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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Very Positive (164 reviews) - 95% of the 164 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 25, 2015

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About This Game

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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Very Positive (164 reviews)
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2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 23

(Fun and short. Jake Kaufman music. Cute blondies)
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2.1 hrs on record
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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Maverick Scimitar
35.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition is a nice little puzzle-platformer with a creative twist and brilliant visuals, and while I'm normally not into the speed-running business, I've managed to set some lightning fast times on the leaderboards. Yay for me!

Albeit it does seem to have some screen-tearing issues with my current machine, while my previous one ran this clean as a whistle.

At least I didn't have to redo virtually everything, as this gem is reliant on Steam Cloud! Hooray!
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1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
I have never finished this game but it cool
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3.5 hrs on record
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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11.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Who cares about the thighs? Just look at the size of that head!
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3.9 hrs on record
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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Zeebrax the Astral Lifejacket
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
This is the best puzzle-platformer I've played in years!

In this game, WayForward, best known for the outstanding Shantae series, showcases their mastery of level design with a whopping 42 stages of hectic block-switching action. By my standards, puzzle-platformers fail if they're too plodding, or if their signature mechanics are too one-dimensional. Mighty Switch Force!, though, hits all the right notes with smoothly flowing stages that are meant to be played fast, and with the continual "switching up" of its simple-seeming handful of tricks into endlessly inventive combinations. The dressing is great too: the cartoon sprites are gorgeously animated and the candy-sweet electronica rocks. I'm going to buy the soundtrack as soon as I finish writing this!

One more thing: I actually completed all achievements in this game! I don't hundred-percent games very often, because so many of them require you to suffer the agonies of hell in order to do it, and I think that takes all the fun out of playing. This game, however, let's you grab all the achievements in the ordinary course of skillful, (sanely) passionate play. You might drop a few beads of sweat or let flee a few F-bombs in finishing the "hyper bonus" stages under par, but you'll never lose the sense of obsessive platforming fun that Mighty Switch Force! engenders from the start!
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6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
I really loved MSF when it came out for 3ds, so I purchased it for a bit of a throwback. I wasn't expecting all the extra content, and was really impressed with the hyper and bonus stages!

Mighty Switch Force is a very original game idea. What I'd call "easy to learn and hard to master" is a big philosophy in the level design. Each level builds on concepts that are easy to understand at first, so there's plenty of time to "practice" before the tough levels come out. The puzzles themselves aren't actually that hard, and the platforming isn't THAT hard either. It's puttin everything all together to get a "perfect run" that's the challenge, and I like a challenge.

Mighty Switch Force also has one of THE best soundtracks for a game ever made. Jake Kaufman is a legend. The music design really fits the levels too, with most of the BPM matching the animations of Patricia, which is a really cool feel.
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2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I was expecting a story and dialogue. First and foremost, Mighty Switch Force is a puzzle/platforming game with a focus on fast gameplay and I respect that. It's good gameplay, and I have no complaints about it. But it kind of took me by surprise that there are pretty much no cutscenes and story, and zero character development. It's just stage after stage.

Be warned, this game isn't exactly Shantae-of-the-future.
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172 of 202 people (85%) 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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51 of 55 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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207 of 301 people (69%) found this review helpful
175 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2015
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58 of 70 people (83%) 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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94 of 140 people (67%) found this review helpful
77 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2015
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52 of 71 people (73%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2015
Release Mighty Switch Force 2 on steam so I can rate her thighs with another 10/10
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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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56 of 82 people (68%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015

Good PC port

Challenging levels

Not overpriced

Fun gameplay


What cons?
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22 of 25 people (88%) 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 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2015
Mighty Switch Force? More like Mighty THIGH Force! Juicy thick thighs aside, very solid game with only 16 levels of platforming and puzzling, it may be only 16, but those 16 levels will keep you busy for a while if you are one of them compeltionst types, trying to get those last tedious achievements.

Graphics are also very pleasing to look at, like VERY pleasing with many colors, different backgrounds, enemies and characters with fluid animations. Speaking of the characters, Practica Wagon and the Hooligans are most pleasing to look at. All this topped with a great soundtrack, whats not to like?

Buy it, love it, gift it to friends, do whatever to get WayForward's attention to get the sequel ported as well. I am very pleased and surprised that this game made it to Steam, pleased of this port, and pleased of rule 34 of Patricia Wagon and the Hooligan girls.

10 mighty thighs out of 10
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