Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars

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Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars

DOS - 1990

Alt name Commander Keen: "Invasion of the Vorticons" - Episode One: Marooned on Mars
Year 1990
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Platform, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher Apogee Software, Ltd.
Developer id Software, Inc.
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Side view, Top-Down
4.58 / 5 - 149 votes

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Description of Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars

Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars (aka Commander Keen: "Invasion of the Vorticons" - Episode One: Marooned on Mars), a really nice action game sold in 1990 for DOS, is available and ready to be played again! Time to play a sci-fi / futuristic and platform video game title.

Can be bought online at 3D Realms.

Lots of resources for the Keen series can be found on Beyond the Pogo.

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Comments and reviews

Keen 2019-01-28 0 point

Press and hold the G, O, and D keys during game play...

DosNoob 2017-03-03 1 point

I can play and i use F2 to enable the sound but i hear nothing and just walk around in the 4th screen shot how do i get passed the space rock blocking the trail?

Nickie Flickie 2016-11-08 0 point

I love commander keen

San can 2016-07-21 0 point

Fought w my sisters to play

DOS1stLOVE 2016-05-15 0 point

I guess there is a lot of people that have no clue what SHAREWARE is or was. As the name implies you SHARE it with whoever you like and the game has its own marketing page in it with how and were to buy the rest of the game because like software nowadays they gave you some levels for free but to play the rest you needed to pay. This game might not be ABANDONWARE but the publisher might not have said anything because in here they are doing them a favor by giving it away for newer gamer to try and hopefully buy it.

coolman 2015-10-07 0 point

ich heyse

Sajja 2014-12-08 4 points DOS version

Great...from my some yonger days Im close to 50 !! Still Im playing (hey...dont laugh at me. Truely I play it, even I hope when in the other world to bring a copy of Keen with me...

alisa 2014-10-14 -1 point DOS version

Great website

Deadon 2014-05-11 0 point DOS version

my older brother loved this game, and i love it too!

joe 2013-11-29 0 point DOS version

thanks this is a great game!

Duh 2013-07-17 0 point DOS version

@Videogamer555 Commander Keen 1 is actually Shareware, The first commander keen was given out to whoever wanted to download it, You can actually download it w/out paying on 3D Realm's site. The rest of them, they make you pay for though.

admin 2013-02-11 0 point DOS version

You're right @Videogamer555... We offer this game but if id software asks us to remove it, we will delete it immediately !

Videogamer555 2013-05-02 -6 points DOS version

Unfortunately ID Software (the maker of Commander Keen 1) is in fact selling the game still at their website. It is not abandonware.

I'm not a representative of the company, but as a good citizen, I feel it is only right of me that I ask you to remove this software, as it is piracy to offer downloads for software which is still for sale.

Steerpike 2013-01-21 0 point DOS version

Ahh Cmdr Keen, easily one of the best Shareware games ever made.

DC 2012-11-26 0 point DOS version

Tt's 20% better than Mario, it's just FABULOUS!

tforsaken 2012-07-31 0 point DOS version

ya so cool

Eric, The Panda 2011-08-20 0 point DOS version


PGspy18 2011-06-03 0 point DOS version

This is a mario for dos!

Bacon 2010-11-28 0 point DOS version

For a retro, PC game... this is the best game in the world.
I've played it since I was younger than 6 years old and still love it!
I don't think I will ever get sick of this game.

Fede-lasse 2010-10-18 0 point DOS version

@Commander Dude: Same here. Classic!

Hero Interactive 2010-06-24 0 point DOS version

Goal : Take all part that you can to complete!!

And you're in Mars... Or you're in another planet.

Commander Dude 2010-02-04 0 point DOS version

I love these games! These were the first games I ever played on a PC!

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Game Extras and Resources

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PatchPatch 1.31 English version 150 KB (DOS)

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