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|Developer / Publisher||Delphine Software|
|Media||1 x |
|Flashback: The Quest for Identity, is an action adventure game developed by Delphine Software for the Amiga in 1992. Other 16bit versions followed 2 years later (Acorn Archimedes, MS-DOS, MegaCD, SNES, PC-CD, 3DO, CD-i, Jaguar). The game combines the best of Another World and the platform action of Prince of Persia!|
It's 2142 AD. Conrad Hart, a research scientist who has spent the last few months preparing his thesis, accidentally found out using his new Molecular Density Analyzer that some people had densities too high to be humans... Oh yes, that's an alien plot to conquer humanity. He also realized that these individuals were actually top-ranking members, including military strategists, politicians etc. For that reason, the filthy un-humans kidnapped Conrad, erased his memory and imprisoned him to high security hospital, but he eventually manages to escape. Then starts the escape introductory sequence of the game. Guards are pursuing Conrad, who flies with his hover-bike, but eventually he crashes in the jungle. Conrad is presumed dead and left on is own. Then the story starts...The whole plot is taken in an artificial jungle of a colony on Titan, a moon of Saturn! Conrad must go back to Earth to warn the authorities for the alien plot. You must escape the jungle and head to the capital city. During your quest, you will jump on several platforms, and avoid or shoot down aliens using your gun (pistol?), sometimes by sneaking (!) them. You jump and climb to various platforms and some movements need great attention. You will collect several items and solve certain puzzles by activating certain items and open locked paths, bridges etc. You must be also careful to look for generators in order to recharge your protection shield too. Flashback is a superior arcade adventure possessing an overall cinematic flavor. The game is full of non-interactive animation sequences which develop the plot between the six levels. Passwords are provided when you complete a level and also there are scattered SAVE consoles in order to save your progress. Honestly the game combines the best of Another World and the platform action of Prince of Persia!
Delphine Software made another diamond. The graphics on the Archimedes are identical to the original Amiga version. The games' graphics are great with many colors on screen, beautiful environments, fantastic sprites, fluid animation and digitized sound FX. The intro music is a great piece as well. FB is one of the best games created for the Acorn Archimedes home computer series.
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|CPU: CPU: 32-bit RISC architecture ARM2 8Mhz (A300 and A400 series, A3000) ; ARM3 25/33Mhz (A540/A5000/A4) ; ARM250 12 Mhz (A3010, A3020, A4000)|
MEMORY: 1-8Mb RAM
GRAPHICS: 12bit RGB palette (4096 colours) (12-bit) supporting 16 hardware palette registers. Resolutions from 160x256 to 640x512with with 4, 16 or 256 colours on screen. Also supported 1152x896 with 2 colours.
SOUND: 8 channels 8 bit logarithmic with 7 independent stereo positions
|12bit RGB 4096-colors palette (256 on screen)|
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