Weakest entry in a great series
The last in the long running and immensely popular Commander Keen series, this sixth episode sees the boy hero/adventurer embarking on his biggest mission yet. After his babysitter is kidnapped by evil aliens from the planet Fribbulus Xax, Keen must travel across the universe to save her, and which involves plenty of fun platforming action as he explores, collects and bounces his way through several increasingly challenging levels. While this episode is certainly enjoyable enough, the inspiration is clearly running a little dry and the game plays out in a very similar fashion to its predecessors, with only minor variations in gameplay. This one is less linear than part 5, which makes it more interesting to explore, but is not as open as part 4 which is somewhat disappointing. Graphics remain as characterful as ever, with the vibrant sprites and environments that players are accustomed to from the series, while sound effects and music are serviceable enough. There's nothing really wrong with Commander Keen 6, it is just too similar to the earlier games to be worth recommending wholeheartedly and is definitely the weakest game in the series. Fans will probably enjoy it but there are better platformers out there.