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The Gorilla Captain (also known as the Mad Gorilla or simply The Gorilla), along with the King Cobra and Mindless Mine, is one of three new enemies introduced in the Duke Nukem 3D Duke Xtreme expansion.


The Gorilla - A NEW monster. The Gorilla is a small boss 1, given he lobs Mortars and not bananas, watch out because this guy is fast! - Duke Xtreme Description

He is a gorilla with red shorts, a green combat top and a green beret. He has ammo wrapped around his top and his main and only armament is a mortar launcher.

He only appears in the Duke Xtreme levels if the option to include him is enabled.

Combat Analysis[]

His mortar attacks work in exactly the same way as the fight against the Battlelord, but the difference is that the Gorilla Captain will always fire mortars no matter how close or far away the player is, since he has no other attacks and much like the Battlelords, there's no defined speed or limit and where the mortar is going to hit will be based around the player's position. According to his profile in the Duke Xtreme add on options menu his base health is somewhat lower than the Assault Commander however like the Assault Commander he can be likened to a mini boss.

Unlike regular bosses, however, the Gorilla Captain is vulnerable to the shrink ray.

List of levels featuring the Gorilla Captain[]

The Gorilla Captain is featured in less levels than the King Cobra, probably to avoid making the original levels too hard, since the Gorilla Captain is extremely similar to the Battlelord Sentry in terms of gameplay and difficulty. All the levels featuring him also feature the King Cobra.

  • Convention SP (conventn.map)
  • Garage SP (garage.map)
  • Helicopter SP (helicop.map)
  • Monoliths SP (monolith.map)
  • Opaka SP (opaka.map)
  • Rimshot SP (rimshots.map)
  • Sanitation Plant SP (sanplant.map)
  • Shakaar SP (shakaar.map)
  • YDTC SP (ydtc.map)


  • He is compared to the Battlelord in the Duke Xtreme description due to his weapon.


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