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Deja Vu: A Nightmare Comes True!!

DOS - 1987

Also available on: Mac - Commodore 64 - Amiga - Atari ST - Apple IIgs - PC-98

Alt names Deja Vu: A Nightmare Comes True!, Deja Vu: A Nightmare Comes True, Déjà Vu, Deja Vu, ディジャブ A Nightmare Comes True!!
Year 1987
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Adventure
Theme Detective / Mystery, North America, Puzzle elements
Publisher Mindscape, Inc.
Developer ICOM Simulations, Inc.
Perspective 1st-Person
Dosbox support Supported on 0.60
4.95 / 5 - 43 votes

Description of Deja Vu: A Nightmare Comes True!!

The first ICOM game, Deja Vu 1 introduces multiple-window user interface, mouse support (back in 1986-- when not many people knew what a "mouse" was), and true WYSIWYG.

In this game, you wake up with (surprise, surprise) an amnesia in a decrepit bar. Puzzles are somewhat difficult due to the fact that only about half of what you can carry are actually useful. The game gives you only a vague sense of what to do next, so the illusion of non-linearity is effective. The periodic flashbacks are a nice touch as they advance the story. There IS a time limit, so save often!

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

xouxo 2019-01-11 0 point Mac version

I used to play it on a Mac SE back then.
It was really well playable using the mouse with drag&drop etc. But it was really hard and I think not finishable without a walkthrough.
I personally prefer the mac's classy black and white graphic over the strange pink & cyan dos colors.

DOS Boss 2017-08-15 1 point DOS version

The game works fine in DOSBox.

Run the RUNME.BAT file.

Make sure your mouse is captured because it uses it.

slx 2016-03-07 -1 point DOS version

I can't run this game in DOSBox!

Joe 2015-06-24 1 point DOS version

This is actually a VERY cool game, by the same company that did "Uninvited".

One of the earliest multi-window RPG's of it's time.

JULIUS 2012-11-14 2 points DOS version

I played it on Amiga several years ago: an awesome graphic adventure, if you consider it was realesed in 1987.
Amiga version had 32 colours instead of 4 of CGA PC one.

Beautiful and mysterious plot, but hard to finish!

I recommend it to you!

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