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 (152 reviews) - 95% of the 152 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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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 (152 reviews)
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Sleepycoaster
( 2.3 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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Baedvar
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
First played this game on 3DS then when i found it on steam I was overjoyed. Great game, love it's concept.
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Skull13
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
This is a great Indie game! If you enjoy 2D platformers and puzzle games, then this game is the perfect blend of both!

I enjoyed it on the 3DS, the Wii U was just as good! Experiencing it again on the PC was a nice touch! I strongly recommend playing through this one.

5 out of 5!!!!!
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The™ Baron
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Mighty Switch Force's block-shifting puzzle-platform gameplay is quite fun. The main game is quite short, though, being beatable in less than two hours. Some very fine animation, catchy music, and challenging bonus stages round out the package quite nicely.
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Vencja
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING I'M ♥♥♥♥ AT PUZZLE PLATFORMERS

♥♥♥♥♥IN' SOUNDTRACK THOUGH

ALSO YOU PLAY AS A NICE POLICE LADY THAT HAS A MOTHER♥♥♥♥ING ROBOT WHAAATTT
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LadyOberon [#GamersRule]
( 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!


*This review is featured on the curator page of Review Experts.
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Tympy
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Patricia has the cutest thighs on the planet. Use your cute thighs to solve puzzles. You probably won't even play this, just be running back and forth to see Patricia's running animation because her thighs are so C U T E. The only real downside of this game is that Patricia isn't real so she will never be able to crush your head with her precious thighs.

10/10 It has cute thighs.
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💝💝ErickaUnlimited💝💝
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
Overview

Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition is an HD remake of the original version, developed by WayForward Technologies, that was released for the 3DS on Nintendo's eShop back in December of 2011, Originally, the Hyper Drive Edition was released on the Wii U 2012 before finally being released on Steam in June of 2015. The game is a puzzle platformer that is centered around a female cyborg police officer named Patricia Wagon and her goal of tracking down female convicts, avoiding enemies/traps and making it back to safety in a variety of levels. Each level has a set number of female convicts and a time to beat (but not required) if you're looking to earn the various achievements the game has to offer.

To complete your task, Patricia can run, jump, shoot and alternate the level terrain with her helmet, changing platforms and opening up new paths to get her where she needs to go as quickly as you can. Along side her trusty sidearm, you can use the helmet for clearing out enemies and defeating them by trapping them inside the disappearing blocks. Each level is scattered with enemies, bombs, landmines, spikes and other traps. Patricia has limited health, which is displayed as hearts on the screen, though you can re-fill the meter by collecting floppy drives, which apparently she says are "delicious". Go figure. Each hit reduces your health meter by one and restarts you at the nearest checkpoint, while each tasty floppy disk increases it by the same. Losing all your health will cause Patricia to restart the level.

Aside from the main levels, there are also bonus stages and "hyper drive" levels, which essentially are the original ones, but more difficult to complete.

There is little else to this game, as it doesn't stray far from the standard puzzle platform elements. I loved it and was glad to have took a chance with it. The game can be a tad frustrating at times with some of the more difficult levels and sometimes your character seems to die from blocks that she isn't touching (when you change their planes of view with her helmet), but other than that I didn't find any issues with the game. It's a solid platformer with limited, but cute voice work and lovely animation. I have a special place in my heart for that "ugly dog" as they called it that served as the game's checkpoint system.


Pros

  • Animation - I fell in love with the art style and character design.
  • Music - I loved the music. It's pleasant, but not distracting.
  • Controller support. I always played with one and it always worked fine. I used an XBOX controller.
  • Achievements - Most of the achievements aren't terribly difficult with practice and patience except for a couple hard ones.

Cons

  • Some complaints have been mentioned for how short the game is, though I felt the length wasn't an issue.
  • Replayability - There is some for those looking to 100% the game, though once you do, there won't be much reason to go back to it.


Overall, Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition is a fun puzzle platformer with an adorable art style and a moderate learning curve. I loved most everything about it and would recommend it to anyone seeking a new puzzle game to play, It can be tough, but I never felt it dipped into being unfair or frustrating. I'd very much recommend it to fans of the genre!
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Seph
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
STOP IN THE NAME OF THE LAAAW
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Kissaki
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
Platformer,
Cute in visuals and sound
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
170 of 198 people (86%) found this review helpful
84 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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50 of 54 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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58 of 69 people (84%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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198 of 290 people (68%) found this review helpful
163 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2015
Thick
Thighs
=
Buy
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89 of 133 people (67%) found this review helpful
73 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2015
THIGHS AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH THIGHS
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48 of 65 people (74%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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55 of 80 people (69%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
Pros:

Good PC port

Challenging levels

Not overpriced

Fun gameplay

Cons:

What cons?
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
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
Recommended
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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