Duke Nukem: Episode 3: Trapped in the future
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Due to technical limitations the game world scrolls by shifting 8x8 "blocks" rather than individual pixels.
The game is set in the year 1997 (which was the "near future" at the time of game release). Dr. Proton is a madman, determined to take over the world with his army of Techbots.
After the game's release, Apogee became aware of a Captain Planet villain called Duke Nukem, and to avoid a lawsuit Apogee renamed the 2.0 version of its game Duke Nukum, having rejected the idea of discarding the pun on "nuke" and respelling the name Newcomb or Newcombe. It later turned out that Duke Nukem was not a registered name, so Apogee registered it and used the original Duke Nukem name in the sequels.
players: single player
input: joystick, keyboard
distribution: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk, download
sound: PC speaker
Abandonware DOS popularity: low