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Flashback: The Quest for Identity (3DO)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.5
Overall MobyScore (9 votes) 4.1

The Press Says

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Defunct Games
The music and sound effects are perfectly suited to the action. The graphics are essentially the same as they were on the 16-bit systems, but the cut-scenes between levels have been totally overhauled; not entirely necessary but a pretty nice touch. Overall, I cannot say enough wonderful things about this game. There is no save feature, but passwords are provided after each level. With three difficulty levels and endless action, there shouldn't be a soul alive that hasn't experienced this majesty, no matter the system of choice. However, seeing as how the 3DO is sorely lacking quality titles, you may want to give this version a shot. But back off, she's mine!
Game Zero
Discounting the cinemas, this version is exactly the same as every other version that I've played. The cinemas, on the other hand, are very detailed and take advantage of the display power of the 3DO. If you've already got this game on another platform, you can safely skip this version, but if you've never played Flashback before, you owe it to yourself to pick up this -- still -- very innovative title.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
While it's unfortunate that no extra levels or weapons were added to further improve the game, one can hardly complain, considering the quality of other games that are out there. Two years and 32-bits later, Flashback remains an exciting and enjoyable video game.
Joystick (French)
Même s'il n'a que peu changé, Flashback reste un jeu des plus prenant. Et comme il n'a pas d'équivalent sur 3DO...
Mixant habilement plates-formes, combats et exploration en un tout homogène mis en scène par une intrigue solide, FlashBack reste encore à l'heure actuelle un petit bijou de gameplay et d'ambiance. Ceux qui ne l'ont pas connu éprouveront peut-être du mal à rentrer dedans mais les autres se délecteront de ce titre qui aura définitivement marqué une génération de joueurs.
All Game Guide
While Flashback is a classic game it does have an alarmingly high difficulty level meaning that most gamers won't make it past the first few levels. What it boils down to is skill. Not only do you have to think fast but you've got to act fast while doing it. Definitely a game to check out, though if you're not a die hard gamer, I'd suggest finding it cheap or renting it.