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  • Summary: THE ACTION-ADVENTURE CLASSIC IS BACK TO CELEBRATE ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY!

    2142. After fleeing from a space ship but stripped of all memory, the eminent scientist Conrad B. Hart awakens on Titan, a colonised moon of the planet Saturn. His enemies and kidnappers are snapping at his heels. He
    THE ACTION-ADVENTURE CLASSIC IS BACK TO CELEBRATE ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY!

    2142. After fleeing from a space ship but stripped of all memory, the eminent scientist Conrad B. Hart awakens on Titan, a colonised moon of the planet Saturn. His enemies and kidnappers are snapping at his heels. He must find a way back to Earth, defending himself against the dangers he encounters and unravelling an insidious extra-terrestrial plot that threatens the planet

    On its 25th anniversary, rediscover this classic, consistently ranked among the best 100 games of all time! It was one of the first games to use motion capture technology for more realistic animations, with backgrounds that were entirely hand-drawn and a gripping science-fiction storyline.

    In addition to the original 1993 game, this version includes a Modern mode, with:

    * Post-FX graphic filters,
    * Completely remastered sound and music,
    * A brand new "Rewind" function, variable according to the level of difficulty
    * Tutorials for those who need a boost!

    See if you're up to the challenge with all the demanding gameplay of the period!
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jun 21, 2018
    80
    Flashback on Switch is the definitive edition of a truly special science fiction platform/puzzle solving/shooting video game that already more than proved itself to be a 16-bit classic. If you were too young to play this the first time, this package will give you the best possible way to experience it with current hardware. For veteran gamers, Flashback has lost nothing of what made it special all those years ago. Pass the holocube, please.
  2. Jul 31, 2018
    80
    25 years after its original release we still love this cyberpunk adventure. The new filters and rewind options don´t add much to the original, but Flashback didn´t need those kinds of improvements. Physical edition is also great.
  3. Jun 27, 2018
    80
    Flashback was a 90's classic and still is a great experience in the best and most complete version of Paul Cuisset's game.
  4. Jul 5, 2018
    80
    It is a very refreshing adventure game that is dense with content and things to do. The world feels so alive with an almost fetishistic attention to detail. It is clear why it fell into obscurity, but it is very obvious why it was so amazing when it came out. Anyone willing to give Flashback: 25th Anniversary the time will not be disappointed.
  5. Jul 9, 2018
    80
    Flashback is a great game that somehow manages to stand the test of time twenty five years later. The option to adjust the difficulty with the new Modern Mode should allow newcomers to ease into the admittedly brutal gameplay.
  6. Jul 10, 2018
    70
    Flashback 25th Anniversary brings us the nostalgia of playing a game which was a hit some time before. We will play like we did then, with the same graphics and soundtrack, but on our portable console this time. Playing this game again is nothing but worth it.
  7. Aug 11, 2018
    70
    Flashback brings back one of the 1990s 16-bit classics in a perfect nostalgia exercise that also includes some interesting new elements. Its gameplay remains as demanding as it was, which will delight Flashback's fans and possibly frustrate more recent players who are not used to this kind of old school difficulty.

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  1. Jul 11, 2018
    10
    Albeit minor technical issues, great package overall and pretty nice port of the game. Recommended to all fans (I'm a long time fan myself,Albeit minor technical issues, great package overall and pretty nice port of the game. Recommended to all fans (I'm a long time fan myself, and have beaten the game 10+ times on various platforms during past 20 years). Pretty good selection of image filters, nice rewind feature. New soundtrack is average, better off with original. Expand