Duke Nukem 3D available now for 99 cents in the Android Market

November 1, 2011
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Everyone's favorite wisecracking untra-violent 1990s gaming icon has had Android in his sights for the last few months, and it's finally time for some alien-slaying action. Duke Nukem 3D, the iconic 1996 PC shooter, is now available in the Android Market. A single greenback will get you all the outdated pop culture references and pixelated gore that you could possibly want.

Developer Machineworks Northwest has been working on a faithful port of Duke Nukem 3D for a while, and if the initial release is any indication, the extra time spent on a touchscreen interface seems to have paid off. You can use the standard dual-stick console style controls or "Drag to look". The large install defaults to the SD card, and tablets and esoteric custom ROMS seem to be well-supported.

Unfortunately, only the first episode is included in the Market download. According to early comments, the game includes ads, despite being paid, and episodes two and three (Again, of this fifteen year old game) cost extra via in-app billing. Some are complaining of controls that are too small, especially on high-resolution devices, but others are excited to see the classic running so well. We'll let you be the judge - remember that you can uninstall the game within 15 minutes for a full refund.


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  • http://twitter.com/elmo61 Stephen Williamson

    pointless mentioning the ability to uninstall after 15minutes.. now games have massive downloads, means you dont get a chance to actually play them before the 15minutes are up. I understand why they have the separate install of the main game separately (so it can go on the sd card) but it just means your 15minutes timer starts before your actually download does.

    Now the top games are 200mb+ google need to bring back a longer refund period (1-2hours?)

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Michael Crider

      That’s a really good point. I suppose it’s possible to download and install a modern game and check it out in less than 15 minutes, unless you’re connected to wifi on a good home router or have LTE coverage, it’s pretty hard. Luckily, a lot of the top gales (but not Duke) have free trial versions.