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Brazil Receives Sega Mega Drive Duke Nukem 3D Exclusively – Today in Retro Gaming – October 13th, 1998

When you think of South America and video games you probably come up blank.  If you live in Brazil though you will probably know that there is still a very much alive, and thriving, community of gamers from the 16-Bit era.  Due to costs of importing electronics gamers that live in Brazil have learned to really maximize their entertainment options.  One such option is the Sega Mega Drive (Genesis here in the United States) which was still going quite strong in 1998 when Tec Toy released Duke Nukem 3D.  Since then Piko Interactive have picked up the rights and released Duke Nukem 3D worldwide for more fans to enjoy.

Duke Nukem 3D is a first person 3D shooter starring a foul mouthed (imagine that) character that is trying quite hard to be the “manly man”.  You are taking on creatures that resemble humans in many ways (bi-pedal, two arms, etc) but are obviously not human.  Your job is to simply shoot anything that moves and chew bubble gum and apparently you are out of bubble gum.

Duke Nukem 3D on the Sega Mega Drive is using a modified 3D engine that runs on the 16-Bit hardware (a feat many claimed impossible).  This port featured the second episode of the original Duke Nukem 3D story trilogy- Lunar Apocalypse.  Much like Powerslave on the Sega Saturn and Sony Playstation consoles, this 16-Bit port of the PC original was modified quite a bit- almost becoming a new game in the process.

In 2015 Piko Interactive released Duke Nukem 3D on the Sega Genesis and Sega Mega Drive worldwide.  This move brought a once super sought after, but only available at premium Ebay pricing, title to more fans at a much more agreeable price point.

If you want to grab the Piko Interactive release please visit their store.

If you prefer to pay through the nose for the Brazilian original release then please check out Ebay (though the Piko version is MUCH cheaper).

Carl Williams

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