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Switchblade (Atari ST)

Switchblade Atari ST Title screen

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Description

The Fireblade, sacred symbol of the ancient Switchblade clan, has been smashed into 16 pieces by the evil Havoc - but they say that a Hiro can save it, and as Hiro, you must retrieve the 16 pieces and restore your people's pride.

The gameplay is platform and ladders based, set both inside and outside. The layout of the territories becomes visible as you progress, and they can contain bonus weapons and secret rooms. Unlike the sequel you start without weaponry, and this is gained directly, rather than you collecting coins and trading them at shop sections. Holding down fire progressively builds up your fighting power.

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Switchblade Atari ST Bonus to the left, main route is down
Switchblade Atari ST Let's rock indeed
Switchblade Atari ST Going underground, with a bang
Switchblade Atari ST This doesn't look like a fair fight

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The Press Says

ST Action Jan, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Apr, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ST Format Aug, 1991 58 out of 100 58

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Martin Smith (63168) added Switchblade (Atari ST) on Jul 17, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (121107), Martin Smith (63168) and MAT (70581)