It’s time to kick ass and chew bubble gum
A perfect port of the original Duke Nukem PC game – one-liners and humour fully intact – this is a classic example of when control methods don’t quite live up to expectations.
The game offers the choice of analogue or digital on-screen controls, the analogue controls bordering the screen as buttons and the digital method appearing as two control sticks – one for movement and one for aiming. Problems arise when trying to slide the control sticks.The game has trouble registering the movement of your fingers across the screen, resulting in frustrating taps to get Duke to move.
But even with the problems listed above, it’s hard not to be charmed by this shooter. Duke makes for an engaging frontman, who spits-out one-liners like melon pips and the game offers a great deal of freedom to explore, so there are always cool surprises to uncover. And with all three original episodes of the game, and four difficulty levels, there’s a wealth of gameplay to enjoy here.
Rating 3 Star