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Flashback: The Quest for Identity (Genesis)

87
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

An instant classic. Responsive control, ambient soundtrack...Need I say more?! aaron pridemore (11) unrated
Awesome game, the Genesis version rocks! Tibes80 (1495) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.5
Overall MobyScore (43 votes) 4.1


The Press Says

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96
Sega Force
Med tanke på hur otroligt svårt det är, och det faktum att man måste ta tid på sig i utforskandet av många nivåer gör att det lär ta lång tid även för den skicklige spelare att klara av (och då menar jag på easy level).
92
Game Zero
This game is truly awesome. The graphics are super smooth and very detailed, and while the music is minimalistic, the sound is still exciting. The controls are kind of confusing at first, but once you figure them out they are extraordinarily precise. Flashback is without a doubt a new member of the top ten games ever. A definite must have.
91
The Video Game Critic
There are several smooth character animations here, including leaps, rolls, and sneaking up on an enemy with gun drawn. And you don't "see" bullets in this game; if you shoot, and someone is in your sights, they're shot. Pretty realistic. You begin your adventure with little background information, but as you progress, occasional cinematics shed light on a compelling storyline that really draws you in. The gameplay involves shooting enemies, using objects, and opening new areas, but you'll need to be slow and deliberate in order to succeed. The sound effects and music are exceptional and add atmosphere and tension. Flashback may never impress like it once did, but it's still a solid adventure.
90
Sega-16.com
To this day, Flashback remains one of my favorite Genesis titles. While the puzzle solving and gunfights are very fun, the storyline and mood of the game is probably what pulls me in the most. Some parts get downright intense. Unfortunately, it is a bit on the short side...there's only seven levels, and if you know what you're doing, probably takes no more than four hours or so to beat all the way through (there are passwords to continue at the beginning of each level.) But overall, Flashback is definitely a classic worth looking into.
80
Jeuxvideo.com
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.
80
Le Geek
What I didn't like was the trial and error until I learned what to expect from the game. I also didn't like some puzzles tha required a bit of backtracking to complete. But the screens load fast enough so that even at its worse, the game doesn't drag too badly. If you like stories and puzzles, this is a worthwhile game. If you like speed and guns, forget about it.
80
High Score
Flashback är ett klurigt och frustrerande - ett stor spel som räcker länge. Play on!