Game History - Duke Nukum: Episode 1 - Shrapnel City - 1991
In the year 1997, the maniacal Dr. Proton has developed mechanical creatures known
as Techbots. Commanding an army of Techbots, the insane scientist intends to conquer
the entire world. There is only one hero on Earth who can stop him with his guns and
attitude: Duke Nukum.
Based on the same game engine as Crystal Caves, Duke Nukum, Episode 1: Shrapnel
City is a side-scrolling shooter with platform elements. Most of the gameplay
consists of shooting enemies and exploring the environments, trying to reach the exit
and advance to the next stage. Some of the environment is destructible: obstacles can
be eliminated by shooting them. Defeated enemies yield points to the player. Duke can
also collect power-ups to increase his health or upgrade his gun, as well as pick up
inventory items with special abilities. At the end of most levels the player may
receive bonus points, depends on his performance and achievements unlocked during
gameplay (e.g. destroying all security cameras).
The game is the first episode of a trilogy; each episode was released separately
and also as a complete game. In this episode, Duke hunts for Dr. Proton in a ruined
Los Angeles, fending off Techbots who try to stop him.
Game history from Moby Games
Game created by Apogee Software, Ltd. in 1991
File Download - Duke1-1991.zip