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Switchblade II

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Atari ST
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Lynx
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3.0
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Description

As Hiro, you must once again defeat the ninja lord Havok. Using ninja throwing stars and other weapons, you must defeat the minions of Havok to reach him.

Switchblade II is a side-scrolling platform action game. One key aspect of the game is obtaining coins from defeated enemies, which can be traded at shops for extra lives, energy, and weapons.

Screenshots

Switchblade II Lynx Level 1 gameplay
Switchblade II Lynx Shops exist every few levels.  Pay for items using money you find on each level
Switchblade II Amiga A huge cannon firing at me. It's easy to avoid being hit, as it always fire in the same directions.
Switchblade II Amiga In the shops, you can buy better weapons, and other useful stuff, like ammunition and extra lives.

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User Reviews

Generally an impressive game if you can face some of the frustrating sections Amiga Martin Smith (63162)

The Press Says

Atari ST User Atari ST Sep, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Action Amiga May, 1991 90 out of 100 90
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Game Zero Lynx Jan, 1993 79.5 out of 100 80
The Video Game Critic Lynx Apr 10, 2013 B 75
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Lynx Sep, 1992 63 out of 100 63
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Lynx Sep 10, 2005 3 out of 10 30
All Game Guide Lynx 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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Trivia

Type 'Chrome' on the title screen to access a hidden game. Other than its main sprite the game strongly resembles Venus the Flytrap, and it was apparently a partly-developed sequel to the game which was never completed in its own right.
Contributed to by Trixter (8740), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Martin Smith (63162) and MAT (70378)