Telltale’s Back to the Future Game for iOS

Back to the Future - The Game

They say you can’t go back again. No do overs, no take backs. Those are the people who have never had a time machine made out of a Delorean. Telltale Games, the brilliant minds behind Tales From the Borderlands, The Walking Dead Season 1 & 2, and Game of Thrones brings us this fun little adventure. Starring Marty and Doc Brown, this game takes us on a ride to save the Doc and time. Recreating the opening to the original film, things go awry when Einstein doesn’t come back from his trip minutes into the future.

The story is fun and engaging, while the voice acting really pulls you into the game. Doc is voiced Christopher Lloyd once again, and A. J. Locascio plays Marty. The animations and syncing with the voices are a bit off, which threatens to take you out more than once. But overall the story and great acting keeps you engaged.

As with every other Telltale game, you choose between dialogue choices to move the story along, with some choices affecting the game later on. While cleaning out Doc’s garage with his father, Marty finds a journal that explains a lot of stuff for Marty. Then Einstein and the time machine show up, where Marty finds out that Doc is being held in jail in 1931 and set to be killed by “Kid” Tannen, Biff’s father. The game takes you from 1986 to 1931 to 1876, as you bounce around between them putting things back together to save Doc and the future.

The art style is great and perfect for this title, with only the voice syncing being a problem. A great story from Bob Gale, co-creator of the film trilogy, brings you back into the world of Marty and Doc Brown. Fun, exciting, and a great companion/sequel to the original films. Highly recommended for Back to the Future fans.

Four Borts from five. (Pretty good!)

What did you think of the game? Are you celebrating Back to the Future day? Let us know down in the comments.


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R.A. Miller

R. A. Miller, the pen name of Robert Miller, spends his days working for the Suncoast Media Group and his nights writing for Deck Ape, as well as his own fiction. A graduate of Full Sail University with a BFA in Creative Writing for Entertainment, Robert uses his knowledge and his skills to create spectacular, page turning fiction.

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