History Videogame / BioMenace

14th Aug '17 1:23:08 AM Arima
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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Bio Menace'' feels very similar to ''VideoGame/DukeNukemI'', an earlier shoot-em-up platformer that was developed by the same company.
4th Aug '17 11:33:59 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* YouHave48Hours: At the end of the first episode, the BigBad gives the governments of the world 48 hours to submit to him, lest he release more monsters.
9th Apr '16 1:16:07 PM AlphaHandingGems
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''Bio Menace'' is a 2D, side-scrolling, PlatformGame both developed and published by Apogee Software in 1993 for DOS. It was built on a licensed version of Creator/{{id Software}}'s ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen'' GameEngine, and was known as ''Bio Hazard'' during production. Apart from the engine and Bobby Fisher's musical score, all in-game content was created by the game's designer, Jim Norwood.

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''Bio Menace'' is a 2D, side-scrolling, PlatformGame both developed and published by Apogee Software in 1993 for DOS. It was built on a licensed version of Creator/{{id Software}}'s ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen'' GameEngine, and was known as ''Bio Hazard'' during production. Apart from the engine and Bobby Fisher's Prince's musical score, all in-game content was created by the game's designer, Jim Norwood.



* LifeMeter: Both the player and the bosses have this in the bar format.



* LockedDoor

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* LockedDoorLockedDoor:



* RobotBuddy: It's even called "Robo-Buddy"

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* RobotBuddy: It's even called "Robo-Buddy""Robo-Buddy" in some versions.
16th Feb '16 10:48:53 AM AlphaHandingGems
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* TheCameo: ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen'' is one of the hostages that Snake rescues in the second game. To Keen's chagrin, Snake mistakenly [[RunningGag calls him "Captain" Keen]].

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* TheCameo: ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen'' VideoGame/{{CommanderKeen}} is one of the hostages that Snake rescues in the second game. To Keen's chagrin, Snake mistakenly [[RunningGag calls him "Captain" Keen]].



* ShoutOut
** ''Commander Keen'' is one of the hostages.

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* ShoutOut
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** ''Commander Keen'' Commander Keen is one of the hostages.



** A secret room in Episode 2, Level 10, has lots of shout-outs, including [[spoiler: characters and items from ''Commander Keen'', ''Monster Bash'' and ''Duke Nukem'', logos of ''Apogee Software'' and ''id Software'', as well as cameos of three Apogee staff members]].

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** A secret room in Episode 2, Level 10, has lots of shout-outs, including [[spoiler: characters and items from ''Commander Keen'', ''Monster Bash'' and ''Duke Nukem'', logos of ''Apogee Software'' Apogee Software and ''id Software'', id Software, as well as cameos of three Apogee staff members]].
17th Nov '14 1:21:07 PM AlphaHandingGems
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** In Episode 2, Level 10, [[spoiler: Jim Norwood, George Broussard and Scott Miller from Apogee are hiding in one secret room]].



* EasterEgg: In Episode 2, Level 10, [[spoiler: there is a secret room where the developers of the game are]].

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* EasterEgg: In Episode 2, Level 10, [[spoiler: there is a secret room where the developers of the game are]].are, as well as characters and items from some ''id'' and ''Apogee'' games]].
17th Nov '14 1:15:11 PM AlphaHandingGems
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* Shareware: The first Episode was originally released as shareware, Episodes 2 and 3 being commercial. The entire game was released as freeware in 2005.

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* Shareware: {{Shareware}}: The first Episode was originally released as shareware, Episodes 2 and 3 being commercial. The entire game was released as freeware in 2005.
17th Nov '14 1:14:23 PM AlphaHandingGems
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* ShareWare: The first Episode was originally released as shareware, Episodes 2 and 3 being commercial. The entire game was released as freeware in 2005.

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* ShareWare: Shareware: The first Episode was originally released as shareware, Episodes 2 and 3 being commercial. The entire game was released as freeware in 2005.
17th Nov '14 1:12:46 PM AlphaHandingGems
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* ShoutOut
** ''Commander Keen'' is one of the hostages.
** Episode 2, Level 10 has a statue of Yorp, an enemy character from the first ''Commander Keen'' game.
** A secret room in Episode 2, Level 10, has lots of shout-outs, including [[spoiler: characters and items from ''Commander Keen'', ''Monster Bash'' and ''Duke Nukem'', logos of ''Apogee Software'' and ''id Software'', as well as cameos of three Apogee staff members]].
17th Nov '14 12:40:45 PM AlphaHandingGems
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* EasterEgg: In Episode 2, Level 10, [[spoiler: there is a secret room where the developers of the game are]].
* EnterSolutionHere: Some levels have puzzles where five switches must be pressed in the correct order to get bonus items. This right combination is revealed in another part of the level. The player has only one attempt to solve the puzzle. If they fail, there's sometimes a punishment. For example in Episode 1, Level 4, the platform Snake stands on (when pressing the switches) will disappear and he will fall into a pit full of spikes.


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* LockedDoor
** Most levels have at least one door or force-field that must be opened or turned off with a crystal shard or a keycard.
** An interesting variation: there are locked closets in many levels which are opened with keys. Most of them contain bonus item but some may have shards that are needed to open locked doors or turn off force-fields that block the path of the player.


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* SecretLevel: At least one in each episode, the player must collect special Secret Level Gems to access these.


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* ShareWare: The first Episode was originally released as shareware, Episodes 2 and 3 being commercial. The entire game was released as freeware in 2005.
8th Aug '14 8:49:07 PM Angeldeb82
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* DamselInDistress: The female hostages.



* DistressedDamsel: The female hostages.
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