MobyPoll: Which 5th generation (32-bit) console do you admire the most?

Switchblade II (Lynx)

Switchblade II Lynx ROM load screen


100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Lynx release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.0
Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 2.5

The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
Game Zero
Switchblade II is a very solid title. The play is excellent and the control is precise. The graphics are very crisp--particularly for their small size. My only misgiving with the title was the lack of music--without any music and very few sound effects, I think the title may have lost something. Other than that, however, no complaints.
The Video Game Critic
Switchblade II isn't a particularly memorable romp, but it packs enough entertainment value to hold your attention.
Von der rein technischen Seite aus betrachtet ist die Umsetzung durchaus geglückt: Die Titelmusik klingt ganz okay, die FX im Spiel eher weniger, und die abwechslungsreiche Grafik scrollt tadellos in alle Richtungen. Steuern läßt sich der schlitzophrene Held ebenfalls ordentlich, doch all das werden nur die wenigsten tatsächlich bis zum Schluß erleben. Denn beim Schwierigkeitsgrad bleibt kein Auge trocken, was durch das Fehlen von Paßwörtern und Continues noch verschlimmert wird. Kurz, eine Messerstecherei von Profis für Profis...
Power Play
Das haben wir doch irgendwo schon einmal gesehen: Ein Held, klein von Wuchs und groß von Tapferkeit, auf dem Weg in die Freiheit. Wie im richtigen Leben ist der Weg in die solche dornenreich. Dornenreich weil jede Menge Hürden, wie kleine und große Selbstschußanlagen, bombenspuckendes, fliegendes und einfach nur wirr herumlaufendes Gesprite den Weg so beschwerlich machen.
All Game Guide
In short, Switchblade II is shoddy work. The developers were paid a salary while making this game, but somehow managed to turn out something outclassed by games developed by hobbyists in their spare time. With a year or two of programming knowledge, even you could make a game better than this.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
This might make an average introduction for a small child into action gaming. The speed of the game seems suited to their still developing reaction time, and there's not much of a fight from the enemies. Anyone else is better off elsewhere, and even though the Lynx doesn't offer something like Contra, the sheer average-ness of this makes it unbearable.