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AmstradCPC

Switchblade

Switchblade
GenreAction Adventure
Developer / PublisherCore Design / Gremlin
Released1990
Media1 x tape
Rating
Graphics:7.0
Sound:7.5
Gameplay:8.0
Overall:8.0
Reviewed byndial
Switchblade is a sci-fi arcade action adventure game, which was initially released in 1989 for the Commodore Amiga, Atari ST and in 1990 for the 8bit ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC by Gremlin. The game was later ported in 1991 to the Amstrad CPC+ and Amstrad GX4000.
 
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SwitchbladeThe cyber world of Thraxx is about to enter a new era of darkness and despair. The dark lord of nightmares, Havok, having slept for 10.000 years has finally woken. The Fireblade has been broken, and it's sixteen pieces scattered through the underworld where Havok now reigns. The slaughter has begun, and all of the Bladeknights (hi0tech warriors of Traxx) are dead, except one.
The game is a cross between shoot 'em up and a platform gameplay (typically a platform-shooter) in which the level areas becomes visible as you progress and plays in flip-screen mode. You control Hiro (the only survived Bladeknight) through six levels who must reassemble the 16 fragments of the shattered Fireblade. Only then can he take on Havoc and avenge his peoples death. There are several enemies on your way who must be taken out by using your feasts or kicks but also with fire-arms found later. As you progress, you can find bonus weapons and secret rooms.

The Amstrad CPC port has good graphics with detailed backgrounds and nice sprite animations although the sprites are really small as in all versions. It is obviously a direct port form the ZX Spectrum (unfortunately as with many CPC games) but with more colors here and up to 16 on screen.
The sound is nice too, featuring a good introductory theme and an interesting in-game tune, but no sound effects.
 
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Comparable platforms
Amstrad CPC Plus
Commodore C64
Amstrad CPC
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
 
 
Hardware information

Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128

Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128CPU: ZiLOG Z80 4MHZ
MEMORY: 64 KB or 128 KB of RAM depending on the model (capable of being expanded to 512k using memory extension boards)
GRAPHICS: Motorola 6845 address generator, Mode 0: 160x200 / 16 colors, Mode 1: 320x200 / 4 colors, Mode 2: 640x200 / 2 colors, A colour palette of 27 colors was supported
SOUND: The CPC used the General Instrument AY-3-8912 sound chip, providing 3 channels Mono Sound (via internal speaker) but capable to offer Stereo Sound provided through a 3.5 mm headphones jack (with pretty impressive outcome!). Also, it is possible to play back digital sound samples at a resolution of approximately 5bit. This technique is very processor-intensive though.
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The Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128 (default) color palette
RGB 27-colors palette (16 on screen)
 
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