Ah...Commander Keen, I can still hear that high pitched scrunch as you bounce a pogo off a near impossible jump. I wonder if a game today could get away with so blatantly encouraging the player to just collect junk food for points. Everything in the game was pizza, soda, candy bars....if I remember that title for anything, it's always making me hungry.
I loved Commander Keen.
I had 'Goodbye Galaxy' and 'Keen Dreams' and highly enjoyed them both!
Ahh...it was a simpler time...a happy time...when a man could be happy shooting slugs with his little ray gun, pogo jumping off of red bouncy balls, or riding said balls across the entire level.
*Starts digging through old diskettes*
i have died and gone to hell
Haha I love commander Keen, I was playing it before I'd even heard of Mario.
..ohhh man Commander Keen was so awesome. Now I have to go find it again.
Invasion of the Vorticons? I'd forgotten that name - it does sound awfully similar to Vortigon though, doesn't it?
18 years ago, and I still have fond memories of Commander Keen, even though I wasn't particularly adept at it.