Thwarting Mort

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Thwarting Mort
Mod-ingame-Thwarting Mort.png
Modded episodeKeen 1
ProtagonistCommander Keen
Release date
HomepageBenvolio's Workbench
Discussion(s)Keen: Modding
Number of levels9
Secret levels0
New gameplay?No
New graphics?Yes
New levels?Yes
New sounds?No
New music?No
(one vote)

Thwarting Mort is a Keen 1 mod released by Benvolio in 2005. This was made after Xky Rauh pointed out that Keen had no reason to have his spaceship at the end of Exiting Epsilon. Benvolio made this mod as an extra adventure showing how Keen got his Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket back. Notable is the use of the blowtorch patch for Keen's shots.

Technical Information

  • Graphics: custom graphics by Benvolio
  • Levels: 9 levels, 1 worldmap
  • includes a modified score panel, a modified EGA 16-colour palette, slight use of tileinfo
  • Tools used (incomplete list): ModKeen 1.0, CKPatch, KeenWright, TileInfo, Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8.
  • In accordance with Benvolio's policies of gameplay, there is no patch restricting the GOD or CT-SPACE cheats.


In a recent set of adventures, Keen foiled Mortimer McMire several times, but unfortunately found himself stranded in the streets of Epsilon Zeta, with no means of transport home. As he was brought there as a prisoner, he couldn't bring his Bean-With-Bacon Megarocket with him. But then he finds a newspaper on the ground with his face on the front. In it he finds out that his Bean-With-Bacon Megarocket has been hidden in a forest located inland from the coastal city of Epsilon Zeta. At first he thinks it highly stupid of Mortimer McMire, who operates a dictatorship in Epsilon Zeta, to allow such information to be printed in a public newspaper. But then he realises that Mortimer intended for him to be dead by now. Pity Mortimer over-estimated the strength and courage of his thugs. Then it occurs to Keen that Mort should have taken Norp the Yorp (Keen's Pet) into account in his plans. However, despite the bravery the yorp showed in Xtraverse's trilogy "Norp the Yorp", Norp is actually tied to a tree as is the custom in the Blaze household. So Keen walks out of the city, past many thousands of kilometres of nonstop sprawling suburbs and towns. That takes a while. So Keen gets a little bit taller. Then he enters an eerie woodland which is either haunted or occupied by frightening creatures. Either way Keen has to fight his way to the Bean-With-Bacon Megarocket.


  • Orange 27 points
  • Raspberry Lollipop 27 points
  • Can of K-Soda 27 points
  • Beach Ball 27 points
  • Christmas Pudding 27 points
  • Pizza 27 points
  • Plum 27 points
  • Champagne 27 points
  • Mushroom 27 points
  • Coffee 81 points
  • Can of K-Cola 81 points
  • Pink Doughnut 81 points
  • Sterling Bag 81 points
  • Blueberries 81 points
  • Chips 243 points
  • Can of H-Soda 243 points
  • Yellow Doughnut 243 points
  • CD 243 points
  • Blueberry Juice 243 points
  • Apple 243 points
  • Honey 729 points
  • Duke Nukem Floppy 729 points
  • Lute 729 points
  • Red Present 729 points
  • Yellow Present 729 points
  • Euro Bag 2187 points
  • Calculator 2187 points
  • Screwdriver 2187 points
  • Radio 2187 points
  • Television 2187 points
  • Petrol (Gasoline or Gas) 50 ammo for blowtorch
  • Toadstool deadly

Level Maps

Spoiler Warning! This shows the whole levels.