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Brief Game Reviews: Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate My Babysitter

In my mind, this is the greatest 2D platforming game ever made. The team at iD really honed there level-design skills to a sharp point after five previous platformers. 40 more words

Brief Game Reviews: Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes

This is, in my opinion, the best Keen game in the original trilogy. The level design is top notch. The last level is an especially brutal exercise in landing jumps right, but it’s rewarding to finish. 21 more words

Brief Game Reviews: Commander Keen 3: Keen Must Die

Despite raving over what great games Commander Keen 4 and 5 are, this isn’t such a great game. You can teleport your way to the end of the game after playing one level if you know what you’re doing. 28 more words

Brief Game Reviews: Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle

This is another classic. I feel the level design in this is better than in 5. Also, there’s more variety in the levels, e.g. a snow level, a lava level, etc. 18 more words

Brief Game Reviews: Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine

There are a lot of good things to say about this game. In some ways, it’s better than Sonic… or even Mario. The levels are more puzzle-like. 66 more words

Brief Game Reviews: Commander Keen: Episode 1

I’m going to share a really controversial opinion I think the six Commander Keen games are more fun than the original Mario Bros. trilogy. You have to understand the context. 123 more words

Commander Keen (series, DOS) is the Retro Game of the Week for 9 January, 2017

Released: 1990
Publisher:  3D Realms (Apogee)
Developer: Id Software
Platform: DOS
Genre: Platformer
Played on: DOSBox, keyboard

Commander Keen was an early effort by the now-famous Id Software, famous for Quake and Doom that is essentially a scrolling platformer, something that was not really seen on the IBM PC in those days but were basically ubiquitous on consoles with such games as Super Mario Bros.. 136 more words