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Release year: 1997 | Players: 1-4 players | Developed by 3D Realms
Duke Nukem 64 (N64) – Free and unblocked game (NO ROM) to play online
Duke Nukem 64 is a port of the MS-DOS PC game Duke Nukem 3D for the Nintendo 64. It is a first person shooter (FPS) starring musclebound womanizer Duke Nukem, full of crude humor, excessive violence, sexual imagery and surprisingly catchy one liners from the Duke himself.
Unfortunately, Duke Nukem 64 suffers from a severe case of port downgrade. The music from the original, which featured fast, testosterone pumping beats are now all gone, due to the N64’s limited hardware space. This is a massive disappointment, as Duke Nukem’s music perfectly conveys the character you are playing as. There IS music in menus, and… that’s it.
Along with this is the removal of 99% of the game’s sexual imagery, though this is quite understandable as Duke Nukem 64 was released at a time when Nintendo carried with it a kid-friendly connotation. Sexy posters were replaced, Strip clubs and adult stores were torn down and in their place rose gun shops and Duke Burger fast food chains, and the babes, whom players could previously mercy kill instead of save from the aliens, can now only be rescued.
So while players who came over from the original PC version will likely blanch at the almost jarring lack of perversion in the game, first timers aren’t really missing out on anything – and the replacements are still quite in-touch with the original feel and themes of Duke Nukem. Fret not though – Duke still gains extra health by urinating in bathrooms.
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That being said, there are plenty of new things to see in Duke Nukem 64. All weapons, save for the Laser Tripbomb, were redesigned completely to closer resemble real-life weapons(or appliance, in the case of some weapons), such as modeling the Pistol after the M1911 and the Shotgun after the Spas 12. The Shrinker/Expander is now a literal microwave. The rest of the weapons which didn’t get complete redesigns were instead stamped with Duke’s logo.
And in these weapons lies Duke Nukem 64’s entire gameplay – kick ass and chew gum, and you’re always out of gum. It’s not bland, despite that being all there is to do in the 28 stages available – there’s some platforming features, some navigational puzzles to solve and babes to rescue, and the over-the-top violence, exaggerated weapon upgrades and Duke’s constant one-liners keep things entertaining. Really, if this game had its soundtrack intact, it’d have been quite a classic for the ages, or at least a cult classic.
As it stands, Duke Nukem 64 was very, very close to becoming great. Instead, due to the lack of the series’ iconic music, the game is now merely ‘good’. New players technically aren’t missing anything, and returnees might get a kick out of the hilariously overpowered weapon upgrades.
Duke Nukem 64 game has only been ported to the Nintendo 64.