History VideoGame / DukeNukem3d

31st Jan '17 11:04:29 AM Kadorhal
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* CherryTapping: Duke's Mighty Foot, which is both an equippable weapon (except in the Live Arcade version, provided you have ammo of any kind), and available separately while you're holding another weapon, which led to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OByKugyIu4c the fantastic ability to kick with both feet simultaneously while walking]]. The precursor to the "melee" button found in many newer videogames.
* ChewBubblegum: Duke's line to open [=E3L1=] of Duke 3D.

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* CherryTapping: Duke's Mighty Foot, which is both an equippable weapon (except in the Live Arcade version, provided you have ammo of any kind), and available separately while you're holding another weapon, which led to [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OByKugyIu4c com/watch?v=-MXIbS6haqk the fantastic ability to kick with both feet simultaneously while walking]]. The precursor to the "melee" button [[QuickMelee melee button]] found in many newer videogames.
video games.
* ChewBubblegum: Duke's line to open [=E3L1=] of Duke 3D.[=E3L1=].
31st Jan '17 10:39:11 AM Kadorhal
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->''"Damn! Those alien bastards gonna pay for shooting up my ride!"''
->''"Nobody steals our chicks... and lives!"''
->''"It's time to kick ass and ChewBubblegum, and I'm all out of gum!"''
->''"Somebody's gonna friggin' pay for screwing up MY vacation!"''

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->''"Damn! Those alien bastards gonna pay for shooting up my ride!"''
->''"Nobody
ride!"''\\
''"Nobody
steals our chicks... and lives!"''
->''"It's
lives!"''\\
''"It's
time to kick ass and ChewBubblegum, and I'm all out of gum!"''
->''"Somebody's
gum!"''\\
''"Somebody's
gonna friggin' pay for screwing up MY vacation!"''



The game is packed with non-linearity; the player could take shortcuts to the end of the level and find secrets, and there were plenty of usable things, such as hydrants, fountains (which regenerate health) and light switches. While this is [[FollowTheLeader nothing new in our era]], at the time of its release, a fair amount of these elements were a novelty. As an early FPS, it has plenty of weapons (such as kicks, pistols, shotguns, chainguns, rocket launchers, pipebombs, wallmines, and even {{shrink ray}}s and a freeze gun) and items (Medkits, night vision goggles, steroids, a hologram device, a scuba gear and protective boots among others). Oh, and it also has a Multiplayer mode. It was also among the first FPS to use the z-axis and is still one of, if not the, best at integrating it into the majority of gameplay, rather than the occasional sniper and hidden target.

''3D'' has seen a handful of {{Expansion Pack}}s, with only one of these (''Plutonium Pak'') being made by 3DRealms. It added a new weapon, (the Expander) two new foes, and a fourth episode, where it's discovered that the aliens were capturing women to produce Queens, which can rapidly give birth to alien drones. The UpdatedRerelease, ''Atomic Edition'', included both the retail game and the ExpansionPack.

Three official themed level packs made by 3rd party developers were released for the game; ''Caribbean: Life's a Beach'', ''Nuclear Winter'', and ''Duke it out in D.C.''. The level packs featured themed pallette swapped weapons (i.e. a super soaker instead of a shotgun in the Caribbean pack), palette swapped enemies (i.e. Pig Cops wearing hula skirts or Santa outfits), a couple new enemies (a bouncing dinosaur life preserver in ''Caribbean'' and uzi-wielding feminist elves in ''Nuclear Winter''), and one new boss (Santa Claus in ''Nuclear Winter'').

The game also got several console ports, such as ''Duke Nukem 64'', ({{Nintendo 64}}) ''Duke Nukem: Total Meltdown'' (UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation}}) and versions for UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn, UsefulNotes/MegaDrive, XboxLiveArcade and mobile platforms.

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The game is packed with non-linearity; the player could take shortcuts to the end of the level and find secrets, and there were plenty of usable (and destructible) things, such as hydrants, fountains (which fountains, toilets (all of which regenerate health) and light switches. While this is [[FollowTheLeader nothing new in our era]], at the time of its release, a fair amount of these elements were a novelty. As an early FPS, it has plenty of weapons (such as kicks, pistols, shotguns, chainguns, rocket launchers, pipebombs, wallmines, and even {{shrink ray}}s and a freeze gun) and items (Medkits, night vision goggles, steroids, a hologram device, a scuba gear and protective boots among others). Oh, and it also has a Multiplayer mode. It was also among the first FPS to use the z-axis and is still one of, if not the, best at integrating it into the majority of gameplay, rather than the occasional sniper and hidden target.

''3D'' has seen a handful of {{Expansion Pack}}s, with only one of these (''Plutonium Pak'') being made by 3DRealms. It added a new weapon, (the Expander) two new foes, and a fourth episode, where it's discovered that the aliens were capturing women to produce Queens, which can rapidly give birth to alien drones. The An UpdatedRerelease, the ''Atomic Edition'', included both the retail original game and the ExpansionPack.

''Plutonium Pak''.

Three official themed level packs made by 3rd party developers were released for the game; ''Caribbean: Life's a Beach'', ''Nuclear Winter'', and ''Duke it out in D.C.''. The level packs featured themed pallette swapped palette-swapped weapons (i.e. a super soaker instead of a shotgun in the Caribbean pack), palette swapped enemies (i.e. Pig Cops wearing hula skirts or Santa outfits), a couple new enemies (a bouncing dinosaur life preserver in ''Caribbean'' and uzi-wielding feminist elves in ''Nuclear Winter''), and one new boss (Santa Claus in ''Nuclear Winter'').

The game also got several console ports, such as ''Duke Nukem 64'', ({{Nintendo 64}}) 64'' (UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}}), ''Duke Nukem: Total Meltdown'' (UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation}}) and versions for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis, UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn, UsefulNotes/MegaDrive, XboxLiveArcade UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade, and mobile platforms.



In March 2013, an officially sanctioned 3D-accelerated OpenGL port of the game and all its expansion packs was released on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} as the "Megaton Edition". The port was done by the indie group Devolver Digital, who are probably best known for publishing the indie hit ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami''. However, this edition was pulled from Steam in early 2016.

In September 2016, Gearbox announced ''Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour'' for PC, UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, and UsefulNotes/XboxOne: a new re-release featuring all the content of the ''Atomic Edition'' (the third-party expansions are not included) plus a brand-new fifth episode created by two of the original game's level designers, with a new musical score by the original composer, a new weapon and enemy, new and re-recorded Duke Talk by Creator/JonStJohn, and enhanced graphics, to be released in October 2016.

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In March 2013, an officially sanctioned 3D-accelerated OpenGL port of the game and all its expansion packs was released on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} as the "Megaton Edition". The port was done by the indie group Devolver Digital, who are probably best known for publishing the indie hit ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami''. ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami'' (and, ironically, ''VideoGame/SeriousSam'', which was known for its {{Take That}}s at ''Forever''[='=]s perennially-delayed release). However, Devolver eventually lost the license for this edition and it was pulled from Steam in early 2016.

In September 2016, Gearbox announced ''Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour'' for PC, UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, and UsefulNotes/XboxOne: a new re-release featuring all the content of the ''Atomic Edition'' (the third-party expansions are not included) plus a brand-new fifth episode created by two of the original game's level designers, with a new musical score by the original composer, a new weapon and enemy, new and re-recorded Duke Talk by Creator/JonStJohn, and enhanced graphics, to be released in October 2016.
that October.



* NoGearLevel: Duke is stripped of all of his weapons and inventory after being captured a two levels into the first episode, and starts the third level of the game, "Death Row", with zilch. However, a resourceful player will only spend only a maximum of a minute or so with only Duke's size 13 boot as a weapon, and this is the ONLY stage in anything ''Duke Nukem 3D'' related where this happens.
* NoNameGiven: Strangely enough, while ''Duke Nukem I'' names the main enemies the ''Techbots'' and Duke Nukem II names the aliens he faces the ''Rigelatins'', the alien race in Duke Nukem 3D is never given a real name. One FanNickname for them seems to be "''Alien Bastards''".

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* NoGearLevel: Duke is stripped of all of his weapons and inventory after being captured a two levels into the first episode, and starts the third level of the game, "Death Row", with zilch. However, a resourceful player will only spend only a maximum of a minute or so with only Duke's size 13 boot as a weapon, and this is the ONLY stage in anything ''Duke Nukem 3D'' related where this happens.
will only need to kick one Pig Cop to death with it before he can reclaim his pistol and acquire a new shotgun.
* NoNameGiven: Strangely enough, while ''Duke Nukem I'' names the main enemies the ''Techbots'' and Duke Nukem II names the aliens he faces the ''Rigelatins'', the alien race in Duke Nukem 3D is never given a real name. One FanNickname for them seems to be "''Alien Bastards''".Bastards''", after what he calls them for shooting up his ride at the start of the game.
3rd Jan '17 10:31:37 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* {{Badass}}: Duke starts every level by creaking his knuckles, and always has [[DeadpanSnarker a quip]] ready.
5th Dec '16 3:45:00 PM Xtifr
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'''''Duke Nukem 3D''''' is the {{third|Is3D}} game of the ''VideoGame/DukeNukem'' series. Unlike the previous installments, it's a FirstPersonShooter. It was the most controversial of the installments, due to its portrayal of women and erotic elements.

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'''''Duke ''Duke Nukem 3D''''' 3D'' is the {{third|Is3D}} game of the ''VideoGame/DukeNukem'' series. Unlike the previous installments, it's a FirstPersonShooter. It was the most controversial of the installments, due to its portrayal of women and erotic elements.
24th Nov '16 10:49:46 AM Joylock
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* SequelEscalation: The new ''Alien World Order'' episode in ''20th Anniversary World Tour''; ammo is a lot more common than in the original, but you fight ''a lot'' more enemies at once as well. Overall the new campaign takes advantage of modern systems to do things that were technically possible in the original engine but couldn't be done due to system limitations at the time.
27th Oct '16 2:19:11 PM jameygamer
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* FinalBoss: The Cycloid Emperor fills this role in the original three episodes and two of the expansion packs; he touts Devastator ammo in all three fights. In "The Birth", the Queen is the last enemy and the hardest since she can electrify the water you're swimming in and birth reinforcements. As for the Christmas expansion, Santa Claus himself appears in the last level of the pack when you enter his office, and he's similar to fighting a Dukematch opponent. [[spoiler: The ;;Alien World Order;; Episode 5 for the game's 20th anniversary has a reskinned Cycloid Emperor with a flamethrower]].

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* FinalBoss: The Cycloid Emperor fills this role in the original three episodes and two of the expansion packs; he touts Devastator ammo in all three fights. In "The Birth", the Queen is the last enemy and the hardest since she can electrify the water you're swimming in and birth reinforcements. As for the Christmas expansion, Santa Claus himself appears in the last level of the pack when you enter his office, and he's similar to fighting a Dukematch opponent. [[spoiler: The ;;Alien ''Alien World Order;; Order'' Episode 5 for the game's 20th anniversary has a reskinned Cycloid Emperor with a flamethrower]].
27th Oct '16 2:18:45 PM jameygamer
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* FinalBoss: The Cycloid Emperor fills this role in the original three episodes and two of the expansion packs; he touts Devastator ammo in all three fights. In "The Birth", the Queen is the last enemy and the hardest since she can electrify the water you're swimming in and birth reinforcements. As for the Christmas expansion, Santa Claus himself appears in the last level of the pack when you enter his office, and he's similar to fighting a Dukematch opponent. The "Alien World Order" Episode 5 for the game's 20th anniversary has a reskinned Cycloid Emperor with a flamethrower.

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* FinalBoss: The Cycloid Emperor fills this role in the original three episodes and two of the expansion packs; he touts Devastator ammo in all three fights. In "The Birth", the Queen is the last enemy and the hardest since she can electrify the water you're swimming in and birth reinforcements. As for the Christmas expansion, Santa Claus himself appears in the last level of the pack when you enter his office, and he's similar to fighting a Dukematch opponent. [[spoiler: The "Alien ;;Alien World Order" Order;; Episode 5 for the game's 20th anniversary has a reskinned Cycloid Emperor with a flamethrower.flamethrower]].
27th Oct '16 2:17:09 PM jameygamer
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** The ''20th Anniversary World Tour'' degrades all three main bosses from the original 3 episodes for Episode 5, and in one level, "Bloody Hell", a cathedral has at least one mini version of each of the bosses (the Battlelord, Overlord and Cycloid Emperor) stationed outside it. [[spoiler: The level ends with a full-sized Cycloid Emperor, but he's not counted as a full boss and an exit panel is right behind him (a full-sized Battlelord follows in a later level).]]



** Almost all of the episode bosses can or will have some help with them when confronted. The Battlelord initially attacks solo, but there are three babes in his arena that, if killed by accident, will summon other enemies. The Overlord on all versions has a bunch of Slimer Pods in his room (they can be destroyed before he appears), the Cycloid Emperor has Troopers behind him in the main game (killing a cheerleader will bring out Alien Commanders) and the ''Life's a Beach'' expansion also can have him assisted by the bouncing rubber monsters, and the Queen has Aliens and Octobrains and can birth more. The reskinned Cycloid Emperor in "Alien World Order" has Pig Cops in flying cars around him.
** The exceptions are Santa Claus in ''Nuclear Winter'', the Cycloid Emperor rematch in ''Duke it out in D.C.'', and all bosses in the N64 version; the Overlord still has the Slimer Pods on the harder difficulties, but the others are fought solo.

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** Almost all of the episode bosses can or will have some help with them when confronted. The Battlelord initially attacks solo, but there are three babes in his arena that, if killed by accident, will summon other enemies. The Overlord on all versions has a bunch of Slimer Pods in his room (they can be destroyed before he appears), the Cycloid Emperor has Troopers behind him in the main game (killing a cheerleader will bring out Alien Commanders) and the ''Life's a Beach'' expansion also can have him assisted by the bouncing rubber monsters, and the Queen has Aliens and Octobrains and can birth more. [[spoiler: The reskinned Cycloid Emperor in "Alien ''Alien World Order" Order'' has Pig Cops in flying cars around him.
him]].
** The exceptions are Santa Claus in ''Nuclear Winter'', the Cycloid Emperor rematch in ''Duke it out in D.C.'', and all bosses in the N64 [=N64=] version; the Overlord still has the Slimer Pods on the harder difficulties, but the others are fought solo.



* PlayingWithFire: The "Alien World Order" episode from the 20th Anniversary edition adds new troopers with flamethrowers (these guys will self-destruct when killed), and the new Cycloid Emperor at the end of the episode also has a flamethrower. The episode also adds a flamethrower for Duke to use. Torching a non-boss enemy will sap their health down quickly (it will kill the weaker enemies), but stepping on flamethrower fire or getting hit yourself will send your health plummeting.

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* PlayingWithFire: The "Alien ''Alien World Order" Order'' episode from the 20th Anniversary ''20th Anniversary'' edition adds new troopers with flamethrowers (these guys will self-destruct when killed), and the [[spoiler: new Cycloid Emperor Emperor]] at the end of the episode also has a flamethrower. The episode also adds a flamethrower for Duke to use. Torching a non-boss enemy will sap their health down quickly (it will kill the weaker enemies), but stepping on flamethrower fire or getting hit yourself will send your health plummeting.
27th Oct '16 2:09:44 PM jameygamer
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* PlayingWithFire: The "Alien World Order" episode from the 20th Anniversary edition adds new troopers with flamethrowers (these guys will self-destruct when killed), and the new Cycloid Emperor at the end of the episode also has a flamethrower. The episode also adds a flamethrower for Duke to use. Torching a non-boss enemy will sap their health down quickly (it will kill the weaker enemies), but stepping on flamethrower fire or getting hit yourself will send your health plummeting.
27th Oct '16 2:05:33 PM jameygamer
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* FinalBoss: The Cycloid Emperor fills this role in the original three episodes and two of the expansion packs; he touts Devastator ammo in all three fights. In "The Birth", the Queen is the last enemy and the hardest since she can electrify the water you're swimming in and birth reinforcements. As for the Christmas expansion, Santa Claus himself appears in the last level of the pack when you enter his office, and he's similar to fighting a Dukematch opponent.
* FirstPersonShooter

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* FinalBoss: The Cycloid Emperor fills this role in the original three episodes and two of the expansion packs; he touts Devastator ammo in all three fights. In "The Birth", the Queen is the last enemy and the hardest since she can electrify the water you're swimming in and birth reinforcements. As for the Christmas expansion, Santa Claus himself appears in the last level of the pack when you enter his office, and he's similar to fighting a Dukematch opponent.
opponent. The "Alien World Order" Episode 5 for the game's 20th anniversary has a reskinned Cycloid Emperor with a flamethrower.
* FirstPersonShooterFirstPersonShooter: A major one in the genre.
* FlunkyBoss:
** Almost all of the episode bosses can or will have some help with them when confronted. The Battlelord initially attacks solo, but there are three babes in his arena that, if killed by accident, will summon other enemies. The Overlord on all versions has a bunch of Slimer Pods in his room (they can be destroyed before he appears), the Cycloid Emperor has Troopers behind him in the main game (killing a cheerleader will bring out Alien Commanders) and the ''Life's a Beach'' expansion also can have him assisted by the bouncing rubber monsters, and the Queen has Aliens and Octobrains and can birth more. The reskinned Cycloid Emperor in "Alien World Order" has Pig Cops in flying cars around him.
** The exceptions are Santa Claus in ''Nuclear Winter'', the Cycloid Emperor rematch in ''Duke it out in D.C.'', and all bosses in the N64 version; the Overlord still has the Slimer Pods on the harder difficulties, but the others are fought solo.
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