Commander Keen: Keen Must Die!

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!

Keen blasts through a hyperspace gate and arrives on Vorticon VI, landing on the island of Vortiville. Here he faces mind numbing horrors of suburban life. Then he will travel to New Vorticon, where life is a dark, dangerous enterprise. He will also have to face the violent forces massed in the Vorticon military installation. After this, he will face the impossible maze of the Caves of Oblivion. If he passes this barrier, he will finally reach the castle of the Grand Intellect, where all his beliefs and fears come together in a titanic, shocking finale! Don't miss the incredible shattering conclusion to the Commander Keen trilogy!

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The Ending

Mortimer McMire and his Mangling MachineNo. It can't be! Mortimer McMire!!!

Mortimer has been a thorn in your side for as long as you can remember. Your IQ test score was 314-Mortimer's was 315. He always held that over you, never letting you forget for one day.

All the practical jokes, the mental cruelty, the swirlies-each memory makes your teeth grit harder. And now he's out to destroy Earth! You have had enough!

Keen Says "Alright Mortimer, what's the problem? Why destroy Earth?"

"You and all those mental wimps deserve to die! I'm the smartest person in the galaxy. Aren't I Mister THREE FOURTEEN! Ah, ha, ha!"

Keen Says "I'll get you for that, Mortimer!"

"Come and try! You'll never get past my hideous Mangling Machine! Prepare to die, Commander Clown!"

<Commander Keen then promptly destroys the Mangling Machine>

With Mortimer McMire out of the picture, and his brain-wave belts no longer controlling them, the Vorticons are free from their mental enslavement.

"Commander Keen, in honor of your meritorious service in freeing us from the Grand Intellect's mental chains, I and the other Vorticons you haven't slaughtered want to award you The Big V, our highest honor."

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Keen Says "Thank You!"

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The End. For now!


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Title Screen The Homes of West Vortiville
An Ankh in Cape Canavorta High above the Caves of Oblivion