Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars id Software, Inc. / Apogee Software, Ltd. 1990

In game you play the role of Commander Keen: an eight year-old genius by the name of Billy Blaze, who builds an interstellar spaceship from his mom's vacuum cleaner. When Billy learns that the Earth is in danger, he dons his brother's football helmet to become Commander Keen - Defender of the Earth! In this episode, aliens from the planet Vorticon VI find out about the eight year-old genius and plan his destruction. While Keen is out exploring the mountains of Mars, the Vorticons steal vital parts of his ship and take them to distant Martian cities! Can Keen recover all the pieces of his ship and repel the Vorticon invasion? Will he make it back before his parents get home? This is one of the most successful shareware games ever, and spawned no less than 6 games in the series. Marooned on Mars is the first of three episodes of the series Commander Keen: Invasion of the Vorticons. The cartoon-style platformers are notable for their pioneering use of EGA graphics and shareware distribution, and because they were the first games by id Software (which went on to develop blockbusters like Doom and Quake). The games were also exciting to the PC gaming community of the time because of John Carmack's revolutionary smooth-scrolling graphics engine. The first three trilogy of games was released in retail as Commander Keen: Invasion of the Vorticons.
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