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A World of Wonderment
Music
Music from Episode 4: Secret of the Oracle. This music was played not played in any level. The music was composed by Bobby Prince. Play.
Found in: Keen 4
Aliens Ate My Babysitter
Other
The sixth episode in the Commander Keen saga. Billy must once again don his helmet to save Molly McMire , his babysitter who has been kidnapped by the Bloogs of Fribbulus Xax.
Found in: Keen 6
Aliens Ate My Babysitter - Song
Music
There is also music from the game called Aliens ate my Babysitter. The song was heard in these levels: and was composed by Bobby Prince who also came up with the lyrics for the song. Play.
Found in: Keen 6
Ankh
Item
A special item in Episode 3 that when touched will give you invincibility for 10 seconds. This item is invaluable at some points in the game.
Found in: Keen 3
Another Kick in the Pants in good old Hillville
Music
Music from Keen 4 heard in the levels Crystalus and Border Village. The music was composed by Bobby Prince. Play.
Found in: Keen 4
Apel
Creature
They can climb poles just like you do! Their touch is deadly. Throw a flower power bomb at it and it becomes a panting flower for a few seconds.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Apple Acres
Location
A level in Keen Dreams.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Arachnu
Creature
Insane, crab-walking creatures that hold their dangerous mouths high in the air.
Found in: Keen GBC
Arachnut
Creature
Insane, green, crab-walking creatures with two dangerous mouths. One shot stuns it temporarily.
Found in: Keen 4
Asparagusto
Creature
They run fast and they're hard to hit with flower power. This enemy runs with their spear down and tries to headbutt you! Their touch is deadly. Throw a flower power bomb at it and it becomes a panting flower for a few seconds.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Attach-O-Ray
Other
Something that Keen uses to attach the BWB Megarocket to the Omegamatic's Exhaust Port to enter.
Found in: Keen 5
Attacking Antenna
Creature
Attached to the side of a wall, this attenae shoots out round balls that will hurt you if you make contact.
Found in: Keen GBC
B.A.S.A.
Location
See Bloog Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Found in: Keen 6
Babobba
Creature
This little red fella is a baby Bobba. Babobbas are not quite as tough as full-grown Bobbas. These little guys spit out their teeth, causing you to die if you touch them.
Found in: Keen 6
Baby Vorticon
Creature
These little blue vorticons run around and breakneck speed, running over and paralyzing Keen for a bit. These guys can be very annoying, but if you zap them once your worries will disapear.
Found in: Keen 2, Keen 3
Badoing
Creature
The Shikadi kidnapped these mutant worms from a far away galaxy for reasons unknown. The Badoings mostly hide in the floor panals of the Shikadi mother ship, waiting to suprise any unsuspecting visitors.
Found in: Keen GBC
Bag o' Sugar
Item
5,000 points
Found in: Keen 5
Banana Split
Item
2,000 points
Found in: Keen 6
Battery
Item
10 points
Found in: Keen GBC
Be Sphereful with my Diamonds
Music
Music heard in Keen 5, in all the following levels: Defense Tunnel Burrh, Defense Tunnel Sorra, Defense Tunnel Teln, and Defense Tunnel Vlook. The music was composed by Bobby Prince. Play.
Found in: Keen 5
Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket
Other
Keen's spaceship that he uses to travel to different parts of the galaxy.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Beens
Location
A level in Keen 3 which includes a school.
Found in: Keen 3
Berkeloid
Creature
This fiery fella is not to be toyed with. He throws big fireballs, and is impossible to kill except in Keen GBC.
Found in: Keen 4, Keen GBC
Big'n Beefy Burger
Item
500 points
Found in: Keen 3
Billy Blaze
Person
See Blaze, Billy.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen Dreams, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Bio Menace II
Cameo
An Apogee game that Commander Keen had cameos in. Once in the Trash Dump Level as a hostage Snake must rescue. And in the Specimens Lab Level there are items such as yorps, boobus bombs, and other items. The last place is in the inventory of "kamikaze mutants" in the Specimens Lab Level, there is a giant statue of a yorp.
Found in: No Episodes
Bip
Creature
Bips are the cogs in the Bloogs' machine. They run platforms, they patrol areas in their Bipships, and generally cause havoc. They fight for anyone, but they happened to hook up with the Bloogs.
Found in: Keen 6
Bird
Creature
These guys can fly and walk. You can shoot them, but it only paralyzes them temporarily.
Found in: Keen 4
Bird's Egg
Creature
Found in mountainous regions of the Shadowlands, eggs will hatch into angry, blue Birds if shot or touched by Keen.
Found in: Keen 4
Blaze, Arthur
Person
Billy's father, a television talkshow personality in Milwaukee.
Found in: No Episodes
Blaze, Billy
Person
Eight-year old genius that goes by the alias Commander Keen.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen Dreams, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Blaze, Susan
Person
Billy's mother, formerly Susan McMichaels.
Found in: No Episodes
Blazkowicz, William Joseph
Person
Billy Blaze's grandfather, and the start of Wolfenstein 3D. For more Blaze family history go here.
Found in: No Episodes
Blochowiak, Jason
Person
Software engineer.
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
Bloog
Creature
The Bloogs stole your baby sitter. These one-eyed green carnivores are driven by their hunger across the galaxy. They also joined with the Shikadi and Droidiccus to destroy the universe in Keen GBC.
Found in: Keen 6, Keen GBC
Bloog Aeronautics and Space Administration
Location
A level in Keen 6.
Found in: Keen 6
Bloog Control Center
Location
A level in Keen 6.
Found in: Keen 6
Bloog Soda
Item
100 points
Found in: Keen 6
Bloogbase Management District
Location
A level in Keen 6.
Found in: Keen 6
Bloogbase Recreational District
Location
A level in Keen 6.
Found in: Keen 6
Bloogdome
Location
A level with a hazard sign on it that you don't have to go into in Keen 6.
Found in: Keen 6
Bloogfoods, Inc.
Location
A level in which you get a sandwich to give to a Grabbiter to pass in Keen 6. This is no ordinary sandwich though, it is the Stupendous Sandwich of Chungella IV!
Found in: Keen 6
Blooglab Space Station
Location
The secret level in Keen 6 that you reach using a satellite.
Found in: Keen 6
Blooglet
Creature
Baby Bloogs come in four colors: red, yellow, green, and blue. They aren't very dangerous, and they might even prove helpful sometimes... In Keen GBC the Blooglets can hurt you, and they only come in green. Some Blooglets also like to carry keygems.
Found in: Keen 6, Keen GBC
Blooglet Lake
Location
This swampy lake-land is infested with deadly creatures, but some are harmless. The water in this lake contains some nasty suprises, so you'd better time your jumps right! This is the first level in Keen GBC on Fribbulus Xax.
Found in: Keen GBC
Bloogstar Rocket
Other
The Bloogstar Rocket will allow Keen to get past the forcefield and travel to the area where Molly McMire is being held. First Keen must find the Bloogstar Rocket Passcard to use the rocket though.
Found in: Keen 6
Bloogstar Rocket Passcard
Item
Use the pass that you find in Bloogton Tower to travel in the Bloogstar Rocket.
Found in: Keen 6
Bloogton Manufacturing
Location
A level in Keen 6.
Found in: Keen 6
Bloogton Tower
Location
A level in Keen 6 that has the Bloogstar Rocket Passcard in it for Keen 6.
Found in: Keen 6
Blooguard
Creature
These burly Bloogs have big clubs to bonk their enemies. Even if they miss, their clubs shake the ground so violently you might get knocked out!
Found in: Keen 6, Keen GBC
Bloogville
Location
A level in Keen 6.
Found in: Keen 6
Bloogwaters Crossing
Location
The first level in Keen 6.
Found in: Keen 6
Blorb
Creature
These red gelatin-like beings are deadly but slow. They bounce around and make you nervous.
Found in: Keen 6
Bobba
Creature
Bobbas are nasty indestructible beings that hop and fire deadly energy bolts from their eyes. Bobbas can be defeated in Keen GBC.
Found in: Keen 6, Keen GBC
Bobba Fortress, The
Location
This fortress has so many traps, guards, and intruder deterrents that it'll be superhard to get out alive. Keep your eyes on the ceilings, walls, as well as the floors, and you might make it through. This is the second Keen GBC level on Fribbulus Xax.
Found in: Keen GBC
Bobby Prince
Person
See Prince, Robert
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
Bonks, The
Location
A level in Keen 3 that includes a nursery.
Found in: Keen 3
Boobus Bomb
Item
Used to kill Boobus Tuber. You collect them in different levels throughout Tuberia.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Boobus Painting
Other
A painting of Boobus Tuber that follows Keen with its eyes.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Boobus Tuber
Creature
Sitting in his castle atop Mount Tuberest, Boobus Tuber brings kids to Tuberia to be his slaves. Defeat him with Boobus Bombs. Then you can turn off his dream machine and rescure all the kids! The very last enemy in Keen Dreams. This big giant potato hops around and is deadly to the touch. Regular flower power won't work on this guy. You have to use the special boobus bombs that you collected in the game. Throw 12 at him to win the game!
Found in: Keen Dreams
Boobus' Chamber
Location
The last level in Keen Dreams where you fight Boobus Tuber.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Book
Item
1,000 points (says Kant)
Found in: Keen 1
Border Village
Location
The first level in Keen 4.
Found in: Keen 4
Bounder
Creature
These red, friendly, bouncing guys can be annoying, but they can be helpful, too! They push you around and you can stand on top of them. One shot stuns it permanently.
Found in: Keen 4, Keen GBC
Bridge
Other
Some switches control the existence of bridges, to enable Keen to get from one place to another. Bridges can also be deactivated when an enemy is standing on one, with interesting results.
Found in: Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
Bridge Bottoms
Location
A level in Keen Dreams.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Broccolash
Creature
Watch out or the broccolashes will do their "Broccolash Smash" on you. His touch is deadly. Throw a flower power at him to turn him into a panting flower for a few seconds. He could also be called Count Broccoli, or Vampire Broccoli.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Brownian Motion Inducer
Location
A level in Keen 5 with one of the four machines you must destroy to activate the teleport.
Found in: Keen 5
Brussel Sprouts Bay
Location
A level in Keen Dreams.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Bubba
Creature
Bubba likes to float above the calm waters of Blooglet Lake and watch the fish swim below. He's been known to mistake heroes for seafood, so watch out!
Found in: Keen GBC
Butler "Tin Can" Robot
Creature
This is one of two robots created for menial work and guard duties. This robot moves fast trying to push Keen off cliffs, a bit like the yorps do, only with greater speed. These robots are not a serious threat but they can become very annoying and there is no way to kill them.
Found in: Keen 1
BWB Megarocket
Other
See Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Cairo
Location
A target of the X-14 Tantulus Rays in Keen 2.
Found in: Keen 2
Candy and Snacks
Item
Various pieces of candy that vary in the amount of points.
Found in: Keen GBC
Candy Bar
Item
100 points
Found in: Keen 2
Candy Cane
Item
500 points
Found in: Keen Dreams
Canteloupe Cart
Other
These can take you over dangerous areas, but don't let them smash you into walls! The Melon Mines contain railway tracks on which Canteloupe Carts zoom back and forth. Keen may ride on them safely, but don't let him get run over!
Found in: Keen Dreams
Cape Canavorta
Location
A level in Keen 3 that includes a barracks.
Found in: Keen 3
Car Battery
Item
An item you must retrieve from the Vorticons in Keen 1. The battery is from Billy's Mom's car and is used for the BWB Megarocket's Electrical Systems power.
Found in: Keen 1
Carmack, Adrian
Person
Artwork
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Carmack, John
Person
Software engineer and programmer
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Carrot Courier
Creature
These guys have tennis shoes and they are in a HURRY! They won't hurt you but they can push you off whatever you're standing on. Just make sure they don't push you off a cliff! Throw a flower power at it and it becomes a panting flower for a few seconds.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Casta
Creature
The Fleex designed the floating Casta to monitor the high-tech machinery in their labratories. The Casta won't attack you, but it's indestructible, so try not to get too close!
Found in: Keen GBC
Castle of the Grand Intellect
Location
Where all Keen's beliefs and fears come together in a titantic, shocking finale to the "Invasion of the Vorticons" series! This is where Keen finally meets the Grand Intellect.
Found in: Keen 3
Castle Tuberia
Location
A level in Keen Dreams that you must get through to meet Boobus Tuber.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Cave of Descendents
Location
A level in Keen 4 where a Council Member is hidden.
Found in: Keen 4
Caves of Oblivion
Location
An impossible maze that you must get through to reach the Grand Intellect.
Found in: Keen 3
Ceilick
Creature
These purple beings hide in holes in the ceiling and will try to get you with their forked tongues.
Found in: Keen 6
Chasm of Chills
Location
A level in Keen 4 where Princess Lindsey is hidden.
Found in: Keen 4
Chocolate Bar
Item
1,000 points
Found in: Keen Dreams
Chocolate Cake
Item
1,000 points
Found in: Keen 2
Chocolate Milk
Item
500 points
Found in: Keen 5
Chungella IV
Location
The planet from which the second biggest sandwich in the Galaxy (See Stupendous Sandwich of Chungella IV) comes.
Found in: Keen 6
Cloud
Creature
When you approach it, you'll make it angry, and it will try to strike you down with a lightning bolt! They are immune to your shots.
Found in: Keen 4
Clues
Other
Watch your surroundings for clues on what Commander Keen must do to finish the level. The clues will lead you to the end of the level usually.
Found in: Keen GBC
Color Key Doors
Other
Commander Keen must open these doors with colored keys or gems.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Commander Keen
Person
Billy Blaze's alter ego that saves the Earth and Universe from a collection of enemies.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen Dreams, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Computer Chips
Item
50 points
Found in: Keen GBC
ComputerWrist
Other
The main menu screen for Keen that includes starting a game, saving, loading, paddle wars, and quitting.
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Cookie
Item
200 points
Found in: Keen Dreams
Cotton Candy
Item
5,000 points
Found in: Keen Dreams
Council Member
Person
Gnosticenes. These old guys are the ones you're supposed to save in Keen 4. The Shikadi kidnapped them and put them in the Shadowlands. They are the guardians of the oracle, and the only ones that can activate it. They are also immortal.
Found in: Keen 4
Council Page
Person
After Keen entered Gnosticus IV the Council Page ran to him to tell that the 8 council members are kidnapped by the Shikadi.
Found in: Keen 4
Count Broccoli
Creature
See Broccolash
Found in: Keen Dreams
Crazed Carrot
Creature
See Carrot Courier
Found in: Keen Dreams
Crystal Caves I
Cameo
Billy's name is mentioned in the High Scores of CCI, and yorp-herding (wonder what that is) is mentioned in the storyline.
Found in: No Episodes
Crystal Caves II
Cameo
Keen's helmet appears very small in many levels.
Found in: No Episodes
Crystalus
Location
A level in Keen 4 where a Council Member is hidden.
Found in: Keen 4
Cyba-Mallow
Creature
One day, when they were bored, the Droidiccus created the Cyba-Mallow. It's part marshmallow and part cyborg, and all trouble! Please note that there are two versions of the Cyba-Mallow: A blue and a red.
Found in: Keen GBC
Darg
Creature
The Darg is like a Dorp on steriods. Don't mess with the Darg!
Found in: Keen GBC
Dartgun
Hazard
Hidden in and around the Shadowlands are dartguns that you don't want to mess with particularly since they can't be destroyed!
Found in: Keen 4
Defense Tunnel Burrh
Location
A level in Keen 5.
Found in: Keen 5
Defense Tunnel Sorra
Location
A level in Keen 5.
Found in: Keen 5
Defense Tunnel Teln
Location
A level in Keen 5.
Found in: Keen 5
Defense Tunnel Vlook
Location
A level in Keen 5.
Found in: Keen 5
Diet Vorta Cola
Item
200 points
Found in: Keen 3
Dood
Creature
This tiny guy seems pleasant enough until you least expect it, then he goes all to pieces.
Found in: Keen GBC
Doom II
Cameo
This FPS has one of Keen's most thought-provoking cameos. In the Secret Level (#32) there hang four dead Keen characters, that when shot will die rather quickly.
Found in: No Episodes
Dopefish
Creature
The second dumbest creature in the universe, this creature's thought patterns go "swim, swim, hungry, swim, swim, hungry." They'll eat anything alive and moving near them, though they prefer heroes. In the GBC version they jump out of water and you are able to kill them unlike the Keen 4 version. This is one of the most famous enemies of Keen and has appeared in numerous other games. For more info go to its official website which contains tons of stuff.
Found in: Keen 4, Keen GBC
Dorp
Creature
The Droidiccus combined their robot technology with an organic alien life form to create the Dorp. The Dorp's skin is poisonous, so beware!
Found in: Keen GBC
Double Chocolate Cake
Item
1,000 points
Found in: Keen 3
Doughnut
Item
2,000 points
Found in: Keen 4
Dream Machine
Other
A device that has brought Commander Keen to the Land of Tuberia. Keen sets on a mission to destroy the Dream Machine.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Droid 1
Creature
This low-flying pest has no real personality. It's presence is less-than magnetic. You won't be shocked when you see it. Don't let it annoy you.
Found in: Keen GBC
Droid 2
Creature
This hopping robot's primary function is to guard the Robot Hive, but it does other menial work during its off-duty hours. Don't drop your guard around this mechanical menace!
Found in: Keen GBC
Droid 3
Creature
This is one of two robots created for menial work and guard duties around the Robot Hive. This robot moves fast along vertical platforms and may smack into you if you don't look out. These droids are no serious threat, but they can get annoying.
Found in: Keen GBC
Droidican Elite
Creature
The Droidican Elite are master soldiers, and the Droidican Emperor counts on them to keep the other troops in line. Armed with deadly lasers, these droids are a serious threat.
Found in: Keen GBC
Droidican Emperor
Creature
The Drodican Emperor is a poisonous foe. You'll have to face him on his home turf: The Imperial Palace, which is a strange and unnerving place. The Emperor runs from side to side, throwing poison at you and releasing a robot to help him in his attacks. When you defeat the emperor you get a plasma crystal.
Found in: Keen GBC
Droidican Soldier
Creature
These robotic troopers are the Droidican Emperor's prime defense--serving to keep the Warp Drive technology safe. Droidican Soldiers aren't very smart though, so they need a lot of discipline.
Found in: Keen GBC
Droidiccus
Creature
A species of Droids that joins together with the Shikadi and Bloogs to destroy the universe in Keen GBC.
Found in: Keen GBC
Droidiccus Prime
Location
A Planet that Keen must travel to to defeat the Droidican Emperor and collect a plasma crystal.
Found in: Keen GBC
Drop
Item
Scattered throughout levels in Keen 4. Gaining 100 of these things will get you a new life.
Found in: Keen 4
Duke Nukem I
Cameo
In the Mercury Mines Level, Dr. Proton mentions Keen to Duke Nukem.
Found in: No Episodes
Earth
Location
Commander Keen's homeworld, and the place that the Vorticons try to destroy in Keen 2.
Found in: Keen 2
Eat at Joe's
Other
A sign, probably for a restaurant, written in English in the Bloogbase Recreational District.
Found in: Keen 6
Eat Your Veggies
Music
A song from Keen 4, which was composed by Bobby Prince. The song was originally supposed to go onto Keen Dreams, but due to space limitations on a floppy disk, the music was saved until Keen 4. The music can be heard in the following levels: Pyramid of the Forbidden, Pyramid of the Gnosticene Ancients, Pyramid of the Moons, Pyramid of the Shadows, Isle of Fire, and Isle of Tar. There are actual lyrics that go along with this song. Play.
Found in: Keen 4
Elder
Person
See Council Member
Found in: Keen 4
Electric Railroad Tracks
Hazard
Electrified green railroad tracks that Keen cannot cross, but a canteloupe cart can.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Electrical Sparks
Hazard
Don't touch these devices, or be prepared to do a level over again!
Found in: Keen 2
Electricity
Hazard
A barrier that emits a blue beam of electricity that Keen must either shut off, or time his jumps right to go through.
Found in: Keen 6
Energy Flow Systems
Location
A level in Keen 5 with one of the four machines you must destroy to activate the teleport.
Found in: Keen 5
Everclear
Item
An item you must retrieve from the Vorticons in Keen 1. The Everclear is taken from your Dad's liquor cabinet and is used as the BWB Megarocket's fuel.
Found in: Keen 1
Extra Life
Item
Grab an icon of Commander Keen or other items to receive and extra life. In each different episode, a certain amount of points will also get you a new life. The amounts is usually 20,000 points.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen Dreams, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Fiery Canyon
Location
This dark and shadowy cavern is full of fire pits, falling platforms, fire imps, and moving platforms. Be careful where you jump! This is the second level on Droidiccus Prime.
Found in: Keen GBC
Fire
Hazard
If you happen to burn up in this fire, you'll be trying the level again.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen Dreams, Keen 4, Keen GBC
Fire Extinguishers
Item
25 points
Found in: Keen GBC
Fire Imp
Creature
These fiery creatures think they're pretty hot. They lurk in the rocky wasteland between The Imperial Palace and the Robot Hive on Droidiccus Prime.
Found in: Keen GBC
First Dome of Darkness
Location
A level that contains a grappling hook and rope to get up the cliff in Keen 6.
Found in: Keen 6
Flame
Hazard
You'll die if you burn up in this fire.
Found in: Keen 2, Keen 6
Flect
Creature
Keen 6: These yellow fellows have big teeth but their bite isn't the problem! Watch out where you shoot when these guys are around. They can reflect Keen's shots with their teeth, which can do some temporary damage. Keen GBC: The Flect is always in a hurry, and has nowhere to go. This terminally worried creature has tentacles for hair and a reflective plate on its chest. It's best to be sneaky when dealing with a flect.
Found in: Keen 6, Keen GBC
Fleex
Creature
The Fleex are amongst the finest engineers in the universe, having designed all the buildings and devices on Fribbulus Xax. Unfortunately, the Bloogs built them, devastating the sleek and elegant designs. The Fleex have very sensitive eyes (a natural consequence of spending a lifetime in a basement lab), so sensitive that they have to wear dark shades when they're out in the light (making them nearly blind). To compensate, they've developed an oversized ear which allows them to hear other creatures as they move around.
Found in: Keen 6, Keen GBC
Flower Pot
Item
Gives you 5 flower power ammo.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Flower Power
Item
Temporarily stop most enemies by throwing flower powers at them and turning them into panting flowers.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Foob
Creature
These are cute, harmless little yellow aliens. In fact, they're scared and will run away from you! By simply touching them, they will explode doing no damage to you. Or if you're really mean you could just zap them with your raygun.
Found in: Keen 3
Foot
Other
A legendary giant stone foot that materializes from the union of twelve inchworms, and carries Keen to the bonus level (Pyramid of the Forbidden) in the Shadowlands.
Found in: Keen 4
Forest of Crazy Mushrooms
Location
Oversized alien mushrooms are all over this level. Commander Keen must also avoid the deadly posion slugs that compete with the mushrooms for the spare sunlight on this strange planet. This level is the first of the Shikadi World.
Found in: Keen GBC
Fort Cavort
Location
A level in Keen 3.
Found in: Keen 3
Fort Vortabella
Location
A level in Keen 3.
Found in: Keen 3
Fort Vorticon
Location
A level in Keen 3.
Found in: Keen 3
Frenchy
Creature
These scary potatoes from France will throw fearsome french fries at you. Their touch and the fries they throw at you are deadly. Throw a flower power at it and it becomes a panting flower for a few seconds.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Fribbulus Xax
Location
The Bloog homeworld that Keen must travel to to save Molly McMire in Keen 6 and get a plasma crystal from in Keen GBC.
Found in: Keen 6, Keen GBC
Frozen Keen
Other
If you get shot by the Ice Cannon, you will turn into a frozen keen in a block of ice! Harmless, for the ice melts after a few seconds.
Found in: Keen 1
Gannalech
Other
Shikadi dialect for "Grand Intellect", i.e., Mortimer McMire.
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5
Garg
Creature
These Martians from Mars aren't as friendly or docile as yorps. When the Garg sees you, he will suddenly charge at you. At one time in Mars' history, the Gargs ruled over the yorps. His touch is deadly. One shot will do him in.
Found in: Keen 1
Gargoyle
Other
Nasty-looking faces on the walls of Castle Tuberia. When they poke their tongues out, Keen can stand on them.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Gems
Item
Gems are used to open doors found in various levels in Keens 4-6. To open a door, just carry the gem to an appropriate gem holder in the vicinity of the door. Keen knows all about the gems and will put them in the holder.
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
Gik
Creature
This hard-shelled customer's worst points are its points! Its legs are spikes, so it will flip and try to poke you.
Found in: Keen 6, Keen GBC
Gnosticene Ancients
Creature
See Treasure Eaters
Found in: Keen 4
Gnosticenes
Person
See Council Members
Found in: Keen 4
Gnosticus IV
Location
The planet in Keen 4 that Keen travels to to visit the Gnosticenes and the Oracle.
Found in: Keen 4
Goodbye Galaxy!: Secret of the Oracle
Other
The fourth episode in the Commander Keen Saga, and first in the Goodbye Galaxy! series. Keen must rescue council members from various enemies to find out what the Shikadi and Gannalech are up to.
Found in: Keen 4
Goodbye Galaxy!: The Armageddon Machine
Other
The fifth episode in the Commander Keen Saga, and second and last in the Goodbye Galaxy! series. Keen must stop the Shikadi from destroying the Galaxy by disabling the Omegamatic.
Found in: Keen 5
Goplats
Other
See Platforms or for the enemy Goplat see Korath III Police.
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
Grabbiter
Creature
A creature that you feed the Stupendous Sandwich of Chungella IV to in Keen 6 to let you pass.
Found in: Keen 6
Grand Intellect
Person
Commander Keen's arch-nemesis, none other than Mortimer McMire! Also known as Gannalech by the Shikadi.
Found in: Keen 3
Grape Grove
Location
A level in Keen Dreams.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Grapes
Creature
See Sour Grapes
Found in: Keen Dreams
Grappling Hook and Rope
Item
Used in Keen 6 to climb a cliff. The rope and hook are found in the First Dome of Darkness.
Found in: Keen 6
Gravitational Damping Hub
Location
A level in Keen 5.
Found in: Keen 5
Green Cylinders
Hazard
Not sure quite what these tubes of neon green stuff is. It's probably radioactive which is why Keen dies when he touches it.
Found in: Keen 6
Green Dangly Stuff
Hazard
Some sort of dangly green stuff that looks like algae that hangs off platforms. You can walk on top of it, but make sure you don't hit the dangly part!
Found in: Keen 1
Green Goo
Hazard
Bubbling green goo that may be acid. Don't fall in...
Found in: Keen 4
Green Slime
Hazard
Slick, green, slime that will kill Keen.
Found in: Keen Dreams, Keen 6
Green Spikes
Hazard
These spikes move up and down, ready to impale you should you acidentally fall on them.
Found in: Keen 1
Grunt
Creature
The regular Vorticon that you will meet in the levels. Easy to defeat by one shot to kill. Unfortunately these Vorticons also like to jump which can pose a real hazard. Turning off the lights will solve that problem.
Found in: Keen 2, Keen 3
Guard Post One
Location
A level in Keen 6.
Found in: Keen 6
Guard Post Three
Location
A level in Keen 6.
Found in: Keen 6
Guard Post Two
Location
A level in Keen 6.
Found in: Keen 6
Guard Robot
Creature
This robot can cause you real trouble when it shoots 4 lasers rapidly one after the other! Unfortunately, you are unable to kill this robot.
Found in: Keen 2
Hal's Kitchen
Location
A level in Keen 3.
Found in: Keen 3
Hall, Tom
Person
Creative Director. He is one of the most well known makers of Keen and the supposed best hope for The Universe is Toast series. After working at numerous other companies, he now created a company called Monkeystone with John Romero, however he now works at Midway.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen Dreams, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
Hamburger
Item
500 points
Found in: Keen 2
Hazard Sign
Other
These signs mark the most hazardous areas of Fribbulus Xax. Travelling through the hazard areas is not necessary to complete the game, but will let you rack up extra points and add hours of challenge and enjoyment to the game.
Found in: Keen 6
Hidden City
Location
The secret level on Mars.
Found in: Keen 1
Hidden Passages
Other
Some walls in the later Keen episodes actually have secret hidden passages in them.
Found in: Keen Dreams, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
Hillville
Location
A level in Keen 4 that has Princess Lindsey in it.
Found in: Keen 4
Horseradish Hill
Location
A level in Keen Dreams.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Hot Circle
Hazard
A flashing glowing ball of light that harms Keen.
Found in: Keen 6
House
Other
These houses are often found in villages and are home to great unknowns.
Found in: Keen 4
Hovva
Creature
This robotic centurion is somewhat like a flying tank. The robot itself is harmless, but beware! He carries an electric coil to help him float, and will run you down without hesitation.
Found in: Keen GBC
Hub, The
Location
The Center of the Omegamatic Warp Drive. In The Hub, there are three transporters. One to Droidiccus Prime, Fribbulus Xax, and Shikadi World. Also there are the place where the three plasma crystals are positioned to save Earth.
Found in: Keen GBC
Ice Cannon
Hazard
Fires a block of ice that will freeze Keen if he is hit by it! Not deadly at all, since the block melts off Keen after a few seconds. It is just annoying... But also helpful for reaching the Hidden City.
Found in: Keen 1
Ice Cream Bar
Item
200 points
Found in: Keen 6
Ice Cream Cone
Item
5,000 points
Found in: Keen 4
Icicles
Hazard
Be careful not to jump to high when you're under these frozen knives!
Found in: Keen 1
Imperial Palace, The
Location
It's the third level in the world of Droidiccus Prime and things are getting tricky. To complete this level and get a plasma crystal you will have to defeat the Droidican Emperor.
Found in: Keen GBC
Impossible Bullet
Other
A bug in Keen 6 that allows Keen to fly on top of his bullets. "Jump; as you fall, look down and shoot. This may take a little practice, but once you get the hang of it, keen will 'ride' his bullet to the ground. He'll actually land just above the floor. That's good! Don't move! Look down. Then quickly look up and shoot! Suddenly keen is propelled into the air by his own bullet! Don't believe me? Try it!" - Br1ck
Found in: Keen 6
Impossible Pogo Trick
Other
If you run left or right, then quickly press pogo and jump in succession, you blast off at an angle.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Inchworm
Creature
These placid yellow creatures are all over. Watch out where you step or they'll be afoot!
Found in: Keen 4
Invasion of the Vorticons: Keen Must Die!
Other
The third and final episode in the Invasion of the Vorticons trilogy, Keen travels to Vorticon VI to confront the Grand Intellect himself!
Found in: Keen 3
Invasion of the Vorticons: Marooned on Mars
Other
The first episode in the Invasion of the Vorticons trilogy, Keen is stranded on Mars and must find parts to his ship so he may escape.
Found in: Keen 1
Invasion of the Vorticons: The Earth Explodes
Other
The second episode in the Invasion of the Vorticons trilogy, Keen must disable tantulus rays which are aimed at major cities on Earth.
Found in: Keen 2
Invisible Blocks
Other
Not entirely invisible, these platforms (that Keen can stand on) occasionally glint.
Found in: Keen 4
Ion Ventilation System
Location
A level in Keen 5.
Found in: Keen 5
Isle of Fire
Location
A level in Keen 4 where a council member is hidden.
Found in: Keen 4
Isle of Tar
Location
A level in Keen 4.
Found in: Keen 4
Jack
Hazard
A lethal pointy-like ball that bounces around a level.
Found in: Keen 3
Jack Ball
Hazard
A non-lethal red ball that bounces around.
Found in: Keen 3
Jawbreaker
Item
1,000 points
Found in: Keen 4
Jazz Me
Music
A rythmic tune from Keen 5 that is featured in the level, Security Center. The song was composed by Bobby Prince. Play.
Found in: Keen 5
Jill of the Jungle
Cameo
Keen is also mentioned in Level 1 of Jill of the Jungle, in a not so appeasing way...
Found in: No Episodes
John Romero
Person
See Romero, John
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
Joystick
Item
A part of your BWB Megarocket that you must recover in Keen 1 from the Vorticons. The part is taken from your brother's video game and is used for Manual Flight Control.
Found in: Keen 1
Keen
Person
See Commander Keen
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen Dreams, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Keg o' Vitalin
Item
1-up
Found in: Keen 5
Keycard
Item
You sometimes need a Keycard to open up doors.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen 5
Keys
Item
Let you open doors. Unlike the gems in keen the other keens, the keys in Keen Dreams stay with you when you die, unless you use them from level to level and can be used on any door. For Keen GBC, the keys are distributed throughout the level and are important to completing the level, but are also color coded.
Found in: Keen Dreams, Keen GBC
Keys (Collectible)
Item
25 points
Found in: Keen GBC
Killer Tomatoes
Creature
See Tomatooth
Found in: Keen Dreams
King Boobus Tuber
Creature
See Boobus Tuber
Found in: Keen Dreams
King Slug
Other
This mysterious statue is found in Border Village in Keen 4.
Found in: Keen 4
Korath III Police
Creature
These little people are from the secret level in episode five. They just push you along. One shot stuns them. Some people call them Goplats, Scotties, or Koraths. They got the name Goplat from the well-known error that closes the game in easy mode in version 1.0 upon the entry of that level, but Goplat actually refers to a platform that follows a specific path, which is what caused the error.
Found in: Keen 5
Land of Tuberia
Location
See Tuberia
Found in: Keen Dreams
Laser
Hazard
A dangerous beam of light that a machine shoots at you. Be careful around them, because you never know when they could shoot!
Found in: Keen 3, Keen 5, Keen 6
Lick
Creature
These blue beanbag-like monsters breathe a deadly lick of fire. One shot stuns these guys permanently.
Found in: Keen 4
Lifewater Flask
Item
1-up
Found in: Keen 4
Lifewater Oasis
Location
A level in Keen 4 where a Council Member is hidden.
Found in: Keen 4
Little Ampton
Creature
This purple fellow slides up and down poles and works on his computer terminals. Don't be on a pole he's on, 'cause he slides up and down quickly! You can't stun him in Keen GBC.
Found in: Keen 5, Keen GBC
Loch Mess
Location
Supposedly the home of Messie on Vorticon VI.
Found in: Keen 3
Lollipop
Item
100 points in Keen 1, 2,000 points in Keen Dreams
Found in: Keen 1, Keen Dreams
London
Location
A target of the X-14 Tantulus Rays in Keen 2.
Found in: Keen 2
Lower Vortiville
Location
A level in Keen 3.
Found in: Keen 3
Mad Mushroom
Creature
Dangerous plants that hop and are deadly to touch. They jump higher every 3 bounces. Cannot be killed or stunned except in Keen GBC.
Found in: Keen 4, Keen GBC
Magic Eye
Item
Gives you 3 extra life and 8 flower power ammo.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Make it Tighter
Music
Doo, doo, do do doo... A song from Keen 5! It has a catchy tune and can be heard in the following levels: Brownian Motion Inducer, Energy Flow Systems, Neutrino Burst Injector, and Regulation Control Center. Composed by Bobby Prince. Play.
Found in: Keen 5
Mamba Snake
Music
Composed by Bobby Prince, this music is played in Keen 6. The levels in which it is displayed are: Bloogdome, First Dome of Darkness, and Second Dome of Darkness. Play.
Found in: Keen 5
Mangling Machine
Other
Mortimer McMire's giant robotic vehicle with which he attacks Commander Keen.
Found in: Keen 3
Mars
Location
The planet Mars. This is where Keen 1 takes place. Mars has many common inhabitants like Yorps and Gargs. Back in history, the Yorps were slaves to the Gargs, but then the United States launched the Viking Spacecraft which landed on Mars, crushing and killing the hated Garg despot. The Yorps were then free from the tyrannical rule of the Gargs.
Found in: Keen 1
Marshmallow
Item
200 points
Found in: Keen 5
McMire, Molly
Person
Your babysitter, who was kidnapped by the Bloogs.
Found in: Keen 6
McMire, Mortimer
Person
Commander Keen's arch-nemesis. Mortimer is usually behind all the schemes to destroy the universe or take things over. He has been known by some species as the the Gannalech or Grand Intellect.
Found in: Keen 3, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Meep
Creature
A green alien that strolls along singing, and in some way expelling slow-moving sound waves. The singing is so bad that the sound waves will kill you! One shot will kill it.
Found in: Keen 3
Melon Lips
Creature
These annoying creatures stay in an inconvenient stationary spot, spitting watermelon seeds at you. The seeds and watermelon are deadly to the touch! Flower powers don't affect this enemy.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Melon Minecarts
Other
See Canteloupe Cart
Found in: Keen Dreams
Melon Mines
Location
A level in Keen Dreams
Found in: Keen Dreams
Messie
Creature
A mythical beast known affectionately as "Messie" that supposedly lives in Loch Mess on Vorticon VI.
Found in: Keen 3
Mid-Air Pogo
Other
You can pull out your pogo stick in the middle of a normal jump, giving you good control of that first jump.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Mimrock
Creature
When have your back turned, they will sneak up and jump at you! One shot while it jumps will stun it permanently.
Found in: Keen 4
Mind Belts
Item
An item that the Grand Intellect uses to control the Vorticons against their will.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3
Mine
Hazard
An underwater mine that will explode on contact.
Found in: Keen 4
Mirage Blocks
Hazard
These stationary platforms keep vanishing and reappearing like magic. Keen can only stand on them when they are visible (if he is not looking upwards).
Found in: Keen 4
Miragia
Location
A disappearing city where the wetsuit is hidden.
Found in: Keen 4
Molly McMire
Person
See McMire, Molly
Found in: Keen 6
Mortimer McMire
Person
See McMire, Mortimer
Found in: Keen 3, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Moscow
Location
A target of the X-14 Tantulus Rays in Keen 2.
Found in: Keen 2
Mushrooms
Item
10 points
Found in: Keen GBC
Neural Ray Blaster
Item
Commander Keen can use this weapon to stun his enemies temporarily. The Neural Ray Blaster does have unlimited ammo, but unfortunately will only shoot one blast until that blast hits something or goes off the screen.
Found in: Keen GBC
Neural Stunner
Item
Commander Keen's weapon of choice in Keen 4-6. The gun fires a green blast of energy, stunning anything that happens to get in the way. You have a limited amount of shots so be sure to collect them if you happen to find one in a level. They are worth 5 ammo.
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
Neutrino Burst Injector
Location
A level in Keen 5 with one of the four machines you must destroy to activate the teleport.
Found in: Keen 5
New Vorticon
Location
A city on Vorticon VI where life is a dark, dangerous enterprise. It's a level in Keen 3.
Found in: Keen 3
New York
Location
A target of the X-14 Tantulus Rays in Keen 2.
Found in: Keen 2
Nospike
Creature
These blue fellows walk around until they find something to charge at. But even charging, their favorite pastime, will bore them after a bit. Watch out for their fearsome horn!
Found in: Keen 6, Keen GBC
Nuclear Waste
Hazard
A barrel full of radioactive slime. Make sure you don't touch it!
Found in: Keen 3
Omegamatic
Location
The Shikadi's device that they plan on using to destroy the Galaxy with. Keen must destroy/disable it in Keen 5.
Found in: Keen 5
Omegamatic Warp Drive
Location
See Hub, The
Found in: Keen GBC
Omnispeak
Other
An alien language that the Vorticons taught Commander Keen.
Found in: Keen 3
One Way Door
Other
A door that will only let you go one way through it, and not the other!
Found in: Keen 3
One-Up
Item
See Extra Life
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen Dreams, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Orbatrix
Creature
These big blue eyeballs will bounce and spin at you! Be careful--they float and follow you.
Found in: Keen 6
Paddle War
Other
A game on Keen's ComputerWrist that you can play. You are a bar, and you have to block a ball and get it past your opponent.
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
Paganitzu
Cameo
Another game where Keen has a few cameos. In each of the three Paganitzu games, Keen is listed in the high scores table. Another cameo is in Paganitzu 2, level 15 that features a yorp. To see how to do that, go to Quest King's Page.
Found in: No Episodes
Palmer, David A.
Person
Producer of Commander Keen GBC.
Found in: Keen GBC
Panting Flower
Creature
After throwing a flower power at an enemy, the enemy will turn into a panting flower for a certain amount of time depending on the game's difficulty level.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Paralyzed Keen
Other
If Keen gets hit by baby vorticons he will become paralyzed for a short amount of time.
Found in: Keen 2, Keen 3
Paris
Location
A target of the X-14 Tantulus Rays in Keen 2.
Found in: Keen 2
Parsnip Pass
Location
A level in Keen Dreams
Found in: Keen Dreams
Pat-Pat
Creature
Almost a kind of plant that opens and closes its "mouth" trying to chomp Keen if he comes too close. Similar to a Venus Fly Trap.
Found in: Keen 1
Pea Brain
Creature
They are deceivingly cute and deadly. Two to four come out of the Pea Pod. Throw a flower power bomb at it and it becomes a panting flower for a few seconds.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Pea Pod
Creature
They look dangerous but they don’t hurt you. However, they do spit deadly Pea Brains at you. Throw a flower power bomb at it and it becomes a panting flower for a few seconds.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Peppermint
Item
100 points
Found in: Keen Dreams
Pepsi Soda
Item
200 points
Found in: Keen 1
Perilous Pit
Location
A level in Keen 4 where a Council Member is hidden.
Found in: Keen 4
Photachyon Transceiver
Other
An instantaneous radio - point anywhere in the Galaxy and you can pick up the signal as if you were right there.
Found in: Keen 4
Pizza Slice
Item
500 points in Keen 1, 5,000 points in Keen 6
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 6
Plasma
Hazard
Step in this and you must start the level over.
Found in: Keen 2
Plasma Crystal
Item
You must collect three of these to save Earth in Keen GBC.
Found in: Keen GBC
Plasma Crystal Mines, The
Location
The whole place has been littered with robo-mines, making it tricky to negotiate the maze-like tunnels and inlets where the Shikadi harvest plasma crystals. This is the second level on the Shikadi World.
Found in: Keen GBC
Plastic Tubing
Item
An ingredient used to make the Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Platform
Other
Platforms are a major convenience- even a necessity on Fribbulus Xax. In most places they are used to transport you over dangerous obstacles, or to places out of reach. Many of the platforms(or "plats" as the locals call them) are still the old style which are operated by Bips. Other types of platforms occur on other planets as well.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen Dreams, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Pogo Stick
Item
Commander Keen uses his pogo stick to reach otherwise inaccessible places. In Keen GBC, you use the pogo to knock out your enemies after you have stunned them with the Neural Ray Blaster.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Poison Slug
Creature
The most common inhabitant of the Shadowlands, Poison Slugs mean trouble twice--once if you touch them, twice if you should land in the puddles of poison they leave behind! In Keen GBC, instead of the puddles of slime, the slug charges at you! One shot stuns it permanently.
Found in: Keen 4, Keen GBC
Poles
Other
Climb up or down poles to reach certain areas in your quest. Keep an eye out for darkened poles in Keen 5!
Found in: Keen Dreams, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Pool of Acid
Hazard
Make sure you don't step in the acid, or you will sizzle and die, and of course have to try again.
Found in: Keen 2
Pounder
Hazard
Don't get smashed by these heavy weights!
Found in: Keen 6
Prince, Robert
Person
Composer of music.
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
Princess Lindsey
Person
Sometimes you'll find Princess Lindsey in a level, and she can give you a hint.
Found in: Keen 4
Pudding
Item
500 points
Found in: Keen 6
Pyramid of the Forbidden
Location
The secret level in Keen 4 where the janitor for the High Council is hidden.
Found in: Keen 4
Pyramid of the Gnosticene Ancients
Location
A level in Keen 4 where a Council Member is hidden.
Found in: Keen 4
Pyramid of the Moons
Location
A level in Keen 4 that lets you go to the Pyramid of the Forbidden.
Found in: Keen 4
Pyramid of the Shadows
Location
A level in Keen 4 where a Council Member is hidden.
Found in: Keen 4
Quantum Explosive Dynamo
Location
Last Level in Keen 5 that has the Shikadi Master in it. The QED isn't simply another level either. It is also a machine which Keen must destroy to disable the Omegamatic.
Found in: Keen 5
Queen Viva
Creature
Watch carefully for Queen Vivas--touching one will give you another life all by itself.
Found in: Keen 6
Raindrop
Item
See Drop
Found in: Keen 4
Raygun
Item
Gun used by Keen in Episode 1. Get this item in the game to gain 5 ammo.
Found in: Keen 1
Raygun 2
Item
See Vorticon Hyperpistol
Found in: Keen 2
Raygun 3
Item
See Vorticon Rail-Gun
Found in: Keen 3
Red Lights
Hazard
Dangerous spinning red flames of light that will kill Keen instantly.
Found in: Keen 5
Regulation Control Center
Location
A level in Keen 5.
Found in: Keen 5
Rein, Mark
Person
President of ID software.
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5
Rhubarb Rapids
Location
A level in Keen Dreams.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Robo Red
Creature
Robo Red is a nasty guard. If he hears a sound, he shoots first and asks questions later. Avoid, avoid, avoid! Able to defeat in Keen GBC, but not in Keen 5.
Found in: Keen 5, Keen GBC
Robo-Bloog
Creature
A Robo-Bloog is essentially a Cyborg Bloog. It's a Bloog with the mind of ten super-computers and the body of...well, 10, super-computers. The Robo-Bloog can fire a huge ball of energy. If either Robo-Bloog or the energy ball hits Commander Keen, that's it. Unfortunately, every time the Robo-Bloog recharges his energy ball he adds one more shot to his attack. The more overcharged Robo-Bloog becomes, the more erratic his behavior is. It'll be hard to time your attacks! If you manage to Defeat Robo-Bloog, you'll get a Plasma Crystal.
Found in: Keen GBC
Robot Hive
Location
A huge factory with high-tech robot construction equipment. As you'd expect, your main enemies are an assortment of robots with varaying intelligence. They buzz around like bees and are looking for heroes to sting! This level is located on Droidiccus Prime.
Found in: Keen GBC
Rockets
Item
50 points
Found in: Keen GBC
Rome
Location
A target of the X-14 Tantulus Rays in Keen 2.
Found in: Keen 2
Romero, John
Person
Software Engineer
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
Root Beer Float
Item
1,000 points
Found in: Keen 6
Rotten Apple
Creature
See Apel
Found in: Keen Dreams
Rubber Cement
Item
Used to make the Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Sand Yego
Location
A level in Keen 4.
Found in: Keen 4
Satellite
Other
A B.A.S.A. satellite on which Keen can hitch a ride to the secret level of Keen VI, the Blooglab Space Station.
Found in: Keen 6
Schoolfish
Creature
These fish are real follow-the-leader types.
Found in: Keen 4
Scottie
Creature
See Korath III Police
Found in: Keen 5
Scrub
Creature
These little robotic like creatures don't really hurt you at all. Actually they can be pretty helpful when they move up, down and around walls. You can use them almost as a platform and ride around the level on them. But be careful for they can get annoying and push you into some slime or other nasty stuff!
Found in: Keen 2
Second Dome of Darkness
Location
No real reason to go in here. A level in Keen 6.
Found in: Keen 6
Secret Agent I
Cameo
An old Apogee game that features Keen's Teddy Bear as a collectible item.
Found in: No Episodes
Secret Korath III Base
Location
The secret level in Keen 5 with the Korath III Police.
Found in: Keen 5
Security Center
Location
A level in Keen 5.
Found in: Keen 5
Security Doors
Other
Doors in Keen 5 that will lead to the end of a level. Sometimes keycards might be needed to open the doors.
Found in: Keen 5
Sentry Droid
Creature
You may spot these seeminly mindless sentries throughout the Droidican cities. The Droidican Emperor uses them to keep tabs on his soldiers. They are indestructible, so don't mess with them!
Found in: Keen GBC
SGA
Other
See Standard Galactic Alphabet
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Shadowlands
Location
The land where Keen 4 takes place.
Found in: Keen 4
Shelley
Creature
This tiny darling seems pleasant until you least expect it, then she goes all to pieces!
Found in: Keen 5
Shikadi
Creature
These energy beings built the Omegamatic and plan to destroy the galaxy. Watch out for them near poles.
Found in: Keen 5, Keen GBC
Shikadi Gum
Item
100 points
Found in: Keen 5
Shikadi in Space
Location
The final level on the Shikadi World. Commander Keen is beamed aboard the Shikadi Spacecraft for the showdown with the Shikadi Overlord. He'll hunt you down and blast you to smithereens with his rocket launcher, so you'd better be ready for him. Defeat the Shikadi Overlord and you will be given a plasma crystal.
Found in: Keen GBC
Shikadi Master
Creature
The most frightful foe aboard the Omegamatic, they cast Electrospheres at you and teleport around. Very dangerous.
Found in: Keen 5, Keen GBC
Shikadi Mine
Creature
Woe be the hero that wanders near one of these. They will follow you until they are close enough, then they explode!
Found in: Keen 5
Shikadi Overlord
Creature
This is the Shikadi leader. It's a straight fight - your Neural Ray Blaster against his homing rockets. But the odds are in his favor because he only has to hit you once, and you have to hit him many times! The Overlord also has a personal teleporter, so watch your back! Defeat the Shikadi Overlord and get a Plasma Crystal.
Found in: Keen GBC
Shikadi Sentry
Creature
Woe be to the hero that wanders near one of these. They move back and forth until they hit you!
Found in: Keen GBC
Shikadi Soda
Item
100 points
Found in: Keen 4
Shikadi World
Location
A world in Keen GBC that has a plasma crystal. This planet is the home of the Shikadi species.
Found in: Keen GBC
Shikkers Candy Bar
Item
500 points
Found in: Keen 4
Shockshund
Creature
Three-legged energy dogs of the shikadi, their spark is worse than their bite!
Found in: Keen 5
Shootable Blocks
Other
Some blocks are shootable, allowing you to reach otherwise inaccessible areas.
Found in: Keen GBC
Shots
Other
The bullets fired by Keen's neural stunner.
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
Skypest
Creature
Virtually immune to your shots, these guys really are pests. There must be some way to get them though. To squash them, pogo on them when they are sitting.
Found in: Keen 4
Sleeping Slug
Creature
A slug that can be seen sleeping underground. They don't harm you, they're basically just for looks.
Found in: Keen 4
Slicestar
Creature
The slicestar is a crystalline being with razor-sharp points. Don't get near 'em! These stars seem invincible... to a point. If you fire 20 shots at one going up and down, it'll go *poof* and basically disappear. If you fire 50 shots at the slicestar that randomly bounces, you will achieve the same effect.
Found in: Keen 5
Slug
Creature
See Poison Slug
Found in: Keen 4
Slug Village
Location
A level in Keen 4.
Found in: Keen 4
Small Crystals
Item
25 points
Found in: Keen GBC
Soup Cans
Item
One thing that Billy Blaze used to make the BWB Megarocket.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Sour Grapes
Creature
They'll scream and fall on top of you, unless you can trick them. Their touch is deadly. Also known as Grapes.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Sparky
Creature
This gray guy has a magnetic personality. His presence is electrifying. You'll be shocked when you see him! Watch out when he "charges!"
Found in: Keen 5
Spear
Hazard
This spear thrusts up or down from the ground impaling Keen if he happens to touch them.
Found in: Keen 4
Sphereful
Creature
Frightful plasma orbs with orbiting diamond sensors, tread carefully by these dangerous denizens. The Keen 5 version is immune to your laser shots, but you can kill the GBC version.
Found in: Keen 5, Keen GBC
Spikes
Hazard
Don't hit these spikes or you'll be impaled! There are many different varieties of spikes which you can see below.
Found in: Keen 3, Keen 4, Keen 6
Spindred
Creature
Spindred slam angrily at the floor and ceiling. They'll crush you quicker than... something quick.
Found in: Keen 5
Spinning Fire
Hazard
Keen will burn up if he's introduced to these spinning flames.
Found in: Keen 5
Spirogrip
Creature
The spirogrip spins and launches toward walls. If you're in the way, you'll be toast!
Found in: Keen 5
Sprite
Creature
Don't mess with these problematic underwater creatures: they shoot energy blasts at you!
Found in: Keen 4
Spud City
Location
A level in Keen Dreams.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Squash Swamp
Location
A level in Keen Dreams.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Squasher
Creature
They look friendly until you get close, then they try to squash you! Their touch is deadly when they try and jump and squash you. Throw a flower power bomb at it and it becomes a panting flower for a few seconds.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Standard Galactic Alphabet
Other
The text that Commander Keen encounters throughout his quests, that you can eventually decode using the schoolroom in Keen 3.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Stranded Fish
Hazard
Fish that are stranded. What else could it be? Just don't touch them.
Found in: Keen 3
Stuffed Toy Vorticon
Item
5,000 points
Found in: Keen 2
Stuffed Toy Vortininja
Item
5,000 points
Found in: Keen 3
Stunner
Item
See Neural Stunner
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
Stupendous Sandwich of Chungella IV
Item
The second biggest sandwich in the Galaxy, given to the Bloogs by Mortimer McMire as payment for the kidnapping of his sister Molly McMire.
Found in: Keen 6
Sugar Stoopies Cereal
Item
5,000 points
Found in: Keen 5
Super Flower Power
Item
See Flower Pot
Found in: Keen Dreams
Swastika
Other
A swastika made of pipes was put in the original version of Keen V, in the Energy Flow Systems level to foreshadow iD Software's next project, "Wolfenstein 3D". This Nazi symbol was removed from later versions of Keen V due to complaints
Found in: Keen 5
Switches
Other
Switches in Keen 1 and 3 only control lights and bridges; switches in Keen 4-6 only activate/deactivate platforms and bridges. Switches in K6 can be jumped or pogoed off, just as they are flicked downwards.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Sydney
Location
A target of the X-14 Tantulus Rays in Keen 2.
Found in: Keen 2
Tank Robot
Creature
This robot looks somewhat like a tank. The robot itself is harmless, but beware! He carries a gun, and will shoot with no hesitation. Be careful, these guys can't be killed either.
Found in: Keen 1
Tantulus Ray
Other
See X-14 Tantulus Ray
Found in: Keen 2
Tar
Hazard
Bubbling black goop in episode four that you want to make sure to avoid, or else Keen will come to a sticky end!
Found in: Keen 4
Tart Stix
Item
1,000 points
Found in: Keen 5
Tater Trooper
Creature
They are dumb, but they can be dangerous! Their touch is deadly. They are the most common inhabitants of Tuberia and shoulder a bayonet which they use to hit you with. Throw a flower power bomb at it and it becomes a panting flower for a few seconds.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Teardrop
Item
See Drop
Found in: Keen 4
Techno Lab
Location
What's worse than the Bloogs you've just defeated? The Robo-Bloog of course! This guy is the last enemy on his world, and if you defeat him you will get a plasma crystal! Watch out though, Robo-Bloog has the brain of an evil super-computer and can outsmart almost any being.
Found in: Keen GBC
Teddy Bear
Item
5,000 points
Found in: Keen 1
Teleporter
Other
Keen 1 and Keen 3: The teleporters found on the maps of the games and teleport you to other locations.
Keen 5: A teleportation device is hidden in the Gravitational Damping Hub of Keen 5. It leads to the bonus level on the planet of Korath III, the Secret Korath III Base. There is another return-teleporter on the map of Korath III.
Keen 6: A teleporter that teleports you to an "underground" portion of Keen VI.
Keen GBC: When Commander Keen uses one of these, he pops out of another one in a different area of the level in Keen GBC.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 3, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Thought Statues
Other
Statues of Yorps or Gargs spread throughout levels in Keen 1 that will give you hints or meaningless thoughts when touched.
Found in: Keen 1
Three-Tooth Gum
Item
200 points
Found in: Keen 4
Three-Tooth Lake
Location
A lake that you can go into if you have the wetsuit.
Found in: Keen 4
To the Future
Music
Another tune by Bobby Prince that was in Keen 6. It was played in the following levels: B.A.S.A., Blooglab Space Station, and Bloogton Tower. Play.
Found in: Keen 6
Tomatooth
Creature
Probably the scariest of all the vegetables, with their sharp teeth. Their touch is deadly. This crazy plant jumps constantly around trying to hit Keen! Throw a flower power bomb at it and it becomes a panting flower for a few seconds.
Found in: Keen Dreams
Too Hot!
Music
A melody composed by Bobby Prince that was played in Keen 4, in the following levels: Lifewater Oasis, Miragia, Sand Yego, and Well of Wishes. Play.
Found in: Keen 4
Toxic Slime
Hazard
Some floors and platforms have toxic slime all over them, that'll kill if you're foolish enough to step in the slime.
Found in: Keen GBC
Treasure Eaters
Creature
A secret creature living in the Pyramid of the Gnosticene Ancients. These creatures have the capability of transporting themselves from place to place, so you have to be quick if you want to stun one. One other thing that they do is steal items around a level, hence their name. They have been called Gnosticene Ancients in the past, but a quick e-mail to Tom Hall fixed that.
Found in: Keen 4
Tree Eye
Creature
An eye that sits on top of a tree and looks around at the world below. The eye is not harmful to Keen.
Found in: Keen 6
Tuberia
Location
The Dream land that Keen inhabits in Keen Dreams where plant-based foods comes alive!
Found in: Keen Dreams
Universe is Toast, The
Other
The proposed trilogy of Commander Keen that never quite got off the ground. The Trilogy was called the Universe is Toast and would have been Keen Episodes 7-9. The project was mainly shelved by ID due to more popular games like Doom and Wolfenstein 3D.
Found in: Keen 5, Keen 6
Vacuum Cleaner
Item
An item you must retrieve from the Vorticons in Keen 1. The vacuum cleaner is taken from the kitchen and is heavily modified to make your BWB Megarocket have an Ion Propulsion Unit with Carpet Height Adjustment.
Found in: Keen 1
Vampire Broccoli
Creature
See Broccolash
Found in: Keen Dreams
Vials of Potion
Item
50 points
Found in: Keen GBC
Vitalin
Item
Vitalin by Vitacorp is a refreshing health drink. If you get 100 hundred of these things, you get a new life.
Found in: Keen 5
Viva
Creature
These are probably the most common form of life on Fribbulus Xax. Vivas have a wonderful quality--touching them improves your health. In fact, for every 100 you come in contact with, you gain another life!
Found in: Keen 6
Volcano
Hazard
Don't touch this miniature volcano.
Found in: Keen 3
Volte-face
Creature
Volte-faces are insane floating creatures that have electric arcs for hair!
Found in: Keen 5
Vorta Cola
Item
200 points
Found in: Keen 2
Vorticon
Creature
Vorticons are being controlled by the Grand Intellect, some mysterious being on the planet Vorticon VI, the home planet of Vorticons. They are the most dangerous enemy in episode 1 because they follow you, and can jump very high. Also it takes four raygun shots to defeat. They usually guard the lost parts of the BWB Megarocket.
Found in: Keen 1
Vorticon Elders
Creature
Vorticon Elders were Vorticons that were trapped and put into stasis. There are two can can encounter in Keen 2. They will give you valuable hints if you manage to find them.
Found in: Keen 2
Vorticon Hyperpistol
Item
The weapon of the Vorticon Warrior Elite that Keen finds himself using as well. Get it in a level and gain 5 ammo.
Found in: Keen 2
Vorticon King
Creature
After destroying the Mangling Machine Keen gets rewarded the "Big V" by the Vorticon King.
Found in: Keen 3
Vorticon Military Installation
Location
Where the Vorticons have their main military forces massed to try and prevent Keen from getting to the Grand Intellect.
Found in: Keen 3
Vorticon Mother
Creature
The female Vorticon could be actually harder than the males! These big, slow-moving Vorticons shoot deadly flames at you. It takes five shots to kill her
Found in: Keen 3
Vorticon Mothership
Other
This deadly ship is about to destroy Earth in Keen 2, unless Commander Keen can stop it!
Found in: Keen 2
Vorticon Photographers
Creature
Vorticons that take pictures at the end of Keen 3 where Keen is thanked and awarded the Big V by the Vorticon King.
Found in: Keen 3
Vorticon Rail-Gun
Item
Raygun that Keen uses in Episode 3. Getting this in a level will get you 5 ammo.
Found in: Keen 3
Vorticon Rail-Gun Ammo
Item
Rail-Gun ammo. Get this and gain one ammo only.
Found in: Keen 3
Vorticon VI
Location
The Vorticon home planet, where you must travel to in Keen 3 to confront the Grand Intellect himself! The planet has many obstacles including the Caves of Oblivion and the Vorticon Military Installation.
Found in: Keen 3
Vorticon Warrior Elite
Creature
The hardest enemy in Episode 2. These vorticons are real warriors and capable of running, jumping and shooting at you. Added on to that, you must shoot it four times to kill it.
Found in: Keen 2
Vorticons
Creature
The race of aliens that live on Vorticon VI and were being controlled by the Grand Intellect to do his wishes.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3
Vortininja
Creature
The deadliest fighting force in the galaxy. They have been trained by the Grand Intellect to take no prisoners. The Vortininjas can run, jump and even kick you! On top of that, it takes four shots to kill them!
Found in: Keen 3
Vortiville
Location
Island of Vorticon VI where Keen faces the mind-numbing horrors of suburban life. Vortiville is also the name of two levels in Keen 3.
Found in: Keen 3
Washington D.C.
Location
A target of the X-14 Tantulus Rays in Keen 2.
Found in: Keen 2
Water
Hazard
I've never heard of water actually killing you, but in this case it does, so don't go in the water!
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 3, Keen Dreams, Keen GBC
Water Bubble
Item
10 points
Found in: Keen GBC
Water Droplet
Item
See Drop
Found in: Keen 4
Watermelon
Creature
See Melon Lips
Found in: Keen Dreams
Wednesday on the Beach
Music
A song with a catchy rhythm that can be heard in the Ion Ventilation System level in Keen 5. The song was composed by Bobby Prince like all other Keen songs. Play.
Found in: Keen 5
Well of Wishes
Location
An underwater level in Keen 4 where a Council Member is hidden.
Found in: Keen 4
West Vortiville
Location
A level in Keen 3.
Found in: Keen 3
Wetsuit
Item
A garment of clothes that Keen needs to enter Three-Tooth Lake in the Shadowlands. You can get the wetsuit by exploring Miragia.
Found in: Keen 4
Wormouth
Creature
Watch out for these green menaces. They're a lot bigger than they look! One shot while its head is raised will stun it permanently.
Found in: Keen 4
X-14 Tantulus Ray
Other
Used to destroy major cities on Earth in Keen 2 should Keen fail at his task of turning them off. The tantalus rays are powered by cells from the Big Purple Space Amoeba.
Found in: Keen 2
Xax
Location
See Fribbulus Xax
Found in: Keen 6
Yorp
Creature
These one-eyed green aliens are one of the main inhabitants of Mars. These martians are extrememly friendly and won't hurt you at all. But they do have a certain tendancy to push Keen into acid, or a pit so make sure you watch out! If you want to be merciful, just jump on the Yorp to paralyze it for a bit, or you can always do it in forever with one blast from your raygun. At one point in history, the Yorps were slaves to the Gargs, until the Viking Spacecraft landed on the Despot Garg, killing it and freeing the Yorps.
Found in: Keen 1
Zitto Candy Bar
Item
100 points
Found in: Keen 3

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