Switchblade

Critic Score User Score
Amiga
76
3.4
Commodore 64
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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 Bonus to the left, main route is down
Switchblade Atari ST Collect the gem
Switchblade ZX Spectrum Control selections
Switchblade Commodore 64 Title screen

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Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Amstrad CPC Jan, 1991 91 out of 100 91
CPC Game Reviews Amstrad CPC 2007 9 out of 10 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1990 805 out of 1000 80
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1990 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jan, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Raze Amstrad CPC Mar, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Commodore 64 1990 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 70 out of 100 70
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 (134627), Martin Smith (63071) and MAT (96745)