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Switchblade (Amstrad CPC)

Switchblade Amstrad CPC Title screen (Amstrad CPC)

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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 Amstrad CPC Cartridge loading (Amstrad Plus/GX4000)
Switchblade Amstrad CPC Title screen (Amstrad CPC)
Switchblade Amstrad CPC In-game; Nice upgraded graphics (Amstrad Plus/GX4000)
Switchblade Amstrad CPC Title screen (Amstrad Plus/GX4000)

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Mean Machines Jan, 1991 91 out of 100 91
CPC Game Reviews 2007 9 out of 10 90

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Martin Smith (63155) added Switchblade (Amstrad CPC) on Oct 06, 2005
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