Commander Keen GBC?

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Post by KeenRush » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:36

Well, that's part of the problem -- it claims to be Keen and yet it isn't Keenish at all! Not to mention the way it mixes all the enemies and places them into wrong worlds and so on. :bloody Perhaps it'd work as another game, but not as Keen, and I can't like it even if I imagined it as something else. :dopekeen
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Post by jonnyspeight » Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:00

they even got the wrong shirt color on the box cover :O

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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Fri Jul 18, 2008 14:35

memsys wrote:i own keen gbc it is BAD it's like giving duke a toy gun to go and kill pink fluffy rabits
Didn't Duke kill energizer bunnies in the first game?

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Post by Lava89 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 19:31

I don't know if this has been posted before, but while we're on the discussion of Keen GBC, I stumbled upon this interesting site from someone who worked on Keen GBC:

http://www.vertwelder.co.uk/gbc.htm

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Post by jonnyspeight » Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:44

that is interesting

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Post by Commander Spleen » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:34

Aye, certainly one must respect the artist. Too bad the storyline wasn't given as much imagination.

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Post by jonnyspeight » Tue Jul 22, 2008 13:53

yeah i watched a video on youtube, and it just lookx like keen but isnt, terrible

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Post by KeenRush » Tue Jul 22, 2008 15:50

Thanks for the link, never seen that one before. I now appreciate its art in a different way -- those enemies actualy animate pretty smoothly and it seems their 'one-coloured' appearance is due the limits of the console.
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Post by Genius314 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 17:26

What annoyed me about Keen GBC wasn't exactly the enemies or the story. It was the horrible level design.
Every level was only left and right movement, barely ever moving up and down. There was no large structures of walls to hide secrets, and IIRC there wasn't even any platform that was solid on the bottom (i.e. you could jump up through every one.) There weren't even any tunnels or anything. It was pretty boring.

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Post by jonnyspeight » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:00

[quote="Genius314"]What annoyed me about Keen GBC wasn't exactly the enemies or the story. It was the horrible level design.
Every level was only left and right movement, barely ever moving up and down. There was no large structures of walls to hide secrets, and IIRC there wasn't even any platform that was solid on the bottom (i.e. you could jump up through every one.) There weren't even any tunnels or anything. It was pretty boring.[/quote]

yeah i noticed that on he video...*wretches*

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Post by Rorie » Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:01

i brought it a while ago for A$60. it was the worst 60 bucks i had ever spent. i then lost interest in my gbc so i gave it & all my other games to my sister
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Post by tulip » Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:22

I think it's quite reassuring that the Keen GBC thread is in "Unofficial Games"

But then I looked back at the beginning of this thread, and now I know why.
To everyones horror I've been planning to use some graphics of Keen GBC in my future mods. I had a closer look at the background tiles and the map tiles, and I think some of them could be put to a good use. But I certainly will not be doing a Mod that consists only of these tiles...

I think the worst about keen gbc was the clumsy movement of keen, i couldn't even handle the pogo. And what is it with jumping on shot monsters to kill them? Did any of those who made that game ever play the original Keen?
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Post by KeenRush » Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:36

tulip wrote:Did any of those who made that game ever play the original Keen?
If I remember reading correct some of them even said they made it quite true to the originals... :D :dead2
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Post by ckguy » Sun Oct 12, 2008 16:33

I remember reading some short blurby review of Keen GBC when it came out (I believe it was in Boys' Life :D) that had pretty much only negative things to say about it (which saddened me at the time - now I know better). Anyway, what was inexcusable was the final sentence, which I'll remember forever - it was that Commander Keen "should have died on the desktop." WHAT?!?!?!?! :O Should have died on the desktop?!?!?!?! Better than being killed on the console, I suppose. Better than being raped by David Palmer or whoever the hell he was. Blauaghughuhaughuha rant rant rant.

Anyway. Commander Keen on GameBoy Color. I looked up 'non-canon travesty' in the dictionary, and guess what the picture next to it was.

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Post by Djaser » Sun Oct 12, 2008 19:05

More mass hysteria about Keen GBC.
Give it a rest.
You guys bitching contributes to the fact that there never will be a new Keen game made by Tom Hall or not.
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