Duke Nukem II smashes its way onto your iPhone and iPad

By , Apr 3, 2013

Duke Nukem II 1.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 001)

As promised, Interceptor Entertainment and 3D Realms today launched Duke Nukem II for the iPhone and iPad on the App Store. The legendary game has made it to Apple’s mobile platform as part of its 20th anniversary. Generation Y readers will remember that the original Duke Nukem II had been released way back in 1993 for Microsoft’s DOS.

It was then followed by Duke Nukem 3D in 1996, a Nintendo Game Boy Color port in 1999 and Duke Nukem Forever in 2011. The iOS version is an enhanced port of the original, which means souped up VGA graphics, a new soundtrack, online leaderboards and more. If you’ve enjoyed the original release, you’ll be delighted to know that all of the 32 original levels have made it to the iOS version…

Key features include, per iTunes release notes:

• smooth side scrolling action
• insane VGA graphics
• 256 eye popping colors
• kick A** weapons
• amazing interactive environments
• 32 action packed levels
• full touch screen support
• brutal new artwork and music
• save/load, replay and track your highscores

A few screenies.

Duke Nukem II 1.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 002)

Duke Nukem II 1.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 003)

Duke Nukem II 1.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 004)

The storyline, as is often the case, is just an excscuse for blowing stuff up and calls for pesky aliens. It’s “futuristic” 1998 and the slimy extra terrestrials kidnap Duke to use his gray matter for some mind control of the human race.

Duke, of course, must come to the rescue, destroy the alien scumbag, save the planet and bring peace and prosperity to mankind.

Duke Nukem II, a 47.6MB download, costs just two bucks, which buys you a universal binary which runs natively on both your iPhone and iPad.

The game is compatible with all iPads, the iPhone 4S and iPhone and equivalent iPod touch devices.

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  • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

    Ugly 8 Bit Game

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      look old and lame

      • http://twitter.com/nAcolz Acolz

        It is old. Duke came out in ’98. It’s supposed to be like this, it’s a classic.

  • http://twitter.com/Grolubao Grolubao

    Insane VGA graphics! :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      lame as hell

  • http://twitter.com/rares_andrei_96 Rares

    Am I the only one who thinks that this game is pure crap? I mean “256 eye popping colours”.This is like saying”Hey look,my phone has up to 5 polyphonic ringtones.And what the hell,requires ip4s?really?even the 2g can run this game.I spoke to the dev and it says that old emulated games doesn’t have source code,but carmageddon runs pretty well on ip4,I think even on 3GS,and the price,2 dollars?…no comment.

    • Chuck Finley

      a. You’re an idiot kid who probably only cares about graphics in new games like the rest of this moronic generation.

      b. It’s a joke from back in the day, when 256 colours was actually a feat in computer gaming.

      • http://twitter.com/rares_andrei_96 Rares

        First,i didn’t insult you so watch your mouth.
        Second,do you think that in 2013,256 colours is a big deal?
        Third,who doesn’t care about the graphics nowadays?

      • http://twitter.com/rares_andrei_96 Rares

        And how come it is available on ipad 1 with 256 mb RAM and A4 but NOT on iphone 4 with 512 mb RAM and A4 ?

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        who cares both tose devices are out dated

      • http://twitter.com/nAcolz Acolz

        It is!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        10000% true

      • http://twitter.com/nAcolz Acolz

        THEY AREN’T MAKING 256 COLOURS AS A BIG DEAL. IT’S A JOKE!!
        How could you even take that seriously? Are you ill?

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        we are right .. .there is no point in putting old crap games like this on our new powerful IOS hardware…

      • http://twitter.com/rares_andrei_96 Rares

        Dafuq 0_0 ? Are you replying to your own comments?

      • http://twitter.com/yashgorana Yash Gorana

        nope….see the name next to his name … *replied to icon* Chuck Finley

      • Gorgonphone

        i hit reply instead of edit by mistake sorry that ended life as you know it..lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mohammed-Jameel/100003062583702 Mohammed Jameel

      Playing a game for graphics is like watching porn for the story >> http://9gag.com/gag/3417185

      • http://www.facebook.com/living4angel Pankaj Rana

        “Playing a game for graphics is like watching porn for the story” but if u dont care about graphics then ” Its like masturbating while watching powerpuff girls cartoon” :P :P

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      10000% true

    • Guest

      Playing a game for graphics is like watching porn for the story!

    • http://twitter.com/S_Lacertosa Stefano

      I agree it’s malarkey

    • http://twitter.com/nAcolz Acolz

      It’s supposed to be sarcastic. The game is from last frickin century!

    • http://twitter.com/nAcolz Acolz

      Btw. it is supported even on the 3GS you idiot, atleast open the AppStore link.

    • http://twitter.com/nAcolz Acolz

      If you didn’t get it.. it’s a 20 years old game.

  • http://twitter.com/MHCsk MHCsk

    It’s already avaible on iOS for a long time, since it is a part of iDOS app, which is free.

    • http://twitter.com/MHCsk MHCsk

      However, the game itself is still just a pile of donkeydicks.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        lol soooooo true… and it looks like 1993

  • seyss

    just one big word: FAIL

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      exactly

  • http://www.facebook.com/shiiosavila Shiios Avila

    You should do more tweak reviews and leave the games to review sites such as toucharcade (unless it is jailbreak related, but if it is sponsored and you are getting paid, then it is all fine) . Just saying cause you’ve been missing lots of tweaks lately. (N stats comes to mind) that I visit modmyI for the latest tweaks . But I still like this site better because of the community and the insightful reviews of the bloggers.

    • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

      Why? The website’s called iDownloadBlog. Not iJailbreak blog. Personally I think the non-jailbreak topics keep it fresh, I’d just get bored if it was all about jailbreak.

      • http://www.facebook.com/shiiosavila Shiios Avila

        Probably overeacted since some of my new favorite tweaks did not get reviewed ;p

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    umm hey why not just give us some dinosaur fossils also… i dont want all these crapy old 16 bit and 8 bit games on my 2013 powerful ipad 4… please give me at least PS2 and PS3 games

  • http://twitter.com/S_Lacertosa Stefano

    “Just two bucks”

  • Goku63

    Just a message:
    It’s the history of modern gamig!
    Please fuckin stop cursing the game!
    it’s preety awesome.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      its as awesome as a 12 inch black and white tv

      • Goku63

        it said it has 256 eye-popping colours, how the hell can I play it on a B&W tv?

  • Tom

    Download free with app cake

    • http://www.facebook.com/imme.notabadperson Mjr Knight Overlord

      It is not accepted here to talk about apps, and others things that are piracy of the devs hard work!!!

  • Tom

    The game does look like crap lol

    • http://twitter.com/nAcolz Acolz

      Oh my god. Do you even know what you’re talking about? This game is a classic basically from the last century. What did you expect from Duke Nukem II? It’s 20 years old!

  • http://twitter.com/jacobtf Jacob Nørgaard

    Not that I mind, since I never really like the game that much back when, but I still fail to see why it can’t run on iPhone 4. The actual hardware it ran on back in the days, had far less powerful CPUs and much less memory.

    Smells of really bad programming, and certainly not a rewrite. Most likely some sort of pseudoport of a unoptimized emulator. That’s not something I’d support.