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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
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
Billy Blaze
Person
See Blaze, Billy.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen Dreams, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
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
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
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 Bar
Item
100 points
Found in: Keen 2
Chocolate Cake
Item
1,000 points
Found in: Keen 2
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
Earth
Location
Commander Keen's homeworld, and the place that the Vorticons try to destroy in Keen 2.
Found in: Keen 2
Electrical Sparks
Hazard
Don't touch these devices, or be prepared to do a level over again!
Found in: Keen 2
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
Flame
Hazard
You'll die if you burn up in this fire.
Found in: Keen 2, Keen 6
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 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
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
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
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
Keen
Person
See Commander Keen
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen Dreams, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
Keycard
Item
You sometimes need a Keycard to open up doors.
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen 5
London
Location
A target of the X-14 Tantulus Rays in Keen 2.
Found in: Keen 2
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
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
Moscow
Location
A target of the X-14 Tantulus Rays in Keen 2.
Found in: Keen 2
New York
Location
A target of the X-14 Tantulus Rays in Keen 2.
Found in: Keen 2
One-Up
Item
See Extra Life
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen Dreams, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
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
Plasma
Hazard
Step in this and you must start the level over.
Found in: Keen 2
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
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
Raygun 2
Item
See Vorticon Hyperpistol
Found in: Keen 2
Rome
Location
A target of the X-14 Tantulus Rays in Keen 2.
Found in: Keen 2
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
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
SGA
Other
See Standard Galactic Alphabet
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, 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
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
Stuffed Toy Vorticon
Item
5,000 points
Found in: Keen 2
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
Tantulus Ray
Other
See X-14 Tantulus Ray
Found in: Keen 2
Vorta Cola
Item
200 points
Found in: Keen 2
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 Mothership
Other
This deadly ship is about to destroy Earth in Keen 2, unless Commander Keen can stop it!
Found in: Keen 2
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
Washington D.C.
Location
A target of the X-14 Tantulus Rays in Keen 2.
Found in: Keen 2
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

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