October 18, 1999

What Makes an Instant Classic?

What makes an instant classic? That's what the Planet Nukem site asked in their article entitled "Features that made Duke Nukem 3D an instant classic". In this article, they list 10 different portions of Duke Nukem (the game and the character) that make up the entire mystique. Some of their features include "Lead character", "The humor", "The Build editor", and of course, "The strippers". Here's a few quotes from the article:

* I talked with a friend who runs a local software store and he says that the original Duke 3D sells more copies than Quake 2 does in a given month.

* There are few games that have a theme song as memorable as Duke's.

* Duke 3D raised the bar above goofy shooters like Doom with Pink demons and (compared to today) squeaky clean gameplay.

A lot more was said about Duke Nukem 3D in this article, so make sure to check it out! Unfortunately, we missed this when it was first put online back in mid August, but hey, better late than never, eh?

Posted by Joe Siegler on October 18, 1999 at 1:00 PM | Permalink
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