"Invasion of the Vorticons"
Billy Blaze, eight year-old genius, working diligently in his backyard
clubhouse has created an interstellar starship from old soup cans, rubber
cement and plastic tubing. While his folks are out on the town and the
babysitter has fallen asleep, Billy travels into his backyard workshop, dons
his brother's football helmet, and transforms into...
COMMANDER KEEN--defender of Earth!
In his ship, the Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket, Keen dispenses galactic justice
with an iron hand!
Episode One: Marooned on Mars
In this episode, aliens from the planet Vorticon VI find out about the eight
year-old genius and plan his destruction. While Keen is out exploring the
mountains of Mars, the Vorticons steal vital parts of his ship and take
them to distant Martian cities! Can Keen recover all the pieces of his
ship and repel the Vorticon invasion? Will he make it back before his
parents get home? Stay tuned!
WHAT THE VORTICONS HAVE STOLEN
The Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket was constructed from objects around the house
that you have "modified" into starship parts:
JOYSTICK (from your brother's video game) Manual flight control.
CAR BATTERY (from your Mom's car) Electrical systems power.
VACUUM CLEANER (from the kitchen, heavily modified) Ion propulsion
unit (with carpet height adjustment).
EVERCLEAR (from your Dad's liquor cabinet) Fuel.
The Vorticons have taken these pieces to the far reaches of Mars and are
guarding them. You must find the members of this Vorticon outpost and wrest
the parts back from their wicked, clawed hands!
INFORMATION ON MARS
Unbeknownst to NASA, when the Viking Lander settled to the surface of
Mars, it caused a major political upheaval. Viking actually landed on the
despotic Martian king! The Yorps (the extremely friendly one-eyed
Martians) were free from enslavement, and the Gargs (the vicious, aggressive
Martians) were angry.
The Martians created robots for menial work and guard duties. Beware of the
tank-like Guard Robots--they are VERY good at what they do.
Martians have been visiting Earth in UFOs for decades. Why? They come to
Earth for one reason--THEY WANT OUR TOYS. Hula hoops and skateboards are
holy objects to them! Who knows...you may find some toys useful!
There are signs everywhere. You haven't been able to decipher them yet....
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS...
Your task is before you. Go get 'em, Commander Keen!
And don't miss episodes Two and Three in the "Invasion of the Vorticons"
Episode Two: The Earth Explodes
Keen has assembled his ship and returned home, only to find the Vorticon
Mothership hovering over the Earth, ready to destroy all of Earth's cities
and wonders! Keen must sneak aboard, stop the imminent destruction of Earth
and find a way to neutralize the Mothership! If he fails...THE EARTH
EXPLODES! (No pressure.)
Episode Three: Keen Must Die!
Keen flies to the planet Vorticon VI to once and for all rid the galaxy of
the Vorticon menace. The entire planet is waiting for his arrival, with
only one order given--Commander Keen must die! What evil being is behind
all this? Stay tuned for the climactic, shocking finale!
Commander Keen says: "You won't believe what happens in Episode Three!"