Developer: Interceptor Entertainment
Requirements: iOS 5.1 or later
Compatibility: iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch 3rd/4th/5th generation, and iPad
Age Rating: Infrequent/mild cartoon or fantasy violence, infrequent/mild horror/fear themes, infrequent/mild profanity or crude humor, infrequent/mild mature/suggestive themes
Availability: Out now
The Duke is back and he’s as ready as ever to shoot everything in sight, escape from the alien invaders and save the Earth.
Duke Nukem 2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is an action/platformer with the look and sound of the original 1991 game. The objectives are the same as always: gather the special bits you need, blast everything else in the way, take down the aliens and save the world. Just another day at the office for Duke.
The direction controls can be switched between a joystick button and a four way button cluster (both on the left side of the screen). The ever popular “fire” button will be on the right side of the screen. With either setup, the controls are translucent and mostly out of the way.
Don’t forget to save your game if you want to exit gameplay; the game won’t do it for you, so if you use the home or power button to drop out of the game you will lose your progress.
As mentioned in other articles here at AppleTell, the resurgence of the old 16 bit games of the early ’90s is a welcome enough sight. It’s fun to be able to play some of the old games on a new, portable platform. I would appreciate it more if the developers would take advantage of the improved hardware and bring the graphics and the sounds up to date, but Duke Nukem 2 for iPhone is true to the original and not a bad game. The controls were a bit touchy and it seemed like the sound wasn’t keeping up at points, but it is still Duke—still fun.
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