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I noticed this today:
Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch - amazon.com

I liked this game when I 1st played it many years ago.  I'm pumped for the re-release... thought it's $40.   @targetrasp ... this one isn't showing up with the pre-order discount with prime either.

What I like about this... there is a limited edition numbered metal cartridge, a retro styled metal case... and other stuff.  This looks like a pretty legit limited release.

Image from the amazon.com listing:


@retro junkie Did you ever play this?


Anyone else excited for this release?


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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2018, 09:25:52 PM »
you just cost me $40.00....

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2018, 12:50:11 AM »
Not a clue what the game is, but it's got some pretty cool shit with it. :o 
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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2018, 07:28:15 AM »
it happened in the 16 bit era, kinda piggy-backed off of the popularity of Out of the World.

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2018, 11:34:26 PM »
@Kinikko yeah... and Prince of Persia.  remember how they were advertising Prince of Persia as having amazing animation?  Ie many frames of animation for an action performed?  This also was a concept behind flashback. 


Definitely great pre-order items!   My bad @targetrasp lol...  I haven't been able to buy yet.  But I need to... I liked this game a lot 

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2018, 12:10:54 AM »
I got out of the word on the snes, completely skipped flashback, maybe i'll get to play it this time

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2018, 05:21:15 PM »
I got out of the word on the snes, completely skipped flashback, maybe i'll get to play it this time
There's no reason not to @targetrasp ... Lol... it's a pretty fun game.

I have yet to buy.. Too much going on right now. I want to get this special edition thought. I'm pumped for it.

@Kinikko is right...  the swag in this game is pretty good.  Too bad other games aren't like this. I want the metal game.


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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2018, 01:54:55 AM »
I'm oddly pumped that the game is including instructions.

It seems like a little thing but it's been weird not getting books with new games. It feels like something is missing.

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2018, 02:17:15 PM »
@targetrasp That is odd... but it's cool they are including them this time around.  We knew after the Ps3 / Xbox 360 days (even during)... the manual wasn't going to stay around much longer... but to me it's odd to see Nintendo following suit.  They've always been the better company for providing manuals and other extras.


BTW... I pre-ordered.

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2018, 09:04:04 AM »
Time is coming soon for this to be released... July 31st is the current stated release date.  They could still push it back of course lol...


Pretty pumped for this to be released.

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2018, 11:44:37 PM »
speaking of instructions ---

Maybe its because I rarely paid attention to these things until I screwed something up but I just noticed today how almost nothing comes with them anymore.

My boss purchased a google wifi setup with 3 APs for his house. It was the most simple thing I've ever had the luxury of installing. there were directions on how to plug the first one in and connect it to your modem and how to download google wifis app. This was a small sheet that made up part of the packaging for one of the cords.

Bringing it back on topic...

I'm glad this has a bunch of flimsy paper and crap people will lose, soil or throw away because I really plan to just put it up. not even sure if i'll open it.

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2018, 05:17:00 PM »
Lol @targetrasp ... I wish I had that arrangement.   But then again... maybe something else comes along with it.

You're not going to open and play this game?  Hm... sounds like we need to buy a case each and stash it for 5 years.

Maybe I should try to re-engage  some of my contacts. 

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2018, 06:33:11 PM »
I really believe that if purchased smartly and treated like an investment that a lot of money could be made by buying toys, video games, other collectibles, and putting them up....


I remember at one point a local game store was using a Nintendo 64 as a door stop. Crappy used one from gamestop cost 79.99 now - boxed is well above msrp way back when.

Scalpers and discipline make it difficult for me, and space.

A lot of thought has to be put into it. It'd probably take 30 years before a sealed copy of Burnout Remastered amounted to anything close to what msrp cost but with some research and a little luck who knows.

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2018, 11:26:54 PM »
@retro junkie Did you ever play this?

Yes I did.  But I didn't get very far. In those days I stuck with SHMUPS mostly. I need to revisit and dig that one out of the bottom of my stash. Seems like I have it for the Genesis.
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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2018, 10:23:24 PM »
@targetrasp That is very true.  I've been thinking about buying and selling - A LITTLE BIT here and there.  Nothing like I was.  The formula is pretty easy... but it's the years you have to wait - which could be worth it for a little space and no harm no foul.  Then you think about what you made on that purchase... or if that $$ would've made a little more in the market.

@retro junkie - It's definitely an interesting game.  Not something that will keep a lot of attention for super long periods of time... but you know how those games were made back then.  It was fun to play... interesting.  AT LEAST... that's how I remember it  ;D

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2018, 11:15:08 PM »
Wasn't Out of this World the bigger hit? why no crazy remake retro packaging for that one?

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2018, 06:20:37 PM »
Wasn't Out of this World the bigger hit? why no crazy remake retro packaging for that one?
Well... out of this work was 1st @targetrasp

This game came out as a "fluid motion" and somewhat of a technical master piece (in its own way).   price of Persia used the multiple frames of animation styling - which I looked up and was called rotoscope.  I had to look this up because I couldn't remember lol... yes... I'll admit that.  so... FlashBack used this same technique to get uber fluidity to the animation.

According to what I remember and read... Flashback was a pretty big Commercial success.  I don't think Out of This World made it that big.

Update:  Here's more information at the FlashBack Wiki Page

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2018, 07:54:55 AM »
Amazon says it'll be here Saturday

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2018, 10:52:45 AM »
yes! I got the same thing @targetrasp  NICE!  I will be opening and playing Saturday lol  ;D

Still debating picking up a couple more...

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2018, 08:25:28 PM »
mine came early, it's still wrapped though...

I don't think there was a lot of hype about this game so i'm guessing there's not going to be a ton of them made. I may keep this copy intact and wait to find a used copy at a game store, or watch them go on sale for cheap somewhere.

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2018, 10:41:01 PM »
mine came early, it's still wrapped though...

I don't think there was a lot of hype about this game so i'm guessing there's not going to be a ton of them made. I may keep this copy intact and wait to find a used copy at a game store, or watch them go on sale for cheap somewhere.
@targetrasp I ordered a couple more  ;)

I'm opening mine TONIGHT... or tomorrow lol.  Time is tight tonight.

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2018, 11:33:16 PM »
I was considering ordering another so I could open and play one but now amazon says it usually ships in 1 to 2 months. Maybe there's not a lot of these..

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2018, 11:43:32 PM »
@targetrasp Well... my plate is numbered to 40,000... so there has to be at least that many.  I will write a full on review soon with pictures.  The metal case is cool, but not exactly what I had in mind and the manual doesn't fit in that case.  Still pretty cool and the extras are pretty cool for what I've seen in some collectors editions.

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2018, 10:57:40 AM »
it'd be nice to know what number it was before opening it

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2018, 11:52:26 PM »
it'd be nice to know what number it was before opening it

LOL... AH... there in lies the mystery @targetrasp  ;D

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2018, 02:19:46 AM »
did yours get opened and enjoyed? I've not cracked the shrink wrap on mine

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2018, 01:18:18 PM »
did yours get opened and enjoyed? I've not cracked the shrink wrap on mine
@targetrasp  NICE!  You're one of the 1st one to start getting the post bars lol.  Half.  I started those at 500.


OK... we actually enjoyed playing it.  I started playing the original mode and forgot how much of a punch in the face this game initially is without instructions.  I haven't played it in awhile, so I figure everything out again lol.   SO... after repeatedly punching myself in the face... I got it.  It was a lot of fun.  Hopefully I can do up a full on review for this game.

Here is my review on Amazon.com:
Bluevoodu's Amazon.com review of Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch

We then started playing the new modes... I will save this for my main review... unless you want to hear it now? :)  Essentially there's a tutorial and stuff like that.

There are video options where you can make it like you were playing with Scan Lines...etc... and CRT settings to make it look more like a CRT.  Overall.. it's pretty fun.    The only real downside I see is the color manual doesn't fit in the thin metal case.  The manual is too tall. IMO that's not a BIG deal... it's kind of dumb... but not a big deal.  Game wise... it's fun. 

IDK if you should open yours - that has to  be your choice.  I still have sealed games I haven't played yet, but I generally get around to opening them and playing at some point.
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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2018, 10:56:22 PM »
It probably would have taken me another 500 posts before I would have noticed them, and another 1000 before I realized what they were!

I read the review and the game seems worthy but ima keep mine wrapped for at least a little while longer. I'm going to get my mileage out of Zelda for the moment.

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« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2018, 07:31:50 PM »
lol... Maybe it would have.

If you even remotely liked the original Flashback on the Super Nintendo (Snes)... you will definitely like this game.  It was such a punch in the face 1st playing the game though.   It took me a minute to figure it out and that was frustrating.  I completely forgot a lot of the game.... which is good for the initial play value because it's like never playing the game before LOL.

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Re: Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch
« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2018, 11:57:42 AM »
I vaguely remember being too young to appreciate what a pain in the butt Flashback and Out of this World truly was. I especially remember repeatedly dying right off the bat. I'm sure it'd be the same now!

 

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