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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 10 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Flashback is a running and jumping game with a strong narrative. Made in the 90s it's similar to Another World and Prince of Persia.

Each level spans a large number of non-scrolling screens, nearly all of which feature multiple levels of altitude – requiring you to jump, grab onto ledges, climb, use elevators, and drop onto lower levels.

Your character, Conrad, exhibits realistic human running speed and jumping ability, as well as a realistic weakness – he will die if he falls from too great a height. He has a gun with limited ammunition and a force shield. You must solve the spatial puzzles to progress but it is in how this advances the narrative that is of most interest.

It's a story of lost memories, paying a great price to defeat evil and the ultimate question of whether at the end of the adventure this is worth it.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 01/10/2013, updated in 2018

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Platform

Developer: Paul Cuisset (@PaulCuisset)

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 6 hours and 8 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Flashback usually costs £7.99 to £15.99. 

Flashback

XBox Store Xbox One £15.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
PlayStation Store PS3 £7.99
PlayStation Store PS3 Free
Switch Store Switch £13.49
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for depictions of arcade style violence against human like characters.

Contains frequent mild violence and occasional mild bad language. Shooting enemies will cause them to fall down. All human beings are not detailed enough to see facial expression, however they are quite realistic in their way of behaving. Falling from a great height or stepping into an electric field will cause the character to die.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Flashback Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@PaulCuisset) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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