Flashback was written using GAC and gives the player a race against time to save an 18th-century mansion from the bulldozer.
You have just 24 hours to raise money and pay for essential repairs to Major Catastrophe's mansion. And during this three-part adventure you'll find yourself journeying through time, picking up items and information to help with the problem of the dilapidated pile.
Part one is a general introduction to Major Catastrophe, his house and the surroundings, part two is a tnp back to the First World War. behind enemy lines; and part three takes place in the Egyptian desert, where the player must escape from a German POW camp.
But like so many utility-created programs Flashback is bugged Some EXAMINE inputs are replied to with "OK' and nothing more, which is intensely annoying. And within the first few locations I found a ball of stnng in the mansion - and after trying to do vanous things with it discovered the program doesn't understand the words 'ball'or string odd
It was then that I discovered the refrigerator and the error message that appears when one inputs EXAMINE IT fit' refemng to the fndge) And that was enoughL
If Visual Dimensions can iron out the bugs, the three parts of Flashback should be worth the dosh. But I couldn't get far enough into this flawed version to give it a percentage
The Games Machine #4 (March 1988)