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Duke Caribbean: Life's A Beach
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"Somebody's gonna friggin' pay for screwing up my vacation!"
Developer(s) Sunstorm Interactive
Publisher(s) WizardWorks
Designer(s) Charlie Wiederhold (levels)
Game engine Build
Platform(s) PC (MS-DOS)
Release date(s) December 31, 1997
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Play mode(s) Single player
Multiplayer
Released on CD-ROM
Duke Caribbean: Life's a Beach is an expansion pack for the highly acclaimed first-person shooter, Duke Nukem 3D. It was released on December 31, 1997 by Sunstorm Interactive.

Plot Edit

Aliens have set up a new breeding ground in the Caribbean, terrorising the islands. Duke, being on vacation, quickly responds to the situation. Players once again take the role of Duke Nukem through one new episode set in the hot Caribbean, destroying the aliens who wrecked his vacation.

Level design Edit

Duke Caribbean: Life's a Beach owes much of its popularity to its happy and unique levels. Players venture through many Caribbean locales including water parks, beach side hotels, tropical lagoons and cruise ships throughout the course of the game.

Weapons and items Edit

Duke Caribbean: Life's a Beach features a whole new arsenal of weapons, all of which reflect the Caribbean spirit. They are purely cosmetic changes to the existing weapons, replacing both the sprites and the sounds, and as such all act the same as their original counterparts.

Similarly, it introduces exotic alternatives to the items the player picks up, from Credit Cards to Snorkels. Health is represented by bananas (with the Atomic Health replaced by a Pearl). The Body Armor is changed to Sun Lotion, Night vision Goggles to Sunglasses The only item left unchanged is the Jetpack.

Enemies Edit

Duke Caribbean: Life's a Beach contains most of the enemies from the original game, now dressed in Caribbean clothing. The only enemies not featured in the game are the Assault Captain and the Assault Enforcer , as their code was required for the Beach Babes and Inflatable Sea Monsters respectively.

Three new enemies are also introduced: the Inflatable Sea Monster, the Seagull and the Beach Babes. The latter do not behave like enemies (i.e. it does not attack) and just walk around aimlessly. They are also featured on the game's cover art behind Duke, who is standing above a Caribbean Pig Cop buried in the sand. (See also Babes).

Reception Edit

Duke Caribbean: Life's a Beach was met with praise from players. It is often hailed for its fun innovation and excellent level design, and many consider it the best of the authorized expansion packs released for Duke Nukem 3D.

TriviaEdit

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Duke Caribbean: Life's A Beach
Levels Caribbean Catastrophe | Market Melee | Mr. Splashy's | The Wavemistress
Lost Lagoon | Voodoo Caves | The Alien Remains
Secret level: A Full House
Items Crate of Bananas | Credit Card | Holoduke | Hot Sauce | Jetpack
Protective Sandals | Snorkel | Sunglasses
Health: Banana | Bunch of Bananas | Pearl Health | Suntan Lotion
Weapons Sandal Foot | Water Pistol | Super Soak'em | Triple Poison Shooter
Coconut Launcher | Pineapple | Voodoo Ring (shrinker)
Voodoo Ring (expander) | Conchanator | Voodoo Trip Bomb | Ice Crusher
Enemies Assault Commander | Assault Enforcer | Assault Trooper | Beach Babe
Inflatable Sea Monster | Mini Battlelord | Octabrain | Pig Cop | Pig Cop Tank
Protector Drone | Protozoid Slimer | Recon Patrol Vehicle | Seagull
Sentry Drone | Shark | Turret
Boss: Cycloid Emperor
Expansion packs
and add-ons
Duke Assault | Duke Caribbean: Life's A Beach | Duke: Nuclear Winter | Duke It Out In D.C.
Duke Xtreme | Duke!ZONE | Duke!ZONE II | Plutonium PAK | Unofficial expansion packs
Main game: Duke Nukem 3D
Fan community User maps | Mods & Total Conversions | Level editing (index} | Speedruns
Source ports | High Resolution Pack
Other Difficulty | Hazards | Multiplayer | Cheat codes | Easter eggs
Quotes | Music | Sunstorm Interactive | Duke Nukem
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