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Switchblade

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
...
3.0
Amiga
76
3.4
Commodore 64
...
2.4
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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 Amiga Title screen.
Switchblade Amstrad CPC In game (Amstrad CPC)
Switchblade Atari ST And down again
Switchblade Atari ST Jumping

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The Press Says

The One for ST Games Atari ST Aug, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Mean Machines Amstrad CPC Jan, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Joystick (French) Amiga Jan, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ST Action Atari ST Jan, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Atari ST Apr, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Commodore 64 1990 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Zzap! Amiga Feb, 1990 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1989 6.4 out of 12 53

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Awards

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

Contributed to by Kabushi (131853), Martin Smith (63058) and コナン (91047)