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Duke Nukem: Zero Hour

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Released: 1999

Genre: Shoot-’em-up

Format reviewed: Nintendo 64

Publisher: GT Interactive

Developer: Eurocom

Submitted by: John Myers

Duke Nukem: Zero Hour is a third-person shooter video game in the Duke Nukem series, developed for the Nintendo 64. The game uses a relatively large 32 megabyte cartridge and could also utilize the Expansion Pak to allow for better graphics. It has a 4 player split-screen multiplayer mode that uses a first-person view.

The plot revolves around time travelling aliens attempting to alter the course of history and eliminate Duke’s ancestors. Locations, weapons, items, and clothing are relevant to the time period Duke is in.

This game has a opening intro that explains the concept of the plot. It also has many dark themes. In one stage, Duke encounters the murder victim of Jack the Ripper. In another, he must travel through a New York devastated by atomic warfare.

It is an absolute joy to play in multiplayer where players could duke it out(no pun intended) in different time periods that was available throughout the game.