Double Switch is an FMV adventure game originally developed by Digital Pictures and published by Sega for Sega CD. The game was later released on Saturn, PC, and Mac, this time published by Digital Pictures.
In 2016 the game was released on iPhone, iPad, and Android by Flash Film Works who did the development and publishing.
Eddie (Corey Haim) is trapped in the basement of his own house, and the player must help him by finding a code to set him free. There are a few tenants living in the house, like a mobster that just got out of jail, a female wannabe reporter looking for a story, two young female students, a rock band, and a weird handyman that Eddie doesn't seem to like too much. What's their story, and why is Eddie really trapped in the basement?
The gameplay is basically the same as in Night Trap, only this time it has evolved, so players don't need to endlessly switch rooms just to see if something is happening. Instead, on the left side of the screen players have a heads up display that shows a map of the house with all the rooms laid out. When someone breaks into a room, an alarm goes off, and the room on the HUD starts flashing. When a person enters a room, an icon appears. A green icon is a tenant, a yellow one is for unknowns, and red icons are bad guys.
There are two traps in every room, each with a spring. Choose which trap to set off, tighten the spring, and once the person is in the range of the trap, there will be a sound indicating that he or she is in place. Spring the trap and watch the bad guy go away. Players have to be careful not to trap any of the tenants though.
Players will also need to find a code to get Eddie out of the basement. The code appears in different power boxes around the house, so pay attention when someone opens one up. Also, be extra careful that someone doesn't get their hands on the power box in the basement. If the power goes out, everyone is cut off, and it's game over.