Flashback: The Quest for Identity (SNES)

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Flashback: The Quest for Identity
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Platform: Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Year: 1993
Developer: Delphine Software International
This page is for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System version. For other games in the series, see Flashback.

Flashback: The Quest for Identity is a port of the Sega game Genesis, only coming with serious limitations of some speed, all being a challenge to develop it in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System with limited hardware, his developed house was Delphine Software International and published by U.S Gold (America and Japan) and Sony ImageSoft (Europe and Australia) in 1993.

This port brought very little to change only many graphic limitations such as cinematics that go to a very low frame-rate because the SNES could not give more power, many changes were made to run on the console.

Changes were made in the gameplay, changing the T-shirt in sprite of 'Conrad for a red one, it is not known whether or not it is the original sprite of base but in the other it is under the resolution because the SNES could only run at 256x220 as maximum.

The music did a good job by repeating each melody with its characteristics of each level or situation that the player felt.

Screenshots

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Intro cinematic.

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Title screen.

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Prologue.

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Gameplay 1.

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Gameplay 2.

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Gameplay 3.

Music

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Jean Baudlot and Fabrice Visserot made the music in original game. John Hancock arranged music in this port. This port suffered a very strange loss in volume terms due to the fact that the Sony sound chip was almost CD quality that the SNES had.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Delphine Logo Jean Baudlot, Fabrice VisserotJohn Hancock 0:25
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02 Opening Jean Baudlot, Fabrice VisserotJohn Hancock 2:00
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03 Menu Screen Jean Baudlot, Fabrice VisserotJohn Hancock 0:51
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04 Waking... Jean Baudlot, Fabrice VisserotJohn Hancock 0:07
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05 Item Fanfare Jean Baudlot, Fabrice VisserotJohn Hancock 0:04
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06 Conrad's Memories Jean Baudlot, Fabrice VisserotJohn Hancock 1:51
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07 Death Jean Baudlot, Fabrice VisserotJohn Hancock 0:22
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08 Sighting the Guard Jean Baudlot, Fabrice VisserotJohn Hancock 0:08
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09 A Dangerous Place Jean Baudlot, Fabrice VisserotJohn Hancock 0:06
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10 First Step's a Doozy Jean Baudlot, Fabrice VisserotJohn Hancock 0:04
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11 Descent into the Tunnels Jean Baudlot, Fabrice VisserotJohn Hancock 0:54
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12 Entering New Washington Jean Baudlot, Fabrice VisserotJohn Hancock 0:11
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13 Mission Jean Baudlot, Fabrice VisserotJohn Hancock 0:13
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14 Ending Jean Baudlot, Fabrice VisserotJohn Hancock 4:14
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Credits

(Source)

The credits are displayed after the game has been beaten.

These recordings were made by GatoVerde95 using SNESX9 to dump it with Cheat Engine, VLC media player and foobar2000 to convert SPC formats to FLAC and then to OGG (Vorbis).

Game Rip

Format

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(Info)


Audio Devices

Sony SPC700 and S-DSP to synthesize the music at almost semi-CD quality but with the difference that it uses spectrograms to reproduce the melody, thus achieving that if the game wants it to repeat the same track it can indefinitely (the Genesis can but it is different).

This game uses the console's built-in S-SMP chip.

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Flashback: The Quest for Identity
Platform: Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Released: 1993-??-??
Publisher: U.S. Gold Ltd.
  UK.svg   UK
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Title: Flashback
Platform: Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Released: 1993-??-??
Publisher: Columbia Tristar Home Video UK
  Germany.svg   Germany
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Title: Flashback
Platform: Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Released: 1993-??-??
Publisher: Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH
  Italy.svg   Italy
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Title: Flashback
Platform: Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Released: 1993-??-??
Publisher: Columbia Tristar Home Video S.P.A.
  Japan.svg   Japan
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Title: フラッシュバック (Flashback)
Platform: Super Famicom
Released: 1993-12-22
Publisher: Sun Electronics Corp.

Links


Flashback
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Notable Personnel John Hancock • Jean Baudlot • Fabrice Visserot
Notable Companies Delphine Software International