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Overall 6


The Gamers Temple
4 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Flashback was originally released for the Amiga back in 1992. If you were gaming during the 16-bit era, you most likely remember the ports of Flashback for the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo. The original Flashback had platforming similar to Prince of Persia along with shooting gameplay. I've only ever played the Genesis version of the original game, but I'll always remember it for its fluid character animations and animated cutscenes.
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Overall 6


Auracore MediaWorks
18 September 2013
  • Summary: Flashback: The Search for Mediocrity
  • Pros: Absolutely gorgeous visuals; difficulty curve has been eased massively; has an emulated version of the 1993 original.
  • Cons: Cutscenes are bland; voice acting is bland at best and horrible at worst; gameplay manages to feel as clunky as the original even with updated mechanics; emulated original is rather horribly done.
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Overall 6

Flashback – Review (XBLA)

15 September 2013
  • Excerpt: There’s this remake of Robocop due out soon, and it’s obviously incredibly unnecessary and an enormous blurt of millions of dollars that could be well spent easing that debt we as a race of beings apparently owe ourselves. This remake of the 1992 game Flashback, didn’t cost the gross national product of a small country to make, so we’ll treat it with slightly less scorn.
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Overall 4

Flashback Review

6 September 2013
  • Summary: Sadly, presentation can only go so far in a game, and the remastering job in Flashback does not make up for the dull campaign and control issues that plague this 2013 release.
  • Pros: Updated visuals, Shooting feels decent
  • Cons: Unreliable controls, Dull campaign, Awful voice-acting
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Overall 6


5 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Back in 1992 a small game called Flashback made an appearance and went on to be considered a true classic. I am a huge fan of the original game and even still play it from time to time. Over the years I have said ‘I wish they could reboot the game with modern visuals,’ and now twenty years after the original game was released, the remake of Flashback was announced.
  • Pros: Stunning visuals and sound; Fun gameplay
  • Cons: Bad game bugs; Unnecessary additions to the game
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Overall 6
Gameplay 7
Graphics 6
Sound 6

Flashback HD Review – Xbox 360

4 September 2013
  • Conclusion: While it’s an improvement over the original in a few ways, there are unnecessary additions and bugs, making for a slightly above average experience.
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Overall 5

Flashback (XBLA) Review

3 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Dave goes back to the future with this classic remake.
  • Pros: + Includes the original version, + Generally nice visuals
  • Cons: Broken targeting, Glitchy, Boring
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Overall 7

Flashback HD

Family Friendly Gaming
31 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Twenty years ago Flashback became a cult classic that some gamers worship to this day. It can be dangerous to say anything negative about the game or franchise. For gaming zealots will attack quicker than a terrorist. It can also be dangerous to try and remake the game. Since said gaming zealots have such high expectations.
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XBLA Review: Flashback

Video Games Reloaded
30 August 2013

Flashback Review

29 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Lost within gaming's undying need to relive the earliest days of Mario and Zelda are countless games that, while popular in their own time, haven't seen the same kind of modern-day revival afforded to better-known classics. Flashback HD, in attempting to modernize a classic, serves as a reminder of why some things are best left in the past.
  • Pros: Great attention to detail in modernizing the original Flashback's visuals
  • Cons: Clunky controls, Awkward animations that interfere with gameplay, Irritating design choices
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