
- Full Touch Screen Support
- Brutal New Artwork and Music
- Save/Load, Replay and Track Your Highscores
Article By Eng Wei Jie
A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.
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