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Release Date: June 25th, 2015 Movie Release Year: 2015

Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition

Overview -

WayForward certainly has been busy porting its games to other platforms, with some of their most popular titles popping up beyond the Nintendo platforms that the company had taken quite the liking to. This time we have 'Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition', an enhanced version of a 3DS puzzle platformer. How well does this title make the transition to the bigger screen?

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Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
June 25th, 2015

Video Review


If there's one thing that this version of 'Mighty Switch Force' does, it's that it puts the HD in 'Hyper Drive Edition'. All of the game's graphics have been completely redone from the original 3DS version of the game, and they look absolutely fantastic. The characters, enemies, and foregrounds are crisp and clean-cut, making the core of the game (the puzzle platforming) that much easier to execute. Additionally, everything oozes personality, from the way the prisoners sit in the levels to the way Patricia takes off her helmet to wipe sweat off her brow to the adorable puppy that serves as checkpoints. Everything about the 'Hyper Drive Edition' takes a good looking game and makes it look even better, and a joy to look at on the bigger screen.

Audio Review


'Mighty Switch Force's soundtrack is done by the wonderful Jake Kaufman, and as usual, his musical score is absolutely fantastic here. All of the game's tracks are absurdly bubbly, nicely matching the game's somewhat silly atmosphere. The music is quite catchy, as well, being quite hummable even after the game is complete.

The title also features small voice clips of the main character while playing, and they sound good and crisp as well, even if they only amount to the typical battle grunts and one-liners.

Final Thoughts

At its core, 'Mighty Switch Force' is quite the fun little game. The main mechanic is well implemented, and the level design enforces this mechanic in plenty of unique and challenging ways. However, this game is also incredibly short, and it can be hard to justify buying this new 'Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition' for owners of the original 3DS release.

If you aren't worried about how long it is, definitely give 'Mighty Switch Force' a look. There's not much like it anywhere else in the market, and the discount price makes the time clocked in and the lack of many additional bonuses easier to swallow.