Switchblade

Critic Score User Score
Amiga
76
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Atari ST
79
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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.

Screenshots

Switchblade Atari ST Along a fairly quiet corridor
Switchblade Atari ST Jumping
Switchblade Amiga Let's go.
Switchblade Amiga Title screen.

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Critic Reviews

The One for ST Games Atari ST Aug, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Dec, 1989 93 out of 100 93
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1991 92 out of 100 92
The One Atari ST Dec, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Joystick (French) Amiga Jan, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ST Action Atari ST Jan, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1990 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1989 6.2 out of 12 52

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Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #91 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"

Contributed to by Kabushi (136893), Martin Smith (63066) and MAT (98103)