Flashback (1992 video game)

The Flashback series is a two-part series of computer game developer company Delphine Software International, which appeared between 1992 and 1995. Especially the first part was characterized by a very innovative for its time and technology is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the best selling French game of all time out.

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Flashback: The Quest for Identity

The game Flashback: The Quest for Identity (English literally means " Flashback: The Search for Identity" ) is an action jump- 'n' -Run, but also the adventure and shoot- ' em-up elements includes. The game was in the early 1990s so successful that it was ported to several other gaming platforms except for the Amiga, for which the game was originally developed (MS- DOS, Apple Macintosh, SNES, Atari Jaguar, Philips CD -i, Sega Mega Drive, Sega CD, Acorn Archimedes, 3DO, FM Towns ).

A notable example is the excellent for its time graphics and the atmosphere that is created by the story and its implementation.


Conrad Hart is a scientist and has invented an apparatus with which one can measure the molecular density of living organisms. When he tests his invention, he notes dismayed that beings with extremely high molecular density have mixed in with the population of the Earth of the year 2142, which may be no people. Then, when even his girlfriend disappears without a trace, he shall take safety measures to save his memory in a holo- cube. Shortly thereafter, Conrad is kidnapped and erased his memory. In putting all his strength he managed to escape from prison, but he finds himself with no memory of his past life on Titan again - a colony of Earth. Armed only with a pistol he must find his memory and explain who these beings are and what they 're up to.

Game mechanics

Although Flashback contains many elements of the Jump 'n' Run - genres, it is fundamentally different from other genre representatives. Similarly, and as in Prince of Persia or Flashback Another World uses realistic movements for the protagonist; huge comic-like jumps, there is not in the game. Another major difference is that there is no scrolling in flashback. The event is presented one screen and on reaching the edge of the screen is switched to the next screen. Flashback further includes many adventure elements; such items can be collected and used in another place. There are also character interaction via dialogue, with selbige but limited to simple sentences, rather than to offer complex dialogue trees.

Between each level there is usually a short cutscene; in some species to die as well, similarly as in Another World.

PlayStation United States June 24, 1996 Europe in July 1996

Fade to Black

In Fade to Black (English literally means " fade to black ", literally " disappear into the shadows " ) is again the protagonist of the story Conrad Hart, who once again dedicated to after a 50-year deep sleep the fight against the alien morphs. As in Another World is the game world of polygons - but now in full 3D. The game was released on 1 July 1995 for PC -DOS systems, and later for the PlayStation.

The control and unfavorable camera angles ( was played in the third-person perspective) on the character were widely criticized. The title could not build on the success of its predecessor.

Similar games


OnEscapee is an action-adventure in the style of Another World and Flashback. It was developed six and five years respectively after the two previous titles from the Hungarian game developer Invictus team, of whom also the racing game 1nsane comes. onEscapee is based on a technique similar to Flashback and has a very similar graphic style and a very similar game mechanics. It can come up with numerous hand-drawn and rendered graphics, digitized music and sound effects, epic level. It is a completely stand-alone game, but just as easily recognizable as a tribute to the two previous titles.

The game was released in 1997 initially only as Amiga CD and required at the time an AGA Amiga with 4 MB RAM and 300 MB of hard disk space available in the full installation. The game was released now as a Windows implementation and is now freeware.