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Aliens Ate My Babysitter
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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
Attach-O-Ray
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Something that Keen uses to attach the BWB Megarocket to the Omegamatic's Exhaust Port to enter.
Found in: Keen 5
Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket
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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
Bloogstar Rocket
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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
Boobus Painting
Other
A painting of Boobus Tuber that follows Keen with its eyes.
Found in: Keen Dreams
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
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
Clues
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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
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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
ComputerWrist
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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
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
Eat at Joe's
Other
A sign, probably for a restaurant, written in English in the Bloogbase Recreational District.
Found in: Keen 6
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
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
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
Goodbye Galaxy!: Secret of the Oracle
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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
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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
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 Passages
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Some walls in the later Keen episodes actually have secret hidden passages in them.
Found in: Keen Dreams, Keen 4, Keen 5, Keen 6
House
Other
These houses are often found in villages and are home to great unknowns.
Found in: Keen 4
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
Invasion of the Vorticons: Keen Must Die!
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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
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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
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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
King Slug
Other
This mysterious statue is found in Border Village in Keen 4.
Found in: Keen 4
Mangling Machine
Other
Mortimer McMire's giant robotic vehicle with which he attacks Commander Keen.
Found in: Keen 3
Melon Minecarts
Other
See Canteloupe Cart
Found in: Keen Dreams
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
Omnispeak
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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
Paddle War
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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
Paralyzed Keen
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If Keen gets hit by baby vorticons he will become paralyzed for a short amount of time.
Found in: Keen 2, Keen 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tantulus Ray
Other
See X-14 Tantulus Ray
Found in: Keen 2
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
Universe is Toast, The
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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
Vorticon Mothership
Other
This deadly ship is about to destroy Earth in Keen 2, unless Commander Keen can stop it!
Found in: Keen 2
X-14 Tantulus Ray
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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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