Double Switch (Sega CD) Review
Console: Sega CD
Game Name: Double Switch
Developer: Sega TruVideo
Genre: FMV Action
Number of players: 1
Pros: Very original. Done in digital picture
Cons: Horrible acting some parts are impossible.
Rated: MA-13 (ESRB translated = T)
Games Like it: Night trap
This was one of my first favorite Sega CD games. It was very original, yet
really, really short. Not to mention I was a real sucker for digital footage
gaming back in the day. But as soon as I found it again, I got hooked right back
into it, but some may find it very dull, and boring.
This was done in digital footage back in the day. Which means, no pixels, but
actors and a small layout just for you! The layout was well done, very easy to
follow and was very simplistic and not all that distracting, which is great in
The sound quality is a bit horrible, there's a small soundtrack, but nothing
really to get excited about. The voice acting is too horrible as it is much
exaggerated, but there's only one important sound that sounds like a broken
alarm clock (the sound the game makes when the NPC steps on a trap).
Here's the great part. Very simplistic and basic, and only requires the 3
buttons on your pad! Very simple as most of the NPC's you see run right
into the trap, but the tricky part is to know which trap to trigger. (Because
you must set up the trap before you spring/trigger it onto your victim). As it
may seem simple, just to trap as many enemies as you can, but another thing is
you must protect the residents of the apartments (because the enemies can chase
and hurt your residents, which leads to a game-over). So now your going to be
trapping so many people at once for the high score but now your also looking out
for people that can hurt your residence, you know what's worse?.. they'll try to
shut off your controls, so you must trap them there too, or else you get the big
G.O. (Game Over).
Here's a huge downfall, so get ready for this. The only thing that sucks about
this game is that they reuse so many videos for the victims. There's about 50
different traps and about 20 other ones that have to do with the storyline (in
other words, they show up only once). So if you try to replay this game nothing
will be really twisting to where you'll say "I NEVER SAW THAT BEFORE!" because
most likely you'll see all of it by the time you get past chapter 2. Speaking of
chapters, there's another bad part as the game only has 3 chapters. Chapter 1
has a length of 4:34 minutes, Chapter 2 is 7:22 and Chapter 3 is a mere 3:24
(Fast paced though).
Time for the lo-down...
Done in Cinematic, nice layout
though.. and pretty clean, cleaner than Topcat Alley.
Very eerie, yet bland soundtrack.
One broken alarm clock, and exaggerated voice acting. ust be
happy that Alex's voice just sounds nice.
Simplistic, yet addicting like any
puzzle game can be yet simply satisfying like an action game!
Very repetitive when it comes to
watching the video. Very short, and very straight forward. But it can
be enjoying to watch people fall down the fireplace trap.
It's a great game for Sega CD, but
other than that, most people don't like it. Worth a try before
you actually buy it, I guess I kind of got lucky with this one though.
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