Thursday 4 May 2023

Switchblade II (Atari Lynx review)

Developer: Optimus Software
Publisher: Atari Corporation
Released: 1992

Switchblade II is an action game and the sequel to the 1989 original (Atari ST, Commodore Amiga).

+ Level design is exceptional with a mix of indoor/outdoor locales and some great verticality that caters to your super jump.

+ Weapon shops encourage you to try out new ways of tackling individual stages, in turn enhancing replayability.

+ Need to constantly top up your ammo for long-range attacks evokes a mild survival element that ups the tension.

+ Boss fights are a real treat with their gigantic sprites and compelling attack patterns that act as a great end of stage pay-off.

- Quite a few instances where blind jumps are required, and the homing missiles often circle their intended target.

- There's no music during the stages, which stifles the intensity and leads to a rather lifeless atmosphere.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Find a Review