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The Keencyclopedia
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
Bag o' Sugar
Item
5,000 points
Found in: Keen 5
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
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
Blochowiak, Jason
Person
Software engineer.
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
Bobby Prince
Person
See Prince, Robert
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
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
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
BWB Megarocket
Other
See Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
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
Chocolate Milk
Item
500 points
Found in: Keen 5
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
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
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
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
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
Gannalech
Other
Shikadi dialect for "Grand Intellect", i.e., Mortimer McMire.
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5
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
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
Gravitational Damping Hub
Location
A level in Keen 5.
Found in: Keen 5
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
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
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
Ion Ventilation System
Location
A level in Keen 5.
Found in: Keen 5
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
John Romero
Person
See Romero, John
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
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
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
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
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
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
Marshmallow
Item
200 points
Found in: Keen 5
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
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
Mortimer McMire
Person
See McMire, Mortimer
Found in: Keen 3, Keen 5, Keen 6, 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
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
One-Up
Item
See Extra Life
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen Dreams, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
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
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
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
Prince, Robert
Person
Composer of music.
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
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
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
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
Romero, John
Person
Software Engineer
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
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
Scottie
Creature
See Korath III Police
Found in: Keen 5
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
SGA
Other
See Standard Galactic Alphabet
Found in: Keen 1, Keen 2, Keen 3, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6, Keen GBC
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 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
Shockshund
Creature
Three-legged energy dogs of the shikadi, their spark is worse than their bite!
Found in: Keen 5
Shots
Other
The bullets fired by Keen's neural stunner.
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
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
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
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
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
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
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
Stunner
Item
See Neural Stunner
Found in: Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
Sugar Stoopies Cereal
Item
5,000 points
Found in: Keen 5
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
Tart Stix
Item
1,000 points
Found in: Keen 5
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
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
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
Volte-face
Creature
Volte-faces are insane floating creatures that have electric arcs for hair!
Found in: Keen 5
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

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