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Deja Vu is the first level in the Duke: Nuclear Winter expansion.


This level takes place in the same area as Red Light District from L.A. Meltdown and is effectively a modified version. The level is basically the same layout too however there are several differences; the most obvious of which being the player starting in the area where Red Light District ended; which effectively makes it virtually the same as doing the level in vice versa with a few changes here and there to make it somewhat different.

Aside from the familiar locations there are a few new things to discover in the level such as an under construction 'Toys 'n' Jelly' shop which is being built in the same location as the building Duke had demolished; the Disco Door doesn't need an access card any more; the hallway just outside the Disco Door goes further up and there is a games machine in the Bar Area and the bathroom near the pool table is now flooded.

This level ends in the lift area at the start of Red Light District but before getting there Duke will need to find a Red Access Card. The street combat is quite heavy in this level, as Duke will have to face Flying Frostys, Snowmen and Frosted Battle Mobiles when he gets outside.


Secret 1[]

The first secret is in the first room. Use the lightly coloured wall to reveal the first secret. Contains: Portable Medkit

Secret 2[]

This secret is right around the corner. Jump from the ledge to the farther ledge to claim secret #2. Contains: Night Vision Goggles

Secret 3[]

Sit on the couch in the corner of the strip club to open the opposite wall. Run quickly, or you'll miss your chance to grab the third secret. Contains: Chaingun Cannon, Chaingun ammo

Secret 4[]

Jump inside the vent. Contains: Atomic Health, Pipe Bombs

Secret 5[]

In the room outside the strip club (with the ringing phone), walk through the "Exotica" poster to claim the fifth secret. Contains: RPG

Secret 6[]

Head to the bar and you'll find a brand new dart board. If you jump on the dart board, you'll hear a door open. Move back a bit and claim the secret under the dart board. If the door is closed try it again, again it's a little glitchy. Contains: Atomic Health

Secret 7[]

In the "Forbidden Books & Video" store you'll find another familiar secret. On the top of the shelves behind the counter, near the Atomic Health, if you use the corner wall you'll reveal secret #7. Contains: Holoduke

Secret 8[]

Again in the book store, open the book shelves and reveal secret #8. Contains: Armor, Pipe Bombs

Secret 9[]

This secret is actually part of the natural progression of the level. In the bathroom of the book store, break the toilet and use the wall behind it to uncover the secret into the apartment building. Contains: RPG ammo, Chaingun Cannon, Chaingun ammo

Unofficial secret[]

Wall behind sludge-flooded toilets where yellow keycard is. Contains: Jetpack, Steroids, Night Vision Goggles, Holoduke; Atomic Health at end of sewers (you can swim under the barred gate); can Jetpack up to the outside (and you can blow up the box).


After inserting the red key card and climbing the elevator shaft, before you step forward (initiating level end), you can destroy the wooden boards in the back and then fire a rocket to kill a pig cop (this seems to be the only way to get 100% kills; sometimes the pig cop has moved to an area that makes this impossible)


  • This level is very similar to the original Red Light District.
    • Quite a few of the secrets and other hidden areas from the original Red Light District remain in this level. The contents of those secret areas have not been altered from the original.

Duke: Nuclear Winter
Levels Deja Vu | Where It All Began | Land of Forgotten Toys | Santa's Corporate HQ
The Backdoor | Christmas Village | Here Comes Santa Claws
Items Access Card | Holoduke | Jetpack | Night Vision Goggles | Portable Medkit
Protective Boots | Scuba Gear | Steroids
Health: Small Medkit | Large Medkit | Atomic Health | Armor
Weapons Mighty Foot | Pistol | Shotgun | Chaingun Cannon | RPG | Shrinker
Microwave Expander | Pipe Bomb | Devastator | Laser Tripbomb | Freezethrower
Enemies Common enemies: Assault Captain | Enforcer | Assault Trooper | Pig Cop
Protozoid Slimer | Shark | Turret
New: Flying Frosty | Frosted Battle Mobile | Groan | Grunt | Snowman
Boss: Santa Claws
Expansion packs
and add-ons
Duke Assault | Duke Caribbean: Life's A Beach | Duke: Nuclear Winter | Duke It Out In D.C.
Duke Xtreme | Duke!ZONE | Duke!ZONE II | Plutonium PAK | Unofficial expansion packs
Main game: Duke Nukem 3D
Fan community User maps | Mods & Total Conversions | Speedruns
Source ports | High Resolution Pack
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