The Holoduke is an inventory item in Duke Nukem 3D and its ports.
The Holoduke is a device that projects a fully realistic image of its user in the position it is used in (it drops to ground level if used in the air). It rotates depending on its user's direction (see "Trivia" below), but does not copy any other action its user does.
If used underwater, the Holoduke will appear as a swimming Duke, even if the player is above water. The opposite is also true.
The Night Vision Goggles can distinguise holoduke of real duke in multiplayer.The holoduke stays normal apparence darked,and the real duke is light greened.But It is still useful against human opponents because can scary and make opponent shoot it,making sound and revealing its position.Better doing this at corners because of surprise effect.Also it can hide a small window/way, itens and trap pipebombs.
- The direction the Holoduke faces in depends on the direction the player is facing. The player and the Holoduke will both face the same direction when looking up or down the main y-axis of the level (up/down), but the Holoduke rotates in the opposite direction to the player (so when the player faces left, the Holoduke faces right; and vice versa).
- The AI in the game does not cause computer-controlled opponents/enemies to SHOOT the Holoduke. They will SOMETIMES walk around the projection. (CONFIRMED: it fully works only on the Octabrain, as this is the only enemy that will try to bite or launch its psychic attack against the Holoduke).
- Because of this, the Holoduke is widely regarded as the most useless inventory item in the game, due to its ineffectiveness in single player. It is still useful against human opponents, however.
The Holoduke in other games Edit
- The Holoduke features in every port and expansion pack of Duke Nukem 3D.