Double Switch (SEGA CD)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.0
Overall User Score (5 votes) 2.7

Critic Reviews

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GamePro (US)
You'll tire of Eddie's repetitious "game over" clips when you blow it. Similarly, you'll overdose on the early sections, which you inevitably play over and over. However, Double Switch is good enough that it'll sit in your CD tray until you're done - and you'll be glad you stuck it through the end. Isn't that what it's all about?
Sega Force
Du, din chipsätande snaskkvarn, undrar säkert om detta är något att köpa. Jodå, om man gillar spel som första gången man spelar dem är helt omöjliga och som efter några dagars spelande blir barnsligt lätta. Problemet är att precis samma händelseförlopp upprepar sig varje gång, så hållbarheten är lika med noll när man väl har klarat av spelet. Detta är ett välgjort spel med bra grafik och ljud samt exakt spelkänsla.
Game Players
If you don't have the patience to work through the same sequences a hundred times, it drives you crazy. On the other hand, it holds up pretty well as an interactive mystery.
Mega Fun
Atmosphäre und Spielwitz sind das A und O des interaktiven Films. Double Switch ist mit einer der ersten Vertreter dieses Genres, der die Essenzen richtig dosiert hat. In punkto Aufwand werden prachtvolle Kulissen, bekannte Schauspieler (Debbie 'Blondie' Harry) und ein feiner Soundtrack von Thomas Dolby aufgefahren, außerdem seid Ihr wirklich interaktiv dabei, wenn es gilt anhand der Gebäudekarte die Eindringlinge aufzuspüren und zu 'verklappen' sowie Eddie aus der Zwickmühle zu helfen. Ich zumindest hatte ein fortwährend schlechtes Gewissen, wenn wieder einmal eine blonde Schönheit wimmernd in der Ecke saß, weil ich ihr den bösen Buben nicht von Leib halten konnte. Besonders originell ist Jeffs Band, die im Obergeschoß probt und von Eddie gehaßt wird. Der Spielwitz hält zwar nur so lange vor, bis der Fall ein- oder zweimal gelöst wird, doch das kann lange dauern und bis dahin wird man kaum die Finger von der CD lassen.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
More like Night Trap, only you get to work for Corey Haim (ugh, yuck!). Check a series of rooms and catch all the bad guys with the main objective being to free Eddie. This game is a little more involving than Night Trap.
Double Switch is a game that you are not going to beat in a night, nor is it a game that you'll likely beat within a week, and it will and probably take much longer than that. There is just far too much to do in terms of arming and disarming the traps that it really hampers the overall game; however, compared to other FMV games, it has a charmingly campy B-movie atmosphere, and there's a lot to laugh at, if you can find the time to listen to the characters. With the difficulty toned down, this could have been a potentially great FMV game, but as it stands, it's something that many gamers will just give up on in frustration. This is truly a concept that just wasn't switched on to its full potential.
The Video Game Critic
On a positive note, the acting is a step up from Night Trap, featuring celebrities such as Debra Harry (Blonde), Corey Haim, and Irwin Keyes ("Jaws" from Moonraker). There are plenty of babes in distress, and there's even an upbeat music number. It's a shame that the difficulty is so excessive. And who's the marketing wizard who came up with the boring title and lame cover illustration?
Defunct Games
The story is barely worth writing about, and while it does retain that campy tone they were going after, it also makes you question if THIS really is the future of gaming? This game has no play control, a complete absence of fairness, and is so poorly programmed its any wonder it was released. The whole genre is seriously flawed, but few are as bad as this. Night Trap did not sell based on it's own merit, but rather on controversy. Double Switch didn't have the controversy surrounding it, and alas didn't perform well while on the market. This is ONLY for gamers who view Full Motion Video as an art form, and not a burden.