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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2002 3:46 pm     Post subject: Commander Keen Dreams Reply with quote

If you've ever played the first or fourth Commander Keen, then you know what kind of gameplay to expect. Just another sidescrolling shooter with a pogo stick, right? Wrong. CK Dreams is a unique sidescroller that is in a league of its own when it comes the the mainstream Commander Keen. It has good music and graphics, however, so I give it an: 8/10.
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Music: Good music, along the same lines as CK4. This is a good thing, you understand. I can't remember any songs from it, like CK4, but I haven't played it as much. 9/10
Sound Effects: Pretty good. Sounds a lot like CK4. They are good, though. 9/10
Graphics: These graphics, once again, are along the same line as CK4. Cartoony, especially these. You're fighting vegetables! The way they modified broccoli and tomatoes is especially hilarious, and Keen looks good, though he's wearing PJ's. 10/10.
Gameplay: No pogostick! That is the only part of the gameplay that stinks about this game. Other than that, it is especially fun. You through "Flower Power" pellets at enemies. Sounds like something from the 60's. This part looses points because there is no Pogo, and that changes the game.
Overall: 8/10. A fun game, but a bit weird. Personally, I found it less enjoyable than CK4, but it's a good diversion from your run-of-the-mill sidescrolling adventure. With good graphics and sound, and a fun way of play, this game is a must-try. Like your mom about your veggies: Try it, you'll like it!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2002 5:45 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Sound card musics were remowed 'cause game didn't fit onto 5 inch disc. Sound effects are all different than in any other Keen. I hate missin' pogo too: some secrets cannot be reached without cheatin'.

DON'T PLAY KEEN 4-6 BEFORE THAT!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2002 12:14 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2002 9:06 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Keen Dreams is cool.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2002 9:08 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I had that game. Damn 386 keeps crashin from memory
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2002 10:29 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll hate it's 'cause lack o' pogo and finger grab.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2002 1:21 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it works. i just cant use 1/2 of the levels. Its the best one I think.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2003 5:04 pm     Post subject: Good game Reply with quote

Oh ya, it's a good sidescrolling game. It's full of suspense and challenge. The endings are a little dissapointing, but the sounds are good, the controls are easy, and the levels are challenging.
I give it a 8/10 too....the graphics could use some work, and the plot too.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:05 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember Keen Dreams. Yeah, it was a good game, as were [almost] all the C. Keen games.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 1:18 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

1 wasnt too good.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 10:39 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked all of them. I liked the simplicity of the first 3, and the ingenuity of the last 4.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 10:41 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

i think.. that game sucks ass!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:17 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Episode 1 to 3 of Commander Keen are bad because when you press G-O-D it only allow you go past the ground.
Crying Crying Crying
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:17 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Celebratory Great game, just the sound...

I'm a Fan of all the Commander keen serie!!!

Well that's it
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 10:59 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Kazer0 wrote:
1 wasnt too good.


It was okay...not great. I hated the red maze level, though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:36 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

The Keen games are my favorite series. 4 and 6 are the best in my opinion. I didn't like Keen Dreams as much as the others though. When I have lots of money, I'm going to buy the rights to Commander Keen and give them back to Tom Hall so he can make more Keen games.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:04 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I found the game to be very average. I was not a great fan of the first three - they were dreadful and I never bothered doing most of the 3rd. However 4-6 were awesome!! Dreams just isn't as good - its missing the pogo, the challenge parts, laser guns, interesting villains, plot, graphics, etc etc.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:30 pm     Post subject: Re: Commander Keen Dreams Reply with quote

John The Ax wrote:
If you've ever played the first or fourth Commander Keen, then you know what kind of gameplay to expect. Just another sidescrolling shooter with a pogo stick, right? Wrong. CK Dreams is a unique sidescroller that is in a league of its own when it comes the the mainstream Commander Keen. It has good music and graphics, however, so I give it an: 8/10.
Breakdown:

Sound:
Music: Good music, along the same lines as CK4. This is a good thing, you understand. I can't remember any songs from it, like CK4, but I haven't played it as much. 9/10
Sound Effects: Pretty good. Sounds a lot like CK4. They are good, though. 9/10
Graphics: These graphics, once again, are along the same line as CK4. Cartoony, especially these. You're fighting vegetables! The way they modified broccoli and tomatoes is especially hilarious, and Keen looks good, though he's wearing PJ's. 10/10.
Gameplay: No pogostick! That is the only part of the gameplay that stinks about this game. Other than that, it is especially fun. You through "Flower Power" pellets at enemies. Sounds like something from the 60's. This part looses points because there is no Pogo, and that changes the game.
Overall: 8/10. A fun game, but a bit weird. Personally, I found it less enjoyable than CK4, but it's a good diversion from your run-of-the-mill sidescrolling adventure. With good graphics and sound, and a fun way of play, this game is a must-try. Like your mom about your veggies: Try it, you'll like it!

John the Ax


Keen Dreams didn't have music, they ran out of room.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:40 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Your game is broken... and must you mess with reviews 4 years old????
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:54 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Larry Laffer wrote:
Your game is broken... and must you mess with reviews 4 years old????


You don't seem to like to specify, so I'll assume that was aimed at me. In which case, you are wrong.

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He created a tune called "Eat your Vegetables" - it fit in with the food related theme of Keen Dreams. However, Softdisk didn't want to use it, as it would have made the game not fit on a 360k disk (huge stuff in those days).

http://www.3drealms.com/keenhistory/keenhistory3.html
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