Eight year old
Kid genius, Billy Blaze, is in his backyard fort testing out his newly built Photachyon
Transceiver. Simply put, it's an instantaneous radio that can pick up signals anywhere in
While listening to an alien sitcom, "My Favorite Yorp", Billy hears a disturbing
message. Bzzt...grdddz...oment of great triumph...ferrrt... ast the Milky Way will
be..zzz...terly estroyed...buzzt...can stop us now. We will remake...biipp...galaxy in the
name...zzzzt...of the Gannalech. Power to the race! Pow...rrp...to the Shikadi!...bizzp!
"So the Shikadi are planning to destroy the galaxy, huh?", thinks Billy.
"Sounds like a job for... Commander Keen!"
In episode one (episode four, overall of all the Keen games), "Secret of the
Oracle", Keen rockets to an alien planet to rescue the Keepers of the Oracle, who are
the only ones capable of helping Keen find out more about the Shikadi. Who are the Shikadi
and why are they planning to use our Galaxy as target practice!
After completing the mission in episode one, Keen learns of the Shikadi's enormous ship,
which doubles as the largest weapon ever built. So in episode two, titled "The
Armageddon Machine", Keen faces his greatest challenge yet--to save the Galaxy!
Both episode one "Secret of the Oracle", and episode two "The Armageddon
Machine", are packed with exciting features, but episode two is a much bigger game.
- Incredible smooth scrolling EGA graphics (VGA compatible) and
- Tilted perspective--gives all levels the appearance of depth
- 1.6 Megs graphics for episode one, a lot more in episode two.
- Ad Lib soundtrack.
- 14 creatures in episode one, 20 all-new creatures in episode
- Three skill levels, which actually add new creatures to the
- Ending animated sequence.
- Hundreds and hundreds of screens to explore, with HUGE levels.
- Keen has new abilities, such as hanging onto ledges and
pulling himself up.
Don't forget to check out our 10th
Anniversary Look back at Commander Keen!
Also, don't forget to check out the
original Commander Keen, "Invasion
of the Vorticons".
December 15, 1991.