play the role of Billy Blaze, eight year-old kid genius who builds an
interstellar ship when not working at home on his college fast-track
degree. Among other household objects, Billy uses his Nintendo
joystick for flight control and his mom's vacuum cleaner (heavily
modified) for his ship's ion propulsion system (with pile height
At the hint of galactic trouble, Billy dons his brother's football
helmet and becomes "Commander Keen"--defender of Earth! Ever
on the side of justice, Keen dispenses justice with an iron hand.
"Marooned on Mars" is episode one of the Commander Keen
trilogy. Only part one is available via shareware distribution, the
other two episodes ("The Earth Explodes" and "Keen Must
Die!") may only be purchased from Apogee.
EACH VOLUME HAS COMPLETELY UNIQUE GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION!
Episode one is located on the planet mars. Episode two takes place on
the immense Vorticon mothership, where you'll need to stop the
destruction of Earth by disabling the eight deadly ray cannons aimed
at Earth's greatest cities and wonders. Episode three takes Keen to
the dangerous Vorticon home planet, where you'll explore huge caves,
battle the top Vorticon ninja fighters and discover the secret of the
forget to check out our 10th
Anniversary Look back at Commander Keen!
released December 14, 1990.