Classic Platformer 'Duke Nukem 2' Hits the App Store

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Classic shareware game Duke Nukem 2 was released for the iPhone and the iPad today, allowing the 1993 hit to be revisited by fans of the series. Duke Nukem 2 is a sidescrolling platformer, where the goal is to proceed through the level grabbing weapons and annihilating enemies.

    The iOS version of the game features the 32 levels of the original, along with quick saves and online leaderboards.
    Duke Nukem 2 can be downloaded from the App Store for $1.99. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Classic Platformer 'Duke Nukem 2' Hits the App Store
  2. macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2010
    Does anyone care?

    I never thought this game was all that... especially compared to ones these days. $1.99 for a nostalgia game, no thanks.

    $10 says they just used a dosbox wrapper of some kind...
  3. macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2012
    How else was I supposed to play this game on a touch only device lol
  4. macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2006
    Aussie living in Canada
  5. macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2013
    Just finished Duke Nukem 3d, so I think I'll bag this one!
  6. macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007

    The App Store has really screwed up people's ability to judge how much a game is worth. Recall when Trism was first released it was $9.99, and people said it was an amazing price?

    Now people whine when a developer has the audacity to select price tier 2 (US$1.99) on iTunes Connect.

    I'd say this is worth at least $4.99, but I've found many ports to iOS have crappy controls. Has anyone bought this? How are the controls? I'd rather not pay, regardless of price, until I'm reassured they're good.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011

  8. macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2010
    I have nothing against paying 10, or even 40 bucks for a good mobile app. but i do have a gripe against 2 for a game that has crappy controls, outdated graphics, and brings nothing new. It also was an extremely easy port, as the dosbox wrapper has been in circulation for a while now.

    In short, I want my $2!!!
  9. macrumors 65816

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    Germany, Europe
    Well, for $1,99 and all your expertise - you could have known before :confused:

    Siri :D
  10. macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    Doesn't that (bold) go without saying on an 'i' device?
  11. macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2007
    Wicked Better Off Dead reference! :D
  12. macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    City of Angels
  13. macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
    Gesture recognition via the camera? There have been demo apps that can track head movement via the iphone's camera.

    Use of the volume buttons?

    Power / home buttons? (possible to repurpose on a JB device)

    Remote logging in from another computer via one of the many VNC apps in iTunes?

    Manipulation of the magnetic field around the iphone? (ie waving a magnet near it - that's how the compass app works)

    Patterns of vibrations near the iphone?

    I can think of more but I'll stop there.
  14. macrumors regular

    May 20, 2008
    Finally! I've been waiting for this app since 2009 (when I got my first ios device).
    $2? It's nothing really, most people spend more than $2 buying some silly in app purchase.

    I wish this had bluetooth keyboard support, that would make it the ultimate port. Also, not a fan of the 'wide screen' aspect on the ipad version. Please make it full screen (or near full screen) and 4:3!
  15. macrumors 65816


    Jul 9, 2009
    375th St. Y
    Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man

  16. macrumors member

    May 24, 2010
    This is a terrible port. The controls are sluggish and it ignores the mute switch, which scared the heck out of my wife last night in bed when I turned on iPad to give it a try. Oops.

    I am more disappointed that macrumors ran an article on it. I would never bought but I trusted macrumors. They need to put a header that the article is really and advertisement fur a scam, like X-ray glasses.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2013
    Thank you very much for the great feedback!
    We have been working extremely hard making sure this port becomes as good as it can get.

    To "chapindad":

    We're extremely sorry that you feel this is a scam.
    A lot of people are enjoying the game, and we get a lot of great response.

    We are already working on the first patch, based on the feedback from you guys, which includes:

    - Mute bug Fixed
    - Speed Increase
    - Bluetooth iCade and iCade 8bitty support
    - Option to hide the frame for fullscreen
    - Option to add a dedicated jump button
    - Improved D-Pad

    Thanks for the support!

    Best Regards,
    Interceptor Entertainment
  18. macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2013
    Portugal, Cascais
    I'm big fan of Duke Nukem, and i have the Duke Nukem 3D but the controllers, bleh are horrible to play. I'm going to wait until this goes free.
  19. macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2012
    Helios Prime
    I remember playing this game back in the day on a 286 pc... :eek:
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    I bought it as soon as it was released, since I've played this game a lot in the early 90s, but the controls are unbearably bad - to the point of making this unplayable. Avoid for now.
  21. macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    Old doesn't = Classic

    Just because its old doesn't make it a classic , i don't count the moldy sandwich in the back of the fridge at work as a "Classic"

    A better term would be "retro" game, not "classic" game, A Classic from this era and style would be Commander Keen

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