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Commander Keen DOS Splash Screen

Full Name: Commander Keen - Episodes 1–6

Release Date: 1990 / 1991 (34 year's ago)

Publisher: Apogee Software

Genre: Side-Scrolling Platformer Game


How to Use

To use these cheat codes, hold the keys down at the same time.

To turn off the cheat, just repeat the same sequence.


The Cheats

F10 + B = Change the border color (1-15).

F10 + C = Shows the number of active/inactive objects on the current level.

F10 + D = Records a demo. Press keys again to save recording.

F10 + E = End the current level.

F10 + G = Enable God mode (invincibility).

F10 + I = Enables free items.

F10 + J = Jump higher.

F10 + M = Displays game memory usage.

F10 + N = No clipping (allows the player to walk through sections).

F10 + S = Runs game in slow motion mode.

F10 + T = Shows an on-screen sprites test dialog.

F10 + W = Warp (jump) to another level.

F10 + Y = Shows hidden areas in the current level.

On earlier versions of these games, use the following key sequences.

Episodes 1-3

CT + Space = Enables the pogo-stick, all keycards, and full ammo.

Shift + Tab = Skip through an unplayed level on the world map.

GOD = Initiates GOD mode and a "jump cheat" which when you press "jump" you fly instead of jumping up.

Episodes 4-6

BAT = Gives 99 shots, an extra life, and all gems. Note: This cheat doesn't work on early versions of Episode 6 Aliens Ate My Babysitter.


1. These codes are not case-sensitive.

2. The first episode is free to play Shareware.

3. The full game has 6 full episodes.

4. Cheats work on both shareware and registered versions of the game.


See Also

Shadow Knights Cheats



Keen Wiki | Commander Keen Wiki

Commander Keen | Wikipedia

Play Online | Internet Archive

Keen Mod DB | Commander Keen on Mod DB


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Commander Keen Series: A retrospective

The Commander Keen series, created by the legendary id Software, stands as a pivotal chapter in the history of PC gaming. Debuting in 1990, this side-scrolling platformer follows the adventures of an eight-year-old genius named Billy Blaze, also known as Commander Keen, as he explores alien worlds and battles nefarious foes.

The series, comprising several episodes and sequels, introduced players to a unique blend of fast-paced action, exploration, and puzzle-solving. What set Commander Keen apart was not just its engaging gameplay, but also its technological achievements. Developed at a time when PC gaming was primarily associated with slower-paced titles, Commander Keen showcased the potential for action-packed experiences on the personal computer.

Commander Keen's character and adventures struck a chord with players, offering a refreshing departure from traditional gaming protagonists. The series' whimsical tone and imaginative level design contributed to its enduring popularity.

One of the standout features was its episodic nature. The game was released in a series of episodes, each with its own unique challenges and environments. This approach allowed for ongoing engagement, keeping players eagerly anticipating the next installment of Commander Keen's intergalactic escapades. Moreover, Commander Keen played a crucial role in establishing id Software's reputation as a pioneering game development studio. It laid the groundwork for their later groundbreaking titles, setting the stage for iconic releases like Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake.

Decades after its initial release, Commander Keen remains a beloved classic. Its influence is evident in the continued appreciation for retro gaming, and it serves as a testament to the innovative spirit that defined the early years of PC gaming. The Commander Keen series is not just a collection of games; it's a nostalgic journey into the formative years of a genre-defining studio and the broader landscape of video game history.

- IDGC editor