Enter the mechanical shape-shifting, dimension switching world of the award winning, high octane action-puzzle-platformer Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition, and blow crime away.
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Release Date: Jun 25, 2015

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Space Hooligans have escaped custody and are wreaking havoc all over Planet Land! HQ calls on cybernetic peace-keeper Patricia Wagon to bring these renegades to justice. With the help of Corporal Gendarmor and her trusty Pellet Gun, there's nothing she can't handle. When the going gets tough, Wagon activates her Helmet Siren, altering the world around her. Enter the mechanical shape-shifting, dimension switching world of Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition and blow crime away.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows®Vista™ or Windows®7
    • Processor: Intel™ Pentium 4 2.4 ghz with Hyper Threading
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows®7 or Windows®8
    • Processor: Intel™ Core 2 Duo / AMD™ Athlon 64 X2 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ 200 series or higher, AMD® Radeon™ HD5000 series or higher (it must be able to manage Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 512MB of display memory.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
This game is the best platformer i have played in a good while, amazing soundtrack by Jake Kaufmann along with many, many hours spent playing the vast collection of levels! Reminded me of Metal Slug (Another really good shoot'em'up platformer
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Difficult and exciting! But need more clothes....

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121 of 150 people (81%) found this review helpful
85 people found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
Oh baby~

The same crisp, vibrant environments and immediately responsive controls I've come to expect from the WayForward developers.

Don't worry--the PC version of this criminal apprehension game isn't locked at 30 fps, nor does the frame rate suddenly drop when you enter your vehicle or fly around.

Seize the criminal scum as fast as you can!
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52 of 56 people (93%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2015
Mighty Switch Force! stands alongside the Shantae series as one of WayForward's greatest accomplishments.

  • The gameplay of MSF is a mix of puzzler and action platformer, and the two blend very well; some levels require critical thought, others require split-second reaction, and beating the developer par times will require both. Controls are tight and responsive, and you never feel cheated when you die.
  • The visuals have been drastically overhauled from the 3DS version, with hand-drawn animation and high-resolution backgrounds replacing the pixelated sprite art. The jump to HD was handled very well, something Wii U owners are already well-aware of.
  • MSF's music was written by skilled composer Jake Kaufman, and the soundtrack to this game may very well be his magnum opus. If you've ever played a Shantae game, Shovel Knight, Double Dragon Neon, or Ducktales Remastered, you know to expect lots of earworms.
  • This port is near-flawless. Expect uninterrupted 60FPS at all times. Controls can be rebound, arbitrary resolutions are supported, and xinput controlers are a plug-and-play affair. There are a few new features exclusive to the Steam release of Hyper Drive Edition as well, such as Steamworks-enabled leaderboards and achievements.

I'd recommend Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition to anyone who claims to be a fan of platformers, because this is definitely a good one.
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56 of 67 people (84%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
Mighty Switch Force! is a great little title, first appearing on the 3DS. It's a fun little puzzle platformer. You play as a 'sexy cop' to stop all the 'sexy criminals' in a timely matter!

The music was made by Jake "VIRT" Kaufman. Who is amazing. He did the OST to Shovel Knight.

Gameplay is a lot of fun, and the music is great. It makes you use your brain if you really want to get the 'par' times on all the stages.

10/10 would buy again. Hopefully the sequel will come to steam too!
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2015
I'm not going to lie, Mighty Switch Force and its sequel were the reason I purchased a Nintendo 3DS and it's a decision I am glad I went with.

You play as Patricia Wagon who is on the pursuit to repromand the Hooligan Sisters in a 2D puzzle platformer.

MSF gameplay involves switiching blocks from transparency to be used as platforms, defeat enemies and traverse the stages to re-arrest the Hooligans. It's a simple mechanic that is all done with the press of a button but as you progress the stages and blocks become more varied and difficult. When switching blocks the others that are already physical will disapear, some blocks are needed to be used as cannons and some can be altered by stepping on them. The puzzles won't leave you stumped but do excpect some challange. The game is more about it's arcade like time attack then it's puzzle solving and nothing illustrates this point more than the superb soundtrack created by Jake Kauffamn (Virt) who creates a highly intense, hyperactive 16 bit score a kin to the Megaman series. (seriously go get his album it's even free on his website but give him something you won't regret it).

The PC version throws away the pixel art from clean animatied sprites and a much higher resolution that makes the stages pop with colour and vibrance in a techno city. If you miss the sprites you have the option to turn them on.

I'm a big fan of Wayforwards work and if you enjoy your classic platofrming mixed with varied puzzles, ♥♥♥♥♥♥ic music and colourful worlds you owe yourself to give Mighty switch Force the attention it so rightfully deserves.

Serve and protect by swithcing it up!
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140 of 230 people (61%) found this review helpful
178 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2015
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
I'm only 12 levels through the game at this point, but already I'm enjoying it immensely. This is what a platformer should feel like!

The graphics are awesome, and the controls are super responsive. There's no music, other than the loading screens, but the sound effects in-game are, for the most part, absolutely appropriate. I do feel like the use of the word, "yummy" is overdone and somewhat awkward, but that feels a bit nit-picky at this point.

There are quick-switch mechanics in this game, just like with Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams, Contrast, and Chronology, and this developer, like those who made the other outstanding games I mentioned, did it right.

This is a game for anyone looking for a platformer or even a mild puzzle-platformer. There is a little bit of puzzling and thinking to some of the levels, but the mix of pure, unthinking platforming enjoyment along with the challenge related to the quick-switch mechanics just feels right.

This is a game that can be played in short intervals, as there are checkpoints and brief levels referred to as, "incidents." Gamers looking for a casual experience or one that won't deprive them of daylight for the foreseeable future, should definitely give this one a try.

Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition also has replaybility, because of the addition of personal best scores for timed levels and a speedrunning option, as well as the normal story mode, and even a harder difficulty level for hardcore gamers.

Most gamers will be able to find something to enjoy here. I definitely recommend it!
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
Mighty Switch Force is hybrid platformer between puzzle and action side scrolling. You play as Patricia Wagon who has to capture 5 escaped Hooligan Sisters and reunite with Corporal Gendarmor (one eyed robot) to clear the stage.

+Really good port from 3ds with HD graphic
+Puzzle part is really fun and creative
+Plantformer part is not as hard as Super Meat Boy or They Bleed Pixel but still challenging. Therefore you don't need to have hardcore platforming skill to enjoy this game.
+Good music, especially the one that Parricia rode Corporal Gendarmor out after clearing the stage.
+Trading Card and Achievement
+ Hooligan Sisters are cute.
+ Like Megaman with boobs

The amount of stages aren't that much but still enough to keep you busy and enjoying for a while which worth even for the full price.

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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
Upon hearing about this game's port to Steam on Wayforward's website, I was ecstatic. Checking the Steam store everyday in hopes to see it. And the day has finally arrived! I'm a fan of Wayforward's Shantae serious so I was eager to jump into their other games.

In Mighty Switch force, you play as the aptly named Patricia Wagon after what appears to be a prison transport vehicle crashes and releases all of these blonde female prisoners in short shorts, miniskirts, and low cut dresses. And taken from both the background and the stages itself, the game appears to take place in a dystopian like universe or more like the Chemical Plant zone from Sonic 2

The game is in short, is a puzzle platformer. As you progress through levels, you use Patricia's ability to alter reality, bringing blocks and other items in existance and taking others out. All the while, capturing the escaped prisoners and taking out the occasional baddie with your laser pistol. You aren't actually given a tutorial and your just thrown right into the game after starting the first level and getting a quick cutscene that stages the story. Patricia can only take three hits, so if those three hearts get depleted, it's back to the stage selection screen for you. Fortunately, you can restore her health by eating...floppy discs? She says yum so she must be eating them for whatever reason.

All the levels are rather unique, introducing a new mtheod to solving puzzles with each stage, along with an amazing soundtrack that are unique to each individual stage. And each stage having a bit of replayability due to their being a par time to see how fast you can complete it. And after playing a few levels, it seems rather difficult to accomplish, at least from my perspective.

I felt like I needed to mention this. I can't get over Wayforward's artstyle and feeling the need to praise it whenever given the chance. It's phenomenal.

There are a few bad things to say about this title, as I mentioned before there's no tutorial. Whether you see this as a good thing or a bad thing, it's entirely opinion. But I honestly prefer some sort of introduction to Patricia's ability to bend reality. Granted there are few controls so not much to get upset over. And there really isn't much of a story which I think is rather unfortunate considering that their Shantae series is brimming with life and a story with witty dialogue that's sure to be remembered. While the only dialogue you'll be getting here is "Justice is Served" or "Checkpoint"!

It's a honestly a rather fun enjoyable game that's easy to jump right into. And for the price of ten dollars, it's not bad especially if your a Wayforward fan
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21.3 hrs
Posted: September 11
A short and sweet play from the geniuses at WayForward blessed by the stupefying musical mastery of Jake Kaufman/virt.

Go for all the achievements if you dare take a real challenge. Sharper graphics and additional incidents makes this a steal.
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2.7 hrs
Posted: August 23

(Fun and short. Jake Kaufman music. Cute blondies)
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2.1 hrs
Posted: July 31
-I played 10 levels of this game when typing this review-

FIrst of all, I LOVE the artstyle and soundtrack they're simply amazing.

It's an Action Puzzle-Platformer in wich you go arrest (collect) escaped babes that are spread across each level. In order to complete a level you have to collect all the babes.

The games' main mechanic is that you can switch certain objects from translucent (not touchable) to an touchable object wich will help you out during your missions/puzzles.

You can earn stars if you beat the set time on each mission but as far as I know they're optional (if you don't want the achievements).

I really enjoy this game and that's coming from someone who isn't really into puzzle games.
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45.1 hrs
Posted: July 29
EDIT: I was unsatisfied with this review, feeling it was really cheesy, so I decided to redo it...

Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition is a puzzle platformer starring an athletic cyborg police officer commissioned with tracking down 5 criminals in each course. Fairly basic to start out with, but the gimmick of swapping blocks from the foreground and back, ranging in simplistic puzzles such as switching blocks to form a bridge, to colored blocks that may give your brain a hard time, you may want to start appreciating the fact that the criminals don't attempt to resist capture.

And for those who have dared to complete all 40-ish courses on offer, they may want to try another shot at every course, as this game tracks times for the speedrunner junkie in all of us.
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1.7 hrs
Posted: July 17
I have never finished this game but it cool
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3.5 hrs
Posted: July 12
A really great Platformer puzzle game! Had fun but my friends hated it for some reason but i think its great!
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11.5 hrs
Posted: July 9
Who cares about the thighs? Just look at the size of that head!
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3.9 hrs
Posted: July 5
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition is a fun little platformer that branches out mostly in the Nintendo area of consoles, but has come to Steam for a neat release as well. I personally quite like this game and its related franchise, as well as the developer company themselves, so fair warning, I may be slightly biased. Please don't let that deter you from purchasing this game, however!

Let's start with the gameplay. It plays well, and doesn't take much to run. The player controls one Patricia Wagon as she sets off to capture, capture, and capture again the Hooligan Sisters, making use of large blocks that switch in and out of the game's playing field, making up a majority of the puzzles and action in the game itself. The concept is relatively simple enough, and is put to use pretty well. Along with that is fairly standard platforming mechanics, with Patricia carrying a gun to shoot enemies with as well, altogether making a pretty good gameplay experience in my opinion.

As for graphics, this is a two-dimensional platformer that uses sprites, but it looks good. The version of this game on Steam and some Nintendo consoles titled Hyper Drive Edition feature redone sprites of most everything in the game, in a nice and smooth artstyle. There is an option to turn Patricia Wagon, and only her, back into the pixelated version seen in the first versions of the game.

In terms of sound and music, I very much like the soundtrack of Mighty Switch Force! Composed by Jake Kaufman, or virt, it's a lovely electronic mix soundtrack, and is available to download for free or pay what you wish on Jake's bandcamp. Admittedly I believe the sequel's music is ever so slightly better, but that can be found in the little spinoff game also present on Steam. As for the sounds themselves, overall the game has good sound design. Patty's voice doesn't get annoying, and the rest complement the actions that occur.

Overall, I find the game great, if a little short perhaps, but still worth the price! If you do purchase and do like this game, I recommend obtaining another entry into its franchise, Mighty Switch Force! Academy, also available currently exclusively on Steam. If you like this type of game, I'd also suggest looking into the Shantae franchise! If I missed anything, please leave a comment below. Thanks for reading, and if you do purchase this game, have fun!
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