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Switchblade

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
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Amiga
77
3.4
Amstrad CPC
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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.

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Switchblade Amstrad CPC In game (Amstrad CPC)
Switchblade Atari ST Let's rock indeed
Switchblade ZX Spectrum Further along the level
Switchblade Atari ST Setting the scene

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jul, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Joystick (French) Amiga Jan, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Action 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
Power Play Atari ST Apr, 1990 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jan, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Zzap! Amiga Feb, 1990 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1990 69 out of 100 69
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1991 58 out of 100 58

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Contributed to by Kabushi (121106), Martin Smith (63168) and MAT (70581)