Review: Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition (Steam)

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Enter the mechanical shape-shifting, dimension switching world of the award winning, high octane action-puzzle-platformer Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition, and blow crime away.

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  • Cool crisp Cartoon graphics.
  • Full 360 pad support.
  • Steam Achievements.
  • Steam Trading Cards.
  • 2D fast paced shooter plat-former genre.
  • Your goal is to find and capture criminals in the quickest time possible.
  • Puzzle elements.
  • Switch: You have the ability to make empty boxes full and full boxes empty. Sounds easy enough right?
  • Unlock pixel art character skins to keep it retro.
  • Timed, So every level is timed and comes with a par time.
  • Checkpoints constantly.
  • Three hearts then game over.
  • Difficult game.
  • Replay levels.
  • Unlock bonus and hyper missions.
  • 16 base levels before any unlocks.
  • Butter smooth animations.
  • Bouncy soundtrack.
  • Clear on screen direction.

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  • Minimal video options with only resolution and screen mode available.
  • Can be really difficult.
  • Speed-run atmosphere which may scare off potential new players.
  • Difficulty spikes.

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In Summary, I shall be honest and say this is my first taste of this game series. I found it really hard going at first. The par times seemed ridiculously low and adding in puzzles and enemies my brain couldn’t cope! That changed after a few hours of playing it over and over for here is where the beauty shines through. Its not a game you pick up and blast through oh no. This is a game where you learn layouts, plan routes and practice practice nd practice. Once I ignored the time and just started planning routes and strategy’s the game clicked. I now get where the love comes from. It feels like the game hates you every level but in truth its you that lets the game hate you. You fail because you suck not because the game is unfair. Think of it as a speed-run introduction course. The game is tough but my god its awesome!


Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!