The Last Moon

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The Last Moon
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Modded episodeKeen 1
ProtagonistCommander Keen
Release date
Number of levels12
Secret levels0
New gameplay?No
New graphics?Yes
New levels?Yes
New sounds?No
New music?No
(5 votes)
Other mods in this seriesKeen: Redemption

Commander Keen: The Last Moon, also known as Commander Keen in Cataclysmic Conquest, is a Keen 1 mod produced by Allstories.

Technical Information

  • Tileset: completely redone tileset
  • Sprite animation frames: All new monsters
  • Story text: continuity to Keen: Redemption, the unfinished second part
  • Levels: 12 regular levels; 1 worldmap
  • Bugs: No known errors or bugs


In this chapter of the saga, Commander Keen has returned to Shadowlands to do a little sight-seeing during his summer vacation. When all of a sudden, there is a great explosion. Keen looks up and sees the planet Ghyrock hovering above engulfed in fire. Keen quickly jumps into his B-w-B Megarocket and flies to Ghyrock to see what all the commotion is. Upon arriving however, Keen is confronted by a Ghyrockian.


Ghyrock has four moons. Ghyrock's unusual gravitational range is constantly pulling the sattelites to its surface. So four crystal shards were placed in the four temples, forming four pillars of light to hold the moons in place. But someone has taken the crystals and the pillars have vanished. Except for one, the last moon of Ghyrock remains intact, and that is where the four crystals are believed to be.

Keen quickly jumps in his megarocket and flies through the pillar of light to the last moon, Arcanyx.

Keen arrives on the surface. 'Strange,' Keen thought, 'I was under the impression that there were colonies here, but there doesn't seem to be anyone around. Keen quickly flies around when he his suddenly hit by a green warhead missle! Keen's ship spirals out of control and collides with the ground. Keen gets out unscathed.

"Oh, NO," Keen exclaims, "The people on this moon are in the middle of a WAR!"


The game ends on a cliffhanger and hints at a sequel. A sequel was planned for this game, called "Keen: Redemption", in which Keen's sister, Becky Blaze, must rescue Keen. A two-level demo was released, but it was ultimately never finished.


This mod is notable for its masterful use of timed jumps, optical illusions and puzzles. Though none of the patches used on this mod affect the gameplay, there are some clever uses of preexisting gameplay mechanics and tileset property changes. It manages to create a unique atmosphere that is different from many Keen mods, and some might say it is "Unkeenish", despite being a good game.


  • Key: Only one key is in this game, it fits all the doors
  • Crystal: 100 points
  • Water Gem: 1000 points


Level Maps

Spoiler Warning! This shows the whole levels.