Commander Keen: The Earth Explodes

The Story

Commander Keen: Invasion of the Vorticons distributer boxBilly Blaze, eight year-old genius, working diligently in his backyard clubhouse has created an interstellar starship from old soup cans, plastic cement and rubber tubing. While his folks are out on the town and the babysitter has fallen asleep, Billy travels into his backyard workshop, dons his brother's football helmet, and transforms into.

COMMANDER KEEN - Defender of Earth!

In his ship, the Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket, Keen dispenses galactic justice with an Iron Hand!

His parents think he's asleep, but there's no time for napping - a Vorticon mothership is poised above Earth, preparing to destroy every major city with their deadly Tantalus ray! Keen must sneak aboard the ship and stop each Tantalus team from their terrible task. If he fails, the Earth Explodes! Of course, this means he won't have to get home in time for school... The Earth or no school. Hmm...

After much deliberation, Keen decides to save the Earth anyway. Don't miss an action-packed second of this exiting episode in the Commander Keen trilogy!

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The Ending

After disabling the weaponry of the Vorticon Mothership, Billy heads for Earth. Even great space-heroes need a nap after defeating a vicious horde of violence-bent aliens!

The Vorticon ship limps back to Vorticon VI to tell of their defeat at the hands of Commander Keen. The Grand Intellect will not be pleased.

Wake up, Billy. It snowed last night! There's no school!

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Keen Says Wonderful, Mother. That will give me time to rid the Galaxy of the Vorticon menace and discover the secret of the mysterious Grand Intellect!

Ok, hun, but you'd better a nourishing vitamin fortified bowl of Sugar Stoopies first. Sugar Stoopies

Keen Says Ok Mom.

To be continued.


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