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The health items in Duke Nukem 3D are a collection of several items that instantly recover the player's health or otherwise grant protection from damage.

All of these items are instantly activated and are not stored as inventory items. The Portable Medkit is related to these items in that it too can recover the player's health, but the Portable Medkit is stored as an inventory item and must be manually activated.

Overview

Small Medkit

A small white medical box with a red cross on the front.

It restores 10 health, up to a maximum of 100.

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Large Medkit

A small white bottle with a red cross on the front.

It restores 30 health, up to a maximum of 100.

LargeMedkit.png

Atomic Health

A large atom comprised of red and blue nuclei, with three blue orbiting electrons.

It restores 50 health, up to a maximum of 200.

AtomicHealth.gif

Armor

A grey set of torso armor.

It restores 100 armor, up to a maximum of 100.

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Trivia

  • In Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour, the Small Medkit, Large Medkit, and Portable Medkit all had their sprites updated such that the symbolic red cross has been replaced with a symbol of a red and white pill. This was done because the International Committee of the Red Cross had previously filed lawsuits against other game developers for using the red cross symbol, which is not public domain.

See also

Duke Nukem 3D
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