Deja Vu

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RAM Requirement: 768k RAM

Control: Mouse

Release Status: Abandonware

Year: 1988

Publisher: Mindscape

Developers: ICOM Simulations

System 6 Compatible: Yes

Hard Drive Installable: Yes

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Deja Vu was the first ICOM adventure to hit the IIGS, the original being developed first on the Macintosh to take advantage of its point and click interface. The ICOM series of adventures were also ported to the Amiga, Atari ST and even the Commodore 64 and NES.

In Deja Vu you awaken in a bathroom stall with little memory of anything, blood stains, a gun and fresh needle marks. You'll have to figure out who you are, what's going on and how not to land in jail for something you may or may not have done...

Like all other ICOM games, control is enabled through the mouse. There is no text entry parser to this game - it can either be clicked on or it can't. The interface is based on a windows based GUI, where you can click on objects, drag them into your inventory, you give them to characters you may meet by way of dragging item onto them, etc. Your inventory itself is arranged into windows. Commands are entered by first selecting a verb, found above the current screen and then clicking on an object, character, or whatever in the screen. Some experimentation will ensure you'll get used to the interface in no time.