Last updated on October 29th, 2023 at 06:41 am
Flashback, released as Flashback: The Quest for Identity in the United States, is a 1992 science fiction cinematic platform game developed by Delphine Software of France and published by U.S. Gold in United States and Europe, and Sunsoft in Japan.
Flashback, developed by Delphine Software, is a classic action-adventure game that was released for the Amiga in 1992. The game has since become a milestone in gaming history, with its good graphics, FX, gameplay, and plot. The game follows the story of Conrad B. Hart, a scientist who wakes up on Titan, a moon of Saturn, with no memory of his past. The game’s plot revolves around Conrad’s quest to regain his memory and save the world from an alien invasion, and I think it’s the first advanced story in a video game where you may find a Reptilian Conspiracy like the ones most credited in these days.
Flashback’s gameplay is a mix of platforming, shooting, and puzzle-solving, with a heavy emphasis on exploration. The game’s graphics and animation were groundbreaking for their time, and the game’s rotoscoped animation technique gave the characters a lifelike quality.
Flashback was remade in 2013, and the remake received mixed reviews from fans of the original game. While the remake retained the original game’s story and gameplay, some fans felt that the updated graphics and controls did not live up to the original game’s standards. However, the remake did introduce some new features, such as a rewind function that allowed players to undo mistakes and try again. I played it but I had to reconfigure my joypad using a third part software such as Antimicro then I was very able to complete the game that’s not bad at all.
Despite the mixed reviews of the remake, Flashback remains a classic game that has stood the test of time. The game’s influence can be seen in many modern games, and its legacy continues to inspire game developers today, I also heard of a new game, maybe a Flashback prequel, we shall see.
– Flashback was initially released back in 1992 for the Amiga, and it was later ported to many other platforms, including the Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, and PC.
– The game’s rotoscoped animation technique was also used in another Delphine Software game, Another World.
– Flashback was followed by a sequel, Fade to Black, which was released in 1995.
– There were plans for a Flashback remake on the Game Boy Advance, but the project was eventually cancelled.
Ubisoft released a HD remake of classic platformer Flashback for Xbox Live Arcade, PSN, Wii U and PC.
French site Gameblog reports that the remake, titled Flashback Origins, will feature completely new visuals and animations. It has also posted what it claims to be the first image of the game.
The creator of the original Flashback, Paul Cuisset, and his French development studio VectorCell are said to be behind the project, with Ubisoft handling publishing duties.
The original Flashback was released for Amiga in 1992, then later ported to Mega Drive, SNES, CD-ROM and Mac, among other platforms.
FLASHBACK FOR C64 : A GAME THAT WASN’T
In the early 90’s, the 16-bits were greeted by a new style of adventure game with a character not far off from that of Impossible Mission. Another World and Flashback by Delphine were two of the biggest breakthrough’s of their time, with amazing animations and interluding sequences. It was the shape of the future.
Never in a million years would you think that it would make the C64, but Russ Michaels thought otherwise. With the amount of C64 upgrades available from CMD in America, and with the hope that people in the UK would buy this hardware, a game like Flashback was thought a lot more possible, even its animated sequences. But even the game was planned for standard C64’s, without the video footage.