I purchased the game based on the Wayforward name alone, knowing at the very least I'd get some nice 2D out of it. I've only played the first handful of stages, but it seems pretty good. The main character's squeals seem like they could get annoying, though.
Has anyone else picked this up?
I have gotten to stage 14 of 16 in under two hours, The controls are great and it has a ton of personality in its art. I really like the way the music alternates between really electronic and bubblegum pop. Some of the time trial times are ridiculous, I beat like three of them and each time I had under two seconds to spare.
The 3D effect in the game is also really cool, it's probably the first time I have played a game where pushing the slider all the way to the top has made it look cooler. It has gotten me really interested in the other mighty dsi games, but they all seem mad expensive... even compared to this.
@RockmanBionics: You can jump and shoot and stuff but there's no real focus on that. Its more about shifting platforms back and forth to get to higher areas to collect five or six criminal girls throughout the level. There's a ton of puzzles that require you to fire out of cannon blocks in a timed manner a bit like barrels or something in DKC, theres some blocks that stay locked when you're standing on them so you can mix up the pattern of the blocks around them. It's much more of a puzzle game than a platformer. Very cool, very pretty, sounds awesome is very, very, very short.
Saw this 2 days ago or something. Thought about buying it but ended up buying the GB version of Tetris instead. Looked kinda cool tho, but hearing you guys talk about how short it is kinda bums me out. I really hope we're gonna get this kinda lineups for 3DSware in the future tho.
I was eyeballing it yesterday but reviews seemed pretty consistent that you could blow through it in about an hour, and it encouraged quick play making it go even faster in some cases. The soundtrack is pretty fantastic though, so I might get it anyway even if I only plan to run through it once. It's a shame, because it seems like it would be super easy to recommend if there was just a little bit more content.
Totally worth the money. I just wonder what's there after you hit the par for every stage, which seems like it'll take awhile to do. Some of that stuff is nuts. Considering you get the "Block buster" Shot just for beating the game, I'm assuming beating all the par times will unlock something. Would be nice if it were more levels or something, but it's probably not that severe.
Great game though. Especially for the price. It's crazy that Shantae cost $12 on DSiware, but Mighty Switch Force is only about $6 on the eShop. Definitely not going to complain about the price!
Like people are saying, it's awesome, but pretty short. The graphics, 3D, and music are all top-notch. It's only $6 though, so I didn't mind at all! Trying to beat all the par times adds a bit of length; some of those times are no fucking joke. I have about 3/4 of the levels finished better than par so far, I'm hoping there's a cool unlock after finishing them all.
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