Duke Nukem 3D (Mega Drive)

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For the 1997 Sega Saturn game, see Duke Nukem 3D.


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Duke Nukem 3D
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Tec Toy (Brazil), Piko Interactive (US)
Sound driver: GEMS
Peripherals supported: Six Button Control Pad
Genre: Shooting

Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    Tectoy: 18+
    Sega Mega Drive

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    Duke Nukem 3D is a 1998 Brazil-exclusive Sega Mega Drive game by Tec Toy based on the popular PC game of the same name. The earlier Sega Saturn version was a port of the PC game; Tec Toy's version contains graphics and sound effects from the PC version, but has substantially different gameplay mechanics, levels, and a simplified game engine.

    It is widely speculated to be an extensive hack of Zero Tolerance, but this remains unconfirmed. The legal status of the remake is disputed; 3D Realms claims that it is not legal while Tec Toy claims that they obtained a license from publisher GT Interactive (now defunct).

    The game solely contains the second of the original games three episodes. This episode is called Lunar Apocalypse but the levels are redesigned to better suit the new game engine.

    In 2015, retro game publisher Piko Interactive re-released the game in the US.[1]


    Up moves forward, Down backwards, Left/Right rotates. C fires; weapons switch automatically when the currently equipped weapon runs out of ammo. A opens doors.



    According to the Heriberto Martinez the game engine utilizes "Raycast" techniques for 3D rendering. He also said there was a "Plan B" of creating a engine similar to Phantasy Star's labyrinth, since ray casting could be possibly too heavy for the Mega Drive and/or demand too much code[2].

    Development took around 14 months[2].

    Production credits

    • Concepção Original: Todd Replogle, Allem K. Blum III
    • Versão para Mega Drive: TEC TOY
    • Gerente: Antonio Frey de Alencar
    • Programação/Som/Engine 3D: Heriberto Martinez Manrique
    • Ferramentas de Programação: Maurício Antonio Guerta
    • Design Gráfico: Daniel Trevisan
    BR manual credits[3]

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Duke Nukem 3D (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Print advert in Velikiy Drakon (RU) #60 (2002-09-05)
    also published in:
    • Velikiy Drakon (RU) #61 (2003-02-07)[4]

    Physical scans

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    Duke Nukem 3D (Mega Drive)

    Mega Drive, BR
    Duke3D MD BR Box.jpg
    Duke Nukem 3D MD BR cart.jpg
    Dukenukem3d md br manual.pdf
    Mega Drive, US (2015)
    DukeNukem3D MD US cover.jpg

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 6bd2accb
    MD5 5093ad6641abb0c3757d24da094a51e6
    SHA-1 a4663f2b96787a92db604a92491fa27e2b5ced9e
    4MB 1998-06 Cartridge (BR)


    Duke Nukem 3D (Mega Drive)

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