Duke Nukem 3D
From Sega Retro
Duke Nukem 3D is a first person shooter on the PC created by 3D Realms that received several console ports, two of which are on Sega systems.
In 1997, the game was ported over to the Sega Saturn by Lobotomy Software and published by Sega. Rather than running in the Build engine, the developer ported the game under their own 3D engine custom made for the Saturn labeled "SlaveDriver" which was also used for their other PC to console ports such as PowerSlave/Exhumed and Quake. The Saturn port also received an exclusive level named "Urea 51."
In 1998, Tec Toy released a Mega Drive remake in Brazil with substantially different gameplay mechanics, levels, and a simplified engine; refer to that page for details.
"Duke Nukem 3D makes use of either the digital controller or the 3D Control Pad for more precise control. Since not all the actions could be mapped onto either controller, the game does not allow you to crouch. To look up or down, you hold the look button ( on default) and move the D-pad or analog stick. To access items or to toggle the map on or off, you must pause the game to activate those functions. In order to ascend or descend with the jet pack item or underwater, hold the Jump button ( on default) and hold either to go down, or to go up.
The game also features a hidden control scheme made just for the analog pad that is activated by entering the "Jevons Control" cheat. This feature is more reminiscent of modern dual joystick controlled games by mapping movement to the face buttons, and the analog stick used to look around. During gameplay, pause the game and then press , , , , , , , , on the controller. It will then map the controller with these functions:
The drawback is that every time a level is reloaded, or if you advance to the next level, the code must be entered again.
Duke Nukem 3D was one of the few games that made use of the Sega Saturn's Sega NetLink modem for multiplayer between two players. Players had the choice of playing through the Single Player game cooperatively or competitively through "Dukematch" across all the levels in the game.
Death Tank Zwei
Duke Nukem 3D contains a mini game called Death Tank Zwei that can be accessed if you break every toilet and urinal in the game. It is also unlocked if you have save data from either Quake or PowerSlave/Exhumed. The supports up to 7 players by plugging a controller into Port 1 and using the 6 Player Adaptor in the second port. It's prequel, Death Tank, can be found on Powerslave/Exhumed. The game was later ported and improved on the Xbox 360.
Duke Nukem 3D makes use of the Saturn's internal battery back-up as the Saturn Backup Memory to save data for progress. This only works for the Single Player game. The game also keeps track of individual player stats for the Death Tank mini game. Death Tank can be unlocked with a game save from PowerSlave/Exhumed and/or Quake so long as they're stored on either the internal or external Back-Up Ram. To load and save data from the Ram Cart, the save file must be created on the internal battery back-up first, then moved over via the Memory Manager.
Executive Producer: Paul Lange, Brian McNeely