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Flashback: 25th Anniversary

A refreshed version of the renowned platformer from 1992. The game offers a new Modern mode featuring enhanced graphics, remastered sound effects, and a Rewind option (allows to move back), and a tutorial.

Arcade | science fiction | platform | 2D | adventure elements | reeditions/remasters/remakes

Flashback: 25th Anniversary cover

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Game mode: single player

game release date:

17Jun2018

Switch

20Nov2018

PS4 XONE

04Dec2018

PC

Flashback: 25th Anniversary is a special edition of a platformer game, Flashback, from 1992. The new edition was prepared with the {PLAT} in mind. The game wasn’t based on the original, which came out on the Amiga system but on a year younger version, which was designed for the Super Nintendo console.

Plot

Flashback 25th Anniversary tells the tale of a scientist, Conrad B. Hart, who has found himself on one of the colonized moons of Saturn. He was taken from Earth by aliens, due to his discovery of alien shape-shifting life forms on the planet. Additionally, his memories have been wiped.

Mechanics

The gameplay in Flashback 25th Anniversary is presented from a 2D perspective. Over the course of the gameplay, players explore new areas, which are spread across three different worlds. Most of all, the players have to prove their skill with a controller, because for most of the time, Conrad has to jump around platforms and fight encountered enemies with a gun. The protagonist is a mere human – players need to be careful – e.g. falling from a high ledge results in instant death. The game features elements typical form adventure games, including gathering miscellaneous items in order to use them to solve puzzles.

Technical aspects

Flashback 25th Anniversary lets the players choose between two modes: original, featuring graphics from the Super Nintendo version; and Modern. The latter version improves the visuals, audio, and also includes a Rewind option (allows to move back), and finally, a tutorial.

Other

The game was published by the digital distribution model, however, in Europe and Australia, the game is published as a special edition, Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition. It includes a physical copy of the game, an enumerated card, the digital soundtrack, a retro-style manual, and packaging resembling old cartridges.

System requirements

PC / Windows

Minimum: Dual Core 2.0 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 or better, 300 MB HDD, Windows 7/8/10