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Submission #1984: Randil's NES Déjà Vu in 10:18.75

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Déjà Vu
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Deja Vu (U) [!].nes
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Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 10:18.75
FrameCount: 37125
Re-record count: 3727
Author's real name: Johan Södling
Author's nickname: Randil
Submitter: Randil
Submitted at: 2008-05-21 12:52:57
Text last edited at: 2012-01-15 20:48:19
Text last edited by: Nahoc
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:

Deja Vu TAS by Randil

This run improves the published run by 806 frames (13.43 sec) mostly by not picking up the SNAPSHOT and not examining LETTER1.

  • Emulator used: FCEU 0.98.26

  • Aims for fastest possible time.
  • Manipulates luck.
  • Genre: Storybook.

I found that it's not necessary to either take or examine SNAPSHOT in order to beat the game. Because I don't pick this item up, I don't have to discard it in the sewers later on. All this saved ~10 seconds.

It's not necessary to examine LETTER1, which saved about 3 seconds. LETTER1 is evidence against Sternwood and Vickers, just as MEMO and DIARY, and because I don't examine those two items, I figured that I might not need to examine LETTER1 either, which was the case. :)

Then there were the usual frame improvements here and there. I saved a few frames by having less items in my inventory (it takes shorter time to load), and there were a few optimized cursor movements.

All in all, most of this run looks identical to the published run, but Deja Vu fans will probably spot the differences. :)

More detailed comments might come later...

Enjoy the run!


Truncated: Accepted!


NesVideoAgent: Hi! I am a robot. I took a few screenshots of this movie and placed them here. Oh! I also corrected the ROM name.
  • You indicated Deja Vu (U).nes
  • I updated it to Deja Vu (U) [!].nes


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