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Flashback: The Quest for Identity (SNES)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.7
Overall User Score (24 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Just Games Retro
This is an excellent game, but no one can please everyone all the time. You're going to have to like platformers, and it helps if you find its action and sci-fi elements really cool, but anyone who wants a solid adventure game with an awesome conspiratorial atmosphere will do well with this one. It's one of the best you can find.
Total! (Germany)
Flashback machte vor einiger Zeit auf Segas Mega Drive Furore. Und das zurecht. Die Mixtur aus Jump&Run, Ballergame und Adventure fesselte Tausende vor ihre Konsole. Mit der SNES-Version setzt Delphine noch einen drauf. Die Grafik ist noch besser, der Sound klingt noch schöner. In der ‘94er-Hitliste wird dieses Game ganz oben zu finden sein.
Nintendo Magazine System UK
It's highly original! It's very playable! It provides plenty of challenge and it's got fantastic graphics. It's one of the best video games you'll ever play!
Super Play (UK)
Like Another World, it's still a bit on the linear side - there's never any doubt about where you've got to go next or what you've got to do, it's just a question of how you do it. And, as the SNES really needs a Super FX chip to be any good at this sort of polygon graphics, the animation doesn't quite match up to the PC, Amiga or Mega Drive versions of the game, especially during the close-up sequences. (It's still blimming good though.) The graphics and everything are even better than ever - once you've made the little bloke pull out his gun, somersault into a room and blow away a couple of baddies as if he should really be wearing a large-lapelled shirt and big hair, you won't want to control another game character ever again.
Game Players
An adventure with incredible graphics. This is a great challenge loaded with realism. If you loved Prince of Persia, you'll go wild over this one.
Video Games
Tja, was soll ich Euch noch groß erzählen - selbe Story, selbe Grafik, selber Sound - folglich auch dieselbe Endzeitstimmung und fast (!) die gleiche Spielbarkeit. Es gibt eine Sache, die auf dem Super Nintendo nicht so gut gelungen ist, wie auf dem Mega Drive: Die filmartigen Zwischensequenzen laufen durch ein anderes Packsystem langsamer ab und im Spielfluß gibt‘s ab und zu Stockungen. Ihr merkt deutlich, daß Conrad langsamer wird, sobald sich irgendetwas im Bild bewegt, sei dies ein blinkendes Lämpchen oder ein Feind. Vermutlich kann das Super Nintendo die komprimierten Grafikdaten eben nicht so schnell entpacken wie die Sega-Konkurrenz. Trotzdem bleibt Flashback immer noch ein geniales Spiel mit toller Atmosphäre. Abenteurer greifen ohne Zögern zu.
Die absolut gelungene Mischung aus Jump'n'Run, Actionspiel, Adventure und knackigen Rätseln wird Euch stundenlang an den Bildschirm fesseln. Die schnell erlernte Steuerung und feine Animationen lassen einen tief in die Story sinken. Bis heute ist der Flair von Flashback unerreicht und ich kann es nur jedem Spieler empfehlen!
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.
Gaming Target
The game suffers from backtracking, but that shouldn't prevent anyone from trying this game. It's a very interesting title that encourages exploration and well thought-out plans, yet patience is needed for the amount of times Conrad will die, and the levels will have to be replayed. Still, don't miss the chance to play one of the coolest games of 1993 from the niche French developer, Delphine. Also, if you like Delphine, you may be interested in their other games, Another World / Out of this World (SNES, Genesis, PC), it’s pseudo-sequel Heart of the Alien (Sega CD) and Heart of Darkness (PlayStation, PC). I wouldn’t recommend the sequel to Flashback, Fade to Black (PlayStation), as it is known for having terrible control schemes and just plain bad gameplay. Let’s hope we get a good modern day remake of this some time soon!